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Windows 7: Systems Repair loop, Netbook, Windows 7 Starter


24 Nov 2012   #21

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Okay, I'm a dope, I had the wrong cable hooked up to me netbook. It was the cable for my camera. LOL Got the right cable hooked up and Peppermint started. Thanks so much, for the most recent help, I feel a but silly now. *blush*

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24 Nov 2012   #22

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

OK. Now you can copy your files you wanted to backup.
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25 Nov 2012   #23

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Everything is working fine, transfering as we speak. Thanks so much your help and patience. =]
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25 Nov 2012   #24

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Okay, I need your help again, I'm afraid I did something wrong. The transfer of my files went fine, but when I took everthing out of my computer (USB and HDD) and went to restart it, I got this message on a basic black screen:
Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Window installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click 'Next.'
3. Click 'Repair your computer.'

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

I hit F2 after trying to restart to switch the boot back from the USB, but that didn't help any. If you can help me with this issue or refer me to someone who can, I would be very appreciative. Thank you. *sigh* This has been a looooong week.
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26 Nov 2012   #25

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

OK.

Unplug the external HDD. Ensure that the internal hard disk is #1 in the boot priority in the BIOS. Save & exit. During bootup, keep pressing F8 and then choose "Last Known Good Configuration".

Post back the results.
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26 Nov 2012   #26

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

I did all that, but F8 was not working. Nor FN+F8. I had tried ESC before, but that also did not work. F2, still works, though.
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27 Nov 2012   #27

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Sarah, I've asked gregrocker to have a look at this - he fixes this sort of stuff for breakfast every day
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27 Nov 2012   #28
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You said in Post 13 that F2 had worked to change the boot order. If F2 still works, then change the boot order back to the WDC listing for Hard drive. Save changes and exit.

Then from the desktop, run the Windows 7 installer to do a Repair Install. The latest official installer is in the tutorial, to write to flash stick or bootable CD which you will need bootable for rescue purposes.

If Windows 7 will not start, confirm its partition (or it's 100mb System Reserved partition if you have it) is still marked Active: Mark Partition Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run Up to 3 Separate Times from your bootable installation media.

If this fails, either run Gateway Support - Full Factory Recovery or boot the installation media using the Gateway F10 boot menu key to do the superior Clean Reinstall Win7 Factory OEM.
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28 Nov 2012   #29

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

gregrocker, I can't get to the desktop. I'm stuck at a simple black and white window that says, "Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Window installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click 'Next.'
3. Click 'Repair your computer.'

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

The only options are "ENTER" and "ESC", both of which lead back to the same page. I do not have a disk drive, as it's a netbook. I had been stuck in a Systems Repair loop and wanted to get my files off before attempting any reapirs. Golden was helping me to use the Peppermint system they had posted to get my files. I had switched to the boot USB to use the Peppermint system, but after I was finished, before I had a chance to switch the boot priority, it came up with this screen.

I don't know if Golden, mentioned, but I'm a serious novice. So you might have to be a little patient with me.
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28 Nov 2012   #30

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Sarah, I've asked gregrocker to have a look at this - he fixes this sort of stuff for breakfast every day
Thank you, Golden, for all your help. I hope I did the "rep" thing right.
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