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"Windows failed to start"


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#1 drdd

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:17 PM

I am operating windows vista.
I am unable to start my computer, I have;

I have changed the boot priority to cd/dvd
tryed to boot form cd/dvd drive with recovery disk
changed the battery to the mother board
when I press the power button the computer powers up and displays the motherboard screen then goes to a black background with PC device listings tries to load from CD/dvd drive then goes to black screen titled windows boot manager with the fallowing message

"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"
1.Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer
2.choose lang ... and so on to click repair.
0xc000000f
then in the bottom corners of the screen ENTER to continue and ESC to exit but the keyboard is non-responsive only option is to push the power button.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:24 PM

Have you attempted to do a repair install?

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:43 PM

im not sure how to to that from this point. the computer just stops and turning it off is the only thing that i can do.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:50 PM

Stops and doesnt get to the Winload error?

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:08 PM

It diplays the error and nothing ells after that. The computer is inoperable the only button that works at that point is the power button. I cannot select enter to continue or esc to exit as it is one of the choises on the bottom the the screen.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:31 PM

Try this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:06 PM

This is why am at a loss. I tryed to boot from the DVD it starts to read says press any key to continue, starts itself and yet the same exact black screen comes up about the "Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:20 AM

How to Test your RAM



Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to check whether your system's RAM (Ramdom Access Memory) is working properly. Bad RAM can lead to a whole host of problems, often which do not appear to have a single cause -- appearing as systemwide glitches, blue screens, and other system trouble. MemTest86+ provides a very good detection mechanism for failed RAM, and is about as good a test you get short of actually replacing the module itself.

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Please perform these steps from a separate, working, machine.Perform these steps on the problem machine.
  • Put your CD in the drive and configure your machine to boot to the CD. This is different on all machines, but it's usually by pressing F12 or F10 as your system boots, and selecting either "CDROM" or your cdrom drive. If you are unable to force a CDRom boot, reply with the make and model of your machine and I should be able to get you exact instructions.
  • If you've done it correctly, MemTest86+ will start to run automaticly, as shown below:
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  • If you want to be reasonably your RAM is OK, then allow MemTest to run until you see this message:
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    On the other hand, if you want to be completely sure your RAM is OK, allow MemTest to run overnight. Memtest will run forever until power is pulled on the machine.
  • Check the MemTest screen for any reported errors. Errors will appear as RED warnings at the bottom of the screen, similar to the following screenshot:
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  • Hard-Reset the machine, removing the MemTest disk in the process.
If you didn't get an error screen, Congratulations! :huh:






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