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I am having a critical startup problem!!! Help!


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#1 Shivang Goley

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

First of all I am having a Disk Read Error on startup. Second - If I want to repair my computer then I put the windows 7 installation disc and restart the computer then it gets read.So,now it says Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid os entry. I know this is false reading because I format my computer with this Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1 only. I think it is a serious problem in local hard drives and I don't know how to get rid from this situation. I can't format my system nor I repair.

So guy, please suggest me best way to solve this problem.PLEASE HELP!!!

 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

Can you boot normally or in Safe Mode?

 

If you can't try doing a repair installation.

 

Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
 
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
 
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
 
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
 
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
 
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
 
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
 
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
 
4.  In the image below you will see Dick] burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.
 
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5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.
 
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6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close
 
Please note:  In order to boot from this DVD you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and the hdd is the second device.
 
 
Part B, Steps 1b - 10b
 
1b)  Place the installation disc in the tray of the CD/DVD drive, close the tray and restart the computer.
 
2b)  You will be prompted to press any key to start the installation, I find the space bar handy.
 
At this point the setup process will load files, this will take several minutes.
 
3b)  You will now need to choose the  Language, Time, currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use.
 
After this is done click on Next.
 
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4b)  Click on the Repair your computer link at the bottom-left of the Install Windows window.
 
This link will begin the Windows 7 System Recovery Options.
 
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5b)  System Recovery Options will now search your hard drive(s) for any Windows 7 installations.  This will take several minutes.
 
No participation is required on your part at this time, wait till it has finished and the next window opens.
 
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6b)  Choose the Windows 7 installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on, then click on Next
 
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7b)  Click on the Startup Repair link from list of recovery tools in System Recovery Options.
 
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For a future reference, there are several other diagnostic and recovery tools available in the Windows 7 System Recovery Options including System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
 
8b)  The Startup Repair tool will now search for problems in the system files.
 
If Startup Repair finds a problem with any system files the tool may suggest a solution which you will need to confirm, or may solve the problem automatically.
 
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9b)  Startup Repair will now attempt to repair whatever problems it found with system files.  
 
Note:  If Startup Repair did not find any problems with system files you won't see this step.
 
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Important: Your computer may or may not restart several times during this repair process.  This is normal, you should allow it to continue until you see the Restart your computer to complete the repairs window. 
 
10b)  Click on Finish, this will restart your computer.
 
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It is possible that the Startup Repair will not be able to fix the problem.  If the Startup Repair tool determines this, it may automatically run the the repair after your computer restarts.  If it does not automatically run the repair but you are still having problems with Windows 7 repeat these steps to run Startup Repair again manually.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:05 AM

This can't be done!

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:17 AM

Why do you believe this can't be done?


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:43 PM

Because if I insert the Windows installation disc it says The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid os entry.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:53 AM

You are not suppose to boot into Windows, you are suppose to boot from the disc.

 

You are suppose to put the disc in the optical drive, shut the tray, then restart your computer to boot from the disc.

 

You should get a message stating Press any key to boot from disc.  If you do not see this you will need to open the BIOS and change the boot order so that the DVD/CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order, and hdd the second.


Edited by dc3, 10 August 2014 - 10:54 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:43 AM

I follows these steps only but same problem.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:57 AM

First of all I am having a Disk Read Error on startup. Second - If I want to repair my computer then I put the windows 7 installation disc and restart the computer then it gets read.So,now it says Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid os entry. I know this is false reading because I format my computer with this Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1 only. I think it is a serious problem in local hard drives and I don't know how to get rid from this situation. I can't format my system nor I repair.

So guy, please suggest me best way to solve this problem.PLEASE HELP!!!

 

Lets' go back to the first post.  If you formatted the hdd and didn't install the operating system you do not have a operating system.

 

The disc you are referring to, is this a legal Windows installation disc?

 

Can you boot into the BIOS?


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:29 AM

Yes the Disc is legal and I can boot into BIOS!



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:07 AM

Please perform a Clean Boot to see if the problem is related to a Service or Startup item.

 

 
 
***This is a diagnotic tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  This will not repair your computer, but it may point to where the problem lies so that a repair can be made.***
 
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
 
Step 1
 
(1)  Click on the Start orb, then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
 
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 
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If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
 
Step 2
 
(1)  Click on the General tab.   
 
(2)  Click the Selective startup option. 
 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 
 
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Step 3
 
(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
 
(3)  Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list, then click on Apply, then OK.  Click on Restart in the window that opens.
 
Caution:  I repeat, by disabling the Services your antivirus will not be active, for this reason I suggest that this process not be run while online.
 
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If the problem does not reoccur after the reboot this means that there is a Service which is causing this proble, continue with the process of elemination to find the Service which is causing this in Option A.  If the problem does reoccur after the reboot go to Option B.
 
Option A
 
**The following is a process of elimination to find the Service or Startup item that is causing your problem**.  
 
*  If the problem does not reoccur after the restart go back to Services and place check marks in half of the boxes and restart the computer.  
 
*  If the problem still does not continue return to Services and remove the check marks that were added, then place check marks in the remaining half of the boxes and restart the computer.
 
If the problem resumes after a restart in one of these halves, you will procede with this process in the half where the problem occurs.  If this does not continue in either half you should repeat this process in Sartup
 
*  In the half of the Services that the problem is found, remove one check mark at a time and restart the computer to see if that  is the Service causing the problem.  Continue to do this with the Services untill the service causing this problem is  found.
 
Option B
 
Search Startup itmesIf the problem is not found in Services, remove all of the check marks, click on the Startup tab and repeat the search process there.
 
Caution:  If this is a laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.
 
If this problem is found post the Service or Startup item that is causing it. 
 
 
When you are finished using the Clean Boot go back to System Configuration and click on the General, then click on Normal Startup, click on OK, then restart your computer.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

I fixed my problem by reconnecting the SATA cable!



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:41 AM

There ya go.


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