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by kennyds / November 3, 2012 5:40 AM PDT

Please can someone tell me if there is something I can do to get this working again

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Think about it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 5:43 AM PDT

Look at the issue presented so you may want to not only supply what the issue is but a little about your PC repair background, parts you have ready and if you are willing to replace the bad parts or re-load the OS.

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all i can get is the windows boot manager screen
by kennyds / November 3, 2012 5:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Think about it.

where it tells you that windows failed to start and then tells you to insert windows installation disk but it will not let me do anything

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Re: screen
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 6:13 AM PDT

Please tell more, like what you mean with "windows boot manager screen". After all, it's not Windows that boots, it's the BIOS that boots.

So Windows fails to start. What exactly does it tell you, what do you do and what happens?

And did you do everything the Windows 7 Startup Repair offers you? That's described quite nicely in


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OK here we gowhen i turn on the computer
by kennyds / November 3, 2012 10:50 AM PDT
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and the 1st thing that happens is a grey and blue screen appears and at the top of the screen it says Pheonix- Awards BIOS CMOS Set Up Utility and in blue letters right below it has Main Advanced Power Boot Exit below that is system date,time, language ,floppy ,disk A, 1st Drive thru 6th Drive the arrows on the key pad lets you scroll up or down at the bottom it says F1 help F5 setup defaults F10 save and exit Esc. Exit without saving. So I hit F10 then alittle box appears and it says Save Configuration changes and exit now YES or NO so i choose yes by pushing enter about 30 seconds of black screen and then the screen i was talking about comes up. Windows Boot Manager below that it says Windows failed to start A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1 Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2Choose your languagesettings,and then click next. 3 Click repair your computer. If you do not have the Disc contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. then it has File \Boot\BCD Status 0xc000000f Info an error occured while attempting to read the Boot configuration data. And at the bottom of that screen it has ENTER= Continue ESC= Exit doesnt matter if i push ENTER or ESC it all ends up right back here.

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That's clear enough.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 12:02 PM PDT

That's typical for many corrupted OS issues. The cure is not what anyone likes but you use tools like I'll supply in a few links to follow FIRST then you restore the machine to its factory condition and then restore your files and apps.

Links to get at your files.

I prefer Ubuntu since I can do more and I don't know Linux to do it. Some want to try a Mini-XP on the following. I don't use that one but here it is.


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PS. Why is this the usual cure?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 12:08 PM PDT
In reply to: That's clear enough.

Because OEM makers don't provide all the tools we have at our disposal with the full retail version of Windows. I see some makers will set aside half the disk space so they can restore the OS then (almost works?) restore the user's apps and files. I've seen it work and fail so this is not a sure thing.


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