Win 10 can't boot into windows Problem...

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by timesurfer, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #1 timesurfer, Dec 12, 2015
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    Hi, my computer is showing bcd error and can't find device or device driver. I tried to clean install win7 but won't startup repair and requests startup disk or something. Perhaps W10 OS startup disk which I don't have is missing variable with drivers or ability to repair. Should I download techbench W10 and put on USB? Any help?

    The error is blah blah 000f or something...lol

    So to confirm I have the free techbench W10 32bit and it won't boot into windows :mad:...lol

    Did the startup repair with W7 disk also no luck though :eek:

    Thanks

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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Could be a HDD Problem?!

    Could you still boot from DVD and/or USB? If you can, I would check with some Tool like Hiren etc. the HDD and may even format it, if it's still impossible to start Windows in any means!
     
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  3. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

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    Agree with hard drive issue... maybe too much (conflicting) code going on in boot sector. Nuke (not microwave :tasty: .. but wipe) the drive and start over. If that doesn't fix the issue time for a new HDD. o_O
     
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  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #4 timesurfer, Dec 12, 2015
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    Not into windows at all. Just W7 startup disk so I'm guessing I maybe need to to rebuild MBR, I dunno but I remember when Daz didn't work we had to do more than startup repair via PE (preinstallation environment) usage of OS media and that worked so maybe I tryi to find those cmds to enter in cmd console in PE

    I have no CD to make killdisk and it seems to not want to use media to boot from :eek:

    Thanks
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  6. Hadron-Curious

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    #6 Hadron-Curious, Dec 12, 2015
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    You need a bootable installation disc and set the BIOS to boot from external media. Make sure the HDD is well seated and the signal cable is properly inserted in place. A broken cable, bad HDD and bad installation media are the usual culprits.
     
  7. timesurfer

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    Antilope MDL Member

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    For emergencies, I keep a Live USB of Ubuntu or Linux Mint around. When you boot the USB you have access to gparted (disc partitioning/format software) Firefox browser, etc.
     
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  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #9 LatinMcG, Dec 13, 2015
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    my work around for that win 7 issue is
    reset bios defaults and check boot for legacy, CSM not EFI or secureboot.

    if that fails i starts win7 setup on that hdd in a different pc.. then on first reboot i switch it back to laptop
    and it continues to finish setup.

    you could always boot repair 7 disk console and type diskpart (enter)
    list disk (enter)
    select disk #(enter)
    clean (Enter)
    reboot win7 setup and retry... if still fails then its likely bios related or chipset not supported and need to slipstream drivers for chipset and sata in the 7 disk or put them in the usb and browse when it asks.

    dont forget to post model of mainboard next time you ask for help. could be a simple workaround

    Edit: just had a acer V5-122P not want to install from USB win 7 with driver missing prompt.. switched USB plug from the 3.0 to the 2.0 and its working.