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Old 20-10-2008
starbuckme
 
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WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER problem

Today i turned on my laptop and this Windows Boot Manager appeared:
:huh:

*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.
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
computor manufacturer for assistance

file:\Boot\BCD
state : 0xc000000f

info : an error occurred while attempting to read the boot
configuration data.*

What is this?? :confused: I dont want to boot my pc! It just appear
like that.. so i thought there might be an error so i inserted the Asus
Recovery DVD (its the only one i have) i restarted my laptop as told but
nothing happened. I searched the net for more information and i read
that i have to create a bootdisk, insert in that bootdisk the BCD file
and go to google to find a DOS file?? I dont understand.

Please if anyone can help me. I dont want to reinstall Vista, just want
to return to my "everyday" windows..

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Old 20-10-2008
Rick Rogers
 
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Re: WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER problem

What you need to do is run bootrec /rebuild from the command line in the
recovery environment (WinRE). Whether or not your recovery disk is capable
of this I do not know, but the first step is to get into the system BIOS and
set the bootable drives so that it (the CD/DVD drive) is loaded before the
hard drive. This should allow you to boot to the disk.
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Old 20-10-2008
SIW2
 
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Re: WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER problem

Luckily, it is not asking you to reinstall Vista - just to replace the
boot files.

The Asus thing they gave is probably only able to overwrite your entire
system with the factory image.

You need either the MS dvd, or the neosmart recovery disc, which is
available for free download , then do a startup repair.
Full instructions here :
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Old 21-10-2008
starbuckme
 
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Thank you very much! I'll try it right away. Hope it works :p
Thanks again

IT WORKED!!
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Old 16-09-2009
Member
 
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I did all the steps, and my cd won't load, it comes up with the same problem? Help please!

I have the same probem, my disc won't load though, and it pops up back to

*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.
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
computor manufacturer for assistance

file:\Boot\BCD
state : 0xc000000f

info : an error occurred while attempting to read the boot
configuration data.*
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Old 09-11-2009
fanruike
 
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Re: WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER problem

I also have this very same problem (albeit on a Dell laptop).

I followed the advice as listed and have not managed to get any joy
from this.

The CD spins but does nothing else.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
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