It says something in relationship with these words. Windows Boot Manager 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 computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: boot_file Status: 0xc0000225 Info: Unexpected error has occured
I'm currently having some serious problems with my main desktop pc Q6600, 4gb Ram, Vista 64 Ultimate where when I turn the machine on I get a message saying: 'Windows failed to start, A recent hardware or software change might be the cause File: WindowsSysWOW64DriversPxHelp20.sys Status 0x0000359 info: Failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.' This problem started after I ran windows update a few days ago. its asked me to try putting the vista dvd in and run a repair, but that failed miserably. other things I would like to point out is that I am running a Raid (Stripe) on my system drive, so I cannot just take the discs out to recover the data. Is there anyway I can solve this issue whilst keeping the operating system intact? finally i'm running the OEM version of vista....I'm feeling pretty fed up as most of my important data is on these drives and ironically I was going to purchase a larger backup disc this month when I get paid.....
I lost power to my home and my battery backup gave out before I got home to safely shutdown (I donít normally lose power long enough to wipe out my backup). When power came back on I rebooted Vista 32Bit and was able to login but there were errors (which I did not record). Vista informed me there were errors and suggested I reboot and run CHKDSK. I tried to run chkdsk next time windows load but after my bios loaded I had nothing but a Black screen. I waited for 8 hours and still black screen. So I booted from my Factory Dell CD and Vista was unable to repair automatically.
Boot critical file C:Windowssystem32driversWdf0100.sys is corrupt Boot critical file C:WDFLDR.SYS is corrupt.
Boot Manager Failed to load - ntoskrnl.exe. brand new to the forums but have been here for the past two days trying everything I can find to try and get my Vista Ultimate machine working again. I shut the computer off the other night before work, came home in the morning and rebooted... and upon loading got a black screen "Windows Boot Manager" coming up asking/telling me to "Repair" the computer. File: Windowssystem32 toskrnl.exe Status: 0xc000098. Info: Windows failed to load because the kernal is missing, or corrupt
I installed my vista disc and went through the repair... nada. I then tried a restore... nada... and now am at a loss. Is there a way to copy the file via the Command Prompt to the Vista drive from the dvd? Is it that simple (ha... I know... it never is)?
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop and every now and then it won't boot up. I get a black screen with 'Windows Boot Manager' ," Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."
File: BootBCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attemping to read the boot config data.
When I boot the PC with the Installation disc, it repairs it and it works until the next time. When I click on the details to see what is to be repaired, this come up:.......
Recently I had problems with my windows vista so i made a new one but now everytime i turn my laptop on, the windows boot manager comes up with two options, Microsoft windows vista or Microsoft Windows vista. The first one is the old one which doesnt work so everytime i turn my laptop on i have to press down to highlight the new vista option. Does anyone know how i can get rid off this boot manager so my laptop loads straight up to the new vista option.
I have a HP pavilion laptop which came with 64 bit vista ultimate pre-installed. I shrinked the OS partition (160 GB), created new partition (40 GB) for 64 bit windows 7 ultimate. After installation of Windows 7, I cannot see the vista ultimate boot option when I boot my PC. When I boot into Windows 7, I still can see the vista partition. But instead of C: it is now displayed as E: I used the HP Recovery Disc to repair windows vista but I can only see a blank blue screen with the mouse pointer. How can I recover the vista?
My computer was working properly,then I had a power problem, my computer turned off and turned on again.Now my windows doesn't open. When I try to open I receive this message: Windows failed to start. File:windowssystem32configsystem Status:0xc000014c Info:Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupted. fix it without losing my files.I have a restore cd, but I dont want to use it, because I can't lose my files.The cd doesnt has the choice to repair windows.Just restore it. I am using Windows vista premium and my computer is Aspire E380 (Acer) It has C: and D: partition, but I dont know if it is 32 or 64 I already use all steps in F8 screen, safe mode....last configuration...anything didn't work.
I have a dell 1525 running vista home premium 32bit. Just a few minutes ago I was transfering music from my hard drive to my external hard drive, while on the internet looking at videos. I noticed that the file transfer process was taking a while so i decided to cancel the process. Some error message popped up after a while, being stupid I didn't write them down and kept watching my videos. My desktop disappeared and i cou;dn't start task manager so i decided to restart my computer... When I restarted I was greeted with "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 the computer. 2. Choose your language settings and click next. 3. Click "repair your computer"
It also gives me the following options:
4. Safe Mode 5. Safe Mode with networking 6. Safe Mode with Command Prompt 7. Last known good configuration 8. Start Windows normally
When I restart booting from the reinstall dvd from dell and i get to the repair my computer part, vista isn't listed in the options to repair. And I can't browse my main hard drive. Also when I start into safe mode, all the driver load then I get a quick flash of a blue screen which says(i video tapped it then slowed it down to read the message): A problem has been detected and windows[COLOR=#05408F ! important][COLOR=#05408F ! important][/COLOR][/COLOR] has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.........
I have OEM version of windows vista 64 home premium. Installation goes normally but when computer reboots first time it shows an error message. Repair doesnot work, have formatted harddrive and tried to instal it couple of times but it still shows error. Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. File: windowssystem32driversvolsnap.sys status:0xc0000221 Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, orcorrupt.
My laptop (Advent 8117 running Vista if that helps) has been working fine, then this morning things went pear-shaped. To begin with things worked as usual - Everything seemed to load up as normal, I left the room for maybe 5-10 minutes and when I returned there was a black screen. I waited a while and nothing happened so I restarted. It comes up with 'Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.' From there I can either start normally or run a repair. It doesn't seem to matter what I click here because I get a 'Techguys' support thing come up either way but now nothing on it works. To begin with I ran the Repair Environment, but it couldn't fix it. I also got to try a System Restore but I seem to have no points to restore to. Now I can't get the Techguys page to do anything. So I tried running in Safe Mode but once again I'm faced with the unmoving Techguys page, and the same goes for when I try and load from the Last Know Good Configuration. I desperatly don't want to have to lose everything.
I am building a brand new system and bit the bullet and am attempting to install Vista Ultimate 64 with SP1 (Brand Spanking New DVD with SP1 on it). Everything boots up just fine, memory is okay (4 Gb), install runs fine and after the reboot, I get the following: File: Windowssystem32toskrnl.exe
Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel is missing, or corrupt. (I purchased all parts and software from Newegg) When I go to the MS Support site and put in the Product Key, it tells me that it's in an invalid format. 5 - 5 - 5 - etc is what I have, however, Microsoft is wanting 5 - 3 - 5 -etc. format. I have pulled out EVERYTHING and disconnected EVERYTHING except the DVD, HD, and vid card, so I'm running it as barebones as I can.
I recently restarted my computer and the following error message appeared. Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Instert your windows installation disk and resart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings and then click "Next." 3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you don not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
I have followed all the instructions to no avail. I also entered the command eature and attempted to rebulid the bcd but it gives the error message "the requested system device cannot be found." I have a lot information on the hard drive so i would really like to be able to fix it without loosing any of the information.
Tried to restore to my Toshiba Equium laptop to factory settings. It started to format the disk and then Blue screened. Now it wont even boot. Error message I get is :- "windows failed to start........" File windowssystem32winload.exe status: 0xc000000f
I dont have a Vista disk (never had one) so downloaded the Vista boot repair disk. Tried the repair option on here and fixboot from the command line but still no joy.
I boot up my computer today and up pops a message about my bootmbr being missing. I, figuring this was quite bad, stuck in the ol' vista installation disk to run a startup repair. It does its thing, says its successful and tells me to reboot. I do, and get a new message at startup, saying,"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause... File: Windowssystem32 tkrnlpa.exe Status: 0xc0000428 Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature of this file"
So I figure I'm getting somewhere, load the disk repair, and I get "Startup repair could not repair the problem." along with other steps i should take to "send it to microsoft"() So now i run commands like chkdsk /p,bootmbr,bootfix (I've done this before). NONE of these do a darn thing to solve my problem. (Ive done the F8 thing with the load drivers w/o signatures; didnt work.) So, I figure i should take matters into my own hands. So i open up a CMD, and copy a ntkrnlpa.exe from my install disk and replace it with the one on my hard drive. Logical? I thought so. But same results. Except for one thing, when the repair thing runs again, the details say that the file "pshed.dll" is corrupt. I replace this one, doesnt work, and then says the ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt too.... I replace this one as well, but this one has remained corrupt. I sometimes get a new message when running the startup repair. System volume on disk is corrupt. But other times I get "Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully." So Ive pretty much used all I can think of, short of booting BartPE and copying my important files and reinstalling. One more thing that happened. Last night (when everything was running smoothly) diskeeper did a boot time defrag. I think something went wrong and this is what is causing all this trouble.
my pc wouldnt boot before so i clicked repair computer then after ten minutes it tries to use sytsem restore but it still go any further than the windows loading bar so i try to boot in safe mode but when i turn it on again it says "windows failed to start" and asking to insert your windows insallation cd in but most vista comps dont come with a installation cd so i try using my acer recovery disks but they dont work so what do i do ??? oh yes vista home premium 32 bit
My computer was working properly,then I had a power problem, my computer turned off and turned on again.Now my windows doesn't open. When I try to open I receive this message: Windows failed to start. File:windowssystem32configsystem Status:0xc000014c Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupted.
Need to fix it without losing my files.I have a restore cd, but I dont want to use it, because I can't lose my files.The cd doesnt has the choice to repair windows.Just restore it. I am using Windows vista premium and my computer is Aspire E380 (Acer) It has C: and D: partition, but I dont know if it is 32 or 64 I already use all steps in F8 screen, safe mode....last configuration...anything didn't work.
last night before bed I clicked shutdown and install updates in Vista. I woke up this morning and my computer will not turn on. It leads me to this: 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 computer manufacturer for assisance.
Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
problem I have is that I do not have vista installation dvd. I am currently studying abroad in Rome and will take more time than I have to receive the dvd in the mail. None of my friends here have one either, but they all have the same make and model computer that I do. Is it possible for one of them create a installation dvd that I could use? Or could they make a recovery disc that could as least get me to the system recovery options screen?
I know there on serveral topics on this however I have tried a few methods already.sorry if i am indeed repeating a issue already addressed just slap the link on me please but anyway back to my problem. Apparently one day after i installed a Windows Update, my computer went haywire. It just wouldnt start up and made a couple beeping sounds. I took my ram out and put it back in and my cpu started up however the boot time took 5-10mintues to start up, i didnt exactly time it but it took much longer then my usual 30secs - 1min startup when my cpu was fine. I tried to fix it by changing the number of processors running and changing my startup programs but nothing worked. Now i leave my cpu on hibernate where it would be much quicker to logon rather then shutting my cpu down and going through that whole process. I decided to factory restore it and it still took 5 - 10mins.is it my hardware?
When I switch my laptop on, I get the following message: "WINDOWS FAILED TO START. A RECENT HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE CHANGE MIGHT BE THE CAUSE...". I then have the option to launch system repair or start windows normally. Either choice I make has the same consequences...a screen launches saying "loading windows files" Then I am taken to windows loading screen with little green bar. Then the screen goes black. Not off, just black. If I try and do a system recovery, I go through the same steps via f11 but then I get the 'blue screen'. I didn't create the boot disks that one is supposed to do when they get vista.
I am trying to update the bios on my computer but I am running into problems when booting from a usb flash drive. I get the error: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."
I have been going about this process following instructions found here: Solution for Updating the BIOS on Windows Vista x64 Machines (VistaJuice)
I have just built my first computer. My whole family is a mac family but i have always found vista easy to use on my friends computers. I bought Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM from newegg. Now when i boot from The disc it says "Loading windows file...." and once it is done with that an error appears saying. "Windows failed to start. a Recent hardware or software change might be the cause, to fix this problem....."
It gives me ways to fix it but all of them require some OS to be on the computer and i have none.. It also says: File: windowssystem32ootwinload.exe......
I turned on my computer this morning and when I right click the tool bar at the bottom of the screen the "task Manager" is grayed out. I tried MS help for vista and it when the program was attempted to start it says the administrator has this locked out. I only have one user on this machine and I am set as the adminstrator. Does anyone know how I have to reset this so I can gain access to the task manager?
I just built a new machine. It is identical to a co-workers machine that has zero issues with the OS. I get "Windows Failed to Start." Doesn't work in safe mode, either. Repair doesn't work. Here's the log that it spits out:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2 Problem Signature 01: External Media Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.163184.108.40.20600.16386 Problem Signature 03: 0 Problem Signature 04: 65537 Problem Signature 05: Unknown Problem Signature 06: FailureDuringSetup Problem Signature 07: 0 Problem Signature 08: 0 Problem Signature 09: Unknown Problem Signature 10: 1168 OS Version: 6.0.600.2.0.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033
I've had a problem with my new lap top. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium x64 on a 2.2Gh Dual core. Every time I turn my lap top on, after it finishes loading all the stuff, all of a sudden explorer.exe cpu usage jumps to 40~50% and won't come down until I finish the process and start it again through task manager. This is really annoying since I have to do this everytime it starts... I have read many threads about similar problems. Although none of the solutions have worked for me so far...
I was having problems with my pc freezing. Took it in for a diognostic and everything came back fine. They said it was a Vista problem.
So, I reinstalled the operating system disk and put windows back on the PC.
Now when I turn on my PC I get the Windows Boot Manager screen asking to choose operationg system to star with two versions of Vista to choose from. The first on the list is the rebooted (new) version. If I click on the second one, it is my old version with all my old files and programs.
Funny thing is, I am not having any issues with the old version any more.(YET)
Is there anyway to get rid of the rebooted (new) version windows so I can stop getting the windows boot manager whenever I start the PC? I rather keep using the version with all my old programs and files since it seems to be fine.
I ran XP, I installed Vista to the next partition, I want to eliminate XP,but the Vista boot MANAGER is on the XP partition. I tried hiding the XP partition, booting the Vista CD and doing a repair (twice) but when it boots, it tells me NTLDR is missing.
I ran Diskeeper in Boot Time mode (2008v),and now my Boot manager is missing or corrupt I reinstalled the windows cd...went to repair section, System recovery options and hit Start up repair......it could not repair,........what are my other options....
about two weeks ago my PC started to display Windows Boot Manager everytime I started the PC. This is a new PC and only has Vista Home Premium loaded and has never had any other OS loaded on the hard disk, so is not Dual Boot. I Have loaded EasyBCD and can find no problems there, see log below:.....