Setup Installation :: Windows 8.1 Boot Error - Operating System Not Found?

Sep 15, 2014

I reinstalled windows 8.1 on my Samsung NP530U3C-A10EE. And now the problem this that I can't boot it without usb stick that contains windows installation files. I can boot up windows and remove the usb stick evertything is working perfectly, but if I try to boot up win without usb, it gives error "Operating system not found. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". VOLUME C: is one where windows are installed (SSD), System Reserved is the system partition that windows create automaticaly (SSD), volumes D: and F: are my hdd volumes D: is empty & F: is stored with my personal files (photos, music etc.)

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Setup Installation :: Acer Aspire V5 - No Operating System Found After Windows 8.1 Upgrade

Aug 11, 2014

Acer Aspire V5 laptop that was running an OEM Windows 8 to upgrade to 8.1.

After selecting the Upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the store, the system went through it's install procedure, however after it does an auto reboot, it gives you a blank screen with the message No Operating System found, in the upper left corner.

But, you can turn the machine off and back on, and it will boot just fine. However if you select restart it does the same thing "no operating system found", on restart and again you must power down and power back on.

I have searched for fixes, but all seem to point to some sort of re-install process. I am not to crazy about the idea of re-installing to factory settings or doing a repair back to Windows 8 and attempting to upgrade again, are their any known shorter fixes for this?

And if I do go back to Windows 8, and try to upgrade again, what is to say it won't happen again?

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Setup Installation :: Operating System Wasn't Found - DELL XPS 420

Apr 1, 2014

I have a Dell XPS 420 and I've just bought an SSD for it. Every time I boot the machine I see "Operating system wasn't found" now, despite having booted into Windows successfully just before.

The only change I made was connecting a standard SATA 2TB drive - which it boots into fine - but now when I have removed the 2TB drive I cannot boot onto the SSD.

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Setup Installation :: Boot Configuration Data File Doesn't Have Valid Information Of Operating System?

Mar 15, 2013

I got this msg tryng to refresh my pc . because my vaio gate app wasnt working right . so after the restar i just got the blue screen with this error the boot configutating data file dosent have valid infomation of an operating system.

Error code 0xc000098 /BCD

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Operating System Not Found?

Jun 6, 2013

Friend of mine had a dual boot of windows 7&8 then, he tried to remove windows 8( it's partition was active but windows 7 wasn't active), he first deleted Windows 8 from msconfig then tried to delete the partition of windows 8( but Disk management didnt allow him neither easeus partition manager did, so he tried to keep windows 7 partition as active using easeus manager, then after completing the action, the PC failed to start, he tried automatic repair,but that bore no fruit... the PC says " Couldn't find any operating system, press ctrl+alt+del to restart...

edit: my idiotic friend after removing windows 8 from msconfig,upgraded win7 to Windows 8... suspect that MBR software has been corrupted... so is there any way to make his PC , boot again and remove the windows 8's( previously clean installed) partition ...

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Operating System Wasn't Found - Moving Memory To Main C Drive From D

Jul 22, 2014

Yesterday I try to move memory from the D: drive to the main C: drive.. I use windows 8 and i try to do it with the partition of windows 8 (win tab +R). Then I shrink the space of the D drive and cant move it to the C drive so finally i just take the shrinking memory and make new drive F.. When I turn on the computer today i find this error:"operating system wasn't found. try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system". I don't know what to do..

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Setup Installation :: Can't Install Another Operating System On Partition?

May 6, 2014

I already have windows 8.1 installed in c: partition

I have created new partition ''New Volume :" to install windows server 2008 on it ,but when I try to boot from the CD to install it this message appear

"Windows cannot be installed to this Hard disk space . The partition contain one or more volumes that are not supported for installation" ...

This is screenshot of disk management ...

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Setup Installation :: Conversion 64bit Operating System To 32bit

Oct 19, 2013

I have a 64 bit processor running 32 bit Windows 8. If I were to install the 64 bit Windows 8, could I restore the 32 bit System Image and preserve my files and settings?

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Setup Installation :: How To Get Back (Choose Your Operating System) Menu

Mar 28, 2014

I have a multiple operating system and used to get the blue graphical boot menu with a rectangle with the name of each operating system in it. After a few boots it went back to the text menu, and only returned a couple of times. Is there a way to get the graphical boot menu back permanently? It looks a lot nicer. I have XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 .....

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Setup Installation :: How To Remove Extra Login Tabs (Choose Operating System)

Feb 17, 2013

My PC is a dual boot system which had Win XP on disk1 and Win 7 on disk2.

When I installed Windows 8 several months ago, I chose to install it on disk1 and completely remove Win XP.

Everything works fine but my log-in screen now contains 4 start-up tabs instead of just 2 (see below):

Windows 8
Windows XP
Windows 7 (volume 1)
Windows 7

The only tabs which are valid are Windows 8 and Windows 7 (volume 1), the other 2 are non functional. How can I edit this screen and remove these tabs?

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Setup Installation :: HP Envy 17 - Win 8.1 And 7 Dual Boot / Continue Installation Not Found

Apr 4, 2014

I get as far as " a driver is needed to continue installation" not found, make sure its on the right media. Here is what i got done on my own..

1- BIOS setting "legacy" and U E F I" boot from USB.
2- F 9 to choose boot order.. selected USB device
3- Installation starts for WIN 7
4- Driver is needed to continue, and i have no clue what it is..some one pointed me to . f 6 f l p y-x 64 because its an HP Envy...
5- Driver not found / wrong driver..
6- Shut down restart.......................

My DVD is Windows 7 ultimate X 32, X 64..

No matter what i cant boot form my USB /U E Fl /WIN 7 pen drive.seems like its not recognized or drivers for the USB chip set not installed.. Of course using the O E M DVD of win 7 fails. because of the G P T style.

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Automatic Boot Instead Of Choose Operating System

Feb 15, 2013

I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Linux Mint 14 right now with GRUB2 as the MBR. I changed the MBR to Windows, but didn't like the menu screen so I went back to GRUB2. Now, when I select Windows 8 from GRUB2, it has the choose operating system screen and it boots after 5 seconds or if I select it. I used EasyBCD to add the boot entry for Linux Mint prior to re-installing GRUB2 as the MBR. Then deleting the boot entry after switching back to GRUB2. I know on Windows XP, you would edit the boot.ini file located in the root of the c: driver, but on vista and later, I'm not sure how to edit the bcdedit.exe file in c:windowssystem32. When I type the command into command prompt, it displays all the information inside the file, but I'm not sure what command to use to fix the issue.

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Dell :: Operating System Couldn't Be Loaded - Error 0xc0000001

Apr 15, 2013

So I recently got my brand new Alienware X51 with Win8 pre-installed. Everything went well and I have had no issues until our apartment got a black-out and my PC decided to die. When the power was back on, I tried turning it on, but instead got an error message. Here as follows:


Your PC needs to be repaired

The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a requested file is missing or contains content errors.


Error code: 0xc0000001

Also I need to mention that I did NOT get any Recovery CD/DVD with the pc itself. What should I do??

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Boot Error Bcd

Jan 11, 2013

I have windows 8 installed from dvd and after a restart the pc won't boot anymore. It tells me:

Your pc needs to be repaired. The required boot configuration data file is missing some required information.
File bootbcd
Error code 0xc0000034

So I tried to rebuilt the bcd, used the bootrec commands , tried auto repair, tried system recovery but nothing seems to work.

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Getting Check Media Error - No Boot Device Found?

Jul 12, 2014

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 15R, which I bought 5 months ago from Best Buy. Yesterday I shut down the computer normally, but when I try to restarted, after Dell logo appeared, on a black screen appeared the message: "Check media..". After a few seconds, on a black screen a new message was shown: "No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine".

I've looked on the internet and I saw it's a common error and everybody solved it with "Windows Boot Manager" as a first choice in UEFI Boot List Option. My problem is that I don't have this option. I have only two options:

1. UEFI Onboard LAN IPv4

2. UEFI Onboard LAN IPv6

I press F9 to setup the defaults, I changed to Legacy mode, but no results.

My BIOS Version is AO( or 0 )7

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Upgrade - Old HDD F Is Listed As System And Can't Boot Without It

Jun 10, 2014

Been running this system since 2010 win7 and upgraded to win 8.

When I switched over to win 8 I also bought an ssd drive (C) and it seemed to be working fine ever since.

I recently bought a couple 3TB drives and wanted to replace the old HDD (F), installed the drives, transferred all data off F and then shut down the pc. I took F out of the pc and it won't boot.

Going from loads of tutorials on here I found that F was listed as active and a system drive.

Any attempts at making it inactive and activating C resulted in nothing. I used my startup repair disc but there was no OS listed to repair??

Whenever C is active and F inactive, I've no options at all with startup repair.

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Setup Installation :: Clean Install Windows 8.1 Update 1 On Secure Boot System?

Jul 30, 2014

I have a Windows 8.1 Update 1 ISO and would like to use it to perform a clean install on a system which supports UEFI Secure Boot but has no optical drive. What would be the best way to approach this?

WIMBoot would be nice to have as well, if there's a way to do it without making things too complicated.

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Setup Installation :: Not Enough Space On System Reserved Partition Error

Dec 26, 2013

I'm trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 (and then 8.1) on a laptop with a 240 GB SSD. When I run setup, it loads, but then says Windows can't be installed because there isn't enough free space on the system reserved partition. My reserved partition is only 32 MB (I believe it was shrunk from 100 MB when I swapped the SSD in).

Is there any way I can resize the reserved partition and install Windows 8, or will I need to totally reformat the drive and repartition? Don't want to reinstall all my software .....

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Setup Installation :: Windows 7 / 8 Acer Desktop / Boot Error Code 0xc0000225

Feb 4, 2014

I have a problem where I turn on my pc and get error code 0xc0000225. It's and Acer desktop I bought July (2013) for a little B-Day present . But now it stopped working. I can't take it to a repair shop because

1. I'm not a fan of them

2. They tend to take like a week :I

I need it soon I'm only using my other laptop. I make like intro/outro's for people and I have one person who asked me a week ago which I feel bad about. Plus all my school work is on there and my dad also has his job documents nothing can be erased on there.

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Setup Installation :: Building New System Using Existing SSD Boot Drive

Sep 9, 2013

I built a large desktop system a few years back and it's been upgraded with various bits and pieces including an SSD boot drive. I'm looking at putting together a much smaller system in a Shuttle XH61V and I want to use my existing 2.5" SSD. Can I just put the SSD in and clean install Win 8 from the original system builder disk I bought or will something go wrong because there's already an installation on the drive?

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Setup Installation :: Error Occurred During Restoration Process - 2 System Reserved Drives

Nov 29, 2013

I tried restoring my computer using Easeus backup, but an error occurred during the restoration process. I've managed to fix it by doing diskpart /fixmbr and then using the windows dvd automated repair, however, what I ended up with is this:

So there are now two visible drives on my PC - C and Q (system reserved), and it doesn't see the data drive.

What I want to do is to make the data drive visible, and merge the C and Q drives into one (or make Q invisible), if that is possible. So, how do I do that?

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Setup Installation :: 0xC000000D (Unreadable Boot Config) Error

Aug 31, 2013

I have the flash drive made properly, but whenever I try to boot it, I get a 0xC000000D (Unreadable Boot Config) error.

The system is a brand new ASUS F55C with 8GB ram and a 120GB Samsung 840 SSD.

I get the same error when I try on other F55C's I have...

I don't usually need to downgrade, but my client will not use 8 so I'm stuck.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 - No Drives Found

Sep 12, 2013

I've been trying to install windows 8 , but it says "No drives Found " . I tried to find out some solution from net , and tried the method of using cmd ( diskpart , listdisk ) but only one drive of cdrom is shown using cmd.

How to solve it , other than cmd , as it is showing one drive that is of cd-rom . I'm using hp probook 4540s . . .

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Setup Installation :: EFI System Partition Missing Files - Repair Disk Won't Boot?

Nov 30, 2013

While I was messing around with my laptop, I decided to add on a fourth operating system, Arch Linux. I suppose I was pushing my luck a bit . Anyways, during the installation, I accidentally deleted the EFI system partition from my laptop, which contained the Windows Boot Manager and necessary files to boot. Great. I only made things worse by trying to troubleshoot, and broke grub as well.

I have a Windows 8 repair disk I made using the Windows 8 built in utility, but it does not boot: the computer turns on, and just hangs at the Toshiba splash screen.

I also can obviously not access the Toshiba recovery partitions, as they are booted into just like Windows itself.

I found a bootx64.efi file on one of my system's recovery partitions (Toshiba seems to have some really complex system going on) and placed it in EFIootootx64.efi. According to this site, FGA: The EFI boot process., I need to place the bkpbootmgfw.efi (on my system, that was what it was called, but I suspect boot-repair (ubuntu tool) messed something up when I was first setting up grub and the ESP and the bkp stands for backup) back onto the EFI System Partition.

Where to look for in the various Windows Imaging Format .wim and .swm files I have laying around my recovery partition(s) in order to extract the necessary EFI files. Any Windows Repair iso that works.

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Setup Installation :: Inaccessible Boot Device Error And Now BCD File Missing

Feb 27, 2013

I am having a problem with a new Dell Inspiron 15 3520 that came with Windows 8 installed and that I had been using for only a month when it went bad.

The problems started when I turned it off about ten days ago, and went I turned it back on a couple days later, and it was stuck in the apparently famous Windows 8 "Automatic repair couldn't repair your pc"/BSOD loop. I was not able to boot into safe mode. System restores made no difference. Somewhere along the line I found something that said that I had an "inaccessible_boot_device error".

From the repair menu maze, I was able to get to a command prompt. I used this to copy almost all of my files off of computer.

Chkdsk showed no bad sectors, no bad partition records, or other irregularities. sfc returned "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Some test (I do not remember which) showed that the boot record and BCD were fine. The Dell hardware diagnostic test showed everything working fine.

I am thinking that it is possible that the source of this was a virus or mechanical problem (I saw no evidence for either). If I had to guess, however, I would imagine that the computer stopped working after an automatic update pushed a corrupted/incompatible driver. I have seen discussions online about people having problems with NVIDIA video and/or SATA AHCI Controller drivers, and Windows 8 getting corrupted and stuck in the BSOD loop from that. At some point I saw a Windows Update Log (I am not sure where), that showed that, as Windows shut down the last time it was functional, automatic updates installed a new AHCI driver.

I tried downloading some new drivers for the 3520 from the Dell web site and installing them on the dead computer through a thumb drive and the command prompt. The downloads are all executables, however, and when I tried to run them, I get the message, "the subsystem needed to support the image type is not present". I believe that this message means that the driver executables are 32bit apps and won't run from a 64 bit command prompt. I also tried to use the "Drivers and Utilities" disk that came with my PC to do some driver rollbacks, but, I can't understand the file names or folder structure on the disk, and, when I try some to run some of the exe files ("setup.exe", for example) to get a gui interface, I get the "the subsystem needed to support the image type is not present" message.

After working on the problem for a while, I borrowed a friend's Windows 8 installation disk set. The computer will boot to the repair options off of the 64bit disk, but not the 32bit one. I did attempt a System Refresh off of the 64bit disk, and got back the message, "The drive where Windows in installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."

Around the time that I was messing with the BIOS settings to get the computer to boot off of the Windows 8 disk, I started getting a message "Your PC needs to be repaired - Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information -- File:BCD -- error code 0xc0000034" at the start of my boot ups. I am not sure if I deleted a file somewhere during my repair efforts, or if I am getting this message because the computer is confused in efforts trying to boot off of the DVD. I get this message even with the DVD removed and the BIOS set to boot off of the Windows Boot Manager, however, so I am guessing that a file is now missing. And the message stops me from getting into the repair menus/command prompt any other way except through the installation disk.

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Jul 16, 2014

My Acer Aspire A7600U-UR24 came with windows 8. I made a recovery drive by choosing "create recovery drive" in windows 8. After making the drive i installed windows 8.1 from DVD. Some time later I tried to restore it back to factory with my recovery usb. Every time I try I get "windows cannot find a system image on this computer" even though my flash drive is plugged in. I tried booting from the drive, doesn't seem to work. Not sure if my windows 8.1 version not being activated has anything to do with it (I installed 8.1 on 2 computers from the same dvd didn't realize i couldn't do that) . but I think I should still be able to boot from the drive.

I was thinking if the problem is my flash drive, can I somehow transfer the system image from one flash drive to another?

Here's the screens: at this point there should be an option for windows 8 but there's not.

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Jan 1, 2014

Now I am using windows 8.1 to when I am trying to installing windows 7 I got the error of this....

The procedure entry point ?? 0WString2@@QAE@XZ could not be located in the dynamic link library C:windowssystem32wbemfastprox.dll

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Jan 24, 2013

I have an ASUS U32VJ laptop (Complete USB 3.0 ports - no 2.0, i5 3210, HD4000+GT365M, 4GB RAM).

I want to install Windows 7 64bit for now and just leave Windows 8 in a partition I will not look at.So i partition off the data drive ASUS left for me and give a fat 200GB+ for a Windows 7.

I get the following when I try to boot from via EFI menu and even through the BIOS to go EFI from USB:

further below, printscreens of bootx64.efi location and the cmd commands:

Could this problem be caused due to having a 2.0 USB stick in USB 3.0? There aren't any USB 2.0s on this machine unfortunately?

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Dec 20, 2013

I am sure I have recovery images. Factory, and refresh. Asus shipped no recovery media. I obtained a copy of windows 8. I found out what my product key is. I have attempted every which way i can think of to get my system to recognize my recovery images exist. If i try to use "reset your pc" option it tells me unable to reset your pc. A required drive partition is missing.

If i choose system image recovery, hit cancel because it thinks the partition that definitely exists, doesn't, choose select a system image. Gives me a blank list. Choose Advanced...install a driver (you don't need to install sata driver as it recognizes my hard drive and Is listing it to choose a driver from should need be) i get an error installation had failed.

Internal error occurred (0x8007054F). No matter which driver IM trying to install. Usb, sata, dvd etc... So can't get my system image from my 32 gig stick, or my hdd.Image won't fit on dvd's. Worried i won't be able to do a clean install, as Asus's backups seem do reliable in mysituation(sarcasm) that i will lose all functionality like DVD playback, smart gesture touchpad, and some driver related setbacks.

I have checked and rechecked, and i have three system images to choose from. Total of six partitions.

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Jan 6, 2014

I just got a FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard and a installing Windows 8 on a freshly formatted SATA HDD. My BIOS see's the drive and has it second in the boot order, just after the DVD-ROM drive. It has a label with the drive serial number and everything, along with the drive being 'enabled' in BIOS. When I get up to the spot to choose what drive to install Windows to, its says 'No drives were found, please select a storage driver'. I found that it shows C: when I browse for drivers. Why this isn't working?

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May 27, 2013

I have three operating systems on my pc. I only recently installed a windows 7 64 bit on a ssd but after doing so, I had to do a system image recovery to my windows 8 installation from a date prior to the new windows 7 install. This Windows 7 is not on the list of operating system options in system startup so how do I add it?

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