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Vinceroman

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Hello,

 

I have a problem with the computer. Whilst watching a video, my computer stopped and everything froze. I shut the computer down and on start-up it brought me to this screen:

 

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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.

 

"

 

I placed my Windows 8.1 CD in the drive but it didn't do anything.

 

Then I found that pressing F8 while it is booting I can choose where to boot it from.

 

Now the several things I done:

 

I tried to run from the CD and repair the computer - it didn't work.

I put the windows key in when it asked me for it to try and install? - it didn't work

Several times I turned the computer off and on but it just leads me to the screen about a problem.

I pressed F8 and ran from the SSD (where windows is installed) and this is the only one that seems to work, however I done a system restore and it said that it was successful but when I restart the computer, it still leads back to the problem screen.

I done a system restore but it still brings me to that screen when I boot up.

I tried to repair the pc by which I had to reinstall the programs I was using before but after restarting, it still leads me to that screen again.

 

Any help please?

 

Thanks


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Hello Vinceroman,

 

I pressed F8 and ran from the SSD (where windows is installed) and this is the only one that seems to work, however I done a system restore and it said that it was successful but when I restart the computer, it still leads back to the problem screen.

 

 

Can you explain what you mean as in did the computer boot straight into Windows.

 

By the description that you give above it sounds like the boot order is not correct in the BIOS, have you checked it and if yes what is the present boot order.

 

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Hi,

 

When I press F8 there is a list for me to choose of where to boot from, I press the down button twice so on the 3rd one where the Microsoft Windows is installed in the SSD card.

 

I will restart now and have a look through the BIOS of the boot order

 

Regards


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Microsoft Windows is installed in the SSD card.

 

 

Just to clarify, do you mean Solid State Drive such as this  as opposed to one of these


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Hi,

 

Solid State Drive as in this, I think it may be solved now as I changed the boot order. I don't think it was changed from the beginning so the boot order for the past 5-6 months have been wrong. We will see though.


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Thanks for the update  :thumbsup:

 

Hopefully the issue is now resolved and confirm this for us if you will when you are happy that it is.

 

JAFYI: The reason why I asked you to confirm the type of device was because you said Windows was installed in the SSD card as opposed to an SSD (solid state drive) and an increasingly popular way of installing Windows nowadays is by downloading a Windows ISO to an SD card and installing Windows from that.


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Oh I see,

 

I didn't know that was possible but thanks for the input. The computer seems to boot up well now. However, if you recall from my previous thread when I assembled the computer together. The PSU sometimes makes unhealthy noise. It is a corsair 600W, what alternatives shall I look to get for this? Do I just get the same or go higher/lower?

 

Regards


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One issue at a time please, if the computer boots up fine then let us know, discussing earlier threads is not helpful to yourself or those attempting to assist you  :thumbsup:


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