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    Windows Boot problem


    by juancarloscampechano ·


    I have a computer with Windows installed

    Some days ago, Windows stopped with a BSOD ( 0x0000007A ). I don’t know the reason because I haven’t added any new device or so for a long time, but this is not the most important now …

    The important thing is that when I restart the computer, now it doesn’t found Windows and after some seconds shows something like: “Reboot and select proper boot device”

    So, I restarted the computer again and press F12 showing these entries ( both were created by Windows installer when I first installed Windows ):

    1) Windows Boot Manager ( PO: WDCxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxx )
    2) PO: WDCxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxx

    If I manually select 1), Windows starts correctly
    The problem is that I must do that every time I restart the computer

    So, looks like something got misconfigured at boot level

    Any solution to fix this boot problem?


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    • #4230824
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      Reply To: Windows Boot problem

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Windows Boot problem

      How old is the computer? Any other hardware or software issues? What version of MS Windows is installed? Do you know if the computer automatically searches for and installs Windows updates? How much free storage space is available? How much and what type of RAM is installed?

      I think you might have to do a clean install of Windows. If you do, make certain that you back up your HDD/SSD first to an external drive. There could have been some type of update that didn’t install properly or there could be an internal component that is failing. It is hard to offer more advice without knowing more about the computer you are using.

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    • #4230832
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      What about those xxx’s?

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Windows Boot problem

      I usually see something else there but look around for any USB attached devices. Unplug and re-test.

      If not, look at your PC’s boot options in the BIOS. Remember I know nothing about your PC so I can’t be specific.

    • #4237804

      Windows Boot problem

      by thealightm ·

      In reply to Windows Boot problem

      It sounds like there might be an issue with the boot configuration on your computer. Here are some steps you can try to fix the boot problem:

      Check BIOS/UEFI Settings: Make sure that your computer is set to boot from the correct drive. Enter your BIOS or UEFI settings (usually by pressing F2, F10, Del, or Esc during startup) and ensure that the drive containing Windows is set as the primary boot device.
      Repair Windows Boot: You can try repairing the Windows boot configuration using the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE). To access WinRE, restart your computer and repeatedly press the F8 key or Shift + F8 until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears. From there, you can select “Repair Your Computer” and follow the on-screen instructions to repair the boot configuration.
      Run Startup Repair: If the above step doesn’t work, you can try running Startup Repair from the Windows installation media. Insert your Windows installation USB or DVD, boot from it, and select “Repair your computer” > “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced options” > “Startup Repair”.
      Check for Hard Drive Errors: The BSOD error code you encountered (0x0000007A) could indicate a problem with your hard drive. Use a tool like CHKDSK to check for and repair any disk errors. You can do this from the Command Prompt in the Windows Recovery Environment or by booting from a Windows installation media and selecting “Repair your computer” > “Command Prompt”.
      Reinstall Windows Boot Manager: If none of the above solutions work, you may need to reinstall the Windows Boot Manager. Boot from your Windows installation media, open the Command Prompt, and use the bootrec command to rebuild the Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
      If you’re not comfortable performing these steps on your own, it might be best to seek assistance from a professional or someone with more experience in troubleshooting computer issues.

    • #4239846

      Windows Boot problem

      by cassharper030 ·

      In reply to Windows Boot problem

      Your boot configuration likely got messed up. You can fix it without reinstalling Windows.

      Try these steps:

      Restart and press F12 (or your boot menu key) again.
      Choose option 1) “Windows Boot Manager”.
      Once booted, search for “Startup Repair” and run it.
      This should automatically fix the boot configuration and allow Windows to boot normally without needing manual selection.

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