Advent 4211 Problem - 0xc0000098

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JoKEz

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Here IS The Problem Im Having:

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\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry
Enter= Continue ESC=Exit

The laptop is Windows XP and im able to press F11 or Del but no help from any of them. the laptop has no disc drive. im just wondering if there is anything i can download onto a pen drive to boot off .
 
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Here IS The Problem Im Having:

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\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry
Enter= Continue ESC=Exit

The laptop is Windows XP and im able to press F11 or Del but no help from any of them. the laptop has no disc drive. im just wondering if there is anything i can download onto a pen drive to boot off .
Yes there is: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/
 
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Try this:

To get to the command prompt without the XP disc.
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after starting the PC. This will take you to the "Advanced Boot Options".

Select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" Select the operating system to start, use the up and down arrow keys to make your selection and hit Enter.

Enter your password if asked and hit Enter. Wait a minute or two and the cmd.exe box will appear. At the prompt type fixmbr and hit Enter, type Exit and hit Enter.

Then hold down these three keys Ctrl, Alt, Del, Task Manager will open, click on Shut Down on the top of the box and select Restart from the drop down menu.

As Long as a damaged MBR was the only problem Windows XP should now boot normally
Or, if that does not work you could also try using the Command Prompt to get to the System Restore and returning the System to an earlier date when it worked.

At the Command Prompt, type CD C:\ and press Enter, then type:
C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter.
Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.
NOTE. If Windows is installed on a different drive to C: then replace C: with the appropriate drive letter in the above commands.
 

JoKEz

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ty for your answers but none of these worked. and @Mark1956: im unable to even load the laptop up to get onto the command prompt
 
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Help cant restore, repair or even reinstall windows 7 on my advent laptop. only thing i get working is command prompt via launch start up repair.
is there a way to run my system repair cd through command prompt??

thanks JOhn
 
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At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
 
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bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)

but the bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd takes forever
 
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