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Advent 4211 Problem - 0xc0000098

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JoKEz, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. 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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  3. VictoriaiiCe

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    Yes there is: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/
     
  4. VictoriaiiCe

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    Any success?
     
  5. Mark1956

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    Try this:

    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.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. VictoriaiiCe

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    Sounds like you have to re-configure your bios settings: http://www.prime-expert.com/flashboot/setting_up_bios.php so it boots from your flash drive...Whats the model and make of the laptop exactly in detail
     
  8. johnpeter08

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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
     
  9. HCD

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    Okay John....which Operating system would help
     
  10. HCD

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    Yes Windows 7...but what version...sorry for confusion
     
  11. VictoriaiiCe

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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
     
  12. johnpeter08

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    windows 7 64 bit
     
  13. johnpeter08

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    bootrec.exe /fixmbr

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

    but the bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd takes forever
     
  14. VictoriaiiCe

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    Yes sir (y) ;)
     
  15. johnpeter08

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    ok then ill give it more time with the rebuildbcd... will let you know da outcome
     
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