1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Could anyone help?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TYRONE_MELON, Feb 16, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. TYRONE_MELON

    TYRONE_MELON Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Hey guys,

    I do believe I have royally ****** myself here;
    The story is that I was preparing to do a dual boot with windows xp on my win7 computer, I installed windows XP, all was fine. I got onto the winXP desktop, everything was OK. I then decided I wanted to go back to my win7, but I have no option when I boot to choose which OS I use. So, I installed a program called EasyBCD, hoping that this would solve my problem. I selected it to boot to windows 7 as default, saved changes and restarted my PC. I then got an error whilst booting:

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
    Please re-install a copy of the above file.

    Now, this would have been fine if I had a win7 installation disk, but I bought my PC with win7 already installed, so this won't be an option. So, I tried rebooting again, going into the boot options and booting from windows XP, or the other partition that I had installed windows XP to, but this came up with the same error.

    I then tried to re-install windows XP, hoping that I could some-how recover it. The install went fine, and it re-booted my computer. It then came up with the same error. I have now got no access to my PC, I always get this error when booting my PC. If I try to re-install winXP this same error also comes up. Would anybody have any bloody idea on what to do in this case? If not I may have to take my PC into a PCspecialist or something, but I hope somebody may have a solution.

    Cheers,
    tyrone

    *edited for spelling, also i'm not sure if this is in the right section
     
  2. techmaster85

    techmaster85

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    352
    Was your computer a custom built machine built by someone, or was it an HP/Dell/ etc? If the latter, there should be a restore partition on yoru computer, usually accessible by pressing the F10 or some such key. You might try that to get back to at least having windows 7 on the machine.
     
  3. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
    T :
    Hello & Welcome to TechGuy.org.

    This refers to Vista, but it might explain a few things. W7 & WV are similar.
    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/583697-guide-installing-xp-win2k-after.html

    Have you a W7 repair disk. One can not install W7 using a W7 repair disk, but perhaps we can get you back to W7.

    Which brand, model & model # computer is the sick one? Perhaps it has a recovery partition.

    There are programs that will help you make a bootable disk, such as KNOPPIX, that will allow you to harvest your important files to a flash drive.

    RF123
     
  4. TYRONE_MELON

    TYRONE_MELON Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    @techmaster85

    Hi. I originally bought this PC from PC world. It is an advent, the bios screen looks like this:
    http://www.technologyuk.net/computing/computer_systems/images/bios_setup.gif

    I was looking around on the bios a bit, I could find nothing about disk management or even partitions, so i'm not sure where to find this?

    @rainforest123
    Hi :eek:

    Seeing as I bought this PC with windows 7 already installed, I have no disk for windows 7 itself or any recovery disk whatsoever, so i'm a bit stuck on that front.

    As I've said before, this computer is an advent, bought from PC world.
    [link]
    This isn't the exact model, it is obviously windows 7, but they don't have the one that I have on their site any-more, and I am currently not at home so can't check.. And thank you, I will try this backup program.

    also, just to clear this up my name isn't tyrone.
     
  5. TYRONE_MELON

    TYRONE_MELON Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    @techmaster85

    Hi. I originally bought this PC from PC world. It is an advent, the bios screen looks like this:
    [link]

    I was looking around on the bios a bit, I could find nothing about disk management or even partitions, so i'm not sure where to find this?

    @rainforest123
    Hi ;)

    Seeing as I bought this PC with windows 7 already installed, I have no disk for windows 7 itself or any recovery disk whatsoever, so i'm a bit stuck on that front.

    As I've said before, this computer is an advent, bought from PC world.
    [link]
    This isn't the exact model, it is obviously windows 7, but they don't have the one that I have on their site any-more, and I am currently not at home so can't check.. And thank you, I will try this backup program.

    also, just to clear this up my name isn't tyrone.
     
  6. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
    Dear TYRONE_MELON:
    I apologize for an erroneous assumption.

    My habit, when addressing someone at this forum, is to use some form of their forum name. Again, no offense intended.

    MY name is neither rain nor forest. :)

    Create a W7 system repair [ which can NOT be used to install W7 ] disk, boot to it & report the results, when you return to the computer.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

    There are programs, which I have not used, but has been mentioned at TechGuy.org for making bootable disks.
    http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm

    #7 at http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/652036-undo-single-fat32-partition.html

    edit
    http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

    #6 at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1048478-solved-hp-dv7-cd-burner.html

    end edit


    RF123
     
  7. TYRONE_MELON

    TYRONE_MELON Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Oh god sorry! I didn't mean to put that so rudely, frankly I'm not bothered! :s

    Sorry for any misunderstanding there :p

    Thank you for this info, I will try tommorow when I get back to my PC :)
     
  8. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
    No offense taken, T_M.

    I want to be certain that I do not offend you.

    Keep us posted.

    RF123
     
  9. techmaster85

    techmaster85

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    352
    Rainforest has you on the right track..nothing more to add than to follow his directions and ideas...
     
  10. TYRONE_MELON

    TYRONE_MELON Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    @techmaster85
    Thank you techmaster, I appreciate it :)

    @RF123
    Just saying, you're probably the best person alive right now, if I could I would hug you. I created a system repair disk, and it sorted itself out! I'm back in business!

    Thank you very much for your help, you're a great person <3

    TM
     
  11. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
    T_M:
    Glad I could help.

    Well, if your arms can reach to Pluto, it might work. :)

    Your kind words are appreciated.

    When you are satifsifed with the results of the issue, please mark this thtead solved.

    RF123
     
  12. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1089784

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice