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CANNOT FIND OS, INSERT INSTALL DISK AND HIT ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
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May 24, 2011
5:34 AM
ebony
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After an auto Win7 update, I started getting this error message

It does it on restarts and reboots.

I do a work around and just hit any key and iit goes right into windows without any problems.

I have searched the web for answers but to no avail, it seems this is a common problem with no solutions.

I posted it on MS techy site but I only got one response from their “experts/professional” that basically said “the fact that this occurred after an update was probably just a coincidence”

Has anyone encountered this problem? Any suggestions.

 

OH BOY 1 + 1 LaughLaughLaugh

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May 24, 2011
3:34 PM
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This is very interesting… Your bootloader might be corrupted. You can try running Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-express/) and using their Boot Corrector to see if that fixes the issue.

May 24, 2011
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Ashraf said:

This is very interesting… Your bootloader might be corrupted. You can try running Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition (http://www.paragon-software.co…..k-express/) and using their Boot Corrector to see if that fixes the issue.


One thing you should consider, though, before doing anything. Right now this issue may be annoying but you still have access to your Windows. While trying to fix this annoyance, you may accidently make it worse such as not being able to get back in Windows. So keep that in mind before trying to fix what is semi-broken. (Having a backup of your important data is always good, just in case.)
May 24, 2011
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Thank you for responding Ashraf. From my search on the net, it appears that this seems to be a prob for other folks too and no one has an answer, I thought I would just live with the annoyance just as you suggested.

I have learned a lot since joining this site but BIOS stuff is waaaay over my head. I think I will leave well enough alone. I really do appreacite your help. Smile 

 

And if there is ANYTHING that I learned from being on this site it is BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP.LaughLaughLaugh  I have that down pat, backing up to an external. Also have repair and a recovery disks.

 

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May 24, 2011
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No problem – you are welcome!

May 24, 2011
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How to Run Startup Repair to Fix Boot Issues

http://captaindbg.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/1.png

 

PS. The article has easy to understand pictures.

May 25, 2011
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GUESS WHAT!!!

 

I decided to go in and take a look at the BIOS setup screen, it all looked like GREEK  Confused  to me so in order to get out

I hit F5/setup defaults and F10 to save and exit.

Got no error message and it went right into windows.  SurprisedSurprised So I thought this must be just a fluke.

I rebooted several times restarts and shut downs

Each time no error message and it directly into windows.SurprisedSurprised 

I have no idea why that fixed it but I am glad it did.

Hopefully this will help someone else who has this annoying problem.

Putting on my techy hat.WinkLaugh

May 25, 2011
4:17 AM
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Injeun. Thank you so much for that info. I have often wondered about the repair disk. Now I know. You are so right, the article is an easy read and the pics are easy to follow. I have booked marked the site for future reference. It is a keeper.

 

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