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 Post subject: Unable to Boot From UBCD!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:14 am 
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OK I do not feel ashamed to admit that I'm a noob when it comes to out-of-windows computer stuff. This is the first time I'm trying to run a bootable disc (although I've read abt it somewhere bfore) so please help out a bit here.

I asked my BIOS (Phoenix) to boot from the disc and it stated this

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Press [Enter] to boot from Ultimate Boot CD

boot:_
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the _ is shown where the cursor is. Afterwards I press enter, nothing happens and then it reverts to Vista and boot it from hard drive.

How do I solve this problem?

Can someone tell me how to, also please tell me if my BIOS settings is the problem. Thanks a lot


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:23 am 
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You have 5 seconds time to press Enter, after 5 seconds it will boot from the HDD.

Do you have an USB keyboard? The isolinux version of UBCD411 has some problems with certain USB keyboards (so you keypress isn't registered).
Try UBCD50b12. It has a newer version of isolinux (bootloader).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:39 am 
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Thanks for the info.

It works now, seems like I didn't do it correctly last time :)


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 Post subject: Can't boot PC from Ultimate Boot CD
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:43 pm 
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Hi

I'm new to this and not very good with computers i have to admit.

I've not been able to boot my PC for a while, it just keeps giving me the following message...

IDE Drives
drive 0, 1, 2, 3 not detected

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
please re-install a copy of the above file

This all came about when i used this free registry cleaner and i think i deleted something that i shouldn't have.

I keep trying to use the ultimate boot cd but my pc still won't boot, it came up with the message

cannot read master boot record

ISOlinux disk error 32, AX=4284, drive 9F

I even tried the Beta version, but still it either doesn't boot at all or gives me this error message.

Please can anyone offer any advice.

Thanks very much :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Can't boot PC from Ultimate Boot CD
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:44 pm 
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cineramax wrote:
Hi

I'm new to this and not very good with computers i have to admit.

This all came about when i used this free registry cleaner and i think i deleted something that i shouldn't have.


If you dont know what the registry is or does or how it operates do NOT mess with it even with a program that is ment for "cleaning" it.

Perform a windows repair, by booting from the windows disc and pressing f8 then R to repair the windows build. You will lose all windows updates, but all your programs will be intact and work properly.

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