How To Fix Celebrated too soon-no XP boot

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If you have turned your computer on and you noticed that Windows will not start, you are experiencing a Boot Error. Some of the reasons why your Windows fail to start when your system partition is corrupted, has missing files or damaged. Once you encountered a boot error, you will see messages such as these:

  • Reboot and select proper boot device
  • Bootmgr is missing
  • Missing operating system
  • FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted
  • Error loading operating system
  • Invalid partition table

Some versions of Windows can recover from these problems by automatically running a Startup Repair. Otherwise, you can manually use the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot the problem.

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A user in the forum details it further:

On Thursday, suddenly the computer stopped booting to windows. I have tried reinstalling OEM recovery disks again with no luck. I don't think anything good is going to happen.

From what you are describing it sounds like one of the drivers that are installed on your systems are giving you a hard time. Keep us posted. Whatever I choose, I get a list of my windows drivers with some verbage on each line regarding disk partitions and such. But if you did - maybe you should try to install the computer in a "regular way" i.e. - use a standard XP cd and then install the drivers etc one by one.

Any ideas? If you are still getting the windows XP screen with the sliding bars then there's nothing wrong with your boot record because it still points to your boot partition. I dind't quite understand if you tried to REINSTALL the computer again from the OEM disks and got the same problem or not. It's pretty hard to know in XP if it's a driver problem or not because the "trustworthy" bluescreen that we all do loved to hate is not as annoying in XP as it was in 2000 -...

Reinstalled Win XP from the OEM Recovery Disks. Currently the computer shows the Win XP screen with the bar and the words "Please wait". It went to the Win XP screen with the little bar in the middle and then the screen went black. Installed a new master hd on Monday (old hd died) and all seemed right with the world.

Did you try booting into safe mode? When I shut off and restart, I get a screen that says "windows didn't start up correctly last time and do I want to start from last good configuration." None of the choices work. It has been 1/2 hour. Judging by some other threads I've read on the board, I'm wondering if something went wrong with my master boot record.

What causes Celebrated too soon-no XP boot

Seeing that Windows fail to boot can be stressful but there are several ways on how to fix boot errors. Most cases of boot errors will instigate Windows to automatically run a repair setup. It will scan problems and try to fix it up. Another way is to boot from the Recovery Partition or the Windows Installation Media. Your computer has a special recovery partition that enables you to boot in the Windows Recovery Environment. There is no need for a physical disc.

However, some computers do not have a recovery partition hence the need to use a physical disc containing the Windows installer. If the two options fail to work, you can drop to the Command Prompt at the Advanced Options page to fix the problem.


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The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master.

I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd.

I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?

Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in sel

Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom. Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot devic

First...system manufacturer and model?
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
I would also enable all boot options in the BIOS...and try to boot from an option other than the hard drive, if you have a bootable XP CD, bootable USB, etc.  Save all changes made by hitting F10.
If the system can boot from an alternate option but not from the's probably a hard drive situation.
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.

Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Hey guys,
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
I restarted and got this message:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
But low and behold, I still got the message.

Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot dev

So i putted the defect one out.Now I use 1 harddisk of 600gb. Only one is needed. I've deleted your other post.

Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

Ubuntu still works totally fine though. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause.

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

Windows failed to start. I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the 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.

Please Help!! So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

Laptop goes into the BIOS/UEFI every boot. Unable to boot normally, go in safe mode or boot from another drive. Help!

Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot

pre installed ? Age of system (hardware) ~2 years ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? ~ 2 years ? CPU ? Video Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM ? MotherBoard ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - not that relevant ? System Manufacturer Asus ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G73Jw

I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it is ready in the morning. I will post the
? OS - Windows 7? x64 ? What was original installed OS on system? It used to only do it about once every week, but now it's up to almost every day. It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's 3:50 am...

So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.
Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload.

So basically, my computer has been doing this for awhile:

I will be running my computer, and it will randomly say

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
or something similar to that.

Help: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot.

recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?

Boot problem! stops boot, at "ACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC"

Boot problem, Lenovo T60 (type 2007-CTO) !!!After installation of a SSD HDDComputer hangs during boot, atACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC Please advice:BIOS version 2.26Tested BIOS configuration with SATA: AHCI and Compatibility. with no difference. Blacklap

[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot

Error code is 0x0000007B? I put it in, boot off CD and all is well. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots. Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

When i choose begin install, it immediately gives me a BSoD, same with if I choose repair console.

The BSoD error coding I get when pressing Begin install and recovery console is:

Stop: 0x00000024 (0x001902Fe, 0xF79026DC, 0xF79023D8, 0xF70C2F81)

****NTFS.sys - Address F70C2F81 base at F7073000, Datestamp 41107eea

I really am dumbfounded as to what I can do since it won't even let me reformat.... meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Now I'm thinking a memory issue?

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up. Any ideas? I believe. i have no idea what to do.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. Update:

Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

This is ridiculous. AHHHHHH!!!!! This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads com...

Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
1. please tell me which make/brand should I go for?
4. What does this error mean:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
2. If yes, which Western Digital hard drive should I go for?

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
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1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
4.  In the image below you will see Dis...

Y50-70 restore Windows boot location? BIOS boot? Ubuntu dual boot.

The reason for my suspicion is the following. When trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, Ubuntu cannot see the Windows OS. I have tried shrinking the Windows partition using the windows partition utility. I have also changed the unallocated space from shrinking to ext4 using GParted. Do I need to change the Windows boot location or change the BIOS boot type to get Ubuntu to see it should install alonside Windows?

I managed to mess up my Windows 8.1 factory install almost as soon as I unboxed my Y50-70 with a couple of boneheaded moves. I was able to restore Windows from a downloaded USB image from Microsoft and the BIOS Windows key on the laptop. So far so good. The boot is on /dev/dsa1 as fat32. I have a suspicion that the system when installed was in a different location from the factory.

Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. How should I proceed? I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup.

Dell PC checkup finds no issues. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.
Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data.

Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure:

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure.

Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Both work just fine. However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions.

T460: Can't boot from USB-attached drive despite Secure Boot off and Legacy Boot on

I don't really know what to try now. Yet I can't figure out how to do that. I bought a SATA-to-USB3 Adapter to connect my SSD and HDD from my old computer and boot from them (I want to use the Linux on it). Reimaging like most other threads here suggest doesn't help in that case because it's not a simple installation medium. What I tried aswell: Attaching the Adapter via a USB2-hub to check if there might be an issue with USB3 support. When plugged into my friends X230, both drives boot up perfectly fine and he can use them just fine. Any kind of help is highly appreciated.Kind regards,Iriya EDIT: Here the BIOS Options which I think are somewhat useful:Config TabUSB UEFI BIOS Support - Enabled (Tried turning it off, didn't helpSecurity TabSecure Boot: DisabledPlatform Mode: User ModeSecure Boot Mode: Standard ModeStartup TabUEFI/Legacy Boot: BothUEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy FirstBoot Mode: QuickRestart TabOS Optimized Defaults: Disabled

Secure Boot is off, Legacy Boot is on and yet - everytime I choose the drive in the boot menu, the screen goes black, there is a short drive access, and then I'm back at the boot device menu.

Windows Doesn't boot without boot disk. Changes the boot order no luck

Did a re install with boot disk, not when the computers boots, its asking for the boot disk. I tried changing the startup order in the Bios having the HDD with windows installed on it as the First, but it still will not load without the boot disk.

Dell Latitude E6520 won't boot.....PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.

New to this forum, sadly my laptop won't boot....I'm hoping I can get some insight here. I get the black screen with the following messages:
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. I removed and reinstalled the hard drive twice, no change. I made sure the HDD is first to boot order in change.

I searched and searched the internet and tried various things but no change. Press any key to reboot the machine."

I can get into BIOS and run diagnostics followed by the prompt: "Success, all tests pass.".....but system won't boot. see pix:

Press F12 at powerup - boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test on the hard drive - this will take a couple of hours (not just the 10 min or so the quick test did).  It'll likely show a bad drive.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it. No boot device found. Thank you in advance.

Can't boot my Tablet. Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

No success. I'm aware is something damaged, even the "internal" EFI shell can't boot! gramenauer,

Welcome to Ten Forums! My tablet's model is Linx 1010 (Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33Ghz, 2GB RAM) with Microsoft Windows 10 32 bits pre-installed on it.

I'm really desperate ... Would be very grateful. Assuming the Linx tablet does not support 32-bit legacy BIOS mode, and that the Windows version you are trying to install matches the tablet's architecture (64-bit or 32-bit). Exactly the same messages from 1)

4) Pushed Power button and Vol+ simultaneosly, for 10-15 seconds
UEFI shows up (without the errors on 1), but anything changed.

As far as I know, to repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 10 normally you need to get the tablet to boot from the USB recovery media and get to the Advanced Options screen to open the command prompt. But suddenly, last week I tried to boot the tablet as usual, and I faced with this error on it:

Windows Boot Manager boot failed. I have been using it for more than two years. Well, as you see I'm quite frustrated with this issue.

Same messages reported on 1)

6) Disable Secure Boot
On UEFI menu, selecting "Secure Boot Option", disabling Secure Boot didn't change anything. No success. No success. Upon pressing OK a new message appears:

Upon pressing OK another message appears:

And finally, upon pressing OK, my tablet's UEFI shows up:

Ok, this is all what I have tried:

1) I have made a USB stick wit...

Boot Priority & Boot Device Control for New SSD as boot drive

Save changes and Exit. Also, in the Compatibility Support Module of my BIOS, should I have Boot Device Control set to "UEFI and Legacy OpROM" or to "UEFI only" or will it make any difference? If you don't rely on it you can turn off Hibernate in Power Options, though it is perfected in Win7. After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc.

Here are customized install steps for you:

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Check for a BIOS update. These are trade-offs that must be decided with a small SSD. The steps are the same for retail. First, here's my system Info:

ASUS P8Z77-V/Pro/Thunderbolt with i7 3770 (non-K) and 2x4GB Trident X Series 2400 RAM
60GB Intel 520 SSD


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