Windows Failed to Start – Installing from USB

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Published on: February 10, 2016

I just recently helped a friend of mine troubleshoot an issue while trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 into a clean HD. She was using a USB ISO of Win7 Pro that was created using Microsoft’s CD/DVD Install Tool. Mind you, she used this not too long ago successfully. However, for this install, it kept giving her the following error:

Windows Boot Manager

Windows Failed to Start..

File:  \Boot\BCD

Status:  0xc0000098

Aside from re-doing another USB Install Image, you can try the following:

  1. On a working computer browse the content of the USB drive
  2. Go to \Boot
  3. You should see some files including a file named BCD.
  4. Look at the date see if it was modified. Look at the File size. It should be around 256KB.
  5. If the date is modified and the size is different, then that is your issue.
  6. Good news is, if it was modified there should have been a backup made of it in the same folder. Look for a file name that has “Backup” on it
  7. Rename the current BCD like BCD.old or delete it completely.
  8. Rename the backup file to BCD. Make sure you do not put any file extension.
  9. Now try to boot with it. Should now boot up properly to enable you to do your install.


Apple Must Pay $625 Million From Lawsuit

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Published on: February 4, 2016

Apple just lost a legal battle with VirnetX and must pay the company $625M for infringing on patents with iMessage, FaceTime, and other Apps.  Although personally I do not like “Patent Trolls” like VirnetX, I find this amusing because it happened to Apple.  Their crazy absurd Legal battle with Samsung about their patent for “rounded corners” is a great example of this patent craziness. Well, in this case VirnetX surely took a bite at Apple. I guess you can say what goes around comes around. Read more here.


Windows 95 Through Your Browser

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Published on: February 1, 2016

Remember Windows 95? Can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Microsoft debuted the replacement for Windows 3.1 (and it’s variants). OMG! I remember my Uber 486DX with 4BM of Memory and Soundblaster 16 and my cool 3dfx Voodoo card! Wow, that was quite a gaming machine… in the old days! LOL. Well, some 19 year old just resurrected this 20 year old OS and now you can run it through your browser. How fun! Check it out here!



Mineplex X-Clan Selfie

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Published on: January 31, 2016

While waiting for Mineplex Superpaintball to start, the gang decided to take a selfie. Don’t ask.

FFZERO1 Concept

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Published on: January 5, 2016

Looks like another Tesla competitor. If the actual production car really look like the one on the video and photos, they definitely have me sold. I just wish I would be able to afford one. Check out the video below and read more about it here.


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