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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't start and f8 boot options do nothing

02 Aug 2012   #1
Ccbsball90

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Windows 7 won't start and f8 boot options do nothing

Restarting pc gives me an error report saying "windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" this screen appears no matter what I do. 2 options also occur on this screen, 1st being restart windows which returns to the same screen again and 2nd which is to launch startup repair which freezes on a loading screen(I've left it for ~12 hours lol). Tapping f8 opens advanced boot options but safe mode and repair you computer do nothing..as in no options or change in screens after I click..(I can't get to factory restore image)...can anyone help? I can provide more info if needed. tldr; halp


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02 Aug 2012   #2
SIW2

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Sounds like you need to replace the registry hives.

Have you got some kind of boot media?
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02 Aug 2012   #3
Ccbsball90

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None...boot media is OS CDs And stuff like that? I have nothing though..
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03 Aug 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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"windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause"
=> There is more info when that error is on screen. Please give that info
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03 Aug 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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"safe mode" really displays nothing, so nothing at all? Does it freeze or can you select another option then?
startup repair which freezes on a loading screen. Please explain EXACTLY what happens if you select "repair your computer".
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03 Aug 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

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"startup repair" and "repair your computer" are actually the same! But you say on freezes and one does NOTHING. Impossible I think. Please explain
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03 Aug 2012   #7
Ccbsball90

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Safe mode begins to load 3 files..system 32/config/system and 2 others .exe and .dll...the screen says please wait but nothing ever happens...If I hit repair your computer I get a white loading bar saying windows is loading files but the screen freezes..
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03 Aug 2012   #8
Ccbsball90

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

I can access by BIOS aswell but dunno if that matters
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03 Aug 2012   #9
Matt H

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm experiencing almost the exact same thing.
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05 Aug 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

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Do a startup repair Startup Repair
Does it find any errors? Are they repaired? Click on "view diagnostic results" (or something like that). Status 0x0 means no problem.
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