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Windows 7: Loading boot sector . . . booting . . .

09 Feb 2016   #1
darkrats

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Loading boot sector . . . booting . . .

I've worked on this for most of the day and still I'm puzzled by what has happened and how to fix the problem. For years I have backed up my primary partition by using a popular Boot Disk. I'd pop in the disk and up would come a menu. I'd choose "boot cd" and a version of DOS would load up along with drivers for the keyboard and mouse, the DVD drive and smartdrive. It would go to a prompt, I'd load up a ghosting utility and make or restore my drive. Always worked, every time.
Today, instead of DOS I'd get a bunch of information ending in "Loading boot sector . . . booting . . ." and then it hangs and does nothing. I tried burning a new boot disk, and tried other varieties of boot disks, and they always end with "Loading boot sector" etc. Windows itself seems unaffected and boots up normally when I don't have a boot disk in the drive. I'd appreciate any help on this. The details of the information is as follows:

Loading /HBCD/memdisk . .
Loading /HBCD/boot.gz . . . . . . . . . . ready.
Ramdisk at 0xcecc2000, length 0x000ef7d51009 H. Peter Anvin et al
gzip image: decompressed addr 0xcfc10000, len 0x00168000: ok
Using safe INT 15h access to high memoryT/FAT), EDD off, rw
Old dos memory at 0x8f000 (map says 0x8f000), loading at 0x8e400
1588: 0xffff 15E801: 0x3c00 0xcddd
INT 13 08: Success, count = 1, BPT = f000:a5ce
old: int13 = f0004139 int15 = f000ec6a int1e = f000efc7
new: int13 = 8e40000a int15 = 8e400296 int1e = f000efc7
Loading boot sector . . . booting . . .

And then it hangs.


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