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Windows 7: 7 Wont Boot (nor Safe Mode) Repair Not Working - HELP !!

28 Jun 2016   #1
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 
7 Wont Boot (nor Safe Mode) Repair Not Working - HELP !!

I installed what I thought was an updated driver for a PCIe eSATA card and since then get only the Advanced Repair options, none of which work.

The nearest I get is System Restore which finds the OS and the restore points but fails with this error, reading in part:
The inst. @ 0xfba6ca53 referenced memory at 0x0021cd49. The memory could not be read.
Or words to that effect.
None of the other options work except Command Prompt and I have no idea how to use that in this situation.

I have the only options of
a) Full Win 7 install, overwriting everything or
b) Running a Win 10 disk over it and upgrading in the hope it will preserve my files and settings.
But it may also not boot because that damn driver will still be there.

Help !! I'll monitor this from my 10 drive as best I can.


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28 Jun 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Can you remove the PCIe eSATA card and see if the PC will boot ?
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28 Jun 2016   #3
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I could try that I suppose. Will see if possible in the morning when there's more ambient light and I don't have such a headache.

Thanks for the idea.
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28 Jun 2016   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

OK.
If you have a drive connected, you could try disconnecting the drive and see if it will boot.
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28 Jun 2016   #5
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Oh well couldn't resist. Tried both options, unfortunately no-go. Sigh. If only I could initiate a repair installation I could save my stuff. It's mail I'm mainly worried about . (Vista Windows Mail)
I need a new computer desperately but this one is going to have to do if I can rescue it. I do have access via Windows Explorer from 10 but that doesn't do much good as far as I can tell.
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28 Jun 2016   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

That seems weird to me that removing the card and the PC still won't boot.
I wonder if installing the driver changed something in BIOS.
Can you look in BIOS and see if anything looks wrong ?
Maybe even consider trying a BIOS reset.
I'm just guessing, maybe you could ask in the Drivers subforum and see if anyone knows about this.
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29 Jun 2016   #7
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

There's nothing showing in the BIOS as that card boots after the BIOS. What I need to do is to be able to repair install 7 to preserve my stuff.
I will research that, thanks.
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30 Jun 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is a tutorial on Repair Install by Brink.

Repair Install

The problem is you must be able to boot into a existing Windows 7 on the computer for it to work.
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30 Jun 2016   #9
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

See if you can boot into Safe Mode ( Advanced Boot Options ). If you can boot into safe mode, uninstall the driver from Safe mode and try to boot again.
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30 Jun 2016   #10
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

None of the above worked. Had to format and clean install.. Thanks for the suggestions.
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