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Windows 7: Mini-PC not starting ?

20 Sep 2010   #1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 
Mini-PC not starting ?

hi !

i´m trying to repair a friends netbook (Mini-PC), running Windows 7-Ultimate.
it doesn´t start normally, because of a driver-installation that has messed up the system.

chkdsk reports an "error on C: because of driver installation" ,"try system restore".
the only alternative that works is "Safe mode with network".
"system restore" refuses to start, reports "disk error on C:", "repair that first...".

i´ve tried "sfc/scannow" but it doesn´t start, i get an errormessage: "system restore waiting, restore computer first,
then run scannow again".
looks like a "loop", with errormessages....

eventlog isn´t running, so i can´t check for the "bad" driver.
i have uninstalled a "suspect" installation (spotify), but it didn´t change anything.
just finally managed to run system restore, i tried the 2 existing points, but none of them are any good.

any ideas before i reinstall Windows 7 ?


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20 Sep 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

i´m trying to repair a friends netbook (Mini-PC), running Windows 7-Ultimate.

it doesn´t start normally, because of a driver-installation that has messed up the system.

chkdsk reports an "error on C: because of driver installation" ,"try system restore".
the only alternative that works is "Safe mode with network".
"system restore" refuses to start, reports "disk error on C:", "repair that first...".

i´ve tried "sfc/scannow" but it doesn´t start, i get an errormessage: "system restore waiting, restore computer first, then run scannow again".
looks like a "loop", with errormessages....

eventlog isn´t running, so i can´t check for the "bad" driver.
i have uninstalled a "suspect" installation (spotify), but it didn´t change anything.
just finally managed to run system restore, i tried the 2 existing points,
but none of them are any good.

any ideas before i reinstall Windows 7 ?

Boot in safe mode (F8) and see if there is a dmp file as listed below


If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the "Crashes and Debugging" section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

If there isnt go into device manager and see if they are any unknown drivers.

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If y our driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.


Let us know if you need assistance

Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #3

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

the Minidump-folder is empty, and no yellow triangles in device-manager.

the BIG problem in this case is that several system-functions like the eventlog seems to have been turned off,
i´ve checked "Services", and it looks a bit weird.

i suspect the only thing to do is reinstall Windows 7, because even if i manage to make it start normally, this is a "weird / screw*ed" system....
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20 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

I know this may not help but don't netbooks come with Windows 7 Starter? I may be wrong but Windows 7 Ultimate?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have you tried to use f8 to select last known good configuration to start windows?
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20 Sep 2010   #6

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
I know this may not help but don't netbooks come with Windows 7 Starter? I may be wrong but Windows 7 Ultimate?
maybe, anyway THIS pc is running Windows 7-Ultimate.

if fx. i buy a Mini-PC, then i don care what O/S it comes with, i´ll install whatever i want on it....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #7

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Have you tried to use f8 to select last known good configuration to start windows?
yes, i´ve already tried everything in "F8"...
and system restore, chkdsk & sfc/scannow...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #8

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

running a virusscan now, so far the scan has found a few tracking cookies & 1 (unconfirmed) worm...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Have you tried to use f8 to select last known good configuration to start windows?
yes, i´ve already tried everything in "F8"...
and system restore, chkdsk & sfc/scannow...
Repair install, else re-install. If your system services look weird they probably are and the fastest way to get whole is a clean install if you can back up the data.

Let us know if we can help


Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
I know this may not help but don't netbooks come with Windows 7 Starter? I may be wrong but Windows 7 Ultimate?
maybe, anyway THIS pc is running Windows 7-Ultimate.

if fx. i buy a Mini-PC, then i don care what O/S it comes with, i´ll install whatever i want on it....
Am only saying, an not telling you what to.
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