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Windows 7: Blue Screen on Startup


02 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Blue Screen on Startup

I installed RC1 a couple months ago and it was working great. Today quite randomly my computer froze. I held the power button down and turned it off, but now it won't start up again.
At first the only thing that happened was the computer would turn on but the screen would show nothing. I turned it off again for a couple minutes and tried again. This time it got to the windows starting screen before flashing a blue screen and restarting. I tried doing windows repair, but it gets stuck on loading files, or it goes to a black screen with a red bar at the top.
Safe modes and last good config all get blue screens.
When i do the disable auto restart option it gives me two separate blue screens.
The first one i got said Bad_Pool_Header and the second one says a device driver was trying to corrupt my system.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Jun 2009   #2

 
 

Hi cornisnice, welcome to the forums.

When you restart, unplug any/all USB prepherals and see if that has any effect on your startup then report back.

Also, did you install any new software/hardware before the crash?

Hope this helps




Jeff
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Hi, thanks for the reply,
I haven't installed anything within the last couple days.
Unplugging all the USB devices had no effect on the startup, it still takes me to a blue screen no matter what
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03 Jun 2009   #4

 
 

When you do a repair are you running it direct from the DVD?

I would advise;

Repair Install
or
Startup Repair

Read through the tutorials & hope they help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I'm still waiting for my friend to come back with the DVD, but i'll give that a shot and report back later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

From what you are explaining, if the repair or reinstall does not solve the issue, you could have some sectors in your HD going out. I would also reseat your RAM dimms.

Jv
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I got the DVD and did a system restore. that seemed to fix the problem for now. thanks for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #8

 
 

You're welcome, & hope you stay around on the forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Awesome. Just a suggestion, I would set the automatic updates for review before install. Goodluck.

Jv
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Well unfortunately just minutes after i logged myself in, my computer froze yet again. I powered down and turned the computer back on and once again the blue screens returned. This time however, the when i booted from disk it kept getting stuck at loading files, or stuck at the starting windows screen after the loading files screen.
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