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Windows 7: Win7 remains indefinitely on the startup screen

14 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
Win7 remains indefinitely on the startup screen

Good evening,

Windows 7 remains indefinitely on the startup screen ("Starting Windows ... with the logo") I tried to boot into Safe Mode, same thing

What should I do ????? Please

PS: I have an acer

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14 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

do a repair from Installation DVD
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14 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit

I dont have the DVD !
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14 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


Create a Repair CD, then boot into it to accept any offered Repair. System Repair Disc - Create

If this doesn't fix it, boot back into CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair repeatedly until Windows 7 starts: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If this fails, make sure 100mb System Reserved or Windows 7 partition is marked Active before running Startup Repair x3: Partition - Mark as Active
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14 Nov 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit


Follow Gregs advice.

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14 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit

it's ok now it works !!!! strange problem

and strange Acer, im gonna backup Important data,...
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14 Nov 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP


Many tech enthusiasts find a clean-copy DVD of their OS version and reinstall using the OEM Product Key on the COA sticker on machine. Any installer can also have all versions unlocked using the ei.cfg removal tool. Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

Make your Recovery DIsks or save a Windows 7 backup image of the entire HD first so you have a path back to factory condition. Then wipe the HD of all code: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Clean Install Windows 7

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets.

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall.

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly. CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
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Then save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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25 May 2012   #8

Win 7 x64

I'm having the same trouble, blue screen with the cursor and nothing else showing. Thing is, I loaded my recovery CDs and then it goes back to the blue screen and the cursor and then nothing happens and stays like that, the repair window never appears.
I'm half sure the problem could be fixed wit chkdsk /r but I can't get into the cmd prompt.
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26 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

See if you can get at them this way: Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:
chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:
.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

I realize you may only have one disk show up in Windows explorer, but you may have more than one disk through recovery options. This is because the system creates a hidden boot partition (which will be C: in recovery), you may have a recovery partition for your PC that is hidden (which will be D: in recovery), and you will have your primary Windows partition (which may be E: in recovery). A custom PC will likely have at least C: and D: to scan.

If that does not work, please start your own thread and provide the problem and the steps you have taken thus far to resolve it. You will get more help if you start your own thread rather than causing confusion in an old thread.
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