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Windows 7: Win7 Failure to boot.

01 May 2011   #1

Win7 Ultimate x32
Win7 Failure to boot.

Hi there.

Just the other day I was using my pc perfectly fine as I would every other day, I turned it off via the shutdown button & the next day I went to turn it on, BIOS booted up fine, drivers..etc.. Then it starts to load a white loading bar at the bottom of a black screen.

The bar fills up, but then just comes to a hault, Not entirely sure why. I tried changing over the cables connected to my HD's and it turns out one of them will boot the BIOS & go to a black screen and the other will boot the BIOS & go to the white loading bar.

What makes it even worse is that I own a ps3.. really bad timing.

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01 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Do you have a Windows DVD in the drive, and what is the order of HDDs in the BIOS?

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01 May 2011   #3

Win7 Ultimate x32

It shows.
IDE Primary Master - None
IDE Primary Slave - None
IDE Secondary Master - ST3160812A
IDE Secondary Slave - ST380215A

No I do not have the Windows disc in, I'll have a look around for it.
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02 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


It is sounding like your PC is trying to boot the Recovery Partition.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
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02 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

You might try changing those to primary master and slave.

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