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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?

~Lordbob
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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

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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.

~Lordbob
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