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Windows 7: Cannot boot to windows 7

02 Sep 2011   #1
DHallinan

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot boot to windows 7

I bought a new HP Pavilion Laptop G series days ago its running windows 7 and today it wont start up. on start up it displays the HP logo and gives the option to go the 'start up menu' then moves to a black screen with a flashing cursor.

I've entered the start up menu and tried every option in the system recovery section to get it to start to windows normally. This includes a system restore, System Recovery and Minimized image recovery.

I haven't yet made the recovery disks from the partition drive, so i don't have the option to boot from them.

I tried to start in safe mode but F8 does nothing, it just beeps at me. I've tried F8 safe mode a few times and it's not working.

I had an old system recovery disk so I booted from disk and loaded that. I tried the start up repair but it didn't work

I ran cmd and tried chkdsk /f command and also fixmbr or fix boot or maybe both I can't remember now.

below is some info I got from the recovery disk that didn't work

Problem Signature
Problem event name: startupRepairV2
problem signature 01: ExternalMedia
problem signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.0.0.0.0
problem signature 03: 0
problem signature 04: 65536
problem signature 05: unknown
problem signature 06: unknown
problem signature 07: unknown
problem signature 08: unknown
problem signature 09: unknown
problem signature 10: unknown
Os Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.2.0.256.1
Local ID: 1033


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02 Sep 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Tap F11 repeatedly at boot, that should launch the factory recovery.
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02 Sep 2011   #3
DHallinan

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Tap F11 repeatedly at boot, that should launch the factory recovery.
Yep I tried that, as i mentioned i tried the system restore, System Recovery and Minimized image recovery from the F11 option but nothing worked.
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02 Sep 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thats strange. Have you changed/deleted any partitions? Do you actually have a recovery partition? Did this computer come with win7 installed or has it been upgraded/clean installed?
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02 Sep 2011   #5
DHallinan

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Thats strange. Have you changed/deleted any partitions? Do you actually have a recovery partition? Did this computer come with win7 installed or has it been upgraded/clean installed?
Havent touched the partitions. yes it has D Drive which is the recovery. it came with win7 installed...its not even a week old
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02 Sep 2011   #6
DHallinan

Windows 7
 
 

is there anyway i can boot the recovery partition from cmd? or copy it to an external hardrive and boot from there?
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02 Sep 2011   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can try using diskpart from cmd to set the recovery partition active, then reboot so recovery launches. If you're not familiar with diskpart commands, see this walkthrough (scroll down).

How to set active partition in Vista and XP

Select the correct disk and partition! and dont rush.
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02 Sep 2011   #8
DHallinan

Windows 7
 
 

ok, I went through that guide as instructed, just restarted the laptop and now its froze on the HP screen...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2011   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Call HP and order win7 recovery disks fro your model. They charge a nominal price.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2011   #10
DHallinan

Windows 7
 
 

just noticed that both the partitions are set to primary, could this be an issue?
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