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Windows 7: BSOD. Blinking Cursor w/out continued boot-up. F8/F9 won't respond

08 Jan 2012   #1
Handgrenade3

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
BSOD. Blinking Cursor w/out continued boot-up. F8/F9 won't respond

I use an Asus Bamboo U43 series running Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I was using it as usual and what I thought was a normal update occurred. When computer went into a typical update restart, upon reboot a black screen with a blinking cursor appeared (normal for start-up I know) but then the cursor dropped down a few lines as a cursor would do if you hit enter a few times, and that is it. The computer will not continue to the windows start-up screen. Pressing F8 or F9 during reboot does not respond. I can us ESC or F2 options and that is it. Any idea on a solution to the issue would be Highly appreciated! Also I have no recovery disc.


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08 Jan 2012   #2
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diags ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:
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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks
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08 Jan 2012   #3
Handgrenade3

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. I am now running the Seagate Seatools HD diagnostics. Test seems like it will take a bit and I will post results. I am not too tech savvy when it comes to computers. I appreciate the links and help.
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08 Jan 2012   #4
Handgrenade3

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Is it possible to create a boot-able windows 7 recovery disc from downloaded ISO files, but disc created on a Windows Vista computer?
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08 Jan 2012   #5
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Do you mean you want to burn an ISO of Windows 7 recovery disks and want to do it on a Vista system?
Any CD/DVD program that's capable of burning ISO's will do it on a Vista system.

Good luck!
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08 Jan 2012   #6
Handgrenade3

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I guess, I was reading a post about creating a universal system repair disc, but then read that you need a valid license key, which I can't get to without being able to boot my system.
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08 Jan 2012   #7
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

There should be a license key on the bottom of the system - all OEM's are required to put that label on their systems.

A system repair disk doesn't require a license key, but a reinstallation disk does.
What exactly are you trying to do?
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08 Jan 2012   #8
Handgrenade3

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This link Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create was stating that I could try to create a universal windows 7 system repair disc. I am running the Seagate HD diagnostic right now. I was just trying to research some options that I could take to try and get my computer working again if this test does not really tell me anything.
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08 Jan 2012   #9
Handgrenade3

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, well long and short HD test passed. So I am assuming that the hard drive is fine. Not really sure what route to take from here, any suggestions?
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08 Jan 2012   #10
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

This is an installation disk, so you will need a product key for that.
Or you can just order a set of recovery disks from Asus: Order Recovery Discs (USA)
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