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Windows 7: Strange..Pc won't boot past windows log

20 Jan 2012   #11
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
my bad, you are right it has to be done inside windows. Then I am not sure how much further help I can be

Can you restore your computer: System Restore?
Nop, i did not have Sstem Restore active.
So in order for me to troubleshoot, would you please clarify me these doubts:

In this case, Isn't recovering from an image the same as reinstalling Windows??

How come everything just restarts My PC? anything to do with memory perhaps??


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20 Jan 2012   #12
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No, using an image is just using an image. It removes whatever you had before and replaces it with the image you created. A complete reinstall is the process of removing the previous windows version and installing a brand new one, without any programs or anything at all. Clean.

You can try and test your memory with the memory diagnostics tool, but I would think it had something to do with software, or whatever wen't on before it wouldn't start. I can't really tell you what it was, as you were the one to use your computer and would have a better idea than I would.
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20 Jan 2012   #13
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
No, using an image is just using an image. It removes whatever you had before and replaces it with the image you created. A complete reinstall is the process of removing the previous windows version and installing a brand new one, without any programs or anything at all. Clean.

You can try and test your memory with the memory diagnostics tool, but I would think it had something to do with software, or whatever wen't on before it wouldn't start. I can't really tell you what it was, as you were the one to use your computer and would have a better idea than I would.
Thanks DustSailor

Anyone else out there!!??
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20 Jan 2012   #14
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

oh Dustsailor, Remember that when I use the Disk it reboots when trying to load system files, and again, and again... infinitely

So I cannot even Reinstall Windowsssss!
damnit
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20 Jan 2012   #15
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Look online for ways to reset the BIOS. After you do that, if it reboots when loading files off of the CD, then perhaps the HDD is going bad? You would have to test this out by somehow getting another HDD. I know for me, when my CPU went bad, it wouldn't install windows properly. So don't rule out hardware trouble, but you may have to experiment with that.

Get your hands on some hardware for testing purposes or take it in to a geek squad or such computer store to test it themselves and let them know what you've tried.
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20 Jan 2012   #16
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Look online for ways to reset the BIOS. After you do that, if it reboots when loading files off of the CD, then perhaps the HDD is going bad? You would have to test this out by somehow getting another HDD. I know for me, when my CPU went bad, it wouldn't install windows properly. So don't rule out hardware trouble, but you may have to experiment with that.

Get your hands on some hardware for testing purposes or take it in to a geek squad or such computer store to test it themselves and let them know what you've tried.
Yes, I resetted the BIOS... and right now I mounted the System Hard Drive on a Esata to usb docking station and it seems to be workking fine, I have full access to the hdd..., any more hints?
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20 Jan 2012   #17
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If you are interested in reinstalling, you might hook it up to another Sata port on your motherboard and see if you can take another crack at it. Otherwise, I think I've run out of ideas.

What do you mean full access to the HDD?
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21 Jan 2012   #18
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
If you are interested in reinstalling, you might hook it up to another Sata port on your motherboard and see if you can take another crack at it. Otherwise, I think I've run out of ideas.

What do you mean full access to the HDD?
DustSailor, thanks for joining me...I said full acces in the sense that I can navigate through the folders inside my laptop...

GOOD NEWS.
This case has been solved...
As i told you I disconnected the HDD to put it in the Usb dock station, I had to uninstall 2 sticks of memory to do that and also disconnected the DVD drive.

I went and installed the HDD again but this time decided to turn on the computer without the 2 sticks (with just 1x2gb stick) and Voila, computer booted succesfully.

Then I reseated the same 2 ram sticks again and computer still booted succesfully. ummm

From my point of view there were 4 possible causes for this problem:

1-Memory was bad seated
2-Hdd was bad seated
3-One memory stick is dying and the same or different problem is going to happen again in the near future.
4-Hdd is dying and the same or different problem is going to happpen again in the near future.

If it's the memory then that is possibly related to some random freezes I have every once in a while.

I don.t know.
now some questions:
Should I leave my computer overnight with memory test runnning?

Should i use windows Memory Diagnostic Tool or MemTest to check my Ram stability?

What general utility would you recommend to test all my HDD (WesterDigital, Hitachy, )?

That's it Thanks a lot
goodbye
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21 Jan 2012   #19
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Interesting. I'll have to take note of this and for future help recommend reseating hardware. But Memtest is the better memory tester so you might use it instead, but both are fine, it isn't a bad idea to test them. But it may be a while because i think you have to test each RAM stick individually with Memtest for best results. I'm not sure what the best tool to check your HDD is, you might Bing it (doesn't have the same ring as google, does it? Google it).

Glad its working now though, that was quite interesting. Gunna have to remember this one
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