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Windows 7: Win7 nor Win7 repair disc will not boot, keep getting 'startup repair'

03 Feb 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Reset your CMOS and BIOS hardware/software connections.
  1. Go into your BIOS and load default settings to clear the CMOS memory.
  2. Save Settings and exit the BIOS.
  3. Shut down and turn off the computer.
  4. Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
  5. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
  6. (If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall.
  7. Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware, and post back your results.
See if you can boot from your CD/DVD after setting the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device again through the BIOS.


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03 Feb 2012   #12
QueenPisces

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

ok, to be clear my computer says to hit F2 for BIOS, at the top it says InsydeH20 Setup Utility, on the 'exit' tab it has 'load setup defaults' but does not give me an option to 'clear the CMOS memory'?
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03 Feb 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QueenPisces View Post
ok, to be clear my computer says to hit F2 for BIOS, at the top it says InsydeH20 Setup Utility, on the 'exit' tab it has 'load setup defaults' but does not give me an option to 'clear the CMOS memory'?
Load setup defaults will clear the CMOS. Further reading: How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
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03 Feb 2012   #14
QueenPisces

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

YOUR A GENIUS!! Okay.. wow.. this allowed me to get futher, to system recovery options, I selected 'US' then says "windows found problems with your computers startup options. Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?' 'repar and restar' or 'no'... (hey.. already too many problems, I want to make sure I AM supposed to hit 'repair and restart'...?
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03 Feb 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, do repair and restart.
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03 Feb 2012   #16
QueenPisces

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

ok, thank you. Now there are several options to choose from, startup repair, system restore, system image recovery, windows memory diagnostic, command prompt, toshiba recovery wizard... which should I select? (i so appreciate your help!)
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03 Feb 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay, you tried startup repair before, right? Try system restore. Choose a date before the problems began. See System Restore OPTION TWO and also the NOTE in step 8. of OPTION ONE when you get there.
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03 Feb 2012   #18
QueenPisces

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I did the System Restore and rcvd a message saying it was successful & to restart... I hit restart and when it comes back up it brings me back to 'system recovery options' and takes me back through the same process I just did? I did that 2x. 3rd time I hit 'cancel' and says 'are you sure you want to exit & restart your computer'. I hit 'yes', it restarts and brings me right back to 'system recovery options' again...?
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03 Feb 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Try startup repair. You may have to run it three times to fix the problems. Further reading: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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03 Feb 2012   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QueenPisces View Post
I did the System Restore and rcvd a message saying it was successful & to restart... I hit restart and when it comes back up it brings me back to 'system recovery options' and takes me back through the same process I just did? I did that 2x. 3rd time I hit 'cancel' and says 'are you sure you want to exit & restart your computer'. I hit 'yes', it restarts and brings me right back to 'system recovery options' again...?
Silly question: do you keep hitting the key to boot from CD?
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