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


03 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Win7 nor Win7 repair disc will not boot, keep getting 'startup repair'

Please help! I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 that just shut down & now will not boot Windows 7. Just goes to black screen w/blinking cursor then goes to 'startup repair' (which I'm postiive this is a virus of somekind) & will not allow me to do anything. Just repeats itself. I downloaded Windows 7 repair to a CD-R, chgd BIOS settings to CD/DVD to boot first, saved changes, and will NOT pull/boot up from disc. I've tried 2diff repair discs, both do not work. 'F8' does not do anything for me, not able to get to 'safe mode'. Computer is only 2yrs old.

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03 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I believe you misunderstood what Advanced Boot Options is since it is not part of the BIOS. See if you can get to the screen shown in that tutorial.
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03 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

okay... my comp just got back to this screen... it showed me this once before but when I hit enter for highlighted 'windows 7' it just went right back to the 'startup repair' problem screen... then it came up again, I tried 'F8' and still went back to the 'startup repair' problem screen... I now have my comp back at this screen that says 'Windows Boot Manager' has 'choose operating sys...." and "windows 7" is highlighted... halfway down screen shows "to specify an advanced option for this choise, press F8'... Then says 'Tools' Windows Memory DIagnosic'... (thanks for helping!)
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03 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As far as I'm aware you need to insert your boot disc and restart your computer. Tap the F12 key for the boot options and select the DVD-ROM drive.
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03 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Writhziden... thank you for link, I did get to this screen and tried hitting F8 over and over, the second screen would not come up.. just takes me back to the 'startup repair' screen prob...
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03 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I'm still having problems... if anyone knows of something I can do to get this fixed or even my computer wiped clean to its original state? I am now running the 'Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool' to see if that does or tells me anything...
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03 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You can wipe the computer, but you will lose any data. Is this a viable option? If so, turn off the computer, hold down the zero key, turn on the computer while still holding down the zero key, and continue holding the zero key down until the factory recovery starts.
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03 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I would like to save what I have on my computer... but I can't get anything to work... so if the only way to get it back working is to wipe it clean, I will... Will I still have the programs on my computer? Windows, Mircosoft, etc...?
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03 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The method I mentioned restores it to the factory system image. It will be as it was when you first bought it and you will lose any programs and files added since you bought it. You could try downloading and burning PartedMagic and using the steps in Backup Files Using PartedMagic to backup your computer. You may be able to boot PartedMagic even though you cannot boot a Windows DVD, but I can't promise anything if it is the drive that has failed and not just some problem with booting from your DVD.
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03 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

okay, I turned off comp, pressed & held down 0 key (&turned comp on) for a long while, even beeped repeatedly... did nothing, finally let go of 0 key, have black screen but now cursor isn't blinking..?
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