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Windows 7: Windows will not start, OS is not able to load drivers.


31 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows will not start, OS is not able to load drivers.

Hello, I have been trying to use the installer dvd to try and repair windows. At the screen where I can select to load drivers, I don't see an option from the place that says "Select an operating system that you want to repair". I hit next, and I go the startup repair from recovery tools. Every time I run the tool, I get a message that says that the tool may have completed successfully, reboot to find out.

When I go to details of the repair I see a message that says Windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys is corrupt, and another message about pciidex.sys.

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01 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Try running an sfc/scannow command at boot.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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01 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the response, I tried running that command and when I ran it I got an error message that said:

"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart windows and run sfc again."

I tried rebooting several times and still got the same error message.
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01 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Try running a startup repair.
Startup Repair
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01 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've tried running a startup repair about 7 times or so, I'm still seeing the issue.
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01 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Oh, sorry. Have you tried a repair install?
Repair Install
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01 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that you must be able to boot into windows to attempt the installation repair.
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01 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Ah, so you can't even get that far. Have you considered clean installing?
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01 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If I do a clean install will my files still remain?
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01 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

No, unfortunately they won't. You also may not be able backup due to your inability to access the Windows desktop.

We might be able to work around that though; do you have another computer?
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