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Windows 7: Win 7 - Not booting up - Letter J Displayed

06 May 2012   #11
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I second the tutorial seavixen32 linked to. That has helped many people already. Thank you for posting that, Andrew.


Also, Greg responded in the other thread in Post #17. I would recommend taking a look at his suggestions there, as well. Please respond in this thread to his suggestions, and I'll make sure he is aware of the steps taken.

Thanks.

-Mike


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07 May 2012   #12
nitinpai81

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

The issue has been resolved. This is the sequence of steps that I had followed-

1. Created a bootable USB following the steps outlined at
Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) www.hiren.info

2. Copied all the applications from Hiren's CD onto the USB
Hiren's BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info

3. Booted the troubled system into Mini XP using the bootable USB

4. Used Partition Wizard (bundled into Hiren's CD) to recover the partitions

5. Ran Win 7 installation DVD's Startup Repair twice to restore/fix the boot sector

The system is now back to normalacy with all the data intact.

Thanks sibbil, writhziden, seavixen32, greg and all others who have contributed to this forum for your help!
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07 May 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Excellent troubleshooting! Glad it is working again.
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17 Jun 2012   #14
ManjunathNayak

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks a lot Nitin, I was also facing the same issue. Your post helped me a lot.

Thanks,
Manjunath Nayak
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12 Jul 2012   #15
anuraag

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

thnx brotha...
vry useful & easily xplained by you...
u saved my 500 bucks local cmptr guy charges
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17 Nov 2012   #16
mohanlink

Windows 7
 
 

thanks dude, u save my harddisk partition, I faced same problem before, I made Novicorp WintoFlash to make bootable USB Drive. Suddenly after do restart, the letter J was appear. But now, my hardisk is come back from 1 merged partition to 6 partition again with Hiren's 15.2



and I can't believe, so miraculously, all back to normal and intact!!
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11 Jan 2013   #17
shubham maurya

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitinpai81 View Post
The issue has been resolved. This is the sequence of steps that I had followed-

1. Created a bootable USB following the steps outlined at
Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) www.hiren.info

2. Copied all the applications from Hiren's CD onto the USB
Hiren's BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info

3. Booted the troubled system into Mini XP using the bootable USB

4. Used Partition Wizard (bundled into Hiren's CD) to recover the partitions

5. Ran Win 7 installation DVD's Startup Repair twice to restore/fix the boot sector

The system is now back to normalacy with all the data intact.

Thanks sibbil, writhziden, seavixen32, greg and all others who have contributed to this forum for your help!
AS you have written the solution i have downloaded the software hiren 15.2 but i dont what to do further.. please explain the steps or anyone else who has tried it please explain the steps.I am in a great worry because of my data in other partion please help fast..
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11 Apr 2013   #18
Soulkid

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

Could you please explain step 3 "mini xp" and step 5 running the startup Repair, can I use any Win 7 Installation DVD even if its not the same as my installed OS which is Win 7 Ultimate 32bit.
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12 Apr 2013   #19
ManjunathNayak

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hi Shubham Maurya,
From your post I am assuming you are not able to figure out what to do
after downloading the Hirens software (an ISO file).
Hirens Part--
01] If you have CD/DVD writer, burn/write that ISO file on a CD/DVD.
02] Boot your system with CD/DVD and select "mini XP" from the menu.
03] Once you get "mini XP" screen, you may find a command window icon on the screen
or check it in the menu.
04] Run the command promt and go to "~\Programs\" folder and run "PartitionWizard.cmd"
to start "PartitionWizard" program.
05] In "PartitionWizard" program, on the left column you will find "operation" column;
under that you get "Partition Recovery" operation.
06] Use that to get your partitions back.

Windows 7 DVD part-
Once above steps are completed follow these
01] Restart your system with "Windows 7" DVD.
02] "Windows 7" will let you repair the existing OS.
03] You should be able log into your "windows 7" with all data intact.
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19 Jun 2016   #20
Rosebiddy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yesterday this same problem occurred on my PC of "Windows 7 does not boot up, and the screen only displays letter J."

I only have a Mac to read and follow the repair directions posted earlier. Can I make a "Hiren's bootable USB" on my Mac? If yes, can anyone help with directions to do so? I've already made the BootCD with all the files to copy, but it looks like the USB needs special formatting to be made bootable.

If you can help, please make the instructions rather basic, as I am your grandmother's age and don't know all the acronyms and shortcuts. Thank you!

As an alternative, can't I just boot from the CD? Do I need to hold down a key while doing so, so that it boots from it?
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