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Windows 7: Instant BSOD: Can not boot from HDD: Command Prompt not Helping

02 May 2014   #1
kevonnn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Instant BSOD: Can not boot from HDD: Command Prompt not Helping

Hey everyone,

This is my first post here, but I have found a wealth of info over the past few days from here. Than you for that. However, my problem doesn't end where others say "SOLVED".

The jist of it:
My computer is stuck in a loop. Start windows normally, safe start, neither works. The start gets interrupted by the BSOD and the process starts over. In order for me to get to System Recovery, I have to boot from my USB Flash. I have ran the repair over and over, easily over 20 times, with no result. I would get BSOD from memory issues every second or so repair attempt. I performed the memory test (memtest86) and have found that one of my memory sticks is faulty. Now there is no BSOD from the repair. I am only running on one 4gb 1866 stick now.

So then I started using the command prompt, particularly the chkdsk d:/f and I always get the same result now. I figured that that route was a dead end. I went back to the safe start (from the HDD) to see where it stops loading. I tried renaming as well as deleted the DRIVER is stops at, but with no luck.


I just purchased this to take my files off, but I won't get it till maybe Wednesday or Thursday if I'm lucky.
Newegg.com - New USB 2.0 to IDE SATA S-ATA 2.5 3.5 Hard Drive HD HDD Converter Adapter Cable

Thanks,
Kev


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02 May 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Kevvon one way of getting your data offf is one I use for even dead drives

BOOTABLE UBUNTU

Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Set the BIOS to boot from theoptical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL> select TRYnot INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes verylittle time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > Userand dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy /paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doingthis.

I am not sure if it will but I haverecovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or justplain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.


But first have a look through this
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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02 May 2014   #3
kevonnn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for that. Sadly the only other drive I have is my new SSD 64gb. I should be able to copy them over with a second flash drive. It will take a little *cough* longer since is a 16g.

I'm embarrassed (not at all) to say that I still don't have a cd/dvd drive so I will use the first flash drive for Ubuntu. Or I can get a dirt cheap 4gb for booting U and W7 recovery, and have two 32gb flash drives! Brilliance I say!
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03 May 2014   #4
kevonnn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I finally got my second terrabyte HDD. I am moving my files, no programs, over to it now. My SSD is also in, but I need my computer fixed first.

Now I don't mind getting reckless with the repair. I would rather not re-install W7 as I do not have a key. A friend of mine installed it for me.
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03 May 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Kev mate the very last statement you made has rung an alarm bell. Just where did this copy of the OS come from? I would contact this friend an get it sorted it is likely you may have a pirated copy of Windows that so far has not caused and problems until now.

Now if you have never installed before then I can tell you early on in the process on has to enter an activation code and by rights the sticker that came with the copy of Windows should be stuck on the outside of the case somewhere. If you do not have this sticker then you could run Speccy and click on Operating system and it will give you that code plus any info on that OS see my pic.

You can then reinstall using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you will need to get the right version on the ISO as per the info in Speccy - see pic and make a bootable disk or stick.
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03 May 2014   #6
kevonnn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks ICit. I have to install Ubuntu in order to download wine in order to run Speccy. I did test it out on the laptop though. It's a cool little tool. I am doing all of this now.

When that gets through, I'll move onto to the rest of your post.

As for the windows, it was an authentic disk. I know that for a fact. I have no clue where the key came from. I have a custom built rig.
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03 May 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep well Kev that key will be on the Speccy readout as it is tied to that motherboard.
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03 May 2014   #8
kevonnn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am having issues downloading wine, so I booting back into windows to the recovery screen. I got to the repair screen so much faster than before. There was no loading like before. It was instant. I ran another repair, and will try to restart in safe mode.

EDIT:
Well that went no where.

Ubuntu will not boot on its own even though I installed it. None of the fixes work. I have to keep loading into the trial which i believe is why I can't download Wine. Without Wine (emulator) I can't get Speccy...
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03 May 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well Kev you may have to boot Ubuntu from the bootable disk mate and use TRY. Get off what you need to and this may need another install unfortunately.

If you can get hold of that key / activation code via Speccy just go ahead with that tutorial install. I am running out of ideas here now.

It may be worth a read through this as well
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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04 May 2014   #10
kevonnn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The third Ubuntu install attempt worked. Wine went on smoothly afterwards. However it isn't pulling any info.
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