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Windows 7: Windows 7 Not Booting Up

18 Feb 2010   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zerio01 View Post
Can someone please advice how I would go about trying to find the root of the problem step by step?

If I understand you correctly, you now are not able to install any OS? That would seem to be a hardware issue. What brand of hard drive do you have?

Step one: Go to the Hard Dive maker's web site and download their diagnostic utility. Burn it to a cd, boot to the cd and run the diagnostics. If the hard drive checks OK

Step two: Have the utility write zeros to the hard drive (a reset of sorts) then try to install 7 again.


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18 Feb 2010   #12

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Since Windows hung on the last boot attempt, I'm sure that you had to force restart or shutdown, so on the next attempt, you should be given a menu to choose whether to boot normally or launch the Startup Repair Utility. If yo aren't able to input a choice via the keyboard, it will start automatically, after ~30 seconds. When starting the utility, you may be given a choice of whether to do a System Restore. I'm not certain if that is a good idea or not, so if you are unsure, toss a coin.

With the System Restore, it will probably finish fairly quickly and want to reboot. If that doesn't solve the problem, return to the utility and bypass the System Restore. This will probably take longer to complete. It may announce that it has fixed some problem, but if not, click the details button and see what the log says. Try rebooting again, even if no fix was found, it may have done something even though it said that it didn't.

If it still hangs, return to the utility and run it again, and if it still says that it didn't find the problem, click the advanced options, which presents a list of tools that can be used. Try running the System Restore to a date prior to the last date in the list. Then try rebooting again. If still no joy, back to the utility to try one of the other advanced options, which is hard to say, I haven't had to go that far before.
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18 Feb 2010   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

A blinking dash in the upper left corner points to an unbootable drive. Take any new drive without an OS and set that as the default boot device to see the same. Another thing is not leaving the optical drive set as the first in the boot order.
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