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Windows 7: Windows won't boot, hope you guys can help.


27 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 and XP pro
 
 
Windows won't boot, hope you guys can help.

Daughter was on her usual morning video skype with her boyfriends in the middle east, when according to her, it said something about a problem with internet explorer "she thinks", then it did a forced shut down.
Since then it shuts down and reboots every time it gets to the part just past the splash screen, where the mouse shows up.
Doesnít say shutting down or anything, just the thump of the subwoofer having itís signal removed and the monitors note that the computers off and itís going to sleep. Then it boots again.
FYI: Windows 7 /Pentium 4 3.0/1 g ram/with 2 1T drives, one with the current setup, and the other with the original XP system that I migrated from in December.
Iíve tried the auto repair options by booting from the Windows 7 disk. Iíve run several virus and the diagnostics from WD for the drive, but found nothing. Even tried abootsect /nt60 from the disk.
Iíve tried booting into safe mode in just about any configuration with the same shut down as a regular start up. Since I canít start the system, Windows 7 wonít let me reload the OS. Really donít want to use the custom option as I really donít want to nuke everything if I donít have to. Especially because, if I donít find the problem, I canít be sure what happened, or that it wonít occur again. I donít believe itís a hardware issue, because I never wiped the old XP system and left it as a second drive in the system.
If I boot from that drive, everything loads and runs fine.
Looking from XP, I seem to have full access to the other drive with no issues as afar as I can tell with the drive (who knows though).
Iím finding itís much harder to diagnose an issue when you canít even boot the system.
Really wish I had made an emergency boot disk for this system.
Thank,
Kevin R


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27 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello KevinR225, welcome to Seven Forums!


The first option is at the link below, just select a restore point before the issues started; and if that doesn't help have a look at the second tutorial.

System Restore

Startup Repair
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27 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 and XP pro
 
 

unfortunately there are no listed restore points.
Also, the start up repair just come back and says it can't automatically repair the problem, but just list it as unknown problem.
Don't know if the what's corrupted, but since the drive is divided into a c: and d: with data on d, I'm wondering if I can reload windows using custom install to the C: drive without messing with the D: partition.
Then just re-link everything.
Really hate to end this not knowing what went wrong, as then I can't take steps to avaoid it happening again.
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27 Feb 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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27 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 and XP pro
 
 

Is there a way of doing that booting from the windows CD?
Since I can't boot into windows off the harddrive, I can't access it from inside windows.
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27 Feb 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

This link is from our Vista Forums but it's the same in Windows 7, have a look at the tutorial at the link below; you can run the SFC command from safe mode.

Safe Mode - Vista Forums
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27 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 and XP pro
 
 

It won't boot in any of the safe modes, it reboots just past the splash screen.
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