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Windows 7: Laptop constantly reboots trying to start Windows


05 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise N
 
 
Laptop constantly reboots trying to start Windows

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 with 3Gb of memory (can't remember other specs right now) that is dual booted with Linux Mint 8 (both are x64 versions). Lately, I have been having trouble when I try to boot to Windows. I get the animated logo and then suddenly the laptop reboots. I have to do this several times before I can get the thing to finally boot to Windows. I get no error messages and am at a complete loss as to what is going on. Can anybody give me a clue?

Thanks.


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05 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robins80 View Post
I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 with 3Gb of memory (can't remember other specs right now) that is dual booted with Linux Mint 8 (both are x64 versions). Lately, I have been having trouble when I try to boot to Windows. I get the animated logo and then suddenly the laptop reboots. I have to do this several times before I can get the thing to finally boot to Windows. I get no error messages and am at a complete loss as to what is going on. Can anybody give me a clue?

Thanks.
Hello Robin Welcome to SF !!

I guess the best thing to do is to run Startup Repair. Make sure you run it atleast 4 to 5 times. Follow this link Startup Repair

Hope this helps,
Captain
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05 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If that doesn't work, you may want to check your event log and upload the results here. Check the tutorials section for a link.
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05 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise N
 
 
Interesting

I ran startup recovery off the install disk and even though it said it could not repair it, the thing just managed to boot twice with no problems. We'll see how it goes in the future.
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06 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise N
 
 
Spoke too soon

This morning, I had to boot the thing several times before it came up. I'll look up the event log and post it when I get a chance.
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19 Apr 2010   #6

Win7/Linux
 
 

I have the exact same issue as well. Same laptop and same linux distro.

I had this happen as well when I ran Windows vista and several different Linux dual boot distros.

Sometimes it take 4-7 times of rebooting for Windows to restart. I dont bother with the repair anymore, just takes too long and just rebooting it a few times it eventually kicks into Windows 7.

I was thinking it was something I installed. But try and keep my drivers up todate. The one thing I thought it could be was the drivers for my hauppauge tv tuner(USB).
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19 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise N
 
 

Yeah, I don't know what's going on. It is rather annoying to have to keep booting the damned thing multiple times to get it finally up and running. If I find a solution, I'll post it.
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19 Apr 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

The issue with Linux dual boots is normally GRUB. It needs to be deep cleaned off the HD before 7 install and then added only after Linux is installed as explained here: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker

That said, EasyBCD 2.0 beta now has a Linux bootloader tab on Add/Remove. A guy who was having problems with his Windows 7 dual boot got it to work just a day or so ago as reported in the Install forum.
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19 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise N
 
 

Well, I installed Linux after I installed Windows 7, so I don't think GRUB is to blame. I've never had a problem dual booting until Win 7. I will check out the EasyBCD and see if that helps any.
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19 Apr 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you install grub to the Linux partition ?
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