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Windows 7: Will not boot from HD or CD/DVD

10 Jul 2010   #1
AlaskAloha

Windiws 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, English
 
 
Will not boot from HD or CD/DVD

I experienced a power falure in the midst of an optimization. Now the system will not boot from HD, System Repair Disk, or OS Installation Disk. Where do I go from here?

Dell Studio XPS 9000, i7, Windows 7 Home Premium, 12GB RAM


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10 Jul 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do even get a Bios boot screen ? Or did the computer get zapped by a major power surge ?
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10 Jul 2010   #3
AlaskAloha

Windiws 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, English
 
 

I get the boot screen and can progress to the windows startup screen where it hangs... That is with the OS reinstallation DVD. The system repair disk does not get beyond downloading software; the step immediately prior to the startup screen.
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10 Jul 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
Check your HD.
1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup (for command prompt)
Open an command prompt.
In the command prompt, type chkdsk C: /x/r/v and press Enter.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...sk-chkdsk.html


Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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10 Jul 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlaskAloha View Post
I experienced a power falure in the midst of an optimization. Now the system will not boot from HD, System Repair Disk, or OS Installation Disk. Where do I go from here?

Dell Studio XPS 9000, i7, Windows 7 Home Premium, 12GB RAM



Hello AlaskAloha, welcome to Seven Forums!



What might this have been?
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10 Jul 2010   #6
AlaskAloha

Windiws 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, English
 
 

Testing is ongoing...
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10 Jul 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you read this helpful thread yet ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
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11 Jul 2010   #8
AlaskAloha

Windiws 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, English
 
 

All, Thanks for the assistance. Testing is still ongoing with the following results so far:

ERROR CODE 4400:11A
Msg: SCSI_0-000_DISK_GENERIC-_COMPACT_FLASH - Target not ready

SCSI 1-000 DISK WD 10 EAVS EXTERNAL
Locks test up at 3%

I don't have the expertise to assess the impact of these results at this time.
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11 Jul 2010   #9
AlaskAloha

Windiws 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, English
 
 

Another Error Detected after isolating the box.

Error Code 0F00:133C.
Msg: DISK - No suitable disk media is present
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11 Jul 2010   #10
AlaskAloha

Windiws 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, English
 
 

After Talking to Dell about the error codes and isolating the box, I was able to get the computer to boot from the repair disk. All is up and functioning. I greatly appreciate the advice and assistance from members. Thank you for your support!
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