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Windows 7: Hard time finding bootloader


29 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 
Hard time finding bootloader

My laptop apparently is having a hard time booting. I start it up, it will display the blinking cursor and stay like that forever, i hard shut it down and the BIOS will search for new hardware (as its suppose to) and then the blinking cursor will appear for around a minute before booting up! this is really annoying and ive already Reset the BIOS to default and Reinstalled windows (deleted all Partitions and made one) any help?

EDIT: The problem only occurs when laptop has been shut down completely, it doesnt happen during a simple restart

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29 Aug 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SilverStar View Post
My laptop apparently is having a hard time booting. I start it up, it will display the blinking cursor and stay like that forever, i hard shut it down and the BIOS will search for new hardware (as its suppose to) and then the blinking cursor will appear for around a minute before booting up! this is really annoying and ive already Reset the BIOS to default and Reinstalled windows (deleted all Partitions and made one) any help?

EDIT: The problem only occurs when laptop has been shut down completely, it doesnt happen during a simple restart



Could be a HD problem. Have you run a chkdsk?

CHKDSK /R /F:
Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter. Then reboot and let the test run. It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors. See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

Elevated Command Prompt:
Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)
At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

CHKDSK LogFile:
Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Windows 7) (winlogon for XP).
Copy/paste the results into your next post.
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29 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

Oh wow thanks! ill report back!
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29 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

What kind of errors are in your system log after this problem?

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29 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

It's checking ATM (on my iPhone btw )

73 million cluster is gonna take a loping time T_T
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29 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

Code:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk. 
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
62720 file records processed. File verification completed.
38 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 2 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
89980 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
62720 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 178 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 178 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 178 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
13631 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36594776 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
62704 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
73817309 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Adding 1 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
312466431 KB total disk space.
16990780 KB in 48829 files.
32204 KB in 13632 indexes.
4 KB in bad sectors.
174207 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
295269236 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
78116607 total allocation units on disk.
73817309 allocation units available on disk.
Internal Info:
00 f5 00 00 08 f4 00 00 89 dc 01 00 00 00 00 00 ................
76 00 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 v...,...........
d0 8c 1f 00 50 01 1e 00 f8 19 1e 00 00 00 1e 00 ....P...........
Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
Let me see if the problem is fixed
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29 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

Problem Solved Thank You
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29 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

Im sorry but the problems seems to be back
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29 Aug 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot your Windows 7 DVD Repair console or burn and boot a Windows 7 Repair CD: System Repair Disc - Create

Use Diskpart to make sure Windows 7 partition is marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active

Now boot back into DVD Repair/CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to repair or rewrite the MBR to Windows 7: Startup Repair
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30 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

may be yur MBR is corrupted.... if yu have yur Windows 7 disk, try booting from it and choose "Repair Your Computer" option and select Command prompt and run "bootsect.exe" utility...
nw type any one of the following three cmd

1. bootsect /nt60 ALL
2. bootsect /nt60 SYS
3. bootsect /nt60 c:\ (if win 7 is installed in C: drive)

once this is done , just eject the DVD, take it out and try restarting yur system.. once its done perfect.. nw turn off yur laptop n try booting again..


let me knw if yu face the same issue again...
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