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Windows 7: cannot boot computer-PC can't seem to recognize OS

20 Sep 2010   #1
ramblinflebro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
cannot boot computer-PC can't seem to recognize OS

In the process of trying to create a dual booting system, all I have managed to do is create one big mess. I cannot boot up my machine. The only way I can boot up is by using Paragon Recovery Media. I put in the Paragon disk and it ask me what I want it do? I select find OS'es on my computer. In another window it shows Win 7. I click on that and my machine boots right up. This is the only way to boot my computer. I have tried re-installing the OS. I can't do a 'clean' install because my machine won't boot up. I have tried everything I know, I am totally stumped. I ran CHKDSK, no problems there. Can someone please help me?


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20 Sep 2010   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

What happens when you turn your PC?
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20 Sep 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi ramblinflebro, welcome to the forums

Once booted, open up Command Prompt (Start -> All Programs -> Accessories) by right clicking and 'Run as administrator'. Next, type sfc /scannow

This will scan your system files for changes and integrity issues and restore any corrupt/damaged files. After rebooting it should be ok from there on.

Hope this helps


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20 Sep 2010   #4
ramblinflebro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Are you asking, What happens when I turn on my machine? The HP logo pops up as usual. The all I get is a black screen with a cursor flashing in the upper left hand corner. I then insert the Paragon Recovery Disk which locates the OS and boots up with no problem. it seem s my pc can't find the OS to bootup.
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20 Sep 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My guess would be that the MBR is messed up. What is the second system in the dual boot - Linux?
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20 Sep 2010   #6
ramblinflebro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you Orbital Shark, I did as you suggested, and this was what appeared after the scan "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." I guess that means everything is supposed to be ok. Thanks again.
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20 Sep 2010   #7
ramblinflebro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

whs, Yes, I wanted to try Linux Mint. Just about a year ago I triple booted with Vista Win 7 and Ubuntu. This time I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite as I had in the past. No problems then but total chaos now. Can you tell me how to find MBR and any suggetions on how to fix it? Thanks
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20 Sep 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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20 Sep 2010   #9
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I just ran into one that wouldn't boot and nothing would fix the issue turned out to be bad hard drive were the boot manager or sector are written changed the hard drive and did a restored and all was well. I found it out by booting to Lucky puppy and it told me the boot sectors were corrupt thanks to Linux I figured out the problem and saved my data. Might not be the same with your problem but it something to look into.
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20 Sep 2010   #10
ramblinflebro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I want to thank everyone here for their input. I just said to heck with it. I wiped my hard drive clean with the Paragon hard disk manager and did a clean install. That opened another whole can of worms. Windows told me my activation key was only good for an upgrade. I have done a few recoveries since I purchased Win 7. This was the first time I encountered this problem. When I bought it I thought the gentleman on the other end clearly understood I did not want an upgrade. Oh well, Microsoft has a work around this problem, a very looooooong process. I am back up and running, and would like to say thanks again. Hopefully, I can be of some help to someone someday.
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