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Windows 7: I will not give up. I will not reinstall.

12 Nov 2010   #1
digitalshark

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I will not give up. I will not reinstall.

Hello, probably someone has brutally powered down my computer while windows 7 was booting. I've been trying to fix it since two weeks, but i didn't foud a solution.

It just doesn't start normally but tries to fix itself using the Startup Repair: it fails, it pass all the tests with "Completed succesfully" and no errors and gives me a great answer, "Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem".

Trying with the Win 7 DVD, the same thing happen. I don't want to give up, i don't want to do a new install.
Is there an option to check all the windows files and fix them with the Windows Seven DVD files?

What should i do?


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12 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitalshark View Post
Hello, probably someone has brutally powered down my computer while windows 7 was booting. I've been trying to fix it since two weeks, but i didn't foud a solution.

It just doesn't start normally but tries to fix itself using the Startup Repair: it fails, it pass all the tests with "Completed succesfully" and no errors and gives me a great answer, "Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem".

Trying with the Win 7 DVD, the same thing happen. I don't want to give up, i don't want to do a new install.
Is there an option to check all the windows files and fix them with the Windows Seven DVD files?

What should i do?

All no, most yes. It is called system file check. It verifies (and repairs) most system files. Instructions here.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Clean install is better.


Ken J
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12 Nov 2010   #3
digitalshark

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How do i open a "elevated command prompt" if i can't access Windows?
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12 Nov 2010   #4
madtownidiot

 

boot to the windows 7 disk and hit shift+F10 as soon as the "install windows now" screen appears
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12 Nov 2010   #5
KimJong

 
 

Why not reinstall?

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12 Nov 2010   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Follow METHOD TWO System Recovery Options and boot up to a Command Prompt.

Now run Chkdsk by following OPTION TWO Disk Check

When this has finished, you might be able to boot up as normal. If so, follow this Repair Install to repair any corrupt/missing files.

If you cannot boot up normally after running Chkdsk, again boot up to a Command Prompt following the above method and then follow OPTION ONE SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker Note that you may need to do this several times.

If none of this works, then you could be looking at a Clean Install Windows 7 or Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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12 Nov 2010   #7
digitalshark

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KimJong View Post
Why not reinstall?

Because we pay it and it should work without reinstalling it every month.


Anyway, the sfc /scannow command gives me this error:
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."

Obviously restarting doesn't fix.
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12 Nov 2010   #8
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think you have to run it 3 to 4 times
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12 Nov 2010   #9
digitalshark

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Follow METHOD TWO System Recovery Options and boot up to a Command Prompt.

Now run Chkdsk by following OPTION TWO Disk Check

When this has finished, you might be able to boot up as normal. If so, follow this Repair Install to repair any corrupt/missing files.

If you cannot boot up normally after running Chkdsk, again boot up to a Command Prompt following the above method and then follow OPTION ONE SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker Note that you may need to do this several times.

If none of this works, then you could be looking at a Clean Install Windows 7 or Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
I tried with a chkdsk and it didn't help, now i'm trying with scf /scannow but it keeps giving me "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."And, believe me, i did reboot lot of times.

IS THIS really happening? I mean, I can't believe it can't just overwrite every single system file and make it work!
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12 Nov 2010   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Depending on the number of problems that the System File Checker finds, you will have to reboot and run the tool multiple times. The actual number will depend on how many problems are found and their severity.

There comes a point, however, when you have to concede and perform a clean installation. In your case, I think this will be your best option.
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