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Windows 7: win 7 start up

25 Aug 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you haven't done this, boot to your BIOS and make sure your Hard Drive or HDD group is set up in the boot sequence. It should be something like this:
1ST Device CD/DVD drive
2ND Device Floppy or USB Device
3RD Device Hard Drive


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25 Aug 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

After you have done as Britton30 asks, take a look at this tutorial and see if you think you can do it. You will have to type the commands in exactly and space them correctly.
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25 Aug 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

I would also try setting HD first to boot in BIOS setup to see what happens when you startup.

Next try triggering the DVD to run Startup Repair using Acer F12 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Disable any floppy drive in BIOS and physically unplug it.
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26 Aug 2011   #14
eilwah

WIN 7 64 BIT
 
 

in response to britton 30 i have checked my boot sequence and it is different order i have hard drive then usb then dvd drive does this matter , i have also found out by accident that when i am in this menu with hard drive selected if i press enter pc boots straight into win 7
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26 Aug 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Will it start Win7 without DVD in drive, with HD set first to boot in BIOS?
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26 Aug 2011   #16
eilwah

WIN 7 64 BIT
 
 

if i press f12 to highlight boot options my hard drive being the first option and press enter pc starts up no problem , if i just start up pc it just hangs on screen with cursor
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26 Aug 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Download the diagnostic program for you brand of hard drive and run it to test the hard drive. Did you try the bootrec.exe tool? It is seeming to me that it is a bios problem. The drive will boot, but only if you do it in a particular way. I would just like to rule out a hard drive problem although I don't think that is the problem. If you don't know the make and model of your hard drive, go to device manager and expand disk drives.
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26 Aug 2011   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eilwah View Post
in response to britton 30 i have checked my boot sequence and it is different order i have hard drive then usb then dvd drive does this matter , i have also found out by accident that when i am in this menu with hard drive selected if i press enter pc boots straight into win 7
Until we get this sorted out, having the HDD first is fine. Normally the CD/DVD would be first if you were installing or running a program from CD that is bootable.

Perhaps it is time to back up your data and do a clean install?
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key OR..
Clean Install Windows 7
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26 Aug 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Agree, I would test the HD using maker's extended CD scan, run Disk Check, then clean reinstall while wiping the HD against possible boot sector corruption: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Tips for getting a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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28 Aug 2011   #20
eilwah

WIN 7 64 BIT
 
 

thanks for all your help so far guys i have changed boot order dvd then usb then hdd run all suggested checks incl wd hd checks nothing found ,tried to rebuild mbr etc ihave backed up win 7 partition ,backed up my data ,and am going to reload win 7 home premium 64 bit retail full version which is what is on drive now any tips to help make it smooth thanks in advance guys
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