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Windows 7: Unable to boot into Windows

29 Aug 2011   #11
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you installed W7 in AHCI mode, be sure the BIOS setting is back on AHCI mode. You don't need 2 problems to deal with.

A couple of other things to try:
  • Borrow and use a wired keyboard and mouse to test.
  • Go into the BIOS settings and see if you can run the graphics in standard VGA mode - this disables the normal graphics drivers.
  • Disable the Sound and LAN devices in BIOS and test.

The possibility that the SSD is faulty is great. Read this post to see one way to test the SSD without the OS: http://www.sevenforums.com/1001830-post119.html


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29 Aug 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Scan HD for infection by burning to CD or writing to flash stick Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

If you haven't run Startup Repair from the DVD Repair console or Repair CD then it has not been run. You cannot count on Startup Repair run from the HD as the OS System Files or HD may be corrupted.

Test your SSD with maker's diagnostics/repair extended CD scan.

See if you can copy out your files or see them using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then boot the Win7 DVd to clean reinstall adapting these tips to get a perfect reinstall:
Reinstalling Windows 7
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29 Aug 2011   #13
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerryOnion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
OK. Lets try different things. To rule out a problem with the disk, download a repair disk from this site and use it to run startup repair and sfc scan.

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

To run sfc scan from the disk, use the offline method.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

If above 2 dont help, try restoring a pristine copy of the registry this way (skip the startup repair steps).

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
Tried to run sfc scan -

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Tried to restore pristine copy by following instructions. Windows Boot Manager still gave me the same error
Which drive path is your OS installed C: or X:? Try doing the sfc /scannow again on the C: drive. The screen shot looks like you only scanned the X: drive.
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29 Aug 2011   #14
JerryOnion

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerryOnion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
OK. Lets try different things. To rule out a problem with the disk, download a repair disk from this site and use it to run startup repair and sfc scan.

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc MAXIMUMpcguides Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

To run sfc scan from the disk, use the offline method.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

If above 2 dont help, try restoring a pristine copy of the registry this way (skip the startup repair steps).

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
Tried to run sfc scan -

Attachment 172718

Tried to restore pristine copy by following instructions. Windows Boot Manager still gave me the same error
Which drive path is your OS installed C: or X:? Try doing the sfc /scannow again on the C: drive. The screen shot looks like you only scanned the X: drive.
I tried running sfc scan both from c: and x: drive. Neither works.
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29 Aug 2011   #15
JerryOnion

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
If you installed W7 in AHCI mode, be sure the BIOS setting is back on AHCI mode. You don't need 2 problems to deal with.

A couple of other things to try:
  • Borrow and use a wired keyboard and mouse to test.
  • Go into the BIOS settings and see if you can run the graphics in standard VGA mode - this disables the normal graphics drivers.
  • Disable the Sound and LAN devices in BIOS and test.

The possibility that the SSD is faulty is great. Read this post to see one way to test the SSD without the OS: http://www.sevenforums.com/1001830-post119.html
I've got no GFX (using onboard as enabled in the BIOS). I disabled sound, lan, usb3 devices. Still don't work

And Gparted detected on problems with my SSD -

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30 Aug 2011   #16
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Your issue could be hardware related (failed hardware) or software related (corrupted drivers or OS). What I am doing here is trying to eliminated obvious hardware failures. If we can find none then you can focus on repairing the OS. It doesn't make sense (to me) to work on software before checking the hardware.

Can you borrow a wired keyboard and mouse?

Can you get to the Windows "Advanced Boot Options" menu? You do this by pressing the F8 key just before Windows starts to load (just after the BIOS finishes and hands off to the OS).

If you can, try the "Enable Low Resolution Video" option. Let us know the results.

You could also try the "Last Known Good Configuration" option afterward. But check the video first.
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30 Aug 2011   #17
JerryOnion

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Your issue could be hardware related (failed hardware) or software related (corrupted drivers or OS). What I am doing here is trying to eliminated obvious hardware failures. If we can find none then you can focus on repairing the OS. It doesn't make sense (to me) to work on software before checking the hardware.

Can you borrow a wired keyboard and mouse?

Can you get to the Windows "Advanced Boot Options" menu? You do this by pressing the F8 key just before Windows starts to load (just after the BIOS finishes and hands off to the OS).

If you can, try the "Enable Low Resolution Video" option. Let us know the results.

You could also try the "Last Known Good Configuration" option afterward. But check the video first.

I tried booting up with a wired keyboard and mouse.

I tried enabling low resolution Video under advanced boot options and last known good configuration.

Didn't work.
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30 Aug 2011   #18
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Bummer.
Then you should start working on some of the suggestions made by Gregrocker in post #12 above to start.

If you can copy your files out it will further show that the Hard drive is OK.

EDIT: And don't forget the repair disk method mentioned by Bill2 in Post # 9 too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2011   #19
JerryOnion

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Scan HD for infection by burning to CD or writing to flash stick Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

If you haven't run Startup Repair from the DVD Repair console or Repair CD then it has not been run. You cannot count on Startup Repair run from the HD as the OS System Files or HD may be corrupted.

Test your SSD with maker's diagnostics/repair extended CD scan.

See if you can copy out your files or see them using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then boot the Win7 DVd to clean reinstall adapting these tips to get a perfect reinstall:
Reinstalling Windows 7

Aye, MS Standalone system sweeper yielded nothing.

From the looks of it I may have to reinstall Windows
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