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Windows 7: Unable to boot into Windows


29 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to boot into Windows

Hi guys, I need some help here.

When I start up my PC, the "Windows Error Recovery" message appears on the screen prompting me to Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally.

When I choose "Start Windows Normally", I am unable to progress beyond the windows loading screen (The windows boot animation doesn't even appear, just the words Starting Windows). Then this error message appears -

Unable to boot into Windows-imag0167.jpg

I tried to restart windows and launch startup repair from my installation disc, but it fails -

Unable to boot into Windows-imag0160.jpg

For the past few days prior to yesterday, my PC was working just fine. Then all of a sudden, this problem popped up.

I haven't replaced or removed any hardware.
All my BIOS settings are at default.
I've tried changed AHCI to IDE.
I've tried booting with one memory stick on different slots.
I've run Windows Memory Diagnostic but no errors were returned.
I've tried connecting nothing but my Super Talent Boot Disk in.

So I am at a loss here. Naturally formatting and reinstalling Windows would be a last resort, so I've turned to you guys for help b4 I do anything else.

Anyone free to help a poor bloke like me ?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Aug 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.


Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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29 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I tried running all the bootrec commands but my Windows Startup still stalls at the same step.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.


Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
I must have done it like 10 times now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try running system restore from the recovery options.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try running system restore from the recovery options.
I don't have any restore points.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Rebuild BCD & FixMBR

Unable to boot into Windows-startup-repair-4.png Unable to boot into Windows-startup-repair-5.png


Unable to boot into Windows-startup-repair-6.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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 -

Unable to boot into Windows-imag0168.jpg

Tried to restore pristine copy by following instructions. Windows Boot Manager still gave me the same error


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