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Windows 7: Windows won't boot after update

14 Apr 2012   #1
Metiz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows won't boot after update

At least, that's what I think. When I start the pc, windows will boot to the splash screen, hang hang for a minute and then reboot. Just before it does, I can hear the hdd spinning down.

Safe mode won't work, system restore won't work, loading last know configuration and system restore won't work.

Any suggestions?

I think this happend after a windows update. After I tried "repair you computer" I got a number of errors, the first 2 are 6.1.7600.16385. This is a windows update I think


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14 Apr 2012   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you try repair options from booted external media - e.g. cd/dvd?
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14 Apr 2012   #3
Metiz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No not yet because obviously I can't find the dvd...Should I try a chkdsk from the dvd?
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14 Apr 2012   #4
xxsicknessxx

windows7 64bit
 
 

dunno but i had same problem I held down f8 got repair windows and on top repairing windows I system restored (my safe mode work) it took like 12 attempts get back windows and soon updated again windows went down... now im not shutting down because dam update is lurking waiting to destory my poor labtop again *cry*
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14 Apr 2012   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

For future reference keeping a recent system image (or more) would enable you to get out of unforeseen messes. The problem could be anything from an installation issue like yours or virus problem to a HDD failure.
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14 Apr 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

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15 Apr 2012   #7
Metiz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys, I'll give it a go
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16 Apr 2012   #8
Metiz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After running sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=f:\windows it says it found some damaged files but could't repair them all.
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16 Apr 2012   #9
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Looks like a re-install then.
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16 Apr 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If SFC finds files it cannot repair, I would run it again at least two more times to see if it will repair them as a last resort before Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - the steps are the same for retail.
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