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Windows 7: Windows 7 not loading from Bootable Repair Disc


01 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 not loading from Bootable Repair Disc

I have a Samsung R530 Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

It will now not boot into Windows and I have tried the following:

Startup Repair - this searches through files and then finally hangs for a while, a brief flash then goes back to initial boot and continues to loop this way.

I have tried hitting F8 and trying all Safe Mode options but no luck.

I have removed all usb devices etc.

I have attempted to use Samsungs Recovery Solution at initial boot but again... this just hangs at the initiail screen saying 'Please wait... ' and even after leaving for hours will not progress further.

I have downloaded and burned the Windows 7 Repair disc iso and burned to disc using ImgBurn. I then change boot priority to boot from disc drive in an attempt to run repair from the disc. When I do this, it begins as normal but will only allow me to choose the keyboard region/language and then nothing else happens, just stays on the Windows 7 screen (with the leaves and bird...)

I also tried a Windows 7 installation disc and then choosing the 'Repair My Computer' option at the bottom and again, nothing happens.

I tried another repair disc download incase the first one was bad but this does the same thing.

I am running out of patience and options now.

I have booted an Ubuntu live CD to see if I can get into my Windows Files from there but not sure what I should be looking for. I also run Memtest to check all is ok, it scanned a few times with no errors so I think my RAM is good.

Given the examples I have attempted, does anyone know the possible problem and any fixes or any further options I can try.

If my only option is a reinstallation of Windows 7, I would appreciate advice on how to remove my data (possibly using Ubuntu to access?) I understand this may include mounting the drives but as I have never tried this, I want to ensure I am not creating more problems for myself.

*edit*

I forgot to add that when I attempt to start in safe mode it loads files then stops at CLASSPNP.sys which according to a Google search may indicate a HD problem? I'm no expert on computers but being able to use Ubuntu to access my HD files makes me question if it is a HD problem? I'm not averse to opening the laptop up and checking connections, I will do (almost) anything to fix this lol

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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01 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through these other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Burn to DVD or write to flash stick the installer provided to do repairs/reinstall. It should boot if correctly burned/written since you can boot an Ubuntu CD.

When rescuiing files you should be looking for C drive User folders, if you organize your files that way. Otherwise browse to where you put them.
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01 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

That's the installer I burned to disc, it starts up when I boot the computer but when I select 'Repair my Computer' it does nothing.
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01 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Then you'll need to burn another DVD using the tool given or ImgBurn at 4x speed, since if Ubuntu will boot then Windows 7 should boot if your OD will boot DVD's too.

Or write the installer to flash stick to try another method. Everything is in the link.
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01 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then you'll need to burn another DVD using the tool given or ImgBurn at 4x speed, since if Ubuntu will boot then Windows 7 should boot if your OD will boot DVD's too.

Or write the installer to flash stick to try another method. Everything is in the link.
Sorry for being dumb but do you mean write another DVD with the Windows 7 Install/Repair iso?

And I'm not sure what you mean when you say "if your OD will boot DVD's too"

I was trying to get my head round the Testdisk tool in Ubuntu but I will try your suggestion first.

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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01 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you even read the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot? If so then please direct your questions to completing each step correctly.

The installer ISO and tool to burn to DVD or write to flash stick is included to do repairs or if necessary reinstall.
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01 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you even read the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot? If so then please direct your questions to completing each step correctly.

The installer ISO and tool to burn to DVD or write to flash stick is included to do repairs or if necessary reinstall.
Yes I read it and have done most already so wasn't sure which 'tool' you were referring to as there is a Windows Defender step and the Bootrec.exe tool also mentioned.
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01 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Windows Defender requires burning its own disk or flash stick? Did you do that?

Bootrec can be run from installer's Command Line in System Recovery Options.
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01 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Windows Defender requires burning its own disk or flash stick? Did you do that?

Bootrec can be run from installer's Command Line in System Recovery Options.
When I boot up with the Windows Defender iso disc, it doesn't get as far as doing a scan, just stays on the initial grey screen with blue box 'Windows Defender Offline' and the progress bar thing continuing and not going any further no matter how long I wait.

Now about to attempt another DVD of Windows 7 Repair/Istall boot disc.
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01 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

When the Installation disc loads, here is what happens:

Initial screen asking language, Time and currency format, Keyboard or Input method.

I input these and click next.

This brings me to the Install screen. I choose

'Repair your computer'

near the bottom and click next.

Nothing new appears and the blue Windows background screen (with the leaves and the bird) remain. The cursor can move around. Nothing else happens.
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