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Windows 7: Boot to black screen with blinking cursor, fresh install, not hdd

18 Aug 2012   #11
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I tried the repair disc it came up with recovery options like a recovery disc though. I tried startup recover 3 times as I've read other places to no avail. I don't know why it isn't any different than the recovery disc I've made previously. And I will look at those instructions when I get home from work.


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19 Aug 2012   #12
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Also Greg this was a clean hdd from WD there was no precautions to take when installing besides the physical mounting of the hdd in its brackets. And my hdd is priority 1 in bios when set to default (as instructed to do by Karl.)

Also Karl i tried the startup repair several times thing to no avail.

And greg i tried the list of boot options etc and the only one that fit my description was the os not showing and use bootrec.exe i tried to use it but when i put in Bootrec.exe/Fixboot it stated no element available or something like that (?)

i figure we are narrowing down what it still can be but just have to progress till its solved i guess. could it be the MoBo is bad? i know the hdd checked out especially after receiving a new one. and like i said in previous post it makes beep with speaker (meaning its 100%? or at least getting energy) thanks for your help guys and i await further suggestions.
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19 Aug 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Kaen,
Do you have a Win 7 install DVD?

If yes, where did you get the DVD?

Do you have your 25-character Product Key?

Do NOT post that key. That's what costs money.

With that key someone elese can install Win 7 legitimately and you will not be able to use the key.
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19 Aug 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

I didn't ask you if you took precautions when reinstalling but whether you followed the Best Practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Did the install complete and perform correctly before this current problem began?

I would disconnect everything and rebuild it again taking the proper precautions. Change the HD cables. The problem seems to be the HD since mobo and OD it will boot a disk correctly.

Test the HD using the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by a full Disk Check on all partitions. Place it in another machine if necessary with other HD's unplugged.
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21 Aug 2012   #15
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Karl I purchased win7 with most items for my rig from newegg. Could this effect my system in some way i know the COA code is what makes it valuable and not to share. thanks for the heads up anyways.

Greg the system has been working fine up till a month or so ago when it was showing signs of hd failure. returned and replaced it nothing has been added since and i did follow steps in the tut but its the same as ive already done up to the step where windows has actually loaded and installing drivers (step 8 or 9)
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21 Aug 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

If the installation has never proceeded past the stage where it's installing drivers, then you can often fix this by entering Device Manager during install to disable erroring drivers (likely Display) so that install will complete and drivers can be installed from desktop.

Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

What were the results of the HD maker's diagnostics extended test?
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21 Aug 2012   #17
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

i havent had the chance to run the test i had a usb device i thought could be used to read the hd but its only function is to transfer data when upgrading to a new hd. im trying to do as instructed in the thread you provided just now
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21 Aug 2012   #18
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Drive wont let me partition it...
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21 Aug 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

If you only have a flash stick then write Ulitmate Boot CD to it to run the Western Digital Data Lifeguard bootable extended CD scan.

If this passes, then use Partition Wizard from UBCD to create, format NTFS Primary and mark Active a partition to try install.

Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) from a USB flash drive | USB Pen Drive Linux
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21 Aug 2012   #20
KaenShouten

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

just took a stab in the dark and reformatted disc its actually installing now and restarting and setting up for first use never done this before... input screen came up think we are back in business
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