Right now I cannot get my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to boot up. I get to the "Starting Windows" screen and it just hangs there.
Unplugged all USB devices on start up
Reset BIOS to default settings
Here are some troubleshooting steps I have taken so far:
1. Attempt to boot into safe mode (pressing f8 on startup)
result: While loading files the system stops and hangs after loading
2. Attempt to repair computer from safe mode menu (f8)
result: windows loading files screen>Starting windows screen>system stops and hangs at the blue background screen for Windows 7 sign in, but there is no sign in window.
all other options in Safe mode yield the same or similar results.
3. Attempt to repair computer with install disc
result: Get to the "System Recovery Options" screen. My drive with OS appears in the selection box and appears highlighted, however I cannot advance past this screen. On further attempts I plugged in a USB mouse and tried to use the pointer to hit the "next" button, but I get the spinning blue ring and the screen hangs.
I have tried repairing from multiple discs. One an install disc, another a repair disc I made on my laptop. Both times I got the same results.
I had this happen to my system 2 weeks ago, and then again 1 week ago.
The first time I could not solve the problem and I re-installed my OS on another of my internal drives, recovered all my data from the drive with my old OS, and used the newly installed OS as my start up. 1 week later on the new drive I had a similar problem but I was able to use the "Repair Computer" option from the safe mode menu and fix it.
OS: Windows 7 Enterprise x64
CPU: AMD 965 x4 Black Edition 3.4Ghz
MB: Asus M489GTD Pro
Memory: Kingston Hyper X 12Gb DDR3
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 900MHZ 4.2 Ghz DDR5
HD: 2 X Western Digital Caviar Black 640G 7200RPM
1 X Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 7200RPM
PSU: Corsair 750w
Any help would be much appreciated, I don't want to do another fresh install and have this happen all over again.