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Windows 7: Windows 7 stopped booting; Can't repair.

27 Sep 2009   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Some times you have to run REPAIR 3 or 4 times. I found that the repiar can fix only 1 major item at a time.

1. When you installed Windows 7 - how exactly did you install?
very important.
did you have a windows.old ?
did you mess with windows.old?
did you attempt to move {boomgr}
lots of info needed will start with this?

2. If you can boot and at least get into CMD (DOS) you might try this.
rstrui.exe /offline:C:\windows

that is ran from command line. Now if you Win7 is not in C:\ change to appropiate drive.

------------------------------what happened after you attempted:
UPDATE: I may have some new information. I've booted to the install menu and picked "Repair your computer". From there I went to the command prompt and typed "sfc /scannow".

I received this message:

"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."
or did you do this.
No, I didn't try running rstrui.exe but I wish I had tried that before reloading the OS. Oh well, maybe the next time it crashes on me

And, by the way, "sfc /scannow" never did work for me.

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27 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
To me this kind of thing sounds likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
I wondered/feared the same thing, but everything seems to be running like a champ this time around now that I've reloaded the OS; in fact, my machine seems to be running a little more smoothly even.

I think rather than a hardware issue, it might have been a driver issue. I loaded a bunch of Acer drivers on top of my OS install for my chipset, graphics, etc. I think that's when my laptop started getting buggy.

@ y0himba
Now that I've got everything reinstalled just the way I like it, I did just now create a backup image. You know - just in case.
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