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Windows 7: Windows logo hangs, startup repair cannot repair windows

06 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows logo hangs, startup repair cannot repair windows

I have the weirdest problem with this computer I built over a year ago. Sometimes on boot up the windows logo will appear and then just hang there. The hard drive activity light stops blinking too. If I reset then it will come up say windows did not shutdown normally and wants to run startup repair. I select ok and it does its thing but in the end it comes back and says startup repair could not automatically fix windows. It states that if I have a recently attached device to the computer that I should remove it and restart. But that is not the case so I select the view diagnostic and repair details and it states in session details

System disk = \device\harddisk0
Windows directory = E:\windows
Autochk run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

I don't get it. Windows is on my C: drive. It is a crucial c300 ssd. My d: drive is my DVD burner and my E: drive is a Samsung hard drive.

What is going on here and how can I fix this?

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06 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Check all of your cables and connections.

Test your hardware and work through these other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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06 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Some further investigation proves my original thought. At the command prompt. My windows c drive is actually e. windows and everything else on my ssd is recognized as on e. can that be caused by a bad connection?
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06 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

The drive letters can be different in repair mode. What is the Windows 7 drive letter when it is booted?

Post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start menu.
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06 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I can't boot to windows, so how can I do the things you ask?
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06 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

well I broke out my manual for my asus p8p67 motherboard because it started seeming to me that the motherboard was what has been acting up. Lately on boot up, it would power up for a few seconds and then shutdown for about 10 seconds only to fire up again and continue to boot. Also, sometimes upon bootup, all my fans would turn on full blast and windows would not load.

so i got into the manual and decided to disable the TPU switch, which allowed the AutoTune feature. AutoTune offered me a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, kind of like an auto overclock. So since I disabled it, i rebooted and my system came up fine.

WIth that said, do you have any recommendations on what I might do to better enable a safe reliable system? Obviously, I should check for a BIOS update as i have not done so in a year.
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06 Jan 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You said in the original post that " Sometimes on boot up the windows logo will appear and then just hang there", so why would I think you can boot into Windows 7?

Yes I would keep your BIOS updated. I'd also avoid overclocking which is asking for problems with performance. Windows 7 needs no tweaking when it's maintained correctly.

The most important thing you can do to ensure Windows 7 native instantaneous, no-hangs performance is to have a perfect install on adequate hardware.

To get and maintain a perfect install follow the same steps given here for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Sticking with only the tools and methods given will assure the software side is covered.

Keep an eye on the logs and system resources, Clean Boot and hardware as shown in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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