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Windows 7: Windows Not Booting


03 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Basics x64
 
 
Windows Not Booting

I need help:
I know I made a mistake but now I want a solution.
I used Minitool Partition Wizard to extend my Local Disk (D drive. I took the free space from Local Disk (C. I screwed.
Minitool Partition Wizard told me that Local Disk (C is in use and will perform the task after reboot. I rebooted. On startup (before the actual log in) a low-resolution Minitool Partition Wizard window opened and started doing the pending task and then logged in. Windows worked normally except for the fact that new windows were opening in Windows Classic mode. I rebooted again. This time Windows Startup Repair started. It wasn't able to solve the problem. I rebooted again but in vain.
I know I have somehow tempered with the Boot files. I want help of you guys.
I have a Dell Laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5520) with Windows 7 Home Basics x64.
Apart from that I do have another Windows 7 Ultimate x32 (Dell) Laptop.
I am open to all ideas
P.S. I am using Ubuntu right now


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03 Apr 2013   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't overreact and follow instructions. First i want to know what you did exactly.
You shrunk C and added that space to D. Then Partition Wizard asked you to reboot to complete the task. Did it complete successfully?

What do you mean by saying "Windows Classic mode"?

Startup Repair starts fully automatically? At the end of the process you can click something like "view diagnostics results". Click on it and you see what it did check and the status code. Status code 0x0 means success... I'm not interested in that. What checks have another error code? Do you see a "root cause"?

Give as much info as you have
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03 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Basics x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Don't overreact and follow instructions. First i want to know what you did exactly.
You shrunk C and added that space to D. Then Partition Wizard asked you to reboot to complete the task. Did it complete successfully?

What do you mean by saying "Windows Classic mode"?

Startup Repair starts fully automatically? At the end of the process you can click something like "view diagnostics results". Click on it and you see what it did check and the status code. Status code 0x0 means success... I'm not interested in that. What checks have another error code? Do you see a "root cause"?

Give as much info as you have
Thanx Kaktussoft for the reply. I am on it. One question. How will copy all that data. I have seen it, it was quite long
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03 Apr 2013   #4

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You haven't tempered at all with boot files! bootmanager and bootmenu are still there. At least if PW did complete succesfully. Bootmanager reads the bootmenu... Windows 7 is there but doesn't start for unknown reason yet. That's why he starts the Windows 7 recovery (also a boot entry).

Better not run PW in windows when doing critical resizing. It uses Windows 7 drivers.... and if Windows 7 crashes... PW is half way and partition can't be recovered in most cases. Run PW from a bootable CD instead!

But normally PW in Windows 7 completes normally.
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03 Apr 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MamuMogambo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Don't overreact and follow instructions. First i want to know what you did exactly.
You shrunk C and added that space to D. Then Partition Wizard asked you to reboot to complete the task. Did it complete successfully?

What do you mean by saying "Windows Classic mode"?

Startup Repair starts fully automatically? At the end of the process you can click something like "view diagnostics results". Click on it and you see what it did check and the status code. Status code 0x0 means success... I'm not interested in that. What checks have another error code? Do you see a "root cause"?

Give as much info as you have
Thanx Kaktussoft for the reply. I am on it. One question. How will copy all that data. I have seen it, it was quite long
Did you click "view diagnostics results"? Just read that info. Don't report all tests that have status 0x0. What test have another status? which tests/status? Normally at bottom of log file.

If there's a root cause popup... write it down and type it. Or make a picture with a photocamera.
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03 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Basics x64
 
 

I did the Startup Repair again but the Startup repair is unable to recognize the problem. I am getting all error codes as 0x0 and finally the statement "Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem."
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03 Apr 2013   #7

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Answer all question as asked for in post #2
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03 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Basics x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Answer all question as asked for in post #2
Yes, PW completed all the tasks successfully.
Classic Mode means all new windows were opening not in Aero theme but rather in Windows Classic theme (though the taskbar was translucent (i.e. in Aero theme))
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03 Apr 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MamuMogambo View Post
I did the Startup Repair again but the Startup repair is unable to recognize the problem. I am getting all error codes as 0x0 and finally the statement "Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem."
After startup repair you see recovery options like system restore, command prompt? If so select "command prompt" then

Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
What volumes do you see (don't list the dvd drives)?
Give the size of each volumes as well. Are these all volumes you normally see in windows explorer? Look at the sizes and labels. Drive letters can be different as in running Windows 7.
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03 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Basics x64
 
 

I am summarizing all the things again:
1. I asked PW to extend my D: drive and take the free space from C:
2. PW said that the task will be completed after a reboot because C: is being used right now.
3. I rebooted. PW started doing the extension in a low resolution windows (I don't remember exactly if it was after the formation of the Windows 7 logo or after)
4. Windows started normally after the job was completed successfully.
5. Windows were opening in Windows Classic theme so I rebooted.
6. This time instead of booting in Windows, Windows Startup Repair started.
7. It was unable to diagnose the problem.
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