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Windows 7: W7 will not start, various errors

13 Apr 2013   #11
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did you try running chkdsk command?

Boot using Win DVD, after reaching setup wizard press Shift+F10 to bring up cmd prompt.

Assuming you have Windows on C:, enter this command and press Enter:

Code:
chkdsk C: /f /r
Now restart and see if it helps.


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13 Apr 2013   #12
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
What does it say under your Boot settings and your SATA configurations.
I'll have to check this tomorrow.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
Did you try running chkdsk command?

Boot using Win DVD, after reaching setup wizard press Shift+F10 to bring up cmd prompt.

Assuming you have Windows on C:, enter this command and press Enter:

Code:
chkdsk C: /f /r
Now restart and see if it helps.
I just did a chkdsk, it completed successfully and it said it fixed some files. I rebooted, still no boot at all. Now what?

Thank you,
Maesen
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13 Apr 2013   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You need to be able to boot a disk so you can run the AV scans you gave up on when you couldn't boot the disks. How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

You should be running Startup Repair from the Win7 DVD or Repair CD. DVD is provided in the Troubleshooting Steps.

Again you need to be able to boot a disk and not just give up. You've not even begun until you do.

Why do I assume you're not booting the disk correctly? Because of the carelessness of not even having your valuable files backed up, which is totally reckless.

Once you boot the Win7 disk (with our help if necessary) you can rescue your files using the methods in the tutorial, then do the necessary repairs or reinstall.
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13 Apr 2013   #14
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You need to be able to boot a disk so you can run the AV scans you gave up on when you couldn't boot the disks. How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

You should be running Startup Repair from the Win7 DVD or Repair CD. DVD is provided in the Troubleshooting Steps.

Again you need to be able to boot a disk and not just give up. You've not even begun until you do.

Why do I assume you're not booting the disk correctly? Because of the carelessness of not even having your valuable files backed up, which is totally reckless.

Once you boot the Win7 disk (with our help if necessary) you can rescue your files using the methods in the tutorial, then do the necessary repairs or reinstall.
I am able to boot on a disk. I can boot on Windows 7 DVD and reach its menu, I can boot on the Windows Defender Offline disk. It just doesnt change anything. The only disk I wasnt able to boot correctly on is the Kaspersky Rescue one for some reason.

Also, I appreciate your care towards my valuable files not being backed up. Lemme say that most of em are on my secondary disk, which is not the one with Windows installed. So I believe even if I format and do a clean install of Windows 7 on main drive, I could still use my data if I leave the 2nd drive untouched. But I would rather not format anything.

Thanks for input, I will retry solutions tomorrow because I have to sleep for now.
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13 Apr 2013   #15
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maesen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
What does it say under your Boot settings and your SATA configurations.
I'll have to check this tomorrow.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
Did you try running chkdsk command?

Boot using Win DVD, after reaching setup wizard press Shift+F10 to bring up cmd prompt.

Assuming you have Windows on C:, enter this command and press Enter:

Code:
chkdsk C: /f /r
Now restart and see if it helps.
I just did a chkdsk, it completed successfully and it said it fixed some files. I rebooted, still no boot at all. Now what?

Thank you,
Maesen
Means some files are corrupted to such an extent that they can't be repaired. Follow what gregrocker says.
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14 Apr 2013   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Good, with the the second HD you can easily more your files over using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console so they are safe.

Then I'd unplug it to run the repairs as it says in the tutorial Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start . There are many of the repairs which can be run from the Win7 DVD and Partition Wizard bootable CD which is easy to burn and boot.

Let us know how it goes.
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14 Apr 2013   #17
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't forget the yank out the C: living HD and put it on another PC and backup what you need there, then wipe and drop a fresh windows install once returned to it's original fun time computer.

I use an affordable EIDE/SATA to USB adapter, or if it's a lot of data, swap it for a SATA DVD drive in another PC temporarily, this assumes you are using modern equipment.
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14 Apr 2013   #18
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Good, with the the second HD you can easily more your files over using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console so they are safe.

Then I'd unplug it to run the repairs as it says in the tutorial Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start . There are many of the repairs which can be run from the Win7 DVD and Partition Wizard bootable CD which is easy to burn and boot.

Let us know how it goes.
Hi,

alright, I went back to the computer and retried the steps. This time I unplugged my 2nd hard drive and ran the Startup Repairs. Now it wont even repair, it scans for problems and after around 8 seconds it tells me it cannot repair this computer automatically.

I retried the Startup Repair from the W7 DVD but it does the same thing. I did not try the Partition Wizard although I tried an alternative: Marking partition as Active in the command prompt from W7 DVD. I did just like the steps suggested but Windows still wont boot.

Should I try burning the Partition Wizard or will it do the same as the command prompt did?

I also retried booting the Windows Defender Offline CD. It boots, starts to load up then crashes telling me the program couldnt start. It might be due to bad drivers or a Windows installation issue.

Is there anything else that I missed?
Thank you very much for all the help so far,
Maesen

EDIT: I just noticed something. I am currently in the System Recovery Options and it says "Operation system: Windows 7 on (D: ) Local Disk".

(D: ) is supposed to be my 2nd hard drive. Windows is installed on (C: ). Is something wrong there?
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14 Apr 2013   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It's giving SysREseved C since the letters in WinRE can be different which is normal.

It would be good to get at least one of the bootable AV's from the list in tutorial to run a full scan so you know it isn't infection that's blocking repair. Can you get into Safe Mode to run Malwarebytes? Did you run SFC from the Win7 DVD command Line yet? This will tell you if its bad system files.
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14 Apr 2013   #20
Maesen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's giving SysREseved C since the letters in WinRE can be different which is normal.

It would be good to get at least one of the bootable AV's from the list in tutorial to run a full scan so you know it isn't infection that's blocking repair. Can you get into Safe Mode to run Malwarebytes? Did you run SFC from the Win7 DVD command Line yet? This will tell you if its bad system files.
Unfortunately, for now I dont have any empty or rewriteable CDs that I can use to burn another bootable AV other than the Kaspersky that I already have (that doesnt boot correctly).

I also cannot boot into either Safe mode or Safe mode with network.

I hadnt try the SFC but I just did now. I ran it 3 times in a row (all 3 times it couldnt fix all of them), I then rebooted and re-ran the command 2 more times. Still couldnt fix all of the corrupted files.

I really dont think it is an infection doing anything because I am pretty sure the culprit would be a bad microsoft patch that was updated Thursday. But you probably know better than me so I guess I should try to get some CDs tomorrow and try to get a bootable AV scan going.

As of now, nothing worked and I cannot burn any CDs. Any other ideas that I could try?

Thank you again,
Maesen
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