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Windows 7: Windows 7 laptop failed to boot/safe mode/repair


16 Apr 2013   #1

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 laptop failed to boot/safe mode/repair

As per above title, any ideas? It failed to boot, even in safe mode. Tried inserting CD and repair but repair windows didn't pop up.


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16 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

First of all I will need more details on this to help you.

So how did it happen? when did it? Did you install anything just before it happened?
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16 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

You need to boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly. If it fails try System Restore, working backward.

If those fail start at the top of the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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17 Apr 2013   #4

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

I did not install anything, just come out suddenly.

I did try to run Repair Your Computer few times using CD, but the System Recovery Option windows DID NOT pop up, just keep loading.

I tried to boot on Windows 7 RE disk, still the same, System Recovery Option windows DID NOT pop up, just keep loading again, any idea?
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17 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Could you give me more details on how this happened? Did you install any new hardware or anything?
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17 Apr 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get the Windows 7 DVD? Did you burn it yourself? Burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed from Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Do you get a prompt to "Press any key to boot disk" when you set DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup?

If not try triggering DVD with the one-time BIOS boot menu key given on first boot screen.

If it doesn't boot then there's something wrong with the DVD, ISO or burn. Is DVD new, clean and unscratched?

If DVD method fails then try the USB install method given. If that fails unplug the DVD drive and try again.

In very rare cases 5-10% where bootable media actually cannot be made to boot you can run a self-booting disk like the maker's HD Diagnostic or DBAN to wipe the HD which will force the installer to boot to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You can rescue your files first using self-booting Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free
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17 Apr 2013   #7

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Guys, problems solved by chkdsk, ran hours of it and now it is done. Still clearing up BSOD done by the mess, half fix I guess.
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17 Apr 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

We do not do half-fixes here. This is the top tech forums on the web.

Now boot the disk correctly and run Startup Repair several times to see if it finds anything.

Test your HD with HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

What did Disk Check find? Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log
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17 Apr 2013   #9

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow, such a great forum ;D

I have removed McAfee, and no more BSOD. Windows start up perfectly now. Thanks alot pal!
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