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Windows 7: W7 hanging at splash screen

15 Jun 2013   #11
cmh

w7 premium x64
 
 

Hi again guys,

I downloaded Minitool Partition Wizard but unsure what to do next. It appears to be collating data about the laptop im currently using, which obviously isnt the PC with the problems! The only qizards/options I see are - copy partition wizard - copy disk wizard -partition recovery wizard and -free data recovery wizard none of which sound like what I need?

I see there is an option in the tabs to download another utility called Partition Wizard Bootable CD, is this the program you want me to use?

Sorry for being such a noob ...but hey Ima noob :-)


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15 Jun 2013   #12
cmh

w7 premium x64
 
 

Im starting to wonder if maybe i have offended the PC gods ...

I downloaded the partition wizard boot disk utility, created a boot disk using the file pwhe78.iso and tried booting the PC with the disk. The menu came up with 3 options:

1 - Boot from PW Boot Disk (default option)
2- Boot from PW Boot Disk (safe mode)
3- Boot from local drive.

I tried using both of the first and second options and the system hung/paused both times.

Using option 1 it paused/hung at --> write protecting the kernel read-only data:3256k
Using boot option 2 it paused/hung at --> write protectig the kernel read-only data : 3000k

There is a flashing line at bottom left of screen (similar to the old dos prompt) but it doesnt allow me to input anything or have any other options to proceed?

Any ideas at all?
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15 Jun 2013   #13
cmh

w7 premium x64
 
 

Just adding to above, I am stuck now and no idea what to try next so any further info would be greatly appreciated :-)

Just to summarise where Im at:

- I cant start my system as it always hangs at the starting windows splash screen (with the four coloured flag icon and words "Starting Windows 7 Home Premium")

- The exact same thing happens when I try booting from my original W7 DVD - it hangs at the splash screen;

- I can no longer start the system using safe mode. I could initially and tried reinstalling W7 over the existing files, but the installation keeps hanging at the splash screen after it auto reboots. And now when I try to start using safe mode it wont allow me, I get a message that the installation cannot be undertaken in safe mode after which it immediately reboots the system and then hangs when it gets to the splash screen;

- As suggested above I downloaded Partition Wizard and also downloaded the seperate Partition Wizard Bootable CD link which created a file called pwhe78.iso . I copied this to a CD and tried using it as a boot CD. The system started and made it to the Partition Wizard boot menu, but then hangs after selecting a boot option, as described in my last post above.

Please does anyone have any ideas what I can do short of an axe or bonfire? Am I setting up and using the Partition Wizard boot CD correctly, do you just copy the iso file on to a CD and use it as a boot disk?

I also cannot understand why the original and ofc genuine Windows 7 DVD would also hang at the splash screen when used to boot the system - exactly the same as the original problem booting the system normally from SSD, it just doesnt make any sense to me.

Thanks ....
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15 Jun 2013   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Option 1 Of PW should have worked

Lets try something totally different.........but take the DVD drive out of the equation - Use a USB flash drive for this

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

See if you can browse your Pc with this.
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15 Jun 2013   #15
cmh

w7 premium x64
 
 

hi, is it possible I am not using PW iso boot disk correctly? There is a flashing icon similr to the old dos prompt but I couldnt type anything? Also am I supposed to use the PW program at all?

The Peppermint thingie is 32 bit does that matter at all?
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15 Jun 2013   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

32 bit is fine for this exercise.
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15 Jun 2013   #17
cmh

w7 premium x64
 
 

Hi guys, just to update you I thought of something different I can try:

1. disconnect the recalcitrant SSD;
2: reconnect the HDD;
3: use W7 DVD to fresh install W7 on the HDD;
4: if install works, reconnect SSD and boot from HDD;
5: If it boots from HDD I will then reformat the SSD;
6: live happily ever after!

Will let you know how it goes :-)

Thanks again for all the help I really appreciate it
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16 Jun 2013   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That might work too....let us know how you get on.
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16 Jun 2013   #19
cmh

w7 premium x64
 
 

Yes it worked! Happy dance!!

After a bit of mucking around I was able to reinstall W7 on the SSD and didnt need to reformat :-)

So I have one last question - I now have windows 7 installed twice, one on each drive. Does this matter? Should I uninstall one and if so how do I actually do that and specify which one?

Thanks again so much for all the help :-)
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16 Jun 2013   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

First follow these instructions - we need to look at the interactions between the SSD and HDD - this will determine if any more work is needed.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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