Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files

01 Aug 2013   #1
Matt Allsop

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files

My Laptop started to run really slow where it would take about 10 minutes to get to the log-in screen, I ran virus checks nothing came up, done a de fragment nothing helped to speed it up. Then about 3-4 days later the Laptop would not boot into Windows 7 Home Premium.

When running start Windows normally it would get to the logo then restart itself again, when I went into start-up repair I was met with a black screen and white cursor then the Windows background appeared but after about an hour nothing else happened. All the F8 option (i.e. Safe Mode) do not work either. I ran a memory diagnostics tool check and nothing came back. After disabling automatic restart I go the message UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME STOP: 0x000000ED.

Finally to see if I could recover my files and check whether the HDD was functioning I removed it fro the Laptop and placed it into a HDD Docking Station. Under disk management I could see the HDD with all 3 of its partitions expect in Computer I could only access SYSTEM RESERVED, The other two partitions are fine but do not appear?

I do know a thing or to about Windows PC's but I have now fully exercised all my knowledgeable resources, if anyone can assist in this issue or perhaps lead me to a thread that's relevant (I haven't found any so far) then that would also be appreciated.



Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files-photo.jpg
Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files-disk-managment-screen-shot.png




Attached Thumbnails
Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files-photo.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Aug 2013   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

It is a stop 0xED.

Usual causes: Hard drive problem, File system problem, Improper boot parameters

From the screenshot of device manager you uploaded, it seems that the boot parameters are right. Still follow it, from the beginning:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Also, You need to do some Disc checks. Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
  • Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
  • You can use Win32 DiscImager to create a bootable USB and run Seatools for DOS. Follow this post to know how to make a bootable Seatools USB.
This test you help you to be sure if the HDD is really in problem or not.

BTW, if you want to, and if the situation demands to use a new HDD, and you want to back up your stuff off this existing HDD, follow Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #3
Matt Allsop

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Use a windows installation disk to try repairs?

Before I try this would it worth using a windows 7 installation disk to try and fix the problem? I only have a disk for Windows 7 Professional, but would it work for my Acer Laptop which is running Home Premium?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Aug 2013   #4
mitchell65

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

I would follow Arc's advice if I were you. He knows what he is talking about here hence his BSOD badge!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #5
Matt Allsop

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files-image.jpg


Attached Thumbnails
Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files-image.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

If you have access to another computer, download seatools for DOS, burn it in either a blank disc or a USB drive; do the disc check as suggested.

Let us know the results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #7
Matt Allsop

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

I would but the OS is on a WD HDD and I don't think that seatools supports WD Drives, it only works on Seagate and Maxtor drives?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt Allsop View Post
I would but the OS is on a WD HDD and I don't think that seatools supports WD Drives, it only works on Seagate and Maxtor drives?
I think it works ... it checks, but cannot repair.
Go for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #9
Matt Allsop

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Will Seatools erase the data on the HDD Drive then? It says you should back up the HDD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt Allsop View Post
Will Seatools erase the data on the HDD Drive then? It says you should back up the HDD?
It will not ... but if you are afraid of doing it, dont do.
I dont know any bootable HDD scanner better than Seatools.

I think you need to check the HDD (as it is the primary suspect), but if you cannot do it (whatever the reason may be) we cannot proceed with the troubleshooting process, unfortunately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win 7 failed to boot no F8 options work need to recover HDD files




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Freezes at Windows Logo, no boot options work.
Desktop freezes at Windows Logo on start up. No boot options work, not even CD. Hard Drive, memory, processor, power, cables all work fine and have been reseated. Removed all cable from the back. Still freezes at Windows Logo or at the loading bar when trying the CD.
General Discussion
Asus not booting properly, boot options don't work consistently
I'm having trouble with my Asus desktop not booting properly. I get this message: "Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device and press a key" I have tried setting the boot options variously switching between manually setting between the boot options...
General Discussion
Windows Failed To Start. No Advanced Boot Options
my computer crashed and when it started back up i get the error windows failed to start due to a new hardware change blah blah when i choose the recommended repair option it just goes to an empty screen where i can use the mouse but there is nothing to click on or any prompt to continue the...
Installation & Setup
How recover files? - bugcheck50 video mem failed, sys restore fails
Ok...long story, with whining included. I apologize if this is the wrong forum (no BSOD) but hope it is correct. So the computer wouldn't boot up anymore, the screen had lines on it (which should have been a big hint), safe modes wouldn't work, restore points didn't load, repair and recovery...
General Discussion
How do I recover my files and programs after a failed win 7 repair?
Hi, Today I tried updating my win 7 Home Premium using the win 7 iso, following the instructions in tutorials here at 7 forums, and everything was going great until there was a power outage and my laptop ran out of charge before the update finished :cry:. On restarting my computer, I was caught up...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 won't boot and Recovery options don't work
I have a Lenovo G560 0679 series laptop, which i believe is a 64 bit system. Few months ago, my comp shown some blue screen and gave me boot up issues. My friend has been able to help me fix it a few times (he said he simply just let start up repair do its own thing). however, this time, he is away...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App