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Windows 7: please help, can't get to start screen no matter what I try!

14 Oct 2013   #1
chireg69

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
please help, can't get to start screen no matter what I try!

Hi,
Just can't get my pc to load up!
It all seems to be becase of a windows update. It updated thursday night as I switched it off an then on friday when I turned it on it said there is a problem and that system repair would do a scan. It did a scan and found nothing. I went into advanced and using the recovery tools tried several restores but none of them worked! It kept saying they couldn't do it and my files are left as they were.
I cannot get into any safemode, pc just starts over!
Now, I have physically removed the hard drive and put it in a case with usb and have connected it to another pc to save all my files. I was wondering if there's anything I can physically remove from the hard drive that might get my windows to start? Other than that it's looking like a new installation!
Any help is gratefully appreciated!
Thanks


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14 Oct 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Follow the direction here to restore your registry from the backup copy, see if that helps????

How to Recover from an Infinitely Looping Startup Repair Loop without Reinstalling Windows
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14 Oct 2013   #3
chireg69

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, will try it as soon as I've reconnected the hard drive!
Will there be a back up copy on my hard drive or do I need to make a disk?
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14 Oct 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Everything that can be done is included in these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
leading up to if necessary running factory Recovery or getting the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are same for retail.

Since you're pretty sure it's Updates-related, the best fix for that is to System Restore from the Win7 disk System Recovery Options.

If it won't restore from disk either then try a few Startup Repairs after confirming System Reserved or C is Partition Marked Active
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15 Oct 2013   #5
chireg69

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks
I dont actually have a windows 7 disk, is there a site where I can create one?
My machine never came with one. It was all on-board!
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15 Oct 2013   #6
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Google this:
Windows 7 ISO downloads
Seven Forums can get in trouble for posting direct links.
The first one or two links are what you need. Make sure you download English 64 bit **Insert Version Here** Windows 7 as your key will only work with the version you had on your machine, home premium, pro etc.
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15 Oct 2013   #7
chireg69

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Cheers
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15 Oct 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chireg69 View Post
Thanks
I dont actually have a windows 7 disk, is there a site where I can create one?
My machine never came with one. It was all on-board!
Everything you need to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 is in the blue link.

If you'd prefer first working through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start the disk is also provided there, too, in Step 6.
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15 Oct 2013   #9
mitchell65

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

As Gregrocker says everything including the link to the necessary ISO is in his link above!
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