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Windows 7: Windows 7 Boot Issues

19 Dec 2013   #1
grimshaw

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Boot Issues

Hi Guys, I'm looking for some advice.

Suddenly windows 7 decides not to boot up, it get as far as the splash screen "Starting Windows" but thats it, and theres no orbs that make up the windows logo at all, it just hangs for ages then resets.

I had done nothing before this happened, like I did'nt install any new devices or software and all of my windows updates were all up to date an my PC was running fine.

Now the funny thing is that I can run a spare hard drive running Vista and that works fine, but I have 2 hard drives with windows 7 home 64 bit that ran fine before this happen but they do not work any more? any drive I put in there with Win 7 on it wont run.

All software and hardware is legit.

I've tried running boot cd like hiren boot cd and puppy linux etc, but no good.

If anyone has a idea or knows how to fix this, or know whats causing the issue?.

Thank you in advance, Grimshaw.


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19 Dec 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi grimshaw, Welcome to Seven forums.

try this, Repair Install

And

System Restore
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19 Dec 2013   #3
grimshaw

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi Archer, the problem is that I forgot to mention is that I cant get into safe mode nor will it fully load windows, before you ask it wont let me format the hard drive or over write it with a fresh OS. I can gain access to the drive via Hiren Live Boot CD but don't know which options to choose, if thats going to fix it "i dont know". I have done all the system and disc check within Hiren Live Boot CD options but it just says the drive has no errors?.

It says the drive is there on start up, but if I have a drive that works and the bad one connected then boot up the good drive "vista" but when I click on my computer to see how many drive are there, its just the good one?.

Hope this has made it clearer.

Grimshaw
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19 Dec 2013   #4
rezurect007

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

Just to clarify: Is the Repair Install via the "Upgrade" option available when you "boot" from the Windows DVD?
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19 Dec 2013   #5
ProstarComputer

Windows 7 UnProfessional x64
 
 

+1 for Hiren's.

Try the repair option from a bootable Windows 7 disc if you have one available. If the startup repair option doesn't work, see if you can get to a command prompt using the repair disc. If so, try the following command: bootrec.exe /FixBoot

This may be of some help also: How to Fix Windows 7 When It Fails to Boot
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19 Dec 2013   #6
grimshaw

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi Prostarcomputer, I get the options "repair your computer" and "start windows normally" I have used both options but it just hangs and hangs and does'nt go any further than that, I've used the OEM win 7 disc to do a recovery but still does not go any further.
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19 Dec 2013   #7
grimshaw

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rezurect007 View Post
Just to clarify: Is the Repair Install via the "Upgrade" option available when you "boot" from the Windows DVD?

Nope, does not offer that choice as it hangs and resets.
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19 Dec 2013   #8
ProstarComputer

Windows 7 UnProfessional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimshaw View Post
Hi Prostarcomputer, I get the options "repair your computer" and "start windows normally" I have used both options but it just hangs and hangs and does'nt go any further than that, I've used the OEM win 7 disc to do a recovery but still does not go any further.
You're on the right track, except you want the Repair option when booting off the Windows installation DVD.



Then from there try the command prompt option and then the command line I mentioned. There are instructions in the link I provided as well.
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19 Dec 2013   #9
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have encountered similar issues myself in the past; and the only way for me to get around it was to boot off the disk and do a repair off the disk instead of trying to boot from windows etc. Hopefully trying to do a repair off the disk will get you headed in the right direction. Good luck and let us know if you need further assistance.
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19 Dec 2013   #10
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

also heres another link that may be of assistance as well:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...58187178,d.aWc
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