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Windows 7: Windows 7 Stuck at "Starting Windows" screen

12 Jan 2014   #1
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows 7 Stuck at "Starting Windows" screen

My laptop was slow so i restarted but when restarting i used force restart because it was taking so much time. Now when i open my laptop up it gets stuck at "Starting Windows" screen.

Things Tried:
* Tried to boot in safe mode but it gets stuck there
* Tried Start up Repair option but it's still searching for problem
* Tried to use system restore but i didn't had any restore point

Specs:
Dell Latitude E6400
Hitachi 500GB HDD
4 GB Ram
Intel Centrino/Duo 2 (Not sure)

Thanks In Advance


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12 Jan 2014   #2
tommycake50

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninetailz View Post
My laptop was slow so i restarted but when restarting i used force restart because it was taking so much time. Now when i open my laptop up it gets stuck at "Starting Windows" screen.

Things Tried:
* Tried to boot in safe mode but it gets stuck there
* Tried Start up Repair option but it's still searching for problem
* Tried to use system restore but i didn't had any restore point

Specs:
Dell Latitude E6400
Hitachi 500GB HDD
4 GB Ram
Intel Centrino/Duo 2 (Not sure)

Thanks In Advance
Wait for startup repair to finish and if it works then try and boot again if it doesn't click on the drop down menu when it says couldn't fix and put a summary of it here.

It also wouldn't hurt running a chkdsk, boot into Windows Recovery Environment(Spam f8 as soon as you press the power button until a screen comes up with some option then press enter on WinRE) click on Command Prompt and check which disk your main disk is(For me it's E: when booting into WinRE but you might want to type
diskpart
and then type
list volume, your files should be in a volume labelled Windows dri).
Then type
chkdsk /r /f (Drive letter):.

Then reboot and see if it will load.

If neither of those things work then I'm sure someone else can help.
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13 Jan 2014   #3
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 

I went ahead and ran CHKDSK but it found nothing and now my hard drive is making clicking noise, and bios doesn't detect my HDD, Do i have to replace it now ?
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13 Jan 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sure sounds like it. Make sure all the connections are tight.
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13 Jan 2014   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

If you have any data to be recovered from the failing hard drive, stop using the lappy further, not to tax the hard drive.

Prepare any one of the below Live Linux pen drives on another computer.

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS by whs - Mint Mate

Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup by Golden - Peppermint

Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer by one jumanji - Lucid Puppy



Connect an external drive/ pendrive of sufficient capacity to the lappy, boot Linux from the pen drive and try to copy all important data.


You may go ahead with any troubleshooting procedures after you have successfully backed up.
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13 Jan 2014   #6
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
If you have any data to be recovered from the failing hard drive, stop using the lappy further, not to tax the hard drive.

Prepare any one of the below Live Linux pen drives on another computer.

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS by whs - Mint Mate

Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup by Golden - Peppermint

Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer by one jumanji - Lucid Puppy



Connect an external drive/ pendrive of sufficient capacity to the lappy, boot Linux from the pen drive and try to copy all important data.


You may go ahead with any troubleshooting procedures after you have successfully backed up.
Can you take off the data from a dead hard drive or it still should be working
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13 Jan 2014   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In the last post, you said the drive is making clicking noises. From that I presume it is still spinning.

So try data recovery as aforesaid. If the drive is still spinning and Linux can see your drive, it should be possible. ( From a distance I cannot say whether your drive is already dead i.e., not spinning at all.)
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