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Windows 7: Black Screen on start-up in regular and safe mode

25 Mar 2014   #11
Tec34

Windows 6 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I would be very surprised if your Temp files had several GBs of data. Are you sure it wasn't MB's instead? I don't think you should go to the command prompt to delete anything. If you delete one wrong file, you PC won't boot. A better solution is to expand your C: drive using Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. You will also need to download the Bootable CD from the site. Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD. You will have to boot your PC with the Boot Disk in order to change the C: drive.
It was at least a gb or two, there were files from 2009 in there.
Can you clarify on the partitioning? The OS is on a hard disk that isn't partitioned (74gb drive) so I'm not clear how I could expand it?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ladyseakayaker View Post
This happens periodically to me, running Win7 HomePrem 64 on an Acer. I've come to accept it as periodically annoying. I do a hard shut off, wait a bit, reboot, and get black screen with choice highlighted "Start Windows Normally" which I then do, and boom, I'm fine. Sometimes the black screen wants to do a lengthy check disk, so what choice do I have but wait. I'm posting this so the orig poster knows he's not alone, but I don't think you have to jump through the hoops you've been angsting about. I attritbute it to a Windows/Microsoft problem, something which they wouldn't consider worthy of a fix,so I haven't wanted to waste my time looking for a fix. Am I wrong anyone?
My system isn't fixing itself which is why I'm trying to look for a solution.


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25 Mar 2014   #12
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tec34 View Post
Can you clarify on the partitioning? The OS is on a hard disk that isn't partitioned (74gb drive) so I'm not clear how I could expand it?
When you say "Not Partitioned", do you mean the OS is on a HD by itself? Could you post a screen shot of
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
This will help to see the situation better. Be sure and spread the columns so that all the print can be read. Thanks,
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25 Mar 2014   #13
Tec34

Windows 6 64-bit
 
 

Disk 1 is the hard drive with the OS that is not booting up.


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25 Mar 2014   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I see some problems with Disk 1. Let me ask a few questions first. == Disk 0, Do you have an OS on C: drive and if so what is it? It looks like that should boot OK. If you unplug Disk 1, your PC should boot. == Disk 1, what OS is on it? Since you have two System Reserved partitions, you must be trying to boot two different OS's. Let me know and then I can proceed as to how to get this repaired. Thanks,
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26 Mar 2014   #15
Tec34

Windows 6 64-bit
 
 

Both disks have a copy of Windows 7 on them. When I try to boot disk 1, I completely disconnect disk 0.

Disk 1 is the drive with the copy of windows that will not boot up, I did not originally have two drives with OS's on them, it's currently like this so that I can use the computer.
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26 Mar 2014   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

If you disconnect Disk 1, does you PC work OK? It appears that Disk 0 is in good shape. If Disk 0 works OK, is there any need to have Windows on Disk 1? I don't really see any purpose. == There are several problems with the way Windows is setup on Disk 1. I need to know if you want to have two Win 7 on your PC or if Disk 0 is working, that is all you want?
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26 Mar 2014   #17
Tec34

Windows 6 64-bit
 
 

The computer works fine because I set it to boot to disk 0. There is nothing wrong with disk 0's OS, this is an issue with Disk 1's OS. I do not need nor want two OS's on two separate disks on the same computer, the only reason disk 1 is hooked up is so that I can access it. All I want to do is fix Disk 1's OS so that it actually boots up; this has nothing to do with Disk 0
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27 Mar 2014   #18
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tec34 View Post
The computer works fine because I set it to boot to disk 0. There is nothing wrong with disk 0's OS, this is an issue with Disk 1's OS. I do not need nor want two OS's on two separate disks on the same computer, the only reason disk 1 is hooked up is so that I can access it. All I want to do is fix Disk 1's OS so that it actually boots up; this has nothing to do with Disk 0
You can't have two OS with only one license on the same PC. Above you say that you don't want two OS's on the same PC, but then in the next line you want Disk 1 fixed so it boots. I have asked questions but am not getting answers. I will retire on this problem.
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27 Mar 2014   #19
Tec34

Windows 6 64-bit
 
 

I want to fix disk 1 so it can boot and then I can separate the drives to different computers, they are two different licences in play here regardless.
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27 Mar 2014   #20
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

OK, that was what I was trying to find out. == Disconnect Disk 0 permanently. You will need a Win 7 install disk. Boot from the Win 7 disk and run Repair Install three times. If this does not make your PC bootable, you will have to do a Clean Install Windows 7
If you don't have a disk, you can download a ISO here. http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technol...download-links Be sure and get the correct language, Version (Home Premium, Pro, Etc) and either 32-bit or 64-bit. Burn the ISO to a DVD and you have your own Win 7 disk. During the install it will ask you to put in the Product Key. Don't do that until you are happy with the install. You have 30 days to input the Product Key.
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