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Windows 7: Win 7 will not boot fully.

11 May 2014   #1
morzh

win 7 64-bit Home
 
 
Win 7 will not boot fully.

Hi everyone!

I have this problem.

On a Dell Desktop, Athlon II, 6GB, Windows 7 64-bit Home did this.
After about a month of the computer not being used, upon the startup, it will get to the Background screen but will not bring in icons etc.


1. Will boot in safe mode.
2. Tried:

Restores, to various points. No success.
Startup repair. No success.
Msconfig in various (basic etc) configurations. No success - will not boot just the same.
3. Upon running Chkdsk (scheduled upon reboot) there were errors, fixed. No effect.
4. several times, using Hibernation by pressing Power button, and then getting out of it, I got to the screen which is I think the "logoff" screen. It said "user such and such is logged in". It had the user's icon shown. (there is only one user). Upon pressing on the icon the Windows fully booted.
This happened, not reliably (meaning getting to the Logoff screen) about three times.
5. Similarly, after running the hardware diags from Utilities Bootup, when exiting the diags, it booted to the Logoff screen and upon pressing on the icon booted up.
6. I added a second user hoping I could get to the User choice/login screen. It does not get to it.

Ideas?


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11 May 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

if you have not already done so; i would try doing the following from safe mode: click start, programs, accessories; system tools, then right click on command prompt and select run as administrator. Once there; type sfc /scannow and let it scan for any windows structure violations.
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11 May 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which try everything possible to start the OS leading up to rescuiing your files to run Dell Windows 7 PC Restore or do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Dell has a built-in suite of diagnostics which I would run first to check over the hardware closely. These are very valuable tests which will replace many steps required for hardware testing. Boot it by tapping the F12 key at boot, selecting Diagnostics. Once those run, boot back into F12 to check for Utility Partition which may have an ever more extensive diagnostics suite to run.
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12 May 2014   #4
morzh

win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Matt

Thanks, will try tonight.


Greg,

Tried everything diagnostic-wise and built-in repair (the menu with image restore, startup repair etc). I tried everything short of image restore as it will format the drive and I want to keep the account as intact as possible.
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12 May 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

What were the results of Malwarebytes scan run in Safe Mode with Networking?

Then run SFC /SCANNOW Command .

Next try System Restore to your earliest restore point. Then continue with Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

You ran the full Dell Diagnostics via F12 key at boot? What did it test exactly? I was not referring to System Recovery Options.

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12 May 2014   #6
morzh

win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Did not scan with Malwarebytes yet.

yes I ran full diags of everything F12 offers.
It tested hardware and memory.
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12 May 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

Catch up with all the steps given and report back results. Then there will be other steps.
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12 May 2014   #8
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by morzh View Post
Matt

Thanks, will try tonight.


Greg,

Tried everything diagnostic-wise and built-in repair (the menu with image restore, startup repair etc). I tried everything short of image restore as it will format the drive and I want to keep the account as intact as possible.
Give that a shot as well as some of the other steps that the others have mentioned and see if you get anywhere with it. Gregrocker has a very well written article that has a link to it in his signature that is definitely worth following and seeing if you can make any headway with. In case you didnt see it above here is that link:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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12 May 2014   #9
morzh

win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Matt

thanks, I will try many things tonight this included.

But:

Short of malwarebytes (which I do have installed) I tried all of that.
Bootrec.exe included.
Multiple startup repairs with reboots in between.
Whole 9 yards.

I am not sure what that once in a while thing with Login screen after hibernation, after which all works.
But...let's try things first. I am sure will take me a few days.....
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12 May 2014   #10
morzh

win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

OK,

1. Malwarebytes only found PUPs. All removed, second scan clean.
2. SFC found no problems.

Now I will try other things...again.

3. Ran Startup Repair 3 times with reboots in between.
So far as much effect as hot compresses to a corpse.
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