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Windows 7: W7 will not boot - sorry for another thread

13 Jul 2014   #1
trane251

W7 Home Premium 64
 
 
W7 will not boot - sorry for another thread

Hello All,

{Edit - I just noticed there is a similar thread as mine. I'll go through that thread and try some options in there and report back}

Thanks for taking the time to read my first post. I've done some searching on the internet but have become a little overwhelmed Here are my system specs, which is a computer that I built. I haven't had any problems since it was built it about 1 year ago.

W7 64 bit Home Premium - I have the disk
MB: Asus P8Z77-VPro
EVGA GTX680
i7-3770K
SSD (I can't remember which one) 256gb

Last night I shut down the computer/monitors and walked away. I came back a couple of hours later and notices the desktop was still running. I didn't pay much attention and shut it down by holding the power button (the monitors were already turned off)

When I turn on the computer I'll see the page for my MB and then it will go to "Windows Startup" for about 3 seconds. It will then cycle back to the MB page and eventually get to the menus to check for repairs. It says that it cannot find anything wrong.

Here's what I have done so far:

1. Unplugged everything from the desktop
2. Launched Startup Repair
3. System Restore: Did not work and tried 2 different restore points
4. Boot to Safe Mode: This worked and I ran malwarebytes (nothing found).

I haven't dowloaded anything unsual since this happened except for the following about 1 week ago:
CCcleaner
Acronias System Restore (Before this happened I created an image of my SSD to an external HDD).

I'm "okay" with computers but don't really know how to diagnose. I would appreciate any help and I'm hoping I don't have a bad ssd. I use my computer for flightsim and have a pile of programs related to it on the ssd.

Thanks so much.


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13 Jul 2014   #2
trane251

W7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I've tried this tutorial and it did not work:
Startup Infinite Loop: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

I see other tutorials but I would be curious to see what you recommend first.
This one?Repair Install
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13 Jul 2014   #3
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hello trane251 Welcome to the Forums Try this one out : Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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13 Jul 2014   #4
trane251

W7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yard Dog,

I appreciate the response. I just want to double check before diving into the troubleshooting steps...
Should I try this one first, which is linked at the top of the page you provided? Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

I may have my hands full with some of the steps, so apologies up front for the potential silly questions I'll ask.
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13 Jul 2014   #5
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Well. if you look at bottom at steps 18 and 19.. of my link.. you will see that you would want to try repair install first. .then if not.. go to a clean reinstall .
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13 Jul 2014   #6
trane251

W7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Sorry about that. I'll dive into the link you provided and report back.
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13 Jul 2014   #7
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

The tutorial .. is a guide.. you may not be able to do anything except go right to 18 or 19.. Good luck and holler if you get stuck !!
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13 Jul 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

Please boot into Safe Mode with Networking and post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

You cannot run a Repair Install from Safe Mode.

What are the AV scan results either from Safe Mode with MBAM (preferred to start) or bootable AV disk provided in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start? I'd do one of both.

Then what does SFC find?
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13 Jul 2014   #9
trane251

W7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I can see why checking the HD is the 1st step. I'm on to step 2 (checking RAM) until I try to figure out checking my SSD. I've been googling and there isn't a HD diagnostic tool for my SSD (Crucial M4-CT256M4SSD2-firmware 000F). I haven't had much look searching the Crucial forums on a way to check to see if a SSD is bad.

How the heck do you check to see if a SSD has gone bad? I booted into safemode and did ChKDsk but didn't see anything noticeable (although I'm not exactly sure what to look for). If the SSD is bad it would seem a reinstall is moot. Is that correct?

GregRocker - Just saw your post after writing the above. I'll provide the info once the RAM test is finished. The desktop is on wireless but not able to find a network in Safe mode. I can move it to an ethernet to see if that works (my wife will love having computer parts all over the living room

Thanks again!
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13 Jul 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

If Crucial has no way to check the drive then just do a Disk Check
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