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Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting.

21 Aug 2014   #1
Wes10

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 not booting.

I was messing around with the ThemeManager for Windows 7. I had installed and ran several different themes on my computer for a while with no issues, then a couple nights ago I installed and applied a new theme and when I restarted my computer, it gets to the screen where it asks me how I want to start my computer (normally, safe mode, etc) I have tried booting it in every option it give me but all I get is a black screen, the only thing I can see is my cursor.

I do not have a Windows 7 disc and pressing f8 or del do nothing upon startup.

any help would be awesome!

thanks in advance!


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21 Aug 2014   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Wes, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could download a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium ISO file at the link below, ....

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

....and create a bootable installation DVD/USB with it.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Afterwards, boot from the installation DVD/USB to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully undo this issue.
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21 Aug 2014   #3
Wes10

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

Can I run this from any sub device? Or does it have to be certain kind? Also do I just download and add to my usb device and plug into the computer and reboot? Sorry I've never done this.
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21 Aug 2014   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

No worries. You could download the ISO and create the DVD/USB on any computer, then be able to use the USB/DVD on your computer.

If USB, when finished, connect to your computer, boot your computer, and press the F key displayed to press to boot to the boot menu to select to temporarily boot from the USB instead of Windows.

If DVD, when finished, insert DVD in your computer, restart computer, and when prompted "press any key to boot from CD/DVD".

The system restore link above will give you the details to pick up from there.
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21 Aug 2014   #5
Wes10

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

I do not receive a command key on any of the screens that I go through. Any ideas there?
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21 Aug 2014   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

How about using the DVD after it's created?
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21 Aug 2014   #7
Wes10

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

I have to push the command key before I can setup the dvd/usb to run right? I am not receiving a command key to go in and switch my settings.
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21 Aug 2014   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Nope, you would have to create the bootable DVD on another computer first.

Afterwards, when you boot the computer with a bootable DVD in the drive, you should briefly see the "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.." message like below. You would then press any key to boot from the DVD instead of Windows.

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21 Aug 2014   #9
Wes10

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much for the quick responses.

It has to be a dvd, correct? I'll head on up to the store if that's the case. Thank you again for the help!
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21 Aug 2014   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

It doesn't have to be a DVD.

You could create a bootable USB flash drive first, then boot from it on your computer instead.

I just thought that a DVD may be easier for you, but either option will be fine.
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