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Windows 7: Windows 7 Is Stuck at Starting Windows

20 Sep 2014   #1
mypcs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 Is Stuck at Starting Windows

As the title states its stuck. I have left it for days to no resolve. I have tried startup repair, wont even load. I have tried last known good login, nothing. I have tried all the safe modes. Again nothing. It gets stuck at a certain .sys file is all safe modes. Please help me.


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20 Sep 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try running System Restore from the Windows 7 installation disc.

What are the system recovery options in Windows? - Windows Help

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, or it's not up to the Service Pack level currently installed, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file. Just be careful during the install not to accidentally install some of the bundled junk that comes with it. Always take The Custom Install option.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO.
The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.
If you are just using the Recovery Console you do not need a key.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  • Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3
  • Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
  • Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
  • Select your USB flash drive
  • Click Create
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21 Sep 2014   #3
mypcs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As I stated before, I cannot restore or recover due to Startup repair not working. Please explain a bit more. I may try burning the .ISO.
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21 Sep 2014   #4
mypcs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mypcs View Post
As I stated before, I cannot restore or recover due to Startup repair not working. Please explain a bit more. I may try burning the .ISO.

Also, may you send the specifics on what to download on the link you sent, I have x64 Home Premium. Thanks.
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21 Sep 2014   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

This is the one you want to download:

Windows 7 Is Stuck at Starting Windows-x64homepremium.jpg

Click on the above image to start the download.

You should be able to do a System Restore from the booted installation DVD.


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21 Sep 2014   #6
mypcs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks so much. Haven't tried it, but thanks if it works.
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21 Sep 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

Everything that can be done to start unbootable Win7 is here in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

You'll need access to another PC to burn some boot disks to disinfect, and a Win7 disk if you cannot access System Recovery Options via F8 key at boot.
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28 Sep 2014   #8
mypcs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, just to clarify, if I burn this program on to a disc, I would insert the disc, be prompted to Restore, and wait? An dI need total, TOTAL confirmation that I will keep my files.
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28 Sep 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

I suggest you read Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which explains how to rescue any files you don't have backed up already, before proceeding with repairs or reinstall.

The tutorial also includes everything possible that can be done to start Win7, including System Restore which is on the disk's System Recovery Options.
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28 Sep 2014   #10
mypcs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I created a Startup Repair disk. It will take me all the way to keyboard and language select and will just stop there.
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