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Windows 7: Windows Failed to start

16 Dec 2014   #1
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 
Windows Failed to start

I was getting a BSOD 9C

What lead up to this is:

I have a Lenovo T510 laptop with dual boot Win7 & XP running fine.
I cloned the hard drive to a SSD with Macrium Reflect.
I inserted the new SSD into a Lenovo W540 laptop.
I have booted into a Win7 sp1 DVD. It found the installed Win7. It tried to do a repair.
I ran that three times.
It will boot to the Windows Error Recovery screen.
If I choose Start windows normally or last known good configuration or Safe mode it gives me the BSOD 9C

I have tried following the " Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions"
I can't boot into anything to run the programs.

I have updates to my last post:

I have used MiniTool Partition Wizard to:
1. Remove all partitions on the SSD
2. Convert the SSD from MBR to GPT.
3. Copy all partitions from the old drive to the SSD.
4. Set the W540 laptop BIOS to Defaults
5. Disabled Secure Boot.
6. Changed UEFI/Legacy Boot to Both
7. Changed UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority to UEFI First.
8. Changed CSM Support to Yes.

Ran Chkdsk C: /r /f
It found errors
Ran Chkdsk C: /r /f
Found no errors

I ran Win7 Repair twice It found no errors.

It now boots to Windows Failed to start
File: \ntldr
Status: 0xc000000e

Still can't boot into Win7 or XP


Please help me get this running.

Thank you,

Docfxit


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16 Dec 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Is your install you want to clone/image a UEFI install with a UEFI boot partition in Disk Mgmt?

If so you'd need to use an imaging suite like Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums that supports UEFI.

Once it's cloned or imaged to the SSD that has been wiped using Diskpart Clean Command,
unplug the source drive, reboot to see if it will start and if not run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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16 Dec 2014   #3
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Is your install you want to clone/image a UEFI install with a UEFI boot partition in Disk Mgmt?

If so you'd need to use an imaging suite like Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums that supports UEFI.

Once it's cloned or imaged to the SSD that has been wiped using Diskpart Clean Command,
unplug the source drive, reboot to see if it will start and if not run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Thanks for the reply...

My source hard drive is not UEFI.
In the BIOS of the target PC I have:
set Secure Boot to OFF
UEFI/Legacy Boot to Legacy Only
CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to YES
OS Optimized Defaults to OFF

I am running in AHCI on the T510. In both XP and Win7.
I tried:
1. Coping the old hard drive to the SSD in mbr mode.
2. I installed the SSD in the T510.
3. I ran SYSprep from this link:
http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/2014/01/heres-smart-way-move-internal-hard-drives-computers/#.VI-pl8lQu...

That should have removed the drivers specific to the T510 and prepared Win7 for a first install.
NOTE: To others reading this. Running Sysprep will remove some settings in Win7.

4. I installed the SSD into the W540.
5. Ran bootsect /n60 C:
6. C:
7. CD boot
8. attrib BCD /r /s /h
9. ren BCD BCD.old
10. bootrec /rebuildbcd

When I try to boot into Win7 I still get BSOD 9C

Does anyone have any ideas what is still not correct?

Thank you very much,

Docfxit


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16 Dec 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Are you sure you didn't run those commands on the Source drive to move the boot manager to Win7? The reason I ask is that normally on an XP Dual Boot we see XP holding the boot files as configured by WIn7 when it is installed last. So did you move that previously so that the System Active flags now appear on Win7 partition? Do you still get a Boot Menu with working XP on the source drive which I assume is what we're seeing in screenshot?

Start over using a cloning or imaging app like free Macrium Imaging to clone or make and recover an image as merely copying it is not sufficient. There is no need to SysPrep unless the mobo is being changed.

Make sure the Active flag remains on Win7 partition or else it will not repair or start. Partition Marked Active

Then if necessary run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

Install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add XP on the Add OS Entry tab, letting it autodetect the XP partition letter.
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16 Dec 2014   #5
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you sure you didn't run those commands on the Source drive to move the boot manager to Win7? The reason I ask is that normally on an XP Dual Boot we see XP holding the boot files as configured by WIn7 when it is installed last. So did you move that previously so that the System Active flags now appear on Win7 partition? Do you still get a Boot Menu with working XP on the source drive which I assume is what we're seeing in screenshot?

Start over using a cloning or imaging app like free Macrium Imaging to clone or make and recover an image as merely copying it is not sufficient. There is no need to SysPrep unless the mobo is being changed.

Make sure the Active flag remains on Win7 partition or else it will not repair or start. Partition Marked Active

Then if necessary run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

Install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add XP on the Add OS Entry tab, letting it autodetect the XP partition letter.
The boot manager is on the Win7 partition because I installed EasyBCD years ago on the Win7 partition.
I did the SysPrep because the mobo is different. The installed os's are in a Lenovo T510. I'm trying to move them to a Lenovo W540.

I have been coping the partitions. I didn't think of imaging them and restoring them. That's a great idea.
I just don't know how I can accomplish that. I really don't want to SysPrep the hard drive that is currently in the T510. I will try the same thing I did last time and see if it works.

Thanks for the suggestions. I hope this works.

Docfxit
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16 Dec 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

An easier method than SysPrep IF the image will not start past the boot color-flames animation which indicates drivers are conflicting, is to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD.

But I would wait to see if it will boot once you clone or image because it may start up to Desktop and change out all drivers on its own, or after you repair the boot as specified earlier.
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16 Dec 2014   #7
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
An easier method than SysPrep IF the image will not start past the boot color-flames animation which indicates drivers are conflicting, is to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD.

But I would wait to see if it will boot once you clone or image because it may start up to Desktop and change out all drivers on its own, or after you repair the boot as specified earlier.
That's great. That will defiantly save me a bunch of time. I never heard of that program. I'm always happy to learn of new ways.

Do you happen to know the best BIOS settings for the Target (New) Laptop?

In the BIOS of the target PC I currently have:
set Secure Boot to OFF
UEFI/Legacy Boot to Legacy Only
CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to YES
OS Optimized Defaults to OFF

Thanks,

Docfxit
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16 Dec 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

The settings would need to be the same. If in doubt about discrepancies, post back camera snaps of the settings choices in question.

Is there Windows 7 Optimized Defaults on either?
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17 Dec 2014   #9
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

I followed your instructions on post #4 exactly. I'm still getting a BSOD 9C.

In the repair startup I'm getting:
Startup Repair could not detect a problem
Root cause found:
Unspecified changes to system configuration might have cause the problem.
Repair action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x490

I started Diskpart and made the Win7 partition Active
Tried Repair 3 times.
Windows 7 does show as C:
Tried booting. Got Stop 9c

At cmd prompt
C:
CD boot
BootRec.exe /fixmbr
Tried Repair 3 times.
Tried booting. Got Stop 9c

At cmd prompt
C:
CD boot
BootRec.exe /FixBoot
BootRec.exe /ScanOs
BootRec.exe /RebuildBcd
Tried Repair 3 times.
Tried booting. Got Stop 9c

Thanks,

Docfxit
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17 Dec 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

Those commands are all automated in Startup Repair.

It may go to your BIOS settings. Can we see camera snaps of all related settings to UEFI, CSM, LEgacy BIOS and BIOS Boot Order priority?

I asked you if there is a Win7 optimized defaults setting in BIOS.
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