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Windows 7: Win7 64-bit Desktop won't boot, stalls at Aswrvrt.sys on start-up?

15 Jan 2015   #1
Darkstrike

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Win7 64-bit Desktop won't boot, stalls at Aswrvrt.sys on start-up?

Hey all,

I've got a desktop here with Win7 64-bit. It was acting strangely, but now I can't get it boot...just endlessly reboots in "normal" mode saying Windows failed to successfully start. When I try Safe Mode, it stops at Aswrvrt.sys, which I know is an Avast file. System Restores don't work at all to fix the problem (and the only two restore points on this machine are since the issues started anyway), and StartUp Repair doesn't do anything either.

Any folks have any suggestions? Thanks!


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15 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Second time in two days that I have seen this problem. As you know it is Avast, your anti virus. You have to uninstall, and then you can replace with M Security Essentials.
Do you have a install CD?
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15 Jan 2015   #3
Darkstrike

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I can't uninstall Avast, as I can't get the machine to boot into Windows.

I have a Windows install CD, yes, but not sure if it will work for this machine.
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15 Jan 2015   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If it is the same Edition and SP, this should work. You must keep in mind,, however that, anything that can go wrong usually does. What is the source of the CD?
Repair Install
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15 Jan 2015   #5
Darkstrike

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I didn't have a legitimate copy of a Win7 cd, so it is a burnt copy I found online, supposedly allows for installing all versions (Home Premium, Professional, etc, etc), but the Windows key in question is legitimate (I never use non-legitimate keys and won't work on computers that do)

I DO have a legitimate Win7 Home Prem. DVD here, but it is 32-bit and this is a 64-bit machine, hence my need to use the other disk.
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15 Jan 2015   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I am glad that you told me about the DVD. Forum policy dictates that there be no discussion regarding illegal copies of Seven. Since your copy is legit, we can discuss that.
When you bought the computer, did it have 7 already installed?
If yes, make and model of your computer please.
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15 Jan 2015   #7
Darkstrike

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I didn't actually buy it, it's a friend of mine's. It did have Win7 on it. It's a Dell Inspiron, a newer model and has Win7 Home Prem 64-bit with SP1 installed. Going to try a Repair Install and see what happens!
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15 Jan 2015   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You must have a CD with the same SP, 64bit and edition for the repair to work.
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15 Jan 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I may jump in for a moment.

A repair install will also require a proper COA key. At least that has been the way it worked when I do Repair Installs.

Back to watching.
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15 Jan 2015   #10
Darkstrike

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I had a MS-certified Tech. friend link me to the Digital River download list of MS official Win7 SP1 installation disks, I am downloading one of those now to try a Repair Install. Should one of those work on this machine Layback?

@richC46 - the disk I am downloading is a Win7 Home Prem. SP1 64-bit disk, so it should be the same as installed on the machine.
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