Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cannot boot Normal Startup in windows 7

01 Feb 2015   #1
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Cannot boot Normal Startup in windows 7

Today, for no apparent reason, my computer would not boot correctly. (Windows 7 64x Professional.)
Msconfig will not accept Normal Startup or Diagnostic Startup but only Selective Startup with only grey arrows in the boxes.
As a result there are only a few services loaded and I cannot start any more. I have no Internet connection, no Sound, etc.

My system has 3 hard drives with a different OS on each: C: Windows 7, D: Windows XP and F: Windows Technical Preview (10). XP and 10 boot normally and all functions work correctly.

I have a clean image file backup which I installed using my rescue disk but the reinstallation of the image did not fix the problem

I cannot run Backup and Restore, sfc /scannow,
Device Manager shows everything normal.
I ran both TDDSKiller from cd and found no malware.
I have run out of ideas other than a complete wipe and reinstall so I am hoping that someone out there in cyber space has some useful suggestions


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Feb 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello kgash mate try these first in safe mode (power up and tap F8)
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
&
Disk Check < run it with the /f and /r switches if need be.

Then take a look at this
Startup Repair
&
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2015   #3
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hello kgash mate try these first in safe mode (power up and tap F8)
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
&
Disk Check < run it with the /f and /r switches if need be.

Then take a look at this
Startup Repair
&
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Thanks for your quick response.
I have solved the problem but I don't know what caused it. After thinking about all of the different issues at fault, I wondered if somehow the BIOS got screwed up. My Gigabyte MB has a CMOS reset switch so I used it, rebooted and the problems were gone!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Feb 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have found that sometimes power surges or power loss while the computer is on can cause this problem. It doesn't happen every time but it has happened to me on a X58 motherboard or older.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2015   #5
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, i have heard of that happening. I have a good UPS protecting the pc from such events so I don't think power fluctuations were the cause. Perhaps it will remain a mystery.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2015   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes wll as Layback says it can be outages and even brownouts which I think are just as problematical or worse. The USP is a good idea and if this happens again I thnk maybe you have the answer in your reply - well done
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cannot boot Normal Startup in windows 7




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How can I reset "default" boot mode to normal startup
So while in Win7 OS, I went to msconfig/StartUp/selected "Safe Mode - Minimal" checkbox so that the default startup is in Safe Mode. Now when I boot and run through the safe mode initiate, I get stuck on a black screen even though there's HDD activity. If I try to select any of the other options...
Backup and Restore
BSOD on windows 7 startup normal & safe mode
My laptop crashes at the point when the colored dots converge in normal or safe modes, then it breifly shows the BSOD & restarts. I have tried all of the following. Startup repair-including restore which doesn`t show any restore points just restore from saved image which i do not have. Removed...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 is in safe mode, even though it's using normal startup.
I'm trying to resolve an issue(remotely, I'm in California, he's in Kentucky) that my father-in-law is having with his computer after Norton tech support jacked his system, trying to fix his norton install. I'm not entirely sure what all was done with the system, but I am currently trying to get...
General Discussion
BSOD on startup, next boot is normal
Hello. Today when computer started automatically to run windows update, I had found it in BSOD state with message "REFERENCE BY POINTER" or something like that. I tried three following reboots but it always happened again. So I booted to safe mode (with networking) and than back to normal mode and...
BSOD Help and Support
windows hangs on normal startup at welcome, but not in safe mode
so i have my computer (HP laptop) with windows 7 home premium, setup to auto update everything. i selected that option when i had to do a system restore from the recovery discs back in july. managed to save all my data, and create the 4 discs. been going well. a week ago, it auto downloaded a...
General Discussion
Windows 7 64bit Manual Power cut Required for normal startup..(HELP)
Hi guys... new to this forum My comp specs follows: M.board: biostarTh55b HD (t seiries board)** Intel i3 CPu 530@ 2.93 ghz Crosair Memory: 4gb dual channel DDr3 (CMV4GX3M2A1333C9) Raidmax mod # Rx -380 k (power supply) Segatge Barracuda 7200 HD
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:51.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App