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Windows 7: Gateway computer occasionally stuck on boot logo.

06 Feb 2015   #1
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Gateway computer occasionally stuck on boot logo.

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I haven't had this problem but these days, my Gateway desktop SOMETIMES gets stuck on the Gateway boot logo. After unplugging the power cable + turning the power switch off for a couple of seconds, it finally boot up correctly.

I had to set up a computer for my cousin so I unplugged my Gateway temporarly and once I replugged everything back, I noticed that the problem was reappearing. It was gone but now it's back... It is intermittent basically.

My PC is clean, no viruses, adwares, etc. Also, my SSD and my Hard drives are almost new. Should I flash my BIOS? Or is there an easier solution?

Thanks for your time.


-Devadip


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06 Feb 2015   #2
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Flashing the bios is exactly what I would do. Carefully.
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06 Feb 2015   #3
gregrocker

 

First let's see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anyway.
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07 Feb 2015   #4
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Here is the disk management screenshot. Also, the startup repair has not found any problems.

Data (D: ) is my internal HDD
My book (L: ) is my external hard drive
I also have a 26,27 GB recovery partition on my SSD drive.

Sorry if it's in french :/


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07 Feb 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

D should not be marked Active. Only the System partition should be marked Active. Mark D inactive Now and reboot to see if that helps: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

If the other label on D is Paging File, I'd also move it back to C and make it System Managed. To do this, turn it off, reboot PC, and then turn it on for C and System Managed: Change Virtual Memory Paging File.

In addition if this is the original factory install that is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, so look over these steps to do a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7. You can recover the space wasted by Recovery partition by deleting all partitions during the booted reinstall.
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07 Feb 2015   #6
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Ok. I've marked D as inactive and I changed the paging file location to the C drive. I've also selected system managed so now it's back to default. I had to reboot before making these changes as you said. The problem is still there for now. I managed to boot up the system after one failed attempt.

I'm not sure if I should do a clean reinstall though. I always keep my pc as clean and as optimized as posible. The fact that I'll have to start over dosen't appeal to me that much. What do you mean by "worst possible install of Win7"?
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07 Feb 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

It's explained in Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

If this is the factory install and has not yet had a Clean Reinstall, then it came loaded with factory bloatware and duplicate utiltiies that interfere with better versions built into Win7. These throttle and corrupt the OS even if they are removed. You'll never enjoy Windows 7 native perfect performance until you reinstall.

Until then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware which should improve performance some and introduce you to the optimizations and tools that work best with Win7.

What are you using to "optimize" Win7? Many optmizing tools like Registry Cleaners (other than CCleaner) will cause more harm than good. The tools and methods which work best for Win7 are in the tutorial.



If there are still problems with the boot, try running a few Startup Repairs. Because of the boot problems, if you do reinstall I would wipe the hard drive with Diskpart Clean Command from the Win7 disk System Recovery Options Command Line.
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07 Feb 2015   #8
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Ok, thanks for your tips. I only use CCleaner to optimize and clean my pc. I've tried Glary Utilities once and I didn't like it.

By cleaning up Factory Bloatware, do I still need to do a complete clean reinstall? Do I have to do a clean install to hopefully fix my problem or is there another way?
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07 Feb 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

Are you reading these tutorials so you understand the difference? Clean Up Factory Bloatware is not a Clean Reinstall, it just shows how to clean up the factory bloatware best so that you can regain some performance. But you'll never get anywhere near the perfect performance of a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 .
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07 Feb 2015   #10
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Yeah, I understand. I've read the tutorials and I'll try a clean reinstall. I have nothing to lose since all my personnal data and media files are on an external hard drive.
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