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Windows 7: Windows 7 can't boot even in safe mode.

29 May 2015   #11
leejosepho

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aaronj25 View Post
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening.

I have a problem with my computer.

My problem is like this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sro-La71mXM
but after the Windows is loading.. it's stopped and it directs me to the Startup Repair.
When you get there, select "Command Prompt" and try what the guy in the video has mentioned:
Quote:
i found out early this morning what the problem was and was able to fix it...i dug deeper and web searched Command Prompt. Command Prompt allows you to itemize issues on your computer by typing in codes that tell you what your computer is doing. My problem was that i was getting command prompt on boot up, but it wasn't responding to the suggested codes. Finally, a blogger said type %echo%, so i did that and the prompt responded 'C: echo is on'. I noticed my prompt said X: Windows. So after a week of figuring this out, this morning i typed C:, and the X: changed to C:. So i typed chkdsk /r, which means check HD. But this time under C: and it went into a 5 hour disk check. I knew this was it and when i rebooted everything came up fine.
All of that amounts to this:
1. Go to the command prompt and type 'chkdsk /r' without those quote marks and see what happens. If your 'C:' drive is already mounted, a disk check-and-repair should begin. If that does not happen, you might need to type 'C:' without the quote marks to switch to drive C: and then try chkdsk again.


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29 May 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

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I am very sorry... it's really complicated...
Do you have any specific questions to get the steps done?

Are you aware the items in blue are illustrated tutorials for how to do each step?
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30 May 2015   #13
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I want to reinstall Windows 7 on my computer but...

I really want to fix my computer using the tutorial of gregrocker but it's really complicated for me.

Now I am thinking... that maybe I just reformat the pc/laptop... but... my computer cannot boot even in safe mode. I don't have the CD Installation Menu of Windows 7 but I still have the Product Key (since it is in the case/laptop).

Now... I have questions...

1. How can I reformat my pc/laptop without the disc?
2. If I have a different CD Installation but on the same OS (Win 7 Home Premium), If I use the Product Key that is connected on the case on that CD.. Would it still work?

Thanks... I hope you'll help me.. thank you very much!
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30 May 2015   #14
leejosepho

 

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1. How can I reformat my pc/laptop without the disc?
Go to Windows 7 HP - corrupt registry - C: in reg needs to be D: - COA torn and download the Microsoft services A23x86.iso and then burn it as a bootable CD, then boot into it on the PC you want to fix and begin by wiping the drive by filling it with zeros...

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2. If I have a different CD Installation but on the same OS (Win 7 Home Premium), If I use the Product Key that is connected on the case on that CD.. Would it still work?
I do not know what you mean by "different CD Installation", but I do know the installation CD you use must match the version of your Product Key and that the key you use must belong to the PC you are fixing and have never been used for any other (except in some cases where that can be possible if the other has first been deactivated, I am told).
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30 May 2015   #15
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't wipe anything before I get an installation media first. Maybe he needs some files to be rescued from that disk first.
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30 May 2015   #16
gregrocker

 

It shows how to rescue files during repairs or before reinstallation in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
and Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

It discusses how to obtain Win7 installation media in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
With that media, or with a System Repair Disk made on another WIn7 PC you can also do the repairs.

The benefit of doing the reinstall over the repairs is that it may actually save time, and if you stick closely with the steps you will have the best install of Win7 possible which will stay that way for as long as you use only the tools and methods suggested.
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30 May 2015   #17
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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I do not know what you mean by "different CD Installation", but I do know the installation CD you use must match the version of your Product Key and that the key you use must belong to the PC you are fixing and have never been used for any other (except in some cases where that can be possible if the other has first been deactivated, I am told).
For example I have other Windows 7 disk (I borrowed my friend's disk which it came from a case with a different product key) but I am gonna use my product key which is found on my CPU Case.. would that be alright?
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30 May 2015   #18
aaronj25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It shows how to rescue files during repairs or before reinstallation in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
and Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

It discusses how to obtain Win7 installation media in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
With that media, or with a System Repair Disk made on another WIn7 PC you can also do the repairs.

The benefit of doing the reinstall over the repairs is that it may actually save time, and if you stick closely with the steps you will have the best install of Win7 possible which will stay that way for as long as you use only the tools and methods suggested.
On your tutorial... I have my product key on the CPU Case (which my computer can't be booted).
If I put my product key on the Microsoft Software Recovery... then It would let me download a Windows 7 Home Premium Installation Disk?
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30 May 2015   #19
leejosepho

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aaronj25 View Post
Quote:
I do not know what you mean by "different CD Installation", but I do know the installation CD you use must match the version of your Product Key and that the key you use must belong to the PC you are fixing and have never been used for any other (except in some cases where that can be possible if the other has first been deactivated, I am told).
For example I have other Windows 7 disk (I borrowed my friend's disk which it came from a case with a different product key) but I am gonna use my product key which is found on my CPU Case.. would that be alright?
The version must be the same on each. For example, you cannot use anything other than an OEM Home Premium disk if your key is for an OEM installation of Home Premium, and you cannot use anything other than a retail Home Premium disk if your key is for a retail installation of Home Premium. Also, GokAy makes a good point here:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I wouldn't wipe anything before I get an installation media first. Maybe he needs some files to be rescued from that disk first.
So, you might first use that .iso I had mentioned to copy any files you might wish to save over to a stick or whatever.
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30 May 2015   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aaronj25 View Post

On your tutorial... I have my product key on the CPU Case (which my computer can't be booted).
If I put my product key on the Microsoft Software Recovery... then It would let me download a Windows 7 Home Premium Installation Disk?
No that only works for retail Win7 and you have Factory OEM.

But if you've read Step 1 in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 then you would know that you can use your friend's Win7 disk providing it is the correct bit-version (32 bit for 3gb or less RAM, 64 bit for 4gb or more RAM) and the same version of Win7 (e.g. Home Premium). If it is a different Win7 version then it explains how to extract the ISO image file from the DVD, unlock all versions, burn to another new DVD so you can choose your licensed version during the booted install.

So what you need to know about your friend's disk is if it is 32 bit (contents of DVD amounts to around 2.4gb) or 64 bit (closer to 3gb size on DVD), and what Win7 version it contains.

May I suggest you study carefully Clean Reinstall Windows 7 and ask back any questions so you get a perfect install?
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