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Windows 7: Windows startup failure

19 Jul 2015   #1
VRD

Windows 7
 
 
Windows startup failure

My Gateway desktop fails to boot up on startup. I can't even get into safe mode. Startup repair runs and I get this message: startup repair offline. I do not have a Windows 7 disk to repair from. I've run all the other system recovery options with the exception of factory restore. I'm saving that as a last resort. When I try to restore to an earlier point in time, I get this message: System Restore failed to extract the file (D:\$Extend\RmMetadata\$Txf) from restore point. I've run chkdsk. I've used command prompt to try and reset Bios. I've tried to return to the last good configuration point. I've run a memory check. Is there anything else I can do short of a factory recovery?


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19 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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19 Jul 2015   #3
VRD

Windows 7
 
 

I haven't done number 9 because I don't have another computer to use to burn a cd. I've about resigned myself to just trash everything and start over. My computer is kind of old anyway, might actually be good for it.
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19 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright then here is a good tutorial for you
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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19 Jul 2015   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do you have a USB device plugged in to your computer?
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25 Jul 2015   #6
VRD

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you, GokAy. No, Jacee, nothing in my USB.
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