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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 will not start

30 Jul 2015   #1
BigT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 will not start

When I boot up my machine to Windows 7 it wants to run a system check on drive E: I am not able to stop this by clicking any key as it says. So it runs. But it only gets to 62% and hangs up. I have let this go all day and it never goes past the 62%. As a result Windows 7 never starts. I have a dual boot system with Windows xp. If I use my Windows 7 disk to boot up and go to a command prompt and use CHKDSK/X E: to bypass the check of drive E: then try to restart it does not give me the option of Windows 7 or Windows xp it just goes straight to Windows xp. I haven't used Windows xp for four years or so. So it is way out of date and useless to me now. How can I get Windows 7 started with this situation?


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02 Aug 2015   #2
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

try doing what you did for CHKDSK but with SFC/SCANNNOW
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02 Aug 2015   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hacb View Post
try doing what you did for CHKDSK but with SFC/SCANNNOW
I think you mean sfc /scannow. The space after the "c" is important!
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02 Aug 2015   #4
paul1149

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigT View Post
When I boot up my machine to Windows 7 it wants to run a system check on drive E: I am not able to stop this by clicking any key as it says. So it runs. But it only gets to 62% and hangs up. I have let this go all day and it never goes past the 62%. As a result Windows 7 never starts. I have a dual boot system with Windows xp. If I use my Windows 7 disk to boot up and go to a command prompt and use CHKDSK/X E: to bypass the check of drive E: then try to restart it does not give me the option of Windows 7 or Windows xp it just goes straight to Windows xp. I haven't used Windows xp for four years or so. So it is way out of date and useless to me now. How can I get Windows 7 started with this situation?
There are a few things I don't get here. Like, which drive each OS is on. And how one can use Chkdsk to bypass a disk check.

But in general I would temporarily disconnect the xp drive if it's on an independent disk, and do a boot repair on W7.
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02 Aug 2015   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigT View Post
When I boot up my machine to Windows 7 it wants to run a system check on drive E: I am not able to stop this by clicking any key as it says. So it runs. But it only gets to 62% and hangs up. I have let this go all day and it never goes past the 62%. As a result Windows 7 never starts. I have a dual boot system with Windows xp. If I use my Windows 7 disk to boot up and go to a command prompt and use CHKDSK/X E: to bypass the check of drive E: then try to restart it does not give me the option of Windows 7 or Windows xp it just goes straight to Windows xp. I haven't used Windows xp for four years or so. So it is way out of date and useless to me now. How can I get Windows 7 started with this situation?
Keep pressing the space bar repeatedly when it tells you that you can stop the CHKDSK. On my computer the keyboard doesn't come alive until the countdown is almost over (around 1 to 2 seconds), so you have to be fast to avoid the disk check.

I would recommend replacing drive E: if it's failing a disk check like that, but you might want to use an independent disk testing program like WD Datalifeguard or Seagate's Seatools to test the drive thoroughly and make sure it is faulty.
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02 Aug 2015   #6
BigT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is some clarification. On my main hard drive I have partition C, D, E, F. D is where the Windows 7 OS is. E and F where put there by the Windows setup when I originally installed the drive and OS to hold a system image and backup files. Windows xp is on a separate HD. I finally got Windows 7 started by going to the command prompt and using CHKNTFS/X E:
This only works for one boot up then you have to do it again. I have a new HD coming in tomorrow. I am going to disconnect the old drive, put this new one in and put Windows 7 on it. Then hook up the old drive and move all my other stuff from the old one to the new one. I plan to use PCMove hoping to also move my programs.
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02 Aug 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I was going to say it might not work, confusing PCMover with another app, then checked its website and it looks like a neat program. A bit expensive for my taste though, considering its use would be rare.
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02 Aug 2015   #8
BigT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is expensive but it would take me a week to get all my programs reloaded. Probably longer. If PCMover moves most of them it will be worth it to me.
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02 Aug 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please share your experience after using PCMover.
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02 Aug 2015   #10
paul1149

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

If W7 is running well, there's nothing preventing you from taking an image and restoring on the new drive. For free. With zero setting up. And the PCMove cost probably covers one move only.
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