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Windows 7: Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

22 Aug 2015   #101
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Yes, I have other accounts in that drop down. I am able to login successfuly. It goes to Startup Repair. This is the only option, I have for other accounts. It gives more options for Admin login.


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22 Aug 2015   #102
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

OK so the login you get is for startup repair. Tell it to boot windows normally.
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22 Aug 2015   #103
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks .

I did it after doing startup repair ===> same Black screen.

I downloaded Offline NT pw & reg-editor & put into USB

I tried X:syslinux.exe -ma X:

I did not find syslinux.exe in my machine. How do I get it?

Do I need to type "X:syslinux.exe -ma X:"? Where X = USB drive letter.

Do I need to do all the steps in instructions of Offline NT pw & reg-editor, walkthrough? or only selected few steps.

So I will be creating new Admin account, using above. Then ......?
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22 Aug 2015   #104
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

No. There should already be an administrator account which you must unlock. Then you must erase it's password. Then save and restart. You'll need to tell recovery to boot normally and then choose administrator when prompted. This should be the normal -- not recovery login.
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22 Aug 2015   #105
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks.

Quote:
There should already be an administrator account which you must unlock. Then you must erase it's password. Then save and restart. You'll need to tell recovery to boot normally and then choose administrator when prompted. This should be the normal -- not recovery login.
Is it after doing post #100 step?

Which administrator account which I must unlock? Is it through Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (ONPR)?
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22 Aug 2015   #106
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MDRI View Post
Thanks.

Quote:
There should already be an administrator account which you must unlock. Then you must erase it's password. Then save and restart. You'll need to tell recovery to boot normally and then choose administrator when prompted. This should be the normal -- not recovery login.
Is it after doing post #100 step?

Which administrator account which I must unlock? Is it through Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (ONPR)?
What is post #100 step? Yes boot from the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor media and follow the guide to unlock the administrator account and erase it's password.
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22 Aug 2015   #107
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I mean your post # 100 instructions. Did you review my post #103 about syslinux.exe?
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22 Aug 2015   #108
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MDRI View Post
Thanks .

I did it after doing startup repair ===> same Black screen.

I downloaded Offline NT pw & reg-editor & put into USB

I tried X:syslinux.exe -ma X:

I did not find syslinux.exe in my machine. How do I get it?

Do I need to type "X:syslinux.exe -ma X:"? Where X = USB drive letter.

Do I need to do all the steps in instructions of Offline NT pw & reg-editor, walkthrough? or only selected few steps.

So I will be creating new Admin account, using above. Then ......?
YES! X is the USB drive letter. You're using syslinux to make the USB bootable!
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22 Aug 2015   #109
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I did not find syslinux.exe in my machine. How do I get win 7 syslinux?

Sorry. I got it. I will post the outcome soon.

It is not booting from USB flash drive. I changed the boot order to pick the flash drive.

Are there any other changes required to boot from Flash Drive?
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22 Aug 2015   #110
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MDRI View Post
I did not find syslinux.exe in my machine. How do I get win 7 syslinux?
You need to unzip this http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/usb140201.zip onto your USB stick. syslinux.exe is in that zip file
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