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

12 Aug 2015   #51
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

As far as I can tell, there's no problems showing in the SFC results.
I have seen this type of false-positive elsewhere, and if I remember right it related more to permissions/ownership than anything else - I rather suspect that it wouldn't happen in a normal-mode SFC scan.


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12 Aug 2015   #52
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Thanks Noel. You're the best! So, I guess we are down to reinstall.
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12 Aug 2015   #53
NoelDP

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No idea - I didn't read that far back in the thread
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12 Aug 2015   #54
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

DonnaB, I should mention that drive letters are usually different in the recovery environment than in the OS.
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12 Aug 2015   #55
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I forgot to include screenshot (WP_20150811_23_00_51_Pro.jpg). Here you go.

I downloaded the SeaTools for DOS and Windows and run test . I find only one (1) drive. It did not find any error.

I am attaching the screen shot of result.

I have not made a system image to recover from in the past.

I have added additional software/tools after getting this laptop. How do I back it up & sync after restore/reinstall?

I do not have CD to reinstall. How do I go about then?

Thanks for guidance.


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12 Aug 2015   #56
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You need to run the long test. The short test will pass many times when there is a problem with the drive.
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12 Aug 2015   #57
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks . I am running Long Test. It looks like, it is going to take awhile. I will post the screen shot as it done.

I just started a laptop for this test. It says temperature is above 70 degrees in sea tools dialog. Is it a matter of concern?

Do you need to run any other test with Sea tools after finishing Long test?

I ran CHKDSK /F /X for C, D, E yesterday. All resluted to "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems."

As I reported earlier, I ran d:\windows sfc/scannow ===> I got

Code:
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time
 
There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart windows and run it again.
Is there a way to override this system repair pending stuff?

It did not create Minidump file in d:\windows

Will
Minidump will tell us different story outside of CBS.log?

Awaiting for your insight .
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12 Aug 2015   #58
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

A minidump may tell us more. They don't always, but many times do. But, if you are not creating minidumps, that isn't an option. As far as I am aware, there is no way to override the system repair pending, other than the laptop to boot. If Seatools is saying the hard drive is 70C, then that is way too hot, but there is nothing that can be done other than shut it down. Make sure the vents are not blocked and put it on a laptop cooler if you have one.
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12 Aug 2015   #59
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks again. I did reboot many times & tried SFC /SCANNOW, but system repair pending was not going away.

Where does it pick up this condition from? Is it from registry?

Is there a mechanism/tool to clear this system repair pending?

So, you do not want to run anymore test using sea tools after finishing Long Test?
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12 Aug 2015   #60
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

No more tests will be necessary with seatools. It picked this up from the repairs you have done. it did not boot into the operating system, unless you haven't told me.
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