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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot past eVGA P55 splash screen after update


18 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 won't boot past eVGA P55 splash screen after update

I have been using my Windows 7 x64 system for about 5 months without a problem. I booted it yesterday, and an autoupdate occurred as soon as Windows 7 started up. It looked like this autoupdate made changes to /COMPONENTS. As soon as it finished, the system rebooted, and got stuck on the eVGA P55 splash screen. It was stuck there for about 10 minutes, so I manually shut down the computer. Every time I turn it on now, I get stuck on the eVGA P55 splash screen. I can not get into safe mode or anything. Any suggestions on how to go about fixing this? Did some stupid Windows autoupdate crash my new computer? I am turning those off if that is what happened.

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18 Jul 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Go into BIOS>Reset All to Default (or Optimal) Values>Save and Exit Bios and reboot.
Let us know if you can get past POST

Regards
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18 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick response. When I enter BIOS (I would press [ESC] or [tab] during the splash screen, right?), and reset back to default, all of my harddrive's data would remain unchanged, correct? I have alot of recordings there that I would like to preserve if possible.
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18 Jul 2010   #4

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

We are not formatting any of your drives - all we are doing is resetting your BIOS values to defaults.
The Boot Device though may change if you have modified the Boot Order previously but we would to have the memory settings reverting to default values.

Keep us posted
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18 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered repair. If this fails, boot back into Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Windows 7 starts. System Repair Disc - Create

If this fails, use the Repair disk's Command Line to make sure Windows 7 is marked Active: Partition - Mark as Active Now run Startup Repair again x3.

System Restore is automated in Startup Repair but you can try running to separately if Startup Repair fails.

Next try restoring the Windows 7 partition using free Paragon Rescue CD, then copy data out to external HD, DVD, or second HD: Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
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18 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Okay, so I tried putting in my Windows 7 x64 disc, nothing happened, so I went with entering BIOS. I selected "Load Optimal Defaults", but every single selection or key change takes forever for BIOS to react to. After waiting about 10 minutes after selecting save and exit, it went right back to the same splash screen. Any advice? How can I get it to recognize the Windows 7 disc to attempt a repair?
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18 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You may need to reflash your BIOS if it is not responding to changes. But try to repair Windows 7 first as BIOS is safest flashed from Windows.

Try booting the DVD using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu given on first boot screen or in your Manual. I believe it's ESC key on Evga boards.

If this fails, double-check you are following the steps to correctly set DVD drive to boot first in BIOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstr.../bootcddvd.htm

If this fails, test your memory using memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes or overnight, then your HD using maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Next it may be necessary to reflash your BIOS with the lastest BIOS version from USB flash stick or CD.
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18 Jul 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First this isn't a Windows problem, but either a bios or hardware problem as it hasn't got to the point of even loading Windows. Guy over here,

[Solved] P55-UD4P hangs during POST - Gigabyte - Motherboards-Memory

has the same chipset on a Gigabyte board and you can see what he did to fix it. Try removing one stick of ram and see if it posts. if it doesn't swap them around. If it still doesn't start trying the other slots, one stick at a time.
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18 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

okay thanks for the tips....i let it sit for the eVGA splash screen for like 20 minutes, and now it is a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner. I'll check out that other thread and post back with results.
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18 Jul 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

There is no way to know that it isn't a Windows problem until he can boot into his Windows 7 DVD to attempt Repair or System Restore to roll back the Update he says caused this.

In re-reading the thread, there is no attempt made yet to boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console.

Are you following these steps: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
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