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Windows 7: Win7 only performs partial boot

25 Aug 2013   #1

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Win7 only performs partial boot

I noticed this morning that my computer has been running for 37 days without a restart, so naturally I decided it should be restarted to clean out temp files. The initial restart acted strangely, taking almost 15 minutes. When it was finished, the computer had only partially rebooted, failing to start many programs and offering me Code 10s on my wireless adapter and audio. In addition, the computer set itself back to windows basic, telling me my video card doesn't support Aero (even though I've been running it for years). Screensaver also tells me that there is no compatible device, though device manager says it's working fine.

After several more restarts, the exact same thing happens. I went to do a system restore, only to find that all of my restore points are gone as well. I haven't a clue where to start with this.

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25 Aug 2013   #2

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amswickard View Post
I noticed this morning that my computer has been running for 37 days without a restart, so naturally I decided it should be restarted to clean out temp files. The initial restart acted strangely, taking almost 15 minutes. When it was finished, the computer had only partially rebooted, failing to start many programs and offering me Code 10s on my wireless adapter and audio. In addition, the computer set itself back to windows basic, telling me my video card doesn't support Aero (even though I've been running it for years). Screensaver also tells me that there is no compatible device, though device manager says it's working fine.

After several more restarts, the exact same thing happens. I went to do a system restore, only to find that all of my restore points are gone as well. I haven't a clue where to start with this.
You might try going into safe mode and checking for malware or viruses. Also, there's a known issue that WU IE10 turns off Aero for some. You could also try a repair install.

The best advice I can give you is useless at this point in time: Get yourself a good imaging program (many are free) and regularly create images of your important partitions. I can't tell you how many times this has saved my bacon. Nothing is a problem if you have a recent image to restore.

For even more protection, keep an external drive that you can copy these images to so that you can store a copy offsite. In addition to having 3 rotating images of my system and data partitions on site at all times, I also keep an HD with copies in my SD box.

This may help with your code 10 errors:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findby...e-10-error.htm

https://encrypted.google.com/#fp=498...dows+7+code+10
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