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Windows 7: Startup/Booting Issues with win 7


24 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 
Startup/Booting Issues with win 7

Hi everyone,

(Got to sawy this first, this is a great forum, i see hundred of issues being resolved, i wish i get some here too )

I cant seem to log in...i cant seem to boot.

the system come on and stays in the windows flag position permanently!

when I try to go into my recovery to do a repair, i get a 'bootmanager' error.

So now i cant log in to my recovery, cant log into safe mode and windows wont boot!

I dont have recovery disks, my recovery is still on a partition.

Please, any help???

Thanks

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24 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.


information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.


& made the Startup Repair CD.


How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

or
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...dTypeId=321957
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24 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello emalpha, welcome to Seven Forums!


This first tutorial linked below may be a help to copy out the data to external media.
How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

This may help get the startup issues sorted.
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


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24 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Can you find another Windows 7 computer to make a Repair CD as shown in Theog's link?

Let us know what happens when you run Startup Repair from Repair CD repeatedly.

Or you can copy out your files using BarefootKid's method with Repair CD, or free Paragon Rescue CD, then run Factory Recovery also shown in Theog's links.
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25 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you find another Windows 7 computer to make a Repair CD as shown in Theog's link?

Let us know what happens when you run Startup Repair from Repair CD repeatedly.

Or you can copy out your files using BarefootKid's method with Repair CD, or free Paragon Rescue CD, then run Factory Recovery also shown in Theog's links.
I was able to use another system to create a recovery and when it ran, it showed;

file: \windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Status: 0xc0000098
info: windows failed to load because the kernel is missing or corrupt.
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25 Aug 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you run Startup Repair repeatedly from the booted CD? Sounds like it's trying to start the HD and not booting the CD.

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
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25 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.
I tried the startup repair but from safe mode command prompt (twas the only was i could get to command prompt that worked. but when i try copying the files as directed, ifor the first part, it copied some and said some could not be copied...
for the second copy command, it said 0 files copied. said all the files were in use. so ireally couldnt achieve anything...

i made a recovery disc from an exact similar system and the result was a page saying :

I was able to use another system to create a recovery and when it ran, it showed;

file: \windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Status: 0xc0000098
info: windows failed to load because the kernel is missing or corrupt.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
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25 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

When I post a link which shows how to set the CD drive to boot first in BIOS setup, why do you just ignore it, fail to ask any questions back about doing it correctly, then repeat the same thing about an error which means it's booting to HD instead? Then you go on to say you ran Startup Repair from Safe Mode command line which is not possible and nothing near what you were told to do. If you can't do the steps, are you able to ask questions about how to get them done?

This is what it looks like when you are booting the CD correctly: System Repair Disk. Is it doing this?

If it is not giving you a prompt to "Press any key to boot CD" after setting CD drive to boot first in BIOS setup, then you may need to burn another CD.

You can also try booting the CD drive using the HP F9 or ESC one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Once CD is booted, does it find an installation to repair, then what happens at reboot? If it fails to start, reboot into CD, click through to Recovery options list to run Startup Repair repeatedly. Report back results.
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