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20 Feb 2012   #1

window 7
 
 
Windows 7 Startup Error

Hello,

I did a clean install of window 7 yesterday and it was working fine until today when I rebooted it goes to a error screen that says "windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" I have tried to go into safe mode to restore but it will just take me back to the error screen....I have tried to boot up from window 7 DVD and it again takes me back to the error screen...I have tried everything i would do another reinstall if I could but I CANT.. this is very frustrating any help would be appreciated.

I have a sony vaio VGN-FW230J if that is important...


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20 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

U rencently did a Windows 7 install. Did this computer have Windows 7 originally?
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20 Feb 2012   #3

window 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chris1neji View Post
U rencently did a Windows 7 install. Did this computer have Windows 7 originally?
no it was Windows Vista
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20 Feb 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello mk, welcome to Sevenforums!

Might I ask why you are unable to install Windows 7 more than once?

Run through this tutorial 3 times (perform it 3 times): Startup Repair
credits: "Startup Repair" tutorial by Brink

Failing this, perhaps the only thing you can do is reinstall. I've not heard of any other way
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20 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Why can't you do another reinstall?

Did you do any Windows Updates or installed a new program?

What do you mean you tried booting up from the Windows 7DVD? Where you able to bootup from it or not? If you were, I dont think you should have received the "Windows failed to start error" if you were running from the DVD.
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20 Feb 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

mk, this tutorial may help you out tremendously in the event you do decide to reinstall: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - tutorial created by Brink
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20 Feb 2012   #7

window 7
 
 

I cant get to the recovery screen ;/ its stuck in an infinite loop...and I can't reinstall because how am I suppose to when nothing will load ? is there a button i press to make it reinstall? D: I will try to read those again ....
and yes I did do the windows update ;/ which now i regret...
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20 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I think the problem is your unable to load from a different device other than HDD(where the OS is install). Do you know what the KEY is to enable you to go into Boot options Menu? It's usually F2, F10, F11, F12 or DEL for most computers.
When you restart the computer, before the Windows Logo is about to comin in. Press one of the keys i mention repeatatly, a boot menu options should appear, you want to load from CD/DVD Drive to reinstall Windows from the DVD
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20 Feb 2012   #9

window 7
 
 

yah mine is F2 Im loading my optimal drive and then the hdd in the second one.... when it asks me to press a button to run from cd I do...then it just goes to a black screen no install window comes up.
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20 Feb 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

mk, try this tutorial out to see if it helps any: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - tutorial created by Dzomlija

mk, don't regret the windows install, it was a problem waiting to happen. Windows install is important for security, performance, and compatability, etc. If it doesn't work, than that is just another problem waiting to happen. You will need to have access to it.
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