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Windows 7: win7 won't boot, system repair, restore, safe mode won't work

01 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
win7 won't boot, system repair, restore, safe mode won't work

I have recently installed windows ultimate x64 on my computer.

i have an asus p6t deluxe v2 mobo, i7-960 cpu and a wd velociraptor hdd. The install went ok, I even managed to restart my computer a few times after but after windows updates installed it won't boot. I tried to boot into safe mode, restore from the installer, and repair, none worked. After startup repair it says: "a patch is preventing the system from starting" and I get a 0x1f error code.
(Preventing windows from downloading any updates didn't work either)
I tried to look the answer up in the forum, but found no real solution.

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01 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Hi there Welcome to SevenForums.com,

What do you mean by it wont boot? How far can you get into Windows? Login screen? Desktop then it crashes?
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01 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i get as far as the "starting windows screen" but no logo comes and there it freezes
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01 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Sounds like your installation has become corrupted somehow.

Try repairing and checking using command prompt, here's how...

1. Insert the Windows 7 Disc and boot from it.
2. In the recovery menu, choose Command Prompt .
3. Type the following command and press Enter:

Chkdsk /r /f

Please also try the following commands and press Enter at the end of each line:

Ren C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml pending.old
Ren C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution SDOLD

Regedit.exe

When the register editor opens, please navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS:

* High light the COMPONENTS key. Please check if the following values exist in the right pane:

AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving
PendingXmlIdentifier

* If so, please right click on them and choose Delete them. Confirm the operation.
* Restart the computer."
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01 Jan 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

When in the rare case Windows Updates causes unbootable Windows 7, the solution is to boot into System Recovery Options, preferably on the Windows 7 DVD or System Repair Disk, to run Startup Repair.

Startup Repair should automate System Restore but if not run it manually from the list.

If this fails then work through the other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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01 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In the register editor there is no HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS
under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE there is HARDWARE,SAM,SECURITY,SOFTWARE, and SYSTEM nothing else
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01 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And as I've said startup repair and system restore won't work, but i will go through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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01 Jan 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You ran those repairs from the disk?

Where did you get Windows 7 Ultimate? Is it an Upgrade from a lower version of Windows 7?

I would try reinstalling but this time wipe the HD first using Diskpart Clean Command.

Then to make sure you're getting a perfect baseline reinstall follow the same steps as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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01 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, not from the disk, I've installed windows from usb, so I have no disk
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01 Jan 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the USB installer System Recovery Options to do the repairs.
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