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Windows 7: Windows Installation Disc - where?

28 Jan 2013   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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Kaktussoft, here is full version:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer".
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configaration data."
Unfortunately, i have only one x64 Windows 7 machine, and it's not working now Thank you for link very much! I think that's exactly what i need. But I'll be very grateful for any further help!
File \Boot\BCD on your ACTIVE partition is corrupt. Maybe more but that we'll see later.
Try Startup Repair
Or if not working (still EXACTLY same problem).... delete the file and run "startup repair" again.

You need a Windows 7 install dvd x64, or Windows 7 system repair disk x64 and boot from it.
About startup repair: apparently, i've got no options here: every time i press "enter" or restart, i face
the same screen.
duhh.... Because you don't boot from DVD. The Windows 7 install DVD or system repair disc (x64)

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28 Jan 2013   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
To be honest, it's a long story... One day i ran an antivirus program - it detected some bags ang i hit "fix it". Then computer went mad and every time i tried to start it i was told that it couldn't... I had an important challenge next day so i went mad too, and it seems that i somehow decided to restore the system. All went okay until appeared "Windows is starting services", which it was starting for centuries. At some point i went crazy again, found Device Manager, disabled something... And here i am.
What anti4us did you run??? Did it run automatically while surfing the internet? If so... it was a fake virus scanner that told you you have multiple virusses. All fake!! It installed virusses instead. Why trust things you didn't ask for?

How did you restore system?
No, it wasn't fake. I downloaded and ran it deliberately and i did it before and all was fine! I'm not a complete idiot. I hope.
There was a window with "Startup repair", "System restore", "Command Prompt" etc. I chose "System Restore" and then just followed instructions.
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28 Jan 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
Kaktussoft, here is full version:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer".
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configaration data."
Unfortunately, i have only one x64 Windows 7 machine, and it's not working now Thank you for link very much! I think that's exactly what i need. But I'll be very grateful for any further help!
File \Boot\BCD on your ACTIVE partition is corrupt. Maybe more but that we'll see later.
Try Startup Repair
Or if not working (still EXACTLY same problem).... delete the file and run "startup repair" again.

You need a Windows 7 install dvd x64, or Windows 7 system repair disk x64 and boot from it.
About startup repair: apparently, i've got no options here: every time i press "enter" or restart, i face
the same screen.
Could you possibly boot from the OEM partion, if there is one? F8 ( I think ) rapidly after restart/power on BEFORE getting past OEM boot screen. May see F8 and F12 at bottom of OEM boot screen. F8 before getting past this, and see if there is an option for repair/reinstall/repair in place, etc.

Just a thought.............
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28 Jan 2013   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
"windows is starting services" was at the end of restore proces I suppose. It took centuries to finish... but did it finish without problems???? How can you start device manager if it's still "starting sevices" (i think you mean configuring services[?]) And what did you disable? Without proper info ... helping you is very difficult
Didn't I mention? I didn't manage to finish restoring - i just sort of interrupted it.
So, in any case i need an installation disc, right? I think i'll try to follow insructions on screen again.
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28 Jan 2013   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post

File \Boot\BCD on your ACTIVE partition is corrupt. Maybe more but that we'll see later.
Try Startup Repair
Or if not working (still EXACTLY same problem).... delete the file and run "startup repair" again.

You need a Windows 7 install dvd x64, or Windows 7 system repair disk x64 and boot from it.
About startup repair: apparently, i've got no options here: every time i press "enter" or restart, i face
the same screen.
Could you possibly boot from the OEM partion, if there is one? F8 ( I think ) rapidly after restart/power on BEFORE getting past OEM boot screen. May see F8 and F12 at bottom of OEM boot screen. F8 before getting past this, and see if there is an option for repair/reinstall/repair in place, etc.

Just a thought.............
F8 and F12 don't work - all i can access is what i think to be BIOS or something.
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28 Jan 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post

About startup repair: apparently, i've got no options here: every time i press "enter" or restart, i face
the same screen.
Could you possibly boot from the OEM partion, if there is one? F8 ( I think ) rapidly after restart/power on BEFORE getting past OEM boot screen. May see F8 and F12 at bottom of OEM boot screen. F8 before getting past this, and see if there is an option for repair/reinstall/repair in place, etc.

Just a thought.............
F8 and F12 don't work - all i can access is what i think to be BIOS or something.
BIOS stuff is from F2. After restart/power on you need to RAPIDLY keep tapping the F8 key till it gets past the EOM boot screen.
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28 Jan 2013   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
There was a window with "Startup repair", "System restore", "Command Prompt" etc. I chose "System Restore" and then just followed instructions.
That's same as Windows 7 repair disc. You did system restore and that failed/was interrupted. There's no thing as half a system restore..... it fails or succeeds. If it fails or is interrupted is rolls back and is in state as it was before trying system restore

Try startup repair there.. does it find something? Click "view diagnostics results" afterwards. Which test doesn't have status code 0x0?

Enter "command prompt" and do:
Code:
diskpart
sel  disk  0
detail disk
exit
Which volume has "system" displayed under field info?


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28 Jan 2013   #18

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post

Could you possibly boot from the OEM partion, if there is one? F8 ( I think ) rapidly after restart/power on BEFORE getting past OEM boot screen. May see F8 and F12 at bottom of OEM boot screen. F8 before getting past this, and see if there is an option for repair/reinstall/repair in place, etc.

Just a thought.............
F8 and F12 don't work - all i can access is what i think to be BIOS or something.
BIOS stuff is from F2. After restart/power on you need to RAPIDLY keep tapping the F8 key till it gets past the EOM boot screen.
@f14tomcat.... F8 trick doesn't work. His BCD file (boot menu) is corrupt.
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28 Jan 2013   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunch View Post
F8 and F12 don't work - all i can access is what i think to be BIOS or something.
BIOS stuff is from F2. After restart/power on you need to RAPIDLY keep tapping the F8 key till it gets past the EOM boot screen.
@f14tomcat.... F8 trick doesn't work. His BCD file (boot menu) is corrupt.
ok..... this may sound like a long way around, but......

Obviously Kaktussoft is on some working PC, he's on this forum.

how about:

1. use working PC, go to Digital Life and get the ISO

2. get 7-zip and install it

3. run it to unpack the ISO

4. get free MS software to burn to DVD

5. boot from DVD on busted machine (F2 first to change 1st boot device)

6. fresh, clean install win 7 (hope he has license key)

7. make repair disc, etc.

8. reinstall users apps

There are tutorials for these steps, can't remember where they are.

If I missed steps (I'm sure I did), please fill in.

seems like a lot, but without a starting point, he will never start.

Any chance this might work?

f14tomcat...
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28 Jan 2013   #20
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If you can restrain yourself from complete random recklessness in the future, then follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact same degree as you stick with the tools and methods given.

The installer is provided as well as tools to rescue your files. I would delete all partitions during the booted install, after you study the steps thoroughly and ask back any questions.

If you want to try to save your current install work though these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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