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Windows 7: stuck in reboot loop


14 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 
stuck in reboot loop

i have tried it but its stuck in reboot loop .. i boot from usb it shows the first screen loading windows then it reboots ..
background of the problem:
mine is dell 755 c2d 8gb ram home pc . it has 250gb hdd with three partitions . initialy it had wind xp 32 bit later i upgraded ram and installed win 7 ultimate 64bit as a dual boot . for some reason i didnt liked the windows 7 .. though i wanted to retain it just in case i can get used to it as i have been using xp since day 1 and have no issue with it and love it . ... so i in love of win xp wanted to install xp 64 bit on it .. not as a triple boot system . but i wanted to formate the xp drive and install the 64bit xp . since i have no cd/dvd i wanted to create a usb setup and downloaded wintoflash program
after reading about it on this site
WinToFlash Guide - Install Windows XP from USB Flash drive

as i ran it it gave me some warning that it cant access the usb drive .. do i wnat to force unmount it . at that time i was not doing anything on usb . so i clicked yes and voila my system immediatley rebooted .(all of this was being done in win 7) and it gave me error 0xc000000e .. and also when i tried to boot to xp i got ntldr error ..i.e. both oses were rendered useless.. so in the boot entries i had xp system recovery mode and i issued fixboot command and now in the boot menu i only see xp .. and able to boot successfully into it..

but inside xp only c drive is shown other 2 partitions (one was for windows 7 installation and other for all my of data ) is not shown. . i opened diskmanagement and i see only c drive and a long space .. earlier iw ould see all other partitions there ..


so i downloaded and played with easybcd and other apps inside xp and had no luck ..

so i got windows 7 recovery disk and prepared a usb for it and copied that recovery disk contents onto usb .and rebooted and booted from usb .. it would only display the loading screen and then reboot .. what should i do ?


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14 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Write the Windows 7 ISO for your licensed version to stick using the tool in Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Boot it to Mark 7 Partition as Active (Method Two)

then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

Once Windows 7 starts install EasyBCD to add XP.
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15 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Write the Windows 7 ISO for your licensed version to stick using the tool in Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Boot it to Mark 7 Partition as Active (Method Two)

then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

Once Windows 7 starts install EasyBCD to add XP.
I downloaded it from torrents as i neither have cd nor I can login into windows 7 sp1.

I tried many things which I sadly didn't documented so current situation is that i neither can boot into xp nor 7.
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EDIT Begins
somehow i miaculasly got the boot menu .. earlier i wont get it .. the menu which shows which os i want to load .. and it is showing windows xp and windows 7 and one entry created by easybcd which points to windows 7 recovery environment iso .(which i can boot too .. so sweet) ..
now i can boot xp and i am editing this from xp . but i cant load windows 7 . it gives me error winload.exe .. (let me reboot and will post its pic) . it is pertinent to mention that i had earlier applied a lot of bootrect.exe commands and one more boot sector command which i dont remember .. and that gave me the no boot menu list situation..

EDIT Closes.
also inside my xp two partitions are not shown .. one of those is holding all my DATA and another is holding the windows 7 installation.
here is the screen shot of my computer and the diskmanagement from windows xp on this machine.. i am concerned why my other two partitons are not shown . i am too much worried about my data. i cannot die another digital death..


Though I had some snaps of the errors displayed on screen but don't remember from which step/action /command I got those as a consequence.

Currently that boot recovery usb is able to start in re copied it. So unlike my previous reply where it won't let me start it. This time I can start it and it d detects I have windows 7.but clicking next I get error that the system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair.
the command set processor architecture. Shows amd64 . And my Windows 7 is 64 bit. What could be the reason? Could it be that my Windows 7 is 64 bit sp1 and the recovery disk is of simple. Windows 7 64 bit I. E. No service pack.? Here are few snaps. The one is when I select windows 7 to boot. Winload.exe error.


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15 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

Here is the error that i get when i selected windows 7 to be booted


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15 Apr 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

If you would have even bothered to read Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
you'd see that the official Windows 7 installer with SP1 is also provided in Step 6.

Now start at the top of the steps and work through them, reporting back results as you go.
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15 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you would have even bothered to read Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
you'd see that the official Windows 7 installer with SP1 is also provided in Step 6.

Now start at the top of the steps and work through them, reporting back results as you go.
Thanks for your advice. I m downloading windows 7 ultimate x64 sp1 u (media refresh) x17-59465.iso
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Would it work in my case? As I had earlier windows 7 ultimate 7 64 bit English version with all updates applied as of yesterday.?
I am on very slow Internet connection its just 512kbits per second. And ibam getting 45kBps speed its taking ages. I hope someone has uploaded the sp1 recovery disc.
Thanks
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15 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

i got a weired situation,,

i had initialy win xp 32 bit on my dell optiplex 755 core2duo . later i upgraged its ram from 2gb to 8gb as i need to run VMware and Vbox and GNS3 so i need a lot of ram . so for that i installed windows 7 ultimate 64bit on another partition of same harddisk . now i am homesick of windows xp and i do not like 7. windows xp is very simple and elegant . so i am thinking to have this system run as xp 64bit and windows 7 64bit (though i would like to retain 7 for my little sister as she likes it ) .

so how should i proceed ?
is it possible to convert the already running xp 32 bit into 64 bit ? like we can issue a command to convert fat32 into ntfs ?

if its not possible what is the least dangrous way .. i mean apart from formating xp partition and then reinstalling 64bit xp .. ? or its the only way ? i do not want triple boot (is it possible btw ?) and suppose i install xp 64 bit over all these then its obvious that i will be locked out of windows 7 and wont see it in boot entries . so in that case can i follow the commands in original tutorial to fix it ?

thanks
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15 Apr 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You can add a new HD and install the desired OS to it with the other HD unplugged, then boot your choice via the BIOS Boot menu.

You can reinstall XP in 64 bit either as a third multi-boot on the same HD, or over the old XP after backing up your files. Then you can reinstall Windows 7 if it won't start which will create the Dual or Multi-boot menu with the XP(s).

If you are able to repair Windows 7 you can install EasyBCD to add either or both XP's to a multi-boot menu.

Here is a link to the Windows 7 repair disks if you'd prefer downloading those to run the repairs given: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/window...-repair-discs/
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16 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can add a new HD and install the desired OS to it with the other HD unplugged, then boot your choice via the BIOS Boot menu.

You can reinstall XP in 64 bit either as a third multi-boot on the same HD, or over the old XP after backing up your files. Then you can reinstall Windows 7 if it won't start which will create the Dual or Multi-boot menu with the XP(s).

If you are able to repair Windows 7 you can install EasyBCD to add either or both XP's to a multi-boot menu.

Here is a link to the Windows 7 repair disks if you'd prefer downloading those to run the repairs given: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/window...-repair-discs/
I am trying that one and getting the above error of not supported.

I also downloaded the windows 7 sp1 u from The above links and still is am getting the same error. I. E. The version of recovery is not compatible with blabla bla

Also when I tried to install windows it showed me only one drive. The one which holds my xp installation. It didn't showed my two other partitions one which is holding all of my data other which is holding windows 7 and some of my personal data. Heck what should i do


EDIT
I downloaded many data recovery softwares and one tool partition find and mount did found my two partitions and i was/am able to mount them in xp. And see all my data and read it as well.


But that's it. It can't make them permenantly mount like Windows. It mounts them as usb device or of the like.


Where could be the issue how can I fix it? What is the way to make them visible by Windows?
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16 Apr 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Does your Windows 7 have SP1 installed as it should?

If you're trying to reinstall now make sure you're booting the installer, then delete all other partitions besides XP, create New Windows 7 partition and Format it before install.
How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube
Clean Install Windows 7

If booting the installer still doesn't show the Windows 7 partition, boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, take a camera snap of the maximized drive, post it back using paper clip in reply box.

Then rightclick on Windows 7 partition to Set Active partition -Partition Wizard Video Help.

then Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR - Video Help.

If Windows 7 doesn't start run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

If Windows 7 won't start and you have tried everything else to start it from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
then rescue your files as shown in Step 10.

If Windows 7 installer still won't see it's partition then boot back into PW CD to delete the 7 partition, create a new one using Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help, mark it Active, then reboot into Windows 7 installer to install to the partition.
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