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Windows 7: Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall


08 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Issues with Windows booting, Windows repair and trying to reinstall

Hey,

So I had a problem today in which Windows decided that it wouldn't boot, Instead it would just reboot constantly

This happened after I heard a ticking noise from my computer, things started to freeze, and so i had to restart. When I tried to turn it back on I had the above problem.

NOW, I tried to use Windows Repair option that is there by default. It loads up the blue windows background, gives me a pointer but then doesnt do anything.

I have a Windows 7 repair disc, I booted to it. That too done the exact same thing, it lets me choose the language/keyboard style to use and then sits on the blue windows background and gives me no options.

Finally, I have a full Windows 7 installation disc that I booted to. I tried the repair option and got the same problem as before.

I also clicked the "Install Now" button and it has been stuck on "setup is starting" for over 10 minutes now, with no hope of it doing anything.

So currently I cannot repair or install Windows. I assumed it was a harddrive failure, but why wont my disc based solutiions even work?

Any help would be great, thanks

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08 Nov 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Brumski some system specs mate please that ticking sound sounds like a hard drive to me but without any specs mate it is hard to tell you what to do.

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09 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Sounds like a bad drive to me also. Do you still hear the ticking noise ?

Unhook the hard drive and see if you still hear the noise, yes, you can start the pc without the hard drive.
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09 Nov 2013   #4

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09 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hey guys, thanks for the replies.

The only reason I haven't done the harddrive checks is BECAUSE; if it was harddrive problem, why is Windows Repair failing to load when I boot from DVD?

Also, as I pointed out, when I boot the Windows Installation DVD it also does not load up the proper screens to let me reinstall Windows.

Seems like problems that are independant of the drive (unless the DVD is trying to access data on that drive..of course)
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09 Nov 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Not necessarily. A bad HD can block DVD boot. The noise could also be coming from the DVD drive.

Try the bootable HDD diagnostics. If there isn't one for your brand, use Partition Wizard
bootable CD which will also confirm if a disk will boot to run HD surface test with Partition Wizard.

If you'll also post back a camera snap of the PW drive map and listings we can also tell more.

If the HD tests out OK continue with the RAM test and other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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09 Nov 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Like theog says Brumski as did I (system specs) what is the brand of your drive mate.
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09 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks again for the replies guys.

In the morning, I will open the case and check which brand of drive I have. I know one of my drives is a Samsung but I don't remember what the (potentially) failed one is.

One note though, it doesn't strictly speaking block the DVD boot remember. It lets me boot so far as showing me the windows background + letting me choose the language/locale

G'night
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10 Nov 2013   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Brumski no need to open the case mate just see pic.


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10 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Brumski no need to open the case mate just see pic.
I don't think he can get there as his computer can't start, so he will have to open the case.
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