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Windows 7: Win7 not reaching login after replacing motherboard (identical)

22 Mar 2014   #11
m00se

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I can kill that phase if you wish. But why is it there in the first place. And why is it taking so long to complete?
I think it's related to the endless repeat in the driver loading. It is indeed animated, but no serious disc activity showing. I kept it there for nearly an hour, so wainting any longer is not going to help I guess.


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22 Mar 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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You posted ntbtlog.txt ? The not loading stuff is quite normal. (here as well)

Sure nobody did Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer ?

A clean install Clean Install Windows 7 also triggers it.

But why should it configure now???? Willing to cancel that step?
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22 Mar 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

"Setup Preparing for first use" loop is a known issue after some uses of PAR and can be resolved with the steps (especially regedit) given here: http://davidcocke.blogspot.com/2011/12/windows-7-preparing-your-computer-for.html
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22 Mar 2014   #14
m00se

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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"Setup Preparing for first use" loop is a known issue after some uses of PAR and can be resolved with the steps (especially regedit) given here: http://davidcocke.blogspot.com/2011/12/windows-7-preparing-your-computer-for.html
I tried this but didn't get a command promt with Shift+F10. Tried it again pressing this combination multiple times during startup but still no result.

Is there a way to edit the regestry and doing the same as suggested in that article when I start up in Windows XP mini (Hirens Boot CD)?

Maybe important: Before that it says "resuming Windows" instead of "starting Windows".
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22 Mar 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Access Command Prompt via System Recovery Options.

Resuming Windows means it is Hibernating and not Shut Down.

Did you ever let the Disk Check complete? If not do it now.

Test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan which may be on Hiren's.

Browse in using the Win7 installer to copy out your files if you haven't done so yet: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then do a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so you have an install better than 99% out there and not whatever you had before.
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22 Mar 2014   #16
m00se

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
"Setup Preparing for first use" loop is a known issue after some uses of PAR and can be resolved with the steps (especially regedit) given here: David's Blog: Windows 7 - Preparing your computer for first use
I did this and it indeed gets rid off the "preparing" loop. I am however exactly where I started: black screen and cursor but no login options.

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Did you ever let the Disk Check complete? If not do it now.
Yesterday and tonight. Yesterday it gave a hell of a lot of "replacing invalid security id with default security id" (for each file on the drive it seemed). Tonight was normal.

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Test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan which may be on Hiren's.
I'm going to run SeaTools from Seagate (no specific Dell tool found, and the drive is a Seagate).

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Browse in using the Win7 installer to copy out your files if you haven't done so yet: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
Do you mean overwriting the whole Windows folder by the one from the DVD? I guess this is a risky and very last resort, however I'm prepared to take the risk as I think I'm running out of options.
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22 Mar 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

Did you click and read Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console. Where does it say anything about overwriting the WIndows Folder with the DVD? What on earth are you talking about?

If you have black screen with blinking cursor, then confirm the Partition Marked Active and run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times no matter what it reports.

If this fails everything else possible that can be done to start Win7 is in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

You can check the Active partition and provide us back a camera snap of the drive map and listings using Partition Wizard CD which is also on Hirens, or Hiren's XP DIsk Mgmt captured with screenshot app provided. Other steps in the tutorial also utilize PW CD.
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22 Mar 2014   #18
Kaktussoft

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It's a real blinking text cursor? Or mouse pointer? Before logon I assume?
Black Screen - Mouse Cursor - Taks Manager - No explorer.exe, no explorer.exe app, registry key
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22 Mar 2014   #19
m00se

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a mouse pointer (arrow).
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22 Mar 2014   #20
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m00se View Post
Quote:
"Setup Preparing for first use" loop is a known issue after some uses of PAR and can be resolved with the steps (especially regedit) given here: David's Blog: Windows 7 - Preparing your computer for first use
I tried this but didn't get a command promt with Shift+F10. Tried it again pressing this combination multiple times during startup but still no result.

Is there a way to edit the regestry and doing the same as suggested in that article when I start up in Windows XP mini (Hirens Boot CD)?

Maybe important: Before that it says "resuming Windows" instead of "starting Windows".
From the blog:

While you see the message "Setup is preparing your computer for first use" you can press Shift F10 on the keyboard and you will see a command prompt.
Type in taskmgr.exe and you will get the Windows Task Manager
Look for a process called windeploy.exe and kill it (End Task)
Then you are taken to the Windows Logon screen where you can login normally.
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Did you do that and after killing windeploy.exe the Windows Logon screen appeared and you could logon successfully?
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