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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair

20 Oct 2014   #1
harsh93singh09

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair

I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A07) Does not have many options to change anything that he said(I may also not be able to access it due to lack of knowledge so if it seems the case the explain the same)
No matter what windows copy i use its stuck!!
also Im not an expert with installing windows - and none of my friend was able to help too so

PLZ HELP


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20 Oct 2014   #2
harsh93singh09

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harsh93singh09 View Post
I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A07) Does not have many options to change anything that he said(I may also not be able to access it due to lack of knowledge so if it seems the case the explain the same)
No matter what windows copy i use its stuck!!
also Im not an expert with installing windows - and none of my friend was able to help too so

PLZ HELP
The copy of windows (Iso File ) Does not have any problem as it runs on other computers finely
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

We don't just ignore the Dell Diagnostics HD error as it is the most important find until you search what exactly it means via Google. To confirm the HD is failing also one can boot the HD maker's http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html extended CD scan followed by a full Disk Check from the installer's CMD line.

All other symptoms point to failing HD but if not then Try another Win7 disk provided in Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot. If it fails try the flash stick installer also provided.

If you can get to Repair console on second screen, try Startup Repair and then System Restore. You can also try these from the other methods to access System Recovery Options via F8 menu or System Repair Disk

If it won't repair or restore you can work through the other steps to try to start it or do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If install bogs again try steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums
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20 Oct 2014   #4
harsh93singh09

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for replying so promptly
Ill get back as soon as I do as you said
Just one thing -How to open command prompt while booting or prior to the error messages
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20 Oct 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

It shows in the Disk Check tutorial how to access a command prompt at startup
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20 Oct 2014   #6
harsh93singh09

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

But as i Mentioned None of methods mentioned here work in my state
1)Im unable to open an install or repair window let alone a cmd screen . System hangs before i reach there
2)no luck with safe mode (any ) It again suggests to repair and then the blue flower screen comes
3)Shift + F10 also doesnt work
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20 Oct 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

The Dell Diagnostics HD error means the HD is failing: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/19457874

You can confirm that by booting the maker's Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure extended CD scan.

Otherwise replace the HD as shown in Change hard disk drive on a Dell Studio 1555 - YouTube

The best upgrade you can do for your laptop is an SSD, which prices are coming down to around $50 per 120gb.
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22 Oct 2014   #8
harsh93singh09

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for a quick reply
Do you think a low level format will help me repairing my pc
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22 Oct 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harsh93singh09 View Post
Thanks for a quick reply

Do you think a low level format will help me repairing my pc
What were the results of the maker's HD Diagnostics extended CD scan suggested repeatedly?

If it can repair the HD it will inform you of this. You want to know its certain condition.

If reparable then follow that with Disk Check to confirm it's useable, but I would still not trust it.
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