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Windows 7: blinking screen at boot, please wait screen

21 Oct 2014   #1
desperatojane

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
blinking screen at boot, please wait screen

Hi, I have an issue where I'm stick at the please wait screen at boot and the screen keeps blinking. I have same issue booting into safe mode. Any help on how to resolve this? Thank you!


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21 Oct 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You need to fill in your specs as complete as possible. If we don't know what your PC is, we can't help.
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21 Oct 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

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Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
starting with updating or reinstalling the Display driver and any missing drivers, establishing a Clean Boot, trying the recommended AV in place of yours, testing your hardware, culling the logs for repeat errors to resolve.

You can report back as you go as there may be other steps indicated.
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22 Oct 2014   #4
desperatojane

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

problem is i cant even boot into windows to try any of the steps, i'm stuck on the please wait screen and it flickers every second or two. same problem booting into all the safe modes. tried startup repair and sfc /scannow from windows 7 iso disc and still have the same problem. system restore failed as well. specs are amd x4, 16 gb ram, win 7 ultimate 64bit
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22 Oct 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

startup repair: What errors did it find? Click "view diagnostic repair results" and tell me which test do return a status other than 0x0.

Why doesn't system restore work? Any error message?

What sfc command did you enter exactly?
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22 Oct 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which tries everything possible to get Win7 started, leading up to if necessary rescuiing your files to reinstall.
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