Maybe I missed something in the “Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start” because under normal booting, the screen stops at the “starting windows”.
Machine can not get to Safe Mode. There is an attempt but it normally locks in the “Please wait”. I cannot get to a prompt at all to do anything.
I have kept trying System Restore and Startup Repair from System Recovery Options
on DVD. The Startup Repair report, when it gets to the end or running, provides a listing and a request to send it to MS. It does find my main drive and other than Restore, does not always allow me to select and run and I get a BOD. Today’s BOD is BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER. Each day when I get a BOD, it is usually a different code.
I am trying to avoid using my Acronis Backup which is dated November 30, 2012. There are many items of data that I have saved to the main drive that I would like to keep. I am not interested in doing a new install of Win 7 so if I can not get to this drive, I will use that backup.
Number 9 in the list indicated data recovery through a copy, which I searched and found a disk from Paragon as Paragon Wipe 11. Loaded the disk and it looked like it allows me to copy various files to another disk. I selected what I thought that I wanted and currently am in the process of making that copy to another hard drive of 25.5 GBs. THE PLAN
After the copy is complete, which will take approximately 5 hours; I will use my Acronis backup from last month and hopefully the “copy” that I made will allow me to use it to update the data that I think I will need by “copy & paste” back to where it should belong.
If the copy of files is available as I have planned, then I should be alright. I will lose some programs that were installed in Dec. which I will have no record and will not be able to repeat these. These programs etc. will be lost, but this action needs to be taken since I need to use that computer again. Alternate PLAN
It would be appreciated if you could advise me that there is an alternative that will revive my main drive as it was before or if my PLAN has a flaw that should be addressed.
When this works, I will remove the MSI apps, which I believe were the cause of this problem.
Your comments would be appreciated.