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Windows 7: Win7 will not boot?

13 Oct 2015   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Miss Sherlock,

To access Safe Mode with an ASUS board, you have to press the F8 key when the BIOS splash screen disappears. It's a bit tricky to catch it right, but that should avoid the boot select menu.

Why they made F8 the boot select key when most of their users run Windows and need to get into Safe Mode is beyond me...


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13 Oct 2015   #12
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Thrash and Mellon,

Thanks so much. Mellon your right. It's just a very small window between the ASUS Bios screen fading to press F8.

I'm finally on the Advanced Boot Options. What option should I use, I.e. Repair or safe mode?

Thanks

P.s. I havent backed up my stuff in a couple of months.


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13 Oct 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would select safe mode with networking to see what happens.

If you go back to the bios go to boot and Disable fast boot.
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13 Oct 2015   #14
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Thrash,

It froze on Safe Mode with Networking. See blue screen.

What next,


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13 Oct 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I asked for help but I guess the next step should be get back to the prior window using F8 again and now use Last known good configuration
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13 Oct 2015   #16
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Thrash,

Oh dear, it didn't work! Still stuck on Windows Logo with starting windows.

Any other suggestions.

Thanks
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13 Oct 2015   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Here's some info on that bugcheck, not very good news for you I'm afraid,

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396

Quote:
Cause:

The BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO bug check occurs if the SYSTEM hive is corrupt. However, this corruption is unlikely, because the boot loader, known as NT Loader (NTLDR) in versions of Windows prior to Vista, checks a hive for corruption when it loads the hive.
This bug check can also occur if some critical registry keys and values are missing. Thee keys and values might be missing if a user manually edited the registry.


Resolution:

Try restarting the computer by selecting "last known good configuration" in the boot options.
If the restart does not fix the problem, the registry damage is too extensive. You must reinstall the OS or use the Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) that you previously created by using the Windows Backup tool.
If Thrash's suggestion of last known good configuration didn't work, it sounds like a more drastic approach is needed.
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13 Oct 2015   #18
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Derekimo,

Just my luck! The only disks I have are the Windows 7 OP disks from ASUS. I'll need to save my data first before doing a clean install of Windows 7.

Silly question, but what would cause so much damage?

Thanks for all your help.
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13 Oct 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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13 Oct 2015   #20
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Thrash,

Is it possible to use my recovery partition for repair?

Do the Linux tools work with Microsoft?

Thanks
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