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Windows 7: Win7 will not boot?

13 Oct 2015   #21
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MissSherlock View Post

Silly question, but what would cause so much damage?

Thanks for all your help.
Hi MissSherlock,

You're welcome, not really any help though.

My first thought would be some sort of optimizing or cleaning program, do you use anything like that?


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13 Oct 2015   #22
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Derek,

I've used CCleaner for many years for cookies, but I don't use the Registry part. Never had this problem with Windows 7. Lots of problems with XP Media Centre.

Also just changed my anti virus and firewall to Avast 2015 (paid version).

I'll see if I can figure out Mint to grab my data.

Thanks so much.
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13 Oct 2015   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes Linux is quite capable of reading a disk with windows on it,
It does require a machine to download a Linux iso and installing it to a flash drive or cd

The machines system restore to a factory state you might need to refer to asus site for exact steps,
It could be F10 for a 32 bit system or F12 for 64 bit
All your files would be lost so save that for after you attempt to recover your data with either Linux tutorial.
Good luck

Don't bother reinstalling on the same hdd
Buy a new one smaller 500gb should be plenty and think about a ssd
Cheers.
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13 Oct 2015   #24
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MissSherlock View Post
Hi Derek,

I've used CCleaner for many years for cookies, but I don't use the Registry part. Never had this problem with Windows 7. Lots of problems with XP Media Centre.

Also just changed my anti virus and firewall to Avast 2015 (paid version).

I'll see if I can figure out Mint to grab my data.

Thanks so much.
I wouldn't think either of those would cause this, but i won't say never.

Not really sure, something got messed up pretty good though.

You're in good hands with Thrash and everyone else.
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13 Oct 2015   #25
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Thrash and Derek,

I have a Thermaltake Black X docking station for my external hard drives (manual backups). Can I use this to extract my data from the existing HDD? Then, as you recommended, replace the existing HDD or SSD.

I can do clean install since the recovery partition might be corrupt as well.

Cheers,
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13 Oct 2015   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea if you have manual backups then the data should be there
I take this docking station is not always connected to the machine ? = hope not
Was it connected when the booting issue arrived ?
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13 Oct 2015   #27
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Trash,

No not connected At the time. Only use it as a manual backup for my data files. Sadly, I haven't backed up my files since June or earlier. Therefore, unless the HDD is damaged, I assume I should be able to retrieve the current data on it???

Fingers crossed.
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13 Oct 2015   #28
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I agree all drives should be readable to Linux and should be the next step besides asking asus for a recovery disk of the win-7 install so you can reinstall win-7 clean,

Worst case you might have to buy a new oem/ system builders copy of win-7 along with a new hdd or ssd
Seeing you're in the uk win-7 might be a little scares ?
Hopefully asus can help but I have no idea how old this machine is ?
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13 Oct 2015   #29
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

A pretty wild idea if you get mint
You might be able to install along side win-7 = possibly
And mint might be able to fix what ever is off on the boot loader ?
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13 Oct 2015   #30
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Thrash,

Computer is three years old this November. I had the Windows 7 full software but used it on my sister's computer after the kids did a number on it. I'm stuck with the ISO copy from ASUS which doesn't provide a repair Windows option.

Cheers
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