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Windows 7: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

08 Aug 2015   #90
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I we ware talking about testing memory the there is only one that is of any use

This one you will need to make a bootable disk setthe BIOS to optical (or USB if preferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8 passesunless the errors come up straight away. Takes a fair time to completeand some leave it running overnight.

If you do get errors and have morethan one stick then you will need to test each one separately and maybe even inthe separate slots. I f this is confusing I have a more detailed explanation on my other machines byt this is a bare bones explanation and it does not involve Windows or HP both of which I am not a fan of


http://www.memtest.org/


The pics are of thee old version to show you a rough idea of what you might see






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08 Aug 2015   #91
Antchexec

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Agreed... and the delay replying was because I was running Memtest. I've just done one, for now, but will do a more thorough one, overnight.

Many thanks for your input.
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09 Aug 2015   #92
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antchexec View Post
Agreed... and the delay replying was because I was running Memtest. I've just done one, for now, but will do a more thorough one, overnight.

Many thanks for your input.
Ok mate this is my little ditty for doing it


MEMTEST

The memtest you will need to make a bootable disk / stick and set the BIOS to boot from the optical or USBand it will take a fair time to run- some leave it overnight.

This is the current version http://www.memtest.org/ please use this as any other test is useless - the Windows one sadly is not worth even a thought about.

So for example if you have say 4 slots and 2 sticks and get errors you need to test #1 stick in #1 slot if no errors then move on to test #2 stick in #1 slot. That would mean to me the problem lies within a slot because no errors with either stick have thrown errors.

Then you move on to #1 stick in slot#2 no errors then stick #2in slot#2 no errors - repeat the process in slots #3 and then #4 with both sticks until the errors come up. Running each for 8 passes as you can imagine is very tedious and will test your patience.

But it has to be done simply because if the errors do not come with either stick in slot #1 then as I said it points to a faulty slot.

Having said that this does not happen very often it is usually the sticks that are at fault.


But one thing is very important you must let the test run for at least 8 passes any less and the findings are no good. Now if errors come up straight away then you can stop it - see my pics. With more than two sticks the process is even longer as one may realize.
It is a very lengthy and tedious process but worth it if you have errors

I have added another pic of the details of the memtest screen


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01 Sep 2015   #93
ammobake

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I had just been reviewing this thread to fix a coworkers HP ProBook laptop and had some success - thought I would share.

Windows 7 boots were freezing up at the windows animation (which would loop).

I did about 12 different scans. Registry was good. No viruses detected with 5 different bootable scanners and all memory diagnostics were good. I also ran HIRENS and scanned using 'malwarebytes' and 'spybot search and destroy' using the linux recovery environment.

Safe mode would freeze at "loading" screen (for all the safe mode options).

The option to repair windows at bootup would result in a black screen.

I created a windows 7 recovery disk from a coworkers machine. My laptop told me there were no backup images for a system restore - so I knew that wouldn't be an option.

The file system repair kept freezing up - or so I thought.

Then, yesterday, I let the windows 7 recovery disk take as long as it needed. The fixes took the laptop at least 8 hours to complete.

But this morning when I came in the repairs were done and the laptop was ready to reboot.

It is currently working fine like nothing happened. I am logged in and everything.

It isn't clear what the problem was. But it definately wasn't a virus/malware.

-ChriS
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01 Sep 2015   #94
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Chris an interesting read now what I was intrigued by was the length of time it took to complete.

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Then, yesterday, I let the windows 7 recovery disk take as long as it needed. The fixes took the laptop at least 8 hours to complete.
I personally would be interested in knowing what that machine was running ie CPU and RAM details and speed plus as you rightly put it what was the cause? I am absolutely no expert but I am thinking maybe there is something in the Event Viewer that may explain what actually went on?

I could go way off topic here and say how to find very detailed info on components in any machine but I will not if you want to know please message me and I shall let you know what I have made up.
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12 Apr 2016   #95
mostafagh

windows 7 ultimate x86 sp1
 
 

Thanks for it.
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