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Windows 7: Won't Boot after Windows Update

28 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have an old Knoppix Live CD sitting in front of me but I'm only using it as a last resort. I really want to try to recover my system without reinstalling Windows.

Even if I do concede defeat and reinstall Windows, I think I'll just unplug one of the 2 drives in my RAID1 setup, install Windows to the other one, and then plug the drive back in and recover my data from it.

That isn't going to happen right away, though. I'm going to spend a bit more time trying to fix it first.

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28 Sep 2010   #12

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I wish you luck.
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28 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I wish you luck.

I'll update this thread with the details of my trials and tribulations.
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30 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Had to concede defeat.

After two days of frustration, I disassembled my RAID and performed a fresh install on one of the 2 drives from the RAID. I'm now in the process of recovering all of my data from the other drive.

No more RAIDs for me for a while. I'll just make system images at regular intervals. I may as well take the 8 or 10 500GB drives I have laying around and put them to good use.
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11 Sep 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Had the BSOD and blank black screen before on my system after updates.

-I booted with Windows 7 Installation Disc and went into recovery mode

-chose command prompt and entered the following:

"bootsect.exe /nt60 sys /force" without quotes and hit enter

If it updates successfully try to restart your machine.

If it still won't boot try:

"bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force" without quotes and hit enter.

The first one worked for me.

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