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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot, won't repair

14 Oct 2010   #1
Hazardous

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
Windows 7 won't boot, won't repair

I'm running Windows 7 home premium and earlier this morning my pc crashed on me. I tried to boot it up but after getting past the Dell screen it would just sit there and the computer would make an annoying sound until i forced it to shut down. It would stay in that window. Because it didn't get far enough to even let me choose to hit f8 and boot in safe mode i hit f12 and made sure it was trying to boot from the harddrive, which it was.
I than grabbed out my laptop and made myself a boot USB\Pen drive and told it to boot from the USB drive. It than begins like you wanted to install windows. I selected the option to repair your computer. It says "searching for windows installations..." Than comes back saying Windows found a problem with your computers startup options and to try asks if you want it to try and repair it and restart the computer. Two things happen when you try to repair it. One, it almost immediately shuts down or it says it's unable to fix it.
If i cancel out of that there's a screen where, i suppose, my drives should be listed, or at least my OS. There are two options, one is, "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting windows. Select an operating system to repair"
but in the box below there are no OS's listed.
below all that is another option that say
"Restore your computer using a system imagine that you created earlier."
If i try that option i get:
"An internal error occurred. The fallowing information might help you resolve the error:
The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)"
Clicking ok on that takes you to the recovery tool, where if i try system restore (which is what i want to do) it says i most select an OS and if i try "system image recovery" i get the same message about not being able to find the file (0x80070002)
there is an option to go into command prompt and i go in there and tried using the command, "sfc /scannow" and this is what i get.

X:\Sources> sfc/scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.

X:\Sources>


Lastly, i have a Dell drivers and utilities cd that if i boot from takes me into an Alianwere diagnostic took and after a VERY long process of it checking EVERYTHING, it turns out my hardware is working fine and nothing is wrong.

So, i'm out of ideas. Any help? I'd like to keep my files, what i was hoping was a system restore, or even a system repair, but i can't make either of those happen.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hazardous View Post
I'm running Windows 7 home premium and earlier this morning my pc crashed on me. I tried to boot it up but after getting past the Dell screen it would just sit there and the computer would make an annoying sound until i forced it to shut down. It would stay in that window. Because it didn't get far enough to even let me choose to hit f8 and boot in safe mode i hit f12 and made sure it was trying to boot from the harddrive, which it was.
I than grabbed out my laptop and made myself a boot USB\Pen drive and told it to boot from the USB drive. It than begins like you wanted to install windows. I selected the option to repair your computer. It says "searching for windows installations..." Than comes back saying Windows found a problem with your computers startup options and to try asks if you want it to try and repair it and restart the computer. Two things happen when you try to repair it. One, it almost immediately shuts down or it says it's unable to fix it.
If i cancel out of that there's a screen where, i suppose, my drives should be listed, or at least my OS. There are two options, one is, "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting windows. Select an operating system to repair"
but in the box below there are no OS's listed.
below all that is another option that say
"Restore your computer using a system imagine that you created earlier."
If i try that option i get:
"An internal error occurred. The fallowing information might help you resolve the error:
The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)"
Clicking ok on that takes you to the recovery tool, where if i try system restore (which is what i want to do) it says i most select an OS and if i try "system image recovery" i get the same message about not being able to find the file (0x80070002)
there is an option to go into command prompt and i go in there and tried using the command, "sfc /scannow" and this is what i get.

X:\Sources> sfc/scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.

X:\Sources>


Lastly, i have a Dell drivers and utilities cd that if i boot from takes me into an Alianwere diagnostic took and after a VERY long process of it checking EVERYTHING, it turns out my hardware is working fine and nothing is wrong.

So, i'm out of ideas. Any help? I'd like to keep my files, what i was hoping was a system restore, or even a system repair, but i can't make either of those happen.

HD or BIOS config?

Try the HD on another computer, and reset BIOS (or upgrade) ONLY IF YOU HAVE A BACKUP.

Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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