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Windows 7: trouble starting up

16 Nov 2010   #31
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Great, you found the solution with the Virus. Good going.


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18 Nov 2010   #32
Scanlow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

nope i didn't i just was finally able to reload windows. however the day after the problem had returned. now every time i reboot and any time i attempt to go to safe mode or to windows i get rerouted into the start up repair program which than is unable to fix the problem and tries to send it to Microsoft.

now here's what I'm wondering could it be a problem with the hard drive?
after i reloaded windows and after the computer restarted the main hard drive on the boot screen following the BIOS screen showed a red error sign next to it. yet i got to the desktop just fine and was able to update the computer just fine though there was a message that kept popping up in the lower right side of the taskbar from the software that manages the drives. yet after i upgraded the software it began by rebuilding the drive and then repairing it.

the problem did start after the computer fell onto soft carpet however the computer does have protection from falls. since then the drive software has been analyzing and repairing the drive. yet i'm confused if it finishes repairing the drive and says it is finished then why the next morning does it behave as if nothing was fixed? and why does every time i use the built in diagnostic programme does it comes up clean?
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18 Nov 2010   #33
Scanlow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i guess i was wondering before i go and buy a new hard drive hoping that it would solve the problem if there was another alternative? i mean it would be obvious that it was a hard drive error that couldn't be internally fixed if something came out and stated that, but it all seems vague and behind the surface which makes it seem more of a virus

i guess I'm asking if anyone has a thought or clue as to what is going on
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18 Nov 2010   #34
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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18 Nov 2010   #35
Scanlow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i have two Western Digital Hard Drives tied together in a RAID 1 setup.

all it shows is a blank screen with text at the bottom saying
DlGDIAC 5.04f -Data Lifeguard Diagnostics
NO DRIVE FOUND
ERROR/STATUS CODE: 0120.
then it asks me to press any key to continue and then a black screen with A:\>_
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18 Nov 2010   #36
Scanlow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

so i decided to reinstall windows using the installation disk but partway through it a stop F4 BSOD popped up.

asking me to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. it states that if the problem continues to disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing
yet if i cannot access safe mode or windows or even the installation disk how can i possibly fix any problem
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18 Nov 2010   #37
Scanlow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well i guess I'll just continue to talk to myself
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18 Nov 2010   #38
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Sorry to keep you waiting, but was not on for the full day and others needed help too.
Afraid not much that I can do. Here is the MS bulleting for when you cant boot

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot. Startup Repair

Problems starting up a PC can be tricky to fix, since Windows hasnít had a chance to load its arsenal of troubleshooting tools. Some people simply give up and reinstall Windows.
Startup Repair is designed to prevent a time-consuming reinstallation by diagnosing and repairing problems that prevent Windows from booting. Introduced in Windows Vista, Startup Repair is even easier to use because Windows 7 now installs it on your hard drive for you.

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The Startup Repair tool in Windows 7 can help fix problems that prevent Windows from booting up.







Get help Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create

Cant think of much more. It may be hardware and I cant fix that.
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18 Nov 2010   #39
Scanlow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the start up repair either can't fix it or a BSOD interrupts it
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18 Nov 2010   #40
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Listen for the beeps as you try to boot.
Describe
How many long short etc
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