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Windows 7: Troubleshooting BSOD Loop

10 Feb 2011   #11
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Make sure Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is marked Active. I would use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to do this, so that you can also post back a camera snap of the drive map/listings, and from Disk tab run Rebuild MBR. Rightclick Win7 to check file system and run Surface Scan, Explore to see if files are intact.

Next Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times which should automate System Restore and System File Checker. If not, run both from Repair CD's options list:
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
System Recovery Options

If Repairs continue to fail you may have irreparable corruption, copy out files using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

As a last resort you can run a bootable AV scan: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

Then run factory recovery partition or disks, or wipe the HD to overwrite corrupt or infected code and re-install windows 7

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,

Mobo: MSI K9N6P6M2 V2
Processor: AMD 2.3 Ghz Athon 64 x2 4400+
RAM: Rendition 2 Gb DDR2 PC2-6400 (400 Mhz)
Onboard Sound
Onboard Video
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Also, just a quick update.

I ran Memtest v 3.8 and came up with 8000+ errors.
I am leaning towards that this is my failure.

However, I still need to run Partition Wizard bootable CD.


Thank you to the forum.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #13

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

Change the RAM
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,

I changed the RAM and was still experiencing the same problems.

So, I dug out my power supply tester and it appears that my PSU may have been the cause the whole time. I do not getting any -5 v to the MoBo. Thankfully, I do believe that I have a spar PSU to put in.

I will continue to troubleshoot and report my findings.

Thanks to the forum for the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,

A quick update to close out this thread.

I replaced both the RAM and PSU. I put a spare HDD into the system and I am back up and running with a fresh Win 7 install.

I will be starting another thread in another sub-forum to help with moving program files off the old drive to the new drive.

Thank you again to everyone for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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