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Windows 7: Windows freezes on "Starting Windows"

22 Mar 2011   #1
flowdk

Windows 7 Ultimate 36 bit
 
 
Windows freezes on "Starting Windows"

I built a desktop computer in July of 2010 and installed Windows 7 Ultimate x32. Things were working fine until about two weeks ago when it started having issues so I performed a cold boot. When it booted back up it told me that hardware couldn't be found. I shut it down again and then when it rebooted after it showed the start up screen that tells what the motherboard is, the screen went black. All google searches said graphics card issue. It at first would not give me the option to startup repair. When it finally did and I selected it, it goes through the windows is loading files and sits on Starting Windows. If I choose Start Windows Normally it does the same thing. I have the Windows installation disc but in order to boot from the disc I had to get a PS/2 keyboard as it does not recgonize USB keyboards, wireless or wired. Only once has it given me the Windows options to start up repair, re-install windows, etc.

A few days ago it randomly booted up to Windows and let me save all the files on it so at this point I don't care if I wipe the harddrive or not. One of my friends' uncle works on computers and he thinks there are start up files missing. He reccomended that I re-install windows and see if that works. However, I can not get my computer to pull back up the Windows options in order to re-install windows. Pressing F8 only gives me two options - boot from CD/DVD drive or boot from SATA harddrive. Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated. I realize there are other threads similar to this but none of them seemed to answer my issue. I would prefer to get this fixed soon as my current laptop is not a reliable computer.

Hardware

Motherboard
Asus M4A785M AMD 785G Socket AM2+

CPU
AMD Athlon II x2 215 2.7GHz AM3 OEM

Harddrive
WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-3G

RAM
Corsair XMS 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800 MHz (2 sticks)

Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB PCIe w/ Dual Link DVI

Case
Cooler Master CM690 Nvidia ED. ATX Case SLI ready


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Mar 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flowdk View Post
I built a desktop computer in July of 2010 and installed Windows 7 Ultimate x32. Things were working fine until about two weeks ago when it started having issues so I performed a cold boot. When it booted back up it told me that hardware couldn't be found. I shut it down again and then when it rebooted after it showed the start up screen that tells what the motherboard is, the screen went black. All google searches said graphics card issue. It at first would not give me the option to startup repair. When it finally did and I selected it, it goes through the windows is loading files and sits on Starting Windows. If I choose Start Windows Normally it does the same thing. I have the Windows installation disc but in order to boot from the disc I had to get a PS/2 keyboard as it does not recgonize USB keyboards, wireless or wired. Only once has it given me the Windows options to start up repair, re-install windows, etc.

A few days ago it randomly booted up to Windows and let me save all the files on it so at this point I don't care if I wipe the harddrive or not. One of my friends' uncle works on computers and he thinks there are start up files missing. He reccomended that I re-install windows and see if that works. However, I can not get my computer to pull back up the Windows options in order to re-install windows. Pressing F8 only gives me two options - boot from CD/DVD drive or boot from SATA harddrive. Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated. I realize there are other threads similar to this but none of them seemed to answer my issue. I would prefer to get this fixed soon as my current laptop is not a reliable computer.

Hardware

Motherboard
Asus M4A785M AMD 785G Socket AM2+

CPU
AMD Athlon II x2 215 2.7GHz AM3 OEM

Harddrive
WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-3G

RAM
Corsair XMS 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800 MHz (2 sticks)

Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB PCIe w/ Dual Link DVI

Case
Cooler Master CM690 Nvidia ED. ATX Case SLI ready


If the hardware was working fine for a period and suddenly isnt chances are its software. A clean install would fix that. You boot from the DVD not from within windows to do a clean install
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Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2011   #3
flowdk

Windows 7 Ultimate 36 bit
 
 

I tried booting from the installation CD and it only gives me Startup Repair (reccomended) or Start Windows Normally. If I choose Startup Repair then it says Windows Is Loading Files and once both tickers are full it sits on Starting Windows. Most of the time the logo won't even show up. If I choose Start Windows Normally then it just sits on Starting Windows.

How do I do a clean install if it won't let me get past this point and won't give me options to re-install windows when the CD is inserted?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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