Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting

04 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x32
Windows 7 not booting

I seem to have a curious problem with Windows 7. I'm running it on a machine with the following spec:
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.93GHz
  • 2Gb RAM
  • 80b Primary SATA HDD & 500Gb Secondary SATA HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT

I can install Windows 7 without problems - however after updating Windows 7 refuses to boot - I just get a black screen. I've tried getting W7 to boot under Safe Mode, that just hangs on the "Please Wait" screen.

Initially I thought this may be a problem with the BIOS being out of date - so I reinstalled W7 and flashed the BIOS (at the same time 3 updates installed). On this occasion after the OS booted fine. However after more updates, the same thing happens again.

Any ideas how to resolve this? I can't understand why it would freeze on the loading screen (or not even trying to load anything via Safe Mode). Any help would be greatly appreciated!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2011   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2

Are you able to boot into WindowsRE? While your computer is booting, hit F8 (like you're going into Safe Mode) but select Repair your computer instead. This will bring you to WinRE where you can recover your machine; you may have restore points configured before the updates (Win7 should automatically do this).

So just a thought: Some Windows Updates contain drivers; Microsoft may have dumped a bad driver onto your machine while performing updating. It sounds like something in the updates is causing it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x32

Okay, I tried upgrading packages one by one and rebooting after each. Upon installing the 'browser choice' (I forgot it's exact name) and rebooting, I get the boot problem again. After running WindowsRE and choosing to use system restore (I didn't get to choose which restore point to use), the system still won't boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 May 2011   #4


Open a Support case with Windows Update when you get back to the desktop and get the exact name of the update which caused the issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 not booting

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager
Hi, I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7. I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64. I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in...
Installation & Setup
Booting Windows 7 ISO off USB
I'm using YUMI attempting to create a Multi-ISO USB(Actually an SSD) Drive working fine, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ultimate boot CD are working but I was wondering Is there a way to boot the Windows 7 ISO directly? as in pointing the bootloader to the ISO file and booting it?
Installation & Setup
BSOD when dual booting Windows Vista 32bit and Windows 7 64bit
Hello, I have another laptop and its a HP 2230s. I originally installed Windows 7 professional 64bit. But I have swapped the ram into my Lenovo ThinkPad. So the HP now has 2GB. I created a new partition and installed Vista Business 32bit on it. When I started the install windows .exe program in...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 not booting
Windows 7 not booting, I don't know what to do. ...
General Discussion
booting up windows 7
I can now only start window when the disc is in . I have run the repair and no good . every time i try to start it i get this message " can't find file \$windows.~BT\windows\system32\winload.exe" please help:mad:
General Discussion
Windows 7 Not Booting Up
I just recently installed a fresh new installatoin of Windows 7 x64 bit on my computer. When I started up for the first time I let Windows do its thing such as installing drivers for hardware, Windows Update, etc. Now when I restart my computer so that the updates can be in effect, the computer...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:07.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App