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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot normally after system restore.

17 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Windows 7 won't boot normally after system restore.

Hello all,

I'm having a continuing problem with crashes on my new build. I've reinstalled the OS twice already and now the boot problem is back. I get a few days respite between each lockup.

The first time it happened I was at work, so I don't know if there was a BSOD. When I got home, I found the Startup Repair diagnostic running and the only error it was coming up with after repeated tests was "corrupt file". I found a fix for this on a tech forum, followed the instructions, but no go. After shutting down and restarting, I wasn't given the option for Windows safe mode. I ended up reinstalling the OS.

The second time I think I got a BSOD. I don't remember what displayed on the screen next. I used the System Recovery Options from disk and ran the Startup Repair a few times. It came up with error: "boot manager failed to find OS loader". I found a fix for this on a tech forum that involved a Bootrec command prompt to fixboot, fixmbr and rebuildBCD. I tried them all, one at a time. None of them fixed the problem. After the last restart, I got a black screen with a "boot manager missing" message. This time I had to reformat the disk drive (SSD) before I could reinstall the OS because of an MBR issue? This time I set a System Restore point.

The last time I got a BSOD. After running a lengthy ChkDsk diagnostic, it came up with no errors. After reboot, the machine goes to Startup Repair, runs diagnostics and comes up with nothing. I do a System Restore. Now the machine boots up to a blank screen instead of normal Windows 7!! Not black, not blue. It looks like the screen on power up.

I am able to start Windows in safe mode. I am attaching the BSOD dump file to this post. I wasn't able to get the System Performance test to work. I'm getting a "class not registered" error screen.

I hope some of you folks can help me with this. It's getting really frustrating. Thanks in advance.

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, retail for new build.
This is the original and only OS on machine.
I have installed it three times.
The software is 2-3 months old as is the hardware.

Asus Maximus IV Gene Z/Gen 3
Intel i5-2500K
Intel 80gb SSD
Seagate 7200rpm 1tb HDD
MSI TwinFrozr Nvidia GeForce GTX560ti 2gb
Corsair 750w Pro Gold

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Your attached file included the executable for creating the crash reports but not the actual crash reports. Please follow the instructions closely and provide us with your crash reports.

In regards to your SSD, refer to the quote by usasma contained in post #2 of Randomly Reoccurring BSOD - ntoskrnl.exe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks for your reply. Sorry to take so long to answer your post. I went back and looked at the unzipped file and it should contain everything that the downloaded app picked up. I'm not sure how to get the crash reports you referred to attached.

Thanks for the link to the thread. I was able to restore Windows 7 using a saved system image that I didn't realize I had. Also, I went to the Intel and Seagate sites and downloaded the latest firmware, chipset and storage drivers, respectively.

So far, the machine is working fine and booting to Windows 7 normally. I hope it lasts. Thanks again for directing me to the thread.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Sounds like you got it cleared up.

If you have further issues, feel free to post again and I will remain subscribed to this thread. Follow the to collect the crash reports into a .zip file, and use Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums to upload the reports.

Best wishes it remains stable and the above steps are superfluous.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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