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Windows 7: Windows won't boot no matter what I try.

23 Mar 2012   #1

Win 7 Ult 32bit
Windows won't boot no matter what I try.

Hey everyone,
I have been searching the past few days for a solution to this problem and everything I've tried has come up empty so I'm reaching out for some specific help. Here's my story:

I did a clean computer build a few months ago and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit at the time. It has been running just fine until very recently, even though I have not installed anything new in quite some time.

When I boot up normally-it hangs on the "Starting windows" screen with the logo indefinitely, and the HDD indicator light stays lit up, not flashing.

When I boot up in safe mode-it stops at classPNP.sys (a common stopping point, I guess?) and never goes any further.

When I try to boot from CD to repair-it just kicks me to "Starting windows" screen again.

When I try to repair from advanced boot options-it takes me to a black screen with the cursor.

I have had exactly 2 instances of it crashing and shutting down, and some hanging on shut down, but this is new. I figure I need to do some serious registry fixing, I just need to get there. If someone could offer some guidance I would be so grateful, as I work on that PC.

If you need any more information I will be happy to provide what I can.

Edit: In what appears to be a stroke of luck, it booted up. I downloaded and ran Free Windows Registry Repair, and haven't done anything else. But I am booted up and won't shut down for now.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Nevermind, desktop... Clean build. Have you tried clearing the CMOS? How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2012   #3

Win 7 Ult 32bit

Well I cleared the CMOS and after a few days it appears to be working still! A little bit of luck and the right guidance goes a long way, thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

You're welcome. :)

Let us know how it is responding after a few days. Best wishes!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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