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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't start up

12 Dec 2009   #1
Shippage

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 won't start up

Sorry if this is under the wrong selection but my computers Windows 7 won't boot up. It has been working for a long time now until randomly one day when I try to start it up, it just takes me to a blank screen. My computer it set to dual boot Windows 7 and Unbunto, I can get as far as when It ask me to repair startup, and normal startup, after that it has a gray bar and says loading Window files, then it just goes black and nothing happenes. I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and the Ubunto works fine on my computer, any help?


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12 Dec 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Can yo uhit F8 and choose Last Known Good Configuration>?
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12 Dec 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
another suggestion

Try Re-installing GRUB (from your Linux Distro disk). Sometimes GRUB itself can get hosed up in Dual Boot situations.

After re-installing GRUB you should see your dual boot menu again - ensure the Windows partition is "Bootable".

To verify partitions are all OK (including the Linux ones) download GPARTED and boot from that.

This should tell you if your Windows Partitions are OK -- W7 should boot on a PRIMARY Partition (AFAIK) -- could be wrong here - although I've never booted ANY WINDOWS version in a NON Primary Partition.

GPARTED download

GParted -- Download

Cheers
jimbo
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12 Dec 2009   #4
Shippage

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I found the problem, I think I overheated my computer broke again, Ubuntu just broke to. I think it is because my computers hardrive broke, I can't acess anything on my C drive but my D drive is fine for now. So I need to buy a new harddrive for my computer, good thing my old one was terrible.
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12 Dec 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Couldn't you have deleted your partitions using GParted an give Windows 7 setup a try?
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12 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I would go to Start > Run, and type msconfig, and uncheck everything except your anti-virus program.

If you got Norton bundled I would suggest you uninstall that using

Norton Removal Tool
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