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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot!

18 Mar 2010   #1
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 won't boot!

Just as the title says, Windows 7 won't boot AT ALL. I have no idea what happened. I use this particular computer just for gaming and has been working like a charm. I turned off the computer to take a nap, woke up and turned it on, and Windows won't boot! I'm taken back to the screen which allows me to choose to boot normally or fix the start-up. I've tried using my installation disc to repair the problem, but the computer can't find the OS during the fixing proccess! What could have possible happened after the last shutdown??

Will this require a total re-format? I'd like to explore all other options before using this since it took me five straight days of installing games and patches. I REALLY would hate to go through that again.

Thank you in advance!


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18 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try in safe mode and try a repair install.

Repair Install[2]=General Tips
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18 Mar 2010   #3
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try in safe mode and try a repair install.

Repair Install[2]=General Tips
I'll give it a go!
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18 Mar 2010   #4
thebigg123

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Just re-format. It will take you longer in diagnosis.
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18 Mar 2010   #5
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've actually just tried to do that. Howver, my setup refuses to go past the language screen. I know that it can't be the disc since I used it to install everything just fine.
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18 Mar 2010   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot a free partition manager , like this one:

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly ...

See what it says about the partitions.
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18 Mar 2010   #7
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebigg123 View Post
Just re-format. It will take you longer in diagnosis.
Ouch...

Try all the other options first and post back before you try the above... GL
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18 Mar 2010   #8
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm giving the partition manager a go.
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18 Mar 2010   #9
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alrighty, so, I used the partition manager and noticed that my partition name is *: and not C:. Would that be the problem? Other then that, I can see all my files just fine.
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18 Mar 2010   #10
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quick update: I ran the surface test tool and it found one error. How do I go about fixing this? A friend of mine said to put the drive in another ocmputer and set it as a slave, and then to use disc checker on it. Is this wise?
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