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Windows 7: Windows 7 can not Boot; Not even after repair install

16 May 2010   #1
gihhit

Windows 7 & Vista
 
 
Windows 7 can not Boot; Not even after repair install

Hi, I am extremely incompetent and something happened and my bootloader got messed up, or I think Only my bootloader got messed up...

Now whenever I turned on my laptop, I get a black a black screen with a blinking text cursor on the top left corner, right after the BIOS is loaded. Nothing happens after that, even when I waited around 15 minutes, just to see if it's slow. I tried using windows 7 installation disk and it's repair install function. I also tried bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot, /rebuildbcd, bootsect /nt60 .... etc through command prompt. Doesn't fix anything. What can possibly be wrong? What else could I try?

By the way, my system triple boots Windows Vista, 7, Ubuntu(through Wubi). Now all I care about is booting into windows 7. I have nothing important on the other 2. I am pretty sure my data is safe, as I can actually browse them through that "load driver" option in windows' installation disk. If there is nothing that can be done and my bootloader is completely messed up, is there anyway to copy my files elsewhere without booting into windows?

Thanks in advance.


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16 May 2010   #2
gihhit

Windows 7 & Vista
 
 

bump?
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16 May 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi gihhit, from the sounds of it thats going to be a clean install job.... as far as copying files, if you have the Ubuntu Live CD that should let you get in for long enough to back them up
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16 May 2010   #4
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Have you tried booting into SAFE Mode? If so does it work? If it works see if you can then boot up w/o loading drivers then reboot only allowing certain drivers this way you should be able to see what is preventing you from booting normally.
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16 May 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gihhit View Post
Hi, I am extremely incompetent and something happened and my bootloader got messed up, or I think Only my bootloader got messed up...

Now whenever I turned on my laptop, I get a black a black screen with a blinking text cursor on the top left corner, right after the BIOS is loaded. Nothing happens after that, even when I waited around 15 minutes, just to see if it's slow. I tried using windows 7 installation disk and it's repair install function. I also tried bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot, /rebuildbcd, bootsect /nt60 .... etc through command prompt. Doesn't fix anything. What can possibly be wrong? What else could I try?

By the way, my system triple boots Windows Vista, 7, Ubuntu(through Wubi). Now all I care about is booting into windows 7. I have nothing important on the other 2. I am pretty sure my data is safe, as I can actually browse them through that "load driver" option in windows' installation disk. If there is nothing that can be done and my bootloader is completely messed up, is there anyway to copy my files elsewhere without booting into windows?

Thanks in advance.
If you made a system repair disk then boot from it and use it.

If not, get one from a friend with a similar version, that is, 32 or 64 bit.
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16 May 2010   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That would indicate bios can't find anything bootable.

Any error message when you run automatic startup repair from the DVD?

Which I assume is what you meant by this
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I tried using windows 7 installation disk and it's repair install function
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17 May 2010   #7
gihhit

Windows 7 & Vista
 
 

Thanks for everyone's replies. I think I have tried everything that is suggested here. (Other than the safe mode, because I can't get into it). So I followed severedsolo's advice and used Ubuntu live cd to back up my files and did a clean reinstall. It was very time consuming to reinstall every program and set everything to what I had previously. But thanks for everyone's suggestions.

Re: SIW2
After the first time, which didn't fix anything, automatic repair said it could find no error.
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