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Windows 7: Safe mode startup shows a CLASSPNP.SYS error and haults

26 Sep 2019   #11
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
From above, the Repair install only runs from the Win7 DVD you say.
I actually put DVD/USB!


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26 Sep 2019   #12
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

If you do have an installation DVD/USB, you can boot into it and run sfc /scannow.

The instructions are here [goto the Instructions for Windows Vista and 7 section] =>
How to Run System File Checker (SFC) Offline in Windows 10 & Earlier.

I hope this helps!
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26 Sep 2019   #13
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I'm pretty sure scannow was run on all of that since I tried the repair routine any number of times.


What I want to do if possible is re-install a good Win7 on the problem drive. Like in the old days with XP. But I've never seen a way to work that. The term slipstreaming had come up in all the lookups I did. Nlite, progograms like that.


I did d/l the ISO for Mint but haven't burned it yet. Other things pressing today.
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26 Sep 2019   #14
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
I'm pretty sure scannow was run on all of that since I tried the repair routine any number of times.
Do you mean a Repair Install?
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26 Sep 2019   #15
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes.


Over the years I've botched that up plenty times and had to retreive my info from the last good backup.


Also making partitions and keeping the OS separate was always too confusing for me.
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26 Sep 2019   #16
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
Also making partitions and keeping the OS separate was always too confusing for me.
Please do the following so we can see the current structure that you have at present!

Disk Management

Post a screenshot of the Disk Management => Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.
Pay special attention to Step 5.

I hope this helps!
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26 Sep 2019   #17
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I am not dragging my feet but I have a backup going of what I could salvage.

Also made the Linux Mint disk.

That's all I can do for now.

I will make the screen shot you request but what Step 5 are we talking about?
My lookup of what I could find on the hault point has to do with being on the
wrong computer. I have seen the routine to delete drivers in Disk Management and
let the HD do a 'discovery' process as if the HD were a fresh install. But I may be muddying the water.

I'm retrieving some things as I mentioned earlier. What I'd like to put in my
howto files is any Repair Install available for Win7 that I haven't mastered.

I appreciate your patience. I will mark solved when this Linux Routine shows the Desktop folder which was the original issue so we don't drag it out too long.
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27 Sep 2019   #18
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
I will make the screen shot you request but what Step 5 are we talking about?
As per the link I posted . . .

5. This step is the most important. Maximize the Disk Management window so it fills your entire screen. Resize the window components so the status and sizes of the partitions are clearly shown.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
My lookup of what I could find on the hault point has to do with being on the wrong computer. I have seen the routine to delete drivers in Disk Management and let the HD do a 'discovery' process as if the HD were a fresh install. But I may be muddying the water.
I don't understand the first part!

You don't need to delete anything!

Posting a screenshot of the Disk Management is ONLY to see the current structure that you have at present. I have asked you to do this because you said that previously you have had problems with an install because of the different partitions!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
I'm retrieving some things as I mentioned earlier. What I'd like to put in my howto files is any Repair Install available for Win7 that I haven't mastered.
See [2] in my Post #5.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
I will mark solved when this Linux Routine shows the Desktop folder which was the original issue so we don't drag it out too long.
Booting the Linux Live DVD will allow you to goto your folders on the OD drive and allow you to copy ALL your important [and want to keep] files to an external HDD!

I hope this helps!
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27 Sep 2019   #19
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Some progress. I made the live DVD of Linux Mint. That is running on my test box with the
HD that cannot boot only.


Screen shot means I have to replug some things again. I can fully open and expand to screen shot as
you point out.


As to the hault point, when I ran and was _able_ to run Safe Mode Startup (which still failed)
the boot up files stopped at a specific point. It could not get past that. My other observation was through all this that it got as far as 'preparing the desktop' long wait whie the throbber spins
and then a blue screen with a not genuine message. I wondered if transferring that dll or whatever thefile name was from my working system to the System 32 folder would make the repair.


I was thinking back on what I saw from these failed startups. Two HD Repair disk messages have shown and to select one after the POST. Running the Repair disk shows that one of these is empty and the other contained the only partiton-- the one of the complete disk. Selecting either of these
failed. It's one of those black screens that doesn't tell you much.


I'll see if I can get that screen shot in attached here to not delay. I do all this pretty slowly....




I have what I could screen shot. I looked under all the tabs and options and did not see see Post a Screen Capture Image so I used Paint in the usual way. Also I opened up the side bar. You can see that no paths exist. That's enough for today. Will watch for replies.


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27 Sep 2019   #20
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Fooey. That one doesn't look right. I'll keep at it.
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