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Windows 7: Boot Disk failure

17 Jun 2011   #1
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 
Boot Disk failure

K so yesterday I notices some sound issues so I restarted. Then my computer froze seconds after windows had launched like on the web. After cleaning my fan and stuff it worked again I feel asleep watching something and awoke to a froZen black screen. I restarted and have been getting disk boot failure ever since.


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17 Jun 2011   #2
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Any "specific" errors? Any Blue Screen? Is your computer compromised in any way, infection?
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17 Jun 2011   #3
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Any "specific" errors? Any Blue Screen? Is your computer compromised in any way, infection?
I had gotten an Avg alert from a Trojan earlier but I removed it.
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17 Jun 2011   #4
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried safe mode or a repair disk?

For safe mode; boot computer and repeatedly press F8 until you're presented with options. If F8 doesn't work, try somewhere along F1 - F12 until you get the selection screen for safe mode.

For a repair disk, if you have one, boot from it, try repairing.
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17 Jun 2011   #5
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Should I be holding it down or spamming it. Neither have been working an I can't for the life of me find my disk.
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17 Jun 2011   #6
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Spamming it actually, try all of the F1 - F12, one should work.

It's different for various computers, mine is F8, try that one.
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17 Jun 2011   #7
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

I know it's f8 as I've done it before but it's not working.

I can get into bios but that's it.
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17 Jun 2011   #8
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Donovantx8 View Post
I know it's f8 as I've done it before but it's not working.
Define "not working", do you mean nothing happens? I'd suggest a recovery disk if you can find one.
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17 Jun 2011   #9
Donovantx8

W7 64
 
 

Yea 3 w7 computers in the home and I can't find one.
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17 Jun 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Run a bootable AV scan like Bitdefender: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

If it cleans up more infection, run it repeatedly until clean then see if Win7 will boot to desktop or Safe Mode.

If not, burn a Repair CD to run Startup Repair repeatedly. System Repair Disc - Create

Startup Repair should automate SFC and System Restore. But if it fails run them separately from System Recovery Options: SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Report back results and continuiing symptoms. If you need to copy out your files use one of the AV Rescue Disks or the Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then as a last resort run full Factory Recovery from boot, order REcovery disks for your model, or find a Win7 installer to clean reinstall with Product Key on COA sticker. Reinstalling Windows 7
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