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Windows 7: Black Screen, Still see cursor though. ALWAYS HAPPENS

11 Jan 2012   #31

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

He disconnected it and removed it.

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14 Jan 2012   #32

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

@addRAM say again, i don't quite understand what you said.
I got the DVD RW drive and is fully installed. I Will now continue. I will have results soon


I did what you ask set C (Windows) as active.
Set I Media as inactive
reboot get bootmgr missing
Continue with your instructions and do
Startup recovery once
i reboot miss the "Hit anything to load from dvd", and windows loaded. I check everything and it seem Media and C are active once more.

I wanted to continue on with your instructions and do it 2 more times however it game me an error that it was not for my version of windows when it clearly was.. I feel like i would need to repeat step one only to get the same result.

Keep in mind a lot of my programs are installed on I drive in fact i like to keep everything on I. I aim to keep one HDD to pure Windows. Image backups arent an issue that's why i bough a TB HDD.
I Will attemp this once more on monday. I don't feel like using my weekend for this.
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14 Jan 2012   #33


Once you mark I Inactive, power down to unplug it while you run the Repairs, to force it to write the System boot files to C instead of I. Make sure Win7 HD is set first HD to boot in BIOS setup.

Once Win7 starts, power down to plug back in I. Make sure the Win7 HD remains first to boot in BIOS setup.
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16 Jan 2012   #34

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

I mark OS as active
I mark I Drive as inactive
Unplug Disk that has I partition

Startup repair found problems and fix it
Ran it again this time gave me an error about not having correct os and repair disc.

so i could not run it more than twice.

Added my HDD back
gave me error BOOTMGR missing
redid the repair startup
and now im here to be honest i give up
i will deal with this problem and wait for Windows 8 and do a fresh install. It has been my original plan for months now
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16 Jan 2012   #35


The problem is likely that you have Win7 with SP1 installed but are using a Win7 DVD or Repair CD from prior to SP1. You can test this by making a new System Repair Disk or finding a Win7 installation DVD with SP1.

You can also try using the F8 System Recovery Options.
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16 Jan 2012   #36

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

thats very likely, i can tell you for sure my CD is not with SP1, i will try with new repair disc then
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21 Jan 2012   #37

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

Acronis seems to have made changes to my control panel backup and restore. Anyways i plan to remove it however before removing it i need to remake my Windows Image... any suggestions on alternatives to Acronis
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21 Jan 2012   #38


What changes has Acronis made and how do you know this? It seems to be the most highly regarded imaging program. I don't like how it adds two services running all the time so I only use its boot disk..

You can use free Win7 backup imaging, Macrium Reflect or Paragon 11 which are all recommended here.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Macrium - Image your system
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21 Jan 2012   #39

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

It remove basically everything in control panel about backup and restore. It allows me to open up Acronis but i cant make my windows repair disc... thanks for the suggestions. I will look into these programs, and remove acronis. It has caused me many problems this being one of them ATI2011 6597 Buggy with "Operations are in Progress" on Shutdown...." | Knowledge Base
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10 Feb 2012   #40

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

Well i do not know how i missed this anyways, my computer has gone trough a lot of constant tweaking and changes over time.
I noticed today that my integrated graphics was enabled. I remember uninstalling it before and possibly disabling anyways things happen.

I did a proper uninsstallation of my integrated graphics and now only have my PCI graphics enabled.

Anyways it's been 3 days so far, and it's looking stable. The funny thing is I wasnt even trying to fix it, i was trying to update my graphics for gaming.

Thanks everyone who posted and supported me especially you gregrocker
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