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Windows 7: Machine Won't Repair nor Normally Boot

05 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Machine Won't Repair nor Normally Boot

I have an Alienware M18X.
The problems I'm having is when I start the laptop up I am prompt to run a recovery. Of course I do, but it brings up a "Loading Items" bar. I am not sure if this is normal, next screen that comes up is the blue wallpaper. At this point, all I see is the wallpaper, and the curser. Please make a note that there is nothing else on this screen and I let it sit on that screen for about 15 minutes. This happens with both Normally booting and the recovery option. I cannot seem to find the Safe Boot option anymore. I have both Unbuntu and Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit installed on this laptop.

Any suggestions to fix my problem?

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05 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


That's the Windows Repair console (WinRE) trying to autostart, possibly because you've corrupted the boot sector with GRUB as we see often here.

Try working through these steps for when Windows 7 fails to boot, but it may ultimately require wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to clean reinstall if GRUB has corrupted the boot sector.
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