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Windows 7: Win 7 won't start.

27 Aug 2009   #1
Horny Dog

Windows 7
 
 
Win 7 won't start.

Hi! This morning when I booted up my PC it got as far as 'Starting Windows' then nothing,black screen. I heard the windows chime, but still just a black screen. My modem was on but my local connection light was off. If that means anything.
I push the power button to turn it off. Restarted and a thingy came on that said it was checking to see if it could repair itself. Then I got an option for a restore to an earlier time which I chose. It restarted. I got the same thingy saying it was trying to fix itself. Then it said to contact my admins or manufacturer.
I did not install any new hardware or software. There were no beeps. It was a clean install.
I have a Dell PC with 4 HD bays. So I unplugged the Windows 7 HD and then plug in the Vista HD. Started my PC no problem. So here I am.
Any advice? I love Windows 7.
Thanks!


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27 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Horny Dog View Post
Hi! This morning when I booted up my PC it got as far as 'Starting Windows' then nothing,black screen. I heard the windows chime, but still just a black screen. My modem was on but my local connection light was off. If that means anything.
I push the power button to turn it off. Restarted and a thingy came on that said it was checking to see if it could repair itself. Then I got an option for a restore to an earlier time which I chose. It restarted. I got the same thingy saying it was trying to fix itself. Then it said to contact my admins or manufacturer.
I did not install any new hardware or software. There were no beeps. It was a clean install.
I have a Dell PC with 4 HD bays. So I unplugged the Windows 7 HD and then plug in the Vista HD. Started my PC no problem. So here I am.
Any advice? I love Windows 7.
Thanks!
Try safe booting in win 7. if it boots, it might be a video driver. You hwaven't told us much about your system. When you get a chance could you fill in your sys specs (lower left corner) so we know what hardware you have.

Thanks

Ken
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27 Aug 2009   #3
Horny Dog

Windows 7
 
 

"I have a Dell PC with 4 HD bays. So I unplugged the Windows 7 HD and then plug in the Vista HD. Started my PC no problem. So here I am."

If it was a video problem,Would I not also have I with Vista? Also I put my specs. Do you need more info?
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27 Aug 2009   #4
genesis7

Windows 7 RC; Build 7100
 
 

no it could be because ur driver doesnt work with seven, try safe mode and tell us if that works
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27 Aug 2009   #5
Horny Dog

Windows 7
 
 

K,you were right. I was able to get it going in safe mode. Now can you tell how to me fix this?
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27 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Horny Dog View Post
K,you were right. I was able to get it going in safe mode. Now can you tell how to me fix this?
If it is a video driver and frequently it is. You can go into device manager (type device manager in search) go to the display adapters and see if its there, and if it has a yellow triangle on it. If no yellow triangle you can un-install the video driver and let windows find one for you. We could use some info abt your computer hardware ( put into system specs lower left corner) so we know what hware you have.

If it isn't the video driver it also could be either a bios setting, or a raid (if you have one) driver.

Try the video driver first

Let us know if you need helpp

Ken
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27 Aug 2009   #7
Horny Dog

Windows 7
 
 

You keep asking about 'system specs'? What exactly do you need to know?

System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell 730x
OS Windows 7 RC Ultimate 64
CPU i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz
Memory 6 GB
Graphics Card Dual Nvidia 9800GT
Monitor(s) Displays 32in TV/Monitor
Screen Resolution 1360 by 768


PSU 750 Watts
Hard Drives 2 - 698 GB
No Raid
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27 Aug 2009   #8
Horny Dog

Windows 7
 
 

K,I'm on safe mode right now and there is nothing in device manager. Under Sound,video and game controllers. There is nothing but Realtek High Definition Audio. Thats it.
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27 Aug 2009   #9
Horny Dog

Windows 7
 
 

K,I went ahead and reinstalled Windows 7. It's working great. Thanks Guy's!
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27 Aug 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Thats all that matters. Glad your working

\Ken
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