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Windows 7: PC will not Start Up

30 Aug 2013   #31
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If it's a temperature issue, not ever turning it off would be worse...
linnemeyerhere already advised on good cleaning...

Now it's known that SFC finds errors and can't fix all of them, right?

Assuming malware has been eliminated as the cause, I would try a Startup Repair
If that doesn't help, I would try Repair Install
If I still had problems I would Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 before giving up on the PC...




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30 Aug 2013   #32
Barnum

Windows 7
 
 

Ah temperature, didn't think of that. It is in an upstairs room and we do turn the AC down at night. Why suddenly though...it's been very hot here for the past couple of months. I am in Texas. Perhaps turning up the air in advance in the morning?
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30 Aug 2013   #33
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Barnum,
Your killing me, just take the cables off the back switch off the PSU and unplug everything and move the rig to a nice flat surface with good light. Open up the computers side panel by reading the owners manual and have a look around. If it's dirty on the fans and inside then the PSU is going to be slammed with dust. Dust when it builds up not only makes everything run hotter but also can cause electrical paths to jump or be compromised. Clean PC's are happy PC's ! What ever you do don't blow it out unless your outside or someone will have your you know what !
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30 Aug 2013   #34
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barnum View Post
... Can someone explain why it started up after being shut down for ten minutes, but would not start up after being shut down over night (8 hours)? Why would the time have anything to do with it?
I only mentioned temperature because it started up after ten minutes (unit still warm), as opposed to ~8 hours (cooled down).

I would comply with David's advice.

And most definitely open it up and blow out all dust first off.
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30 Aug 2013   #35
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yes, check for dust as suggested by Alan...
Get a program to check temps.
I like HWMonitor (free) because I can see Temps, Voltages, and Fan speeds in one window.
HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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30 Aug 2013   #36
Barnum

Windows 7
 
 

I will definitely do the "cleaning" suggestion tomorrow...no time for that tonight. I appreciate all of the suggestions here very much and have saved them in a folder as well. I will keep you posted on how it goes. I guess I will not know without turning it off and giving it a whirl again.

One more question....I have not been able to use the arrows in the safe mode screen. Nothing works and I always have to do the fix as opposed to the "start windows normally" How can I fix that? Would a different keyboard help?
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31 Aug 2013   #37
Barnum

Windows 7
 
 

My PC started this morning, but now I get the following message:

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
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31 Aug 2013   #38
Knife Collector

Windows 7, 64 bit, i5
 
 

I tried a lot of things, and finally found this and decided to try it as nothing else worked. I ran it couple times and all of my problems were solved. Even Chrome which was froze and wouldn't work, started working. SFC/Scannow couldn't do it after numerous attempts.
This comes with a performance monitor you can pin to your desktop.
Advanced SystemCare - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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01 Sep 2013   #39
Barnum

Windows 7
 
 

This morning I didn't think my computer was even going to turn on. I got the repair screen and of course WAS NOT able to use the down arrows (no one has answered that one yet) to start Windows normally. Eventually the repair thing started and I was able to do a restore again. When I look back here over all the suggestions and tips I am at a loss and just thoroughly confused, not to mention depressed.

I have no idea why this problem suddenly appeared, nor do I have any clue as to what caused it since I didn't download any new program or software, nor make changes to anything. Apparently the only answer at this time is to keep my PC on 24/7, and hope.
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01 Sep 2013   #40
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barnum View Post
... Apparently the only answer at this time is to keep my PC on 24/7, and hope.
No, that is NOT the only answer. You have been provided many excellent suggestions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barnum View Post
... When I look back here over all the suggestions and tips I am at a loss and just thoroughly confused, not to mention depressed.
People have described solutions in the simplest terms from what I have reviewed here. However, based on your reply here and your emotional condition as confessed, your best solution would be a repair shop, imho.
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