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Windows 7: what started as DWM.exe not working, now I can't boot anymore.

23 Dec 2013   #1
durneztj

windows 7 home premium SP1 64bit
 
 
what started as DWM.exe not working, now I can't boot anymore.

This is my first post here, and I came here to ask advice on a big problem, so bad I'm posting this from Knoppix Linux because windows gets stuck in an infinite boot loop. Let me tell you the history of my windows disintegrating: a few months ago, my windows was still logging in but DWM.exe stopped working. This was fine because explorer.exe started up a minute later one week ago, after logging in, I got a black screen with only my cursor. I couldn't do anything, exept unistalling my video driver and unistalling avast anti-virus, because that was causing troubles. I could only do this in safe mode. Surpisingly I was able to reboot and after waiting a little longer, I could work normally. Until yesterday, when windows was functioning normally, I got messages that some files became unreadable and corrupt. I immediatly shut down my pc and started startup repair, I tried system restore en system repair multiple times, but neither of them worked and when I rebooted, My system got stuck in an infinite boot loop. Today, I can still acces all the files on my hard drives, but when I try to check and repair the filesystem, Knoppix found some bad sectors in my hard drive. Now I am hopelessly looking for answers and I thought asking some help on this forum. https://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/sad.gif Kind regards, Durneztj


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23 Dec 2013   #2
durneztj

windows 7 home premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Excuse me for the long text, but I structured it more when making it. Pleqse help, I need this system up and running again before Christmas.
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23 Dec 2013   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type chkdsk /R and hit enter.

You will be prompted whether you wish to schedule a chkdsk scan at next startup, type 'Y' and hit enter. Now restart your computer and chkdsk will automatically run.

More detail: Disk Check

then do this:

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

Report the output from the command window once it finishes.

More detail: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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23 Dec 2013   #4
durneztj

windows 7 home premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your reply but I should have mentioned that I can't boot into windows and barely into safe mode.
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23 Dec 2013   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The quickest way (since you stated that is what your looking for) is to do a repair install.

Repair Install
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 what started as DWM.exe not working, now I can't boot anymore.




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