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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 installation stuck in Recovery mode

21 Nov 2016   #1

Windows 7 (My Idea)
Windows 7 x64 installation stuck in Recovery mode

I've had this happen before where the system just keeps on wanting to go into recovery mode and check start up. With nothing wrong, it fails to find an issue or repair it. Then after a reboot it just wants to check itself again, over and over.

I can't remember how I got out of this boot loop before, but this time I just went into the boot folder and replaced the BCD file with The previous backup.

Which got me out of the recovery loop, but now the cursor just sits there on a black screen and it doesn't boot.

I even tried going into safe mode with command prompt and I wouldn't boot completely there either, it just hangs on the "black screen of death".

I have a further complication because I have an additional bootable system drive installed, (and that's where the boot folder is) with a 32-bit version of Windows 7, and I don't know if that is exacerbating the issue.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

2G of memory in my opinion is the minimum for 32 bits.
4G of memory in my opinion is the minimum for 64 bits.

Is the Win 7 64 disk active?
Detach the Win 7 32 disk.
Boot with the win 7 64 installation disk an do a startup repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2016   #3

Windows 7 (My Idea)

I've got four gigs in there, needless to say it's been running great for the last six months

I've already done this, i've got the 64-bit system connected all by itself. I need to know the exact syntax for the DIS M command for running it through the recovery console. I already tried SFC, but it fails, I get a message that it is waiting to do some kind of repair operation but there are none scheduled.

I can get past the recovery boot up but I'm physically stuck at a black screen with the cursor.

OK I restored the original BCD file, then ran start up repair on it, it failed but I'm getting a message that I didn't see before:

e:\windows\system32\xntkrnl.exe is corrupt.

So I need to restore that file from the disc is there anyway to do it, or is there a previous version of that file stored somewhere?

OK crap this looks like that file is some kind of virus or something. I'll have to read to run BCDedit from the commandline and see what it says

OK I managed to delete the bad Kernel entry and the safeboot entry, no I need to replace the kernel entry with the right value. I'm trying boot recovery again maybe it will rewrite it properly. No it looks like it just a rewrote that bad Kernel entry into the system, so I think I'm going to try to replace in manually. I just don't know with the syntax would be, I don't want to delete the value I want to rewrite the value.

I'm going from here:

Safe Mode

I managed to restore the proper kernel, shut off safeboot, but it still boots to the black screen with cursor and it doesn't go anywhere after that. What else did I miss?

I found this:

Rajan : Computer Blog: How to Create a Clean BCD file to fix Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 Boot problem

I followed each step and it was all successful, except that it is still stuck on the infuriating black screen of death! The GUI simply won't start.

This is driving me nuts!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Nov 2016   #4

Windows 7 (My Idea)

Any help with this? I got it out of recovery, but it is still stuck at a black scree with a cursor, and no GUI.

I have a 2nd partition on that drive with a bunch of storage, it's a 1TB drive, half of it is System the other half is storage, with a small System partition that has the boot entries in it. The system drive shows up as E:

Maybe I should change that to D, the assignments are C, Boot area, D, storage, and E, System partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 x64 installation stuck in Recovery mode

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