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Windows 7: After SFC system won't boot

13 Mar 2017   #1
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 
After SFC system won't boot

I was having some occasional program crashes on a W7 x64 machine, and decided to do a SFC. It went well, found stuff and "repaired" them on the next boot. But the next boot showed only a working mouse cursor and nothing else. No keyboard commands were honored. Had to force a shut down. Same thing in Safe Mode.

Last known good configuration changed nothing. So I did a system restore and am back in Windows. But I seem to be stuck. The utility which is supposed to fix Windows, SFC, breaks it. Does anyone know a way around this? I would like to avoid a reinstall if possible.

Thought: maybe SFC in WinRE?

Thanks!


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13 Mar 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Paul,
try a system repair using a W7 SP1 disc, NO loss of personnal data.

Or
shoot over to the BSOD subforum, read the tutorial post the logs.

Roy
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13 Mar 2017   #3
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Hi torchwood. You mean a repair install? I have progs on this machine I'd like to keep, and don't have any of the installation materials. Otherwise I'd wipe the whole thing and start over.

BW
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13 Mar 2017   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi
Paul,
A repair install DOES NOT overwrite your data.

Repair Install

run this tool, copy/paste the output, if it looks OK, i can get you a W7 ISO link.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

note
see your dual booting W7 HATES being no2 in line


Roy
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14 Mar 2017   #5
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Thanks. Actually, I should have said that the version of Windows, Ultimate, came without a disk or key. I don't think Windows will install Home Premium over Ultimate, though I'm not sure.

IAC, I bit the bullet and did a fresh install of HP, and lost MSO in the process. Problem solved, at a cost.

BW.
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