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Windows 7: Win 7: Black Screen Of Death: Finding out where boot process fails

04 Feb 2018   #1
ac427

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Win 7: Black Screen Of Death: Finding out where boot process fails

My Windows 7 Home Premium fails during boot with the Black Screen of Death, even Caps Lock won't do anything.

I can boot into Safe Mode with F8, SFC reports corrupts files to do with Group Policy but apparently this may be nothing to do with the BSOD.

How can i trace the boot process to find out where it fails?

Can any Sysinternals utilities help ?


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04 Feb 2018   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You seem to have 2 separate Thread running, are they both associated with the same problem?.
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05 Feb 2018   #3
ac427

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Ranger4, Inadvertently i do but the other is to do with 3 DLL's that are a nothing to do with the BSOD.

Please lock the other thread.
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05 Feb 2018   #4
ac427

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

The 'Startup Repair' failed. I believe i cannot perform a 'Repair Install' because i can only get the Windows Desktop in Safe Mode.

I tried Msconfig to disable various things but this made no difference.

Is there a way to see where the boot process is failing ?
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05 Feb 2018   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Boot with win 7 installation disk, go to repair and launch a CMD window.
Type:
dir c: (to see if c: is your windows disk under repair)
chkdsk c: /f
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05 Feb 2018   #6
ac427

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi MHz07, I have tried a chkdsk /f.
I guess i could have done a chkdsk /f/r but there were no bad sectors found anyway.

How can i trace the boot process to find out where it fails?

Can any Sysinternals utilities help ?
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05 Feb 2018   #7
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You could make a video of your computer screen, using your cell phone. The video would record everything that showed on the screen. Messages which fly by too quickly to read could be read by viewing the video afterward. Also, we could perhaps see how far along you got in the boot process.
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05 Feb 2018   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If you can boot into safe mode, check device manager to see any missing drivers.
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05 Feb 2018   #9
ac427

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
You could make a video of your computer screen, using your cell phone. The video would record everything that showed on the screen. Messages which fly by too quickly to read could be read by viewing the video afterward. Also, we could perhaps see how far along you got in the boot process.
I would but there is nothing to record, just a BSoD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
If you can boot into safe mode, check device manager to see any missing drivers.
I will check and report back.
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