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Windows 7: Windows Startup crashed

20 Mar 2018   #1
ThomasBaird

32 bit windows 7 pro
 
 
Windows Startup crashed

Windows 7 pro startup screen crashed. Get failure screen "Boot Device not found"
Please install an operating system on your device
Hard Disk = (3F0)

The Bios comes up ok, but when it tries to start Windows the three flags only appear as the initial colored dots and freeze. What do I do to get Windows start up to work. Diagnostics for memory and drives are all good. Just can't get past the first Windows screen.

Help please. Thomas Baird


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20 Mar 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi ThomasBaird,

Do you have a Win 7 DVD?
Have you tried startup repair?
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20 Mar 2018   #3
ThomasBaird

32 bit windows 7 pro
 
 
Windows Startup crashed

No, I do not have a Windows 7 DVD. I thought I did, but cannot locate it. I just downloaded all the 32bit drivers in preparation for obtaining a Windows 7 Pro DVD or download to put on my 4GB memory stick to try to either reload or repair. I already did a System Repair to bring the system back to Factory settings, but this did not repair the Windows 7 Pro. My data is backed up on another computer so that is not lost. But, I prefer using Windows 7 Pro.
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20 Mar 2018   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Here's a link for Win7 ISO: TechBench
All editions ( pro, home premium, etc ) can be made available from any windows 7 iso - either by removing the ei.cfg file from the sources folder, or by using
eicfg_removal_utility.zip
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21 Mar 2018   #5
ThomasBaird

32 bit windows 7 pro
 
 

Dear Snick,
Problem solved. Thanks.
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