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Windows 7: Windows fails to boot

08 Jul 2018   #11
BJC1992

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
They could be drivers from a game of some kind.

One way is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 ( it is very easy to do )
You just need:
1 the license key ( should be on a sticker on your machine somewhere)
2 Installation media, which is easy to find. What edidtion and bit version are you running? Your specs say 32 bit

Another way is to boot winpe media,

I have 32 bit boot media here:
A23x86.iso
64 bit boot media here:
17514x64-v6.iso

Then either load the system hive from your windows\system32\config folder and change the start type on those drivers to 4.

OR you can use Dism++ ( included in the boot media ) to remove the drivers from your installation.
I think to reinstall windows is the best way, but I just wanted to try everything else before I did that.
I don't have an original Windows disc, when I bought the PC it asked me to create a disc of some kind when I first started windows, so I'm assuming this would be the correct disc, if not I can use the link in the previous reply.


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08 Jul 2018   #12
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi BJC1992,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BJC1992 View Post
I don't have an original Windows disc, when I bought the PC it asked me to create a disc of some kind when I first started windows, so I'm assuming this would be the correct disc?
The disc it asked you to create is probably a backup recovery disc which is not the same as an installation disc.
What version of Windows 7 are you using?

I hope this helps!
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08 Jul 2018   #13
BJC1992

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

I'm using the 32-bit version
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09 Jul 2018   #14
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi BJC1992,,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BJC1992 View Post
I'm using the 32-bit version.
Is it Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate etc?

I hope this helps!
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09 Jul 2018   #15
torchwood

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

Hi

if Avast is experiencing problems then your comp will slow down.
Its likely churning away trying to fix its self, could be file corruption or malware

Before you run the clean install remove it
(via safe mode using their own tool)
see if that helps

Roy
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09 Jul 2018   #16
BJC1992

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Am using Home Premium.
Firstly though I will remove Avast and see if that has any affect, otherwise I will do a reinstall of windows.

If I used one of the files above to download windows 7 I'm assuming I would just need to enter my product key to activate it?
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09 Jul 2018   #17
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi SIW2,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Another way is to boot winpe media,

I have 32 bit boot media here:
A23x86.iso

I have 64 bit boot media here:
17514x64-v6.iso

Then either load the system hive from your windows\system32\config folder and change the start type on those drivers to 4.
Could you explain in a little bit more detail please as I am interested in this option method!
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09 Jul 2018   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

1. Boot into winpe
2. Open regedit
3. Click Hkey_Local_Machine key to highlight it
3. Click File >Load hive
4. Browse to your windows partition ( it might show as C from winpe, more likely D). You browse to d:\windows\system32\config and select the SYSTEM hive.
5. Regedit will ask you give it a name, anything you like e.g. SYS will do.
Now look under the Hkey_Local_Machine key and you will see SYS is loaded.

You can then browse through SYS making any changes to keys and values, when you have finished, click SYS to highlight it. Then File>Unload hive.

Sounds like a lot of steps, but only takes a few seconds to do.
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09 Jul 2018   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot into winpe. Open Regedit.


Highlight HKLM
Windows fails to boot-loadhive1.jpg


Click File>Load Hive
Windows fails to boot-loadhive2.jpg

Browse to your \Windows\System32\config folder and select the SYSTEM hive
Windows fails to boot-loadhive3.jpg


Give it a name e.g. SYS
Windows fails to boot-loadhive4.jpg


And there she is
Windows fails to boot-loadhive.jpg

Then you can search SYS for the driver name and change the start type to 4 (disabled), You can use the EDIT>FIND function to search the hive.The Driver name might be in more than one place, so have a good look.

3rd party tools can help. After you have loaded the hive, you can use regscanner to find things ( regscanner is included in my winpe media)


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09 Jul 2018   #20
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Thanks for the detailed instructions SIW2, it is very much appreciated.
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