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Windows 7: Reboot and Select errors on Windows 7 custom built PC

15 Dec 2018   #11
Zangor17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It let me pick 2 and 3 so i told it to do both. That seemed like the best thing to do.


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15 Dec 2018   #12
Paul Black

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

Hi Zangor17,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zangor17 View Post
It let me pick 2 and 3 so i told it to do both. That seemed like the best thing to do.
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15 Dec 2018   #13
Zangor17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

CHKDSK finished. It found 0kb in bad sectors. If there is a way to view the results i can get a better look but that was what I noticed right away. Computer rebooted and its another good boot right into the OS. I giess i have to wait and see how it behaves for a while.
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16 Dec 2018   #14
SnakeFist

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wonder if it's a loose sata or power cable. Have you tried checking them? Push them in and see if that helps any. Won't hurt to look and see. Just a thought.
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16 Dec 2018   #15
torchwood

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

Hi

By any chance are you Dual booting, linux??

W7 hates being in 2nd place.

if not run/post the results from this tutorial, provides loads of info

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


Roy
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17 Dec 2018   #16
Zangor17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No I'm not dual booting. I only have one drive and it only runs windows 7. After a couple passable boots the blinking cursor leading into a "reboot and select proper boot device" message reappeared. I went ahead and checked all the connections inside and everything seems to be properly connected SATA cable isn't loose power cable is fine.


I haven't had a BSOD for a while now, at least several months, sometimes i get them when the computer is under a lot of load but since this started i sure haven't had one. I went ahead and got the results form the tutorial anyway.


At this point I have few ideas as to whats causing the boot troubles, I am just glad for the moment it doesn't stop me from being able to use the computer. It might well be something failing but if it is I don't believe its the hard drive since any scans and checks I have done have not turned up any bad sectors or issues. The drive sounds great too. pretty silent with the most noise being starting up, but i think that's fairly normal.


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17 Dec 2018   #17
Paul Black

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

Hi Zangor17,

To run SFC [System File Checker], please follow my instructions below!

SFC [System File Checker]

SFC [System File Checker] is a Windows utility program for detecting and repairing any corruptions in the protected system files of the Windows OS. If any files are missing or corrupted, they are replaced with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. The %WinDir% placeholder represents the Windows OS folder C:\Windows. SFC MUST be run from an elevated command prompt:
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
  • The elevated command prompt window will now open.
Copy sfc /scannow [yes there is a space there] and Paste it [you need to use the mouse right-click and paste for this as CTRL+V doesn’t work] into the elevated command prompt window and press Enter. When the scan has completed re-boot.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT close the elevated command prompt window until the verification is 100% complete.

IMPORTANT: It might ask for the Win 7 installation DVD to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs. Some files saved on your computer might get deleted during this process.

The scan results will be shown after this process is finished. If any errors are reported, then run it again two or three more times, re-booting in between. For some reason, this can make a difference. I think it has to do with the settings.ini file sometimes showing false positives! If after that, you get a message saying Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them, then post the CBS.log in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. I am sure that someone here will be able to look at the log file and give you an answer or advice.

This tutorial [Published by Brink] will show you how to upload the file => Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in SevenForums.

I hope this helps!
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17 Dec 2018   #18
Zangor17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

wil do that when i get home from work. Its late and I'm gonna get some sleep. I will give an update asap.
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17 Dec 2018   #19
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zangor17 View Post
wil do that when i get home from work. Its late and I'm gonna get some sleep. I will give an update asap.
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18 Dec 2018   #20
Zangor17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I ran the SFC scan when i got home and it returned with no errors (no integrity malfunctions or something is what it said)
far as I can tell it didn't generate a report since it found no errors and therefore didn't attempt to fix anything.


So I'm back to square one with the boot errors. It's still not preventing me from using the computer but it is worrying. I'm not ruling out component failure since the computer is kinda dated and I planned on doing a new build next year when tax returns rolled around. But the fact that nothing else other than the errors is happening doesn't point to any components failing.


I've done any kind of free scans I know of to at least check the hard drive and nothing has come up with any bad sectors or physical failure. I have also seen mention of soem stuff on the motherboard possibly being faulty or needing new batteries. But I'm no expert on that stuff so without any clues to go on I'm stumped.


Looks like doing that command prompt to fix the boot records at least cleared one of the error screens i had seen. I'd imagine these weird boots might have screwed with that file after a while. If you have any other recommendations I'd be glad to take them, at this point my hope is the computer doesn't take a turn for the worse and makes it until I can build a new one or if need be buy one.
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