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Windows 7: 7 hangs on boot from cold start

03 Dec 2009   #1

win7/vista both x64
7 hangs on boot from cold start

Everytime i start my computer from cold i go through my bios screen then come to the windows 7 screen where the windows fly to you and float/wave It hangs wont go to the log in screen or anything. I have to do a force shut down with my power button. When i start my computer again it goes fast to the "windows did not boot properly screen" I click start windows normally and it boots super fast. and on every restart it boots fine. Just from a first cold start.. What could be the problem?

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03 Dec 2009   #2
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Boot from the Windows 7 DVD select Repair console and run Startup Repair 3 times, until it tells you there are no issues to fix.

If this fails, boot back into Repair console and choose System Restore from the recovery tools; try to restore back until it starts correctly.

If this fails, tap f8 at bootup and try Last Known Good Config.

If this fails, tap f8 at bootup and try booting into Safe Mode to see if it boots correctly. Check event log for Errors and uninstall problem drivers/software, attempt regular bootup to see if driver reinstalls itself correctly. Reinstall any problem software to test.
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