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Windows 7: Help? Can't boot suddenly...

12 May 2010   #1
scope11

Windows 7 Premium 32
 
 
Help? Can't boot suddenly...

Hello, thanks in advance for your help.

I've had Win 7 installed and running for over 6 months now on a PC. This morning I awoke to find it at a System Restore page I've never seen before. It give me 2 options of trying to find the problem automatically (which gets nowhere) or manually. Then it allows me to try and perform a System Recovery through a backup, but that gives another error message. I've tried all the options that the screen gives me, to no avail. With one exception - it let's me choose the OS I am trying to boot, but there is nothing in the list to choose from. There is an option to "Load Drivers" which takes me to the System32 folder to select a driver(s). I don't know what to choose here?

I have no idea what caused this, I've installed no new hardware componets nor software that I can think of... It worked last night before going to sleep, and this morning nothing. I have had no problems in 6 months whatsoever, and the machine runs 24/7.

Thanks!


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12 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scope11 View Post
Hello, thanks in advance for your help.

I've had Win 7 installed and running for over 6 months now on a PC. This morning I awoke to find it at a System Restore page I've never seen before. It give me 2 options of trying to find the problem automatically (which gets nowhere) or manually. Then it allows me to try and perform a System Recovery through a backup, but that gives another error message. I've tried all the options that the screen gives me, to no avail. With one exception - it let's me choose the OS I am trying to boot, but there is nothing in the list to choose from. There is an option to "Load Drivers" which takes me to the System32 folder to select a driver(s). I don't know what to choose here?

I have no idea what caused this, I've installed no new hardware componets nor software that I can think of... It worked last night before going to sleep, and this morning nothing. I have had no problems in 6 months whatsoever, and the machine runs 24/7.

Thanks!


Can you boot into safe mode (F8)?

Do you have a backup to restore from if you can reach it?

Do you have a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?


Ken
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12 May 2010   #3
maranello

Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise
 
 

the MBR (Master Boot Record) may be corrupted

you can try by downloading Hiren's boot cd from here, boot from it and from the list of available tools select "disk tools" and Repair MBR" option

or, you can take a look at this tutorial: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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12 May 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi scope11 , you can have the choice of 2 options here Startup Repair or Repair Install after you have done either of those run the system file checker SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker just to see if any files got corrupted
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12 May 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

In a somewhat similar situation, it was my harddrive that went bad. If all else fails, test it.
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12 May 2010   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
In a somewhat similar situation, it was my harddrive that went bad. If all else fails, test it.
thats a good valid point seekermeister
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12 May 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered repair. If this fails, boot back into Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.

Report back.

System Repair Disc - Create
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12 May 2010   #8
scope11

Windows 7 Premium 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered repair. If this fails, boot back into Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.

Report back.

System Repair Disc - Create
I'll try the DVD tonight. I get the Recovery Tools menu without the DVD, but it comes up with no repair suggestions, and doesn't allow me to restore to a previous point.

I'll try a few of the suggestions above tonight, and report back to you all tomorrow. Thanks again for all of the quick support.
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12 May 2010   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scope11 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered repair. If this fails, boot back into Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.

Report back.

System Repair Disc - Create
I'll try the DVD tonight. I get the Recovery Tools menu without the DVD, but it comes up with no repair suggestions, and doesn't allow me to restore to a previous point.

I'll try a few of the suggestions above tonight, and report back to you all tomorrow. Thanks again for all of the quick support.
hope everything works out ok for you , good luck
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13 May 2010   #10
scope11

Windows 7 Premium 32
 
 

So when I got home last night and fired up the PC, it booted just fine... It went through a few updates, and proceeded to log in... I restarted 4 times in the morning, and nothing. Then left it shut down all day until I came home, at which point it worked...

The only thing I can think of is that something must have occured overnight while updates were installing automatically (power surge or something?) and the system was able to recover itself somehow?

Thanks all.
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