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Windows 7: Failing to boot after x number of startups

18 May 2010   #1

Failing to boot after x number of startups

ive installed win7 and ever since i got my i5, gigabyte p55a ud4p, and 2x2gb g skill eco ram, my internet did not work. so i tried to reinstall the os and see if that would fix it. but it didnt. so ever since i reinstalled the os, after maybe 5 to 10 times of starting my computer or rebooting it, win7 fails to boot and it brings up the startup repair screen. even after the repair is finished, win7 still fails to boot.

is my disc corrupted? or is it a hardware problem? my hard drive is a western digital 500gb black caviar. got it 3 months ago so its relatively new. the drive type is basic.

how would i fix this problem?

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18 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86

It sounds like a HD problem but you should run a complete dignostic.

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18 May 2010   #3


sometimes when it crashes and i go load up the win7 dvd, after windows loaded the files it gave me an error saying that a driver or file has been corrupted or something like that. and it lists the file and problem. eg) 0x000000f even when i have unplugged the hard drives and loaded the hd all by itself, it still gives this error. so i really think that it isnt a hard drive issue.
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18 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86

You could have a bad DVD drive. Possibly a bad Windows 7 disk.
But until you run diagnostics you can't rule out hardware.
I got a new Gateway laptop right in front of me. NEW!!!

Bad motherboard...

It happens.
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18 May 2010   #5


do you have any other ideas that might be the problem?
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18 May 2010   #6
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The way to troubleshoot these issues before they crash the OS is to pay attention to any error messages, including repeat errors appearing in the Event Viewer>Adminstrative View. Google some of the exact text wording and the error number to see how others have solved the issue.

WD hard drives have a very good diagnostics/repair CD scan, Data Lifeguard. I use the GW Scan version of it which has saved many HD's that were failing.

You should also test your memory using memtest86 bootable CD test with at least 5-6 passes, or run overnight.

Wwhen you click the WEI score link at Control Panel>System. Also resolve repeat errors in the Performance log hen you get up and running again, besides the Event Viewer, keep an eye on the Advanced Diagnostic tools located and Generate a System Health Report. Serious problems will be cued on that Advanced tools page when you open it, or will show up as solutions when you type Problems in the Start search box.
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