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Windows 7: Booting Problem

04 Jan 2011   #1
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Booting Problem

I have 3 drives installed 2 SATA and one IDE

First SATA has the OS(Win7 Ultimate) installed, and the others have been wiped and just used for storage now.
Checked the bootup order in BIOS and the OS drive is selected for first boot.

The problem is when i turn the PC on it beeps once then gets to the Windows 'Lights-forming-flag' screen, then the pc goes no further and restarts itself, it then gets to a black screen where i can either select :-
Start Windows Normally' or Launch Startup repair.

If select Start normally it does so with no problems and if i select startup repair it says i have to use system restore which if i select it restores it and again all is fine.

So either way does work but obviously theres got to be some kinda problem that's stopping it starting up properly.

Has anyone got any ideas please?


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04 Jan 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi gbu,

So, just to clarify......if you use either method, Windows then starts up fine and you can use the PC normally. However, if you shut it down, and then restart again, you have to go through the same steps again?

Is that correct?

Regards,
Golden
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04 Jan 2011   #3
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the fast reply :)

Yes that is correct, just to add that its only after a complete Shutdown, and NOT after a restart, restarting the pc is fine and loads up normally.
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04 Jan 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK - the problems only happen when the power is tuned off.

Lets start by verifying the integrity of your system files:

1. Open an elevated command prompt by clicking Start Orb, and in the search box type cmd.
2. Right click on cmd, and choose Run as administrator
3. In the Command Prompt Window type sfc/ scannow

Let in run to completion, and then copy and paste the results back here.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Jan 2011   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gbu View Post
Thanks for the fast reply :)

Yes that is correct, just to add that its only after a complete Shutdown, and NOT after a restart, restarting the pc is fine and loads up normally.
Ive had a similar issue except that I got a black screen the cause of which was a loose conection to the graphic card.
Have you set the boot priority to the sata hdd on which the OS is installed? I'm not talking about the boot order. Just to be clear.
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04 Jan 2011   #6
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have checked for loose connections but no harm in checking again.

Yes have set boot priority to that hdd, then i set the order of the boot to that one also.


**EDIT**
OOps sorry Golden didnt see your reply to after i answered, will follow your post now and report back :)
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04 Jan 2011   #7
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It got to 68% then it said :-

Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation
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04 Jan 2011   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Aha!

Ok, I need to get more experienced help with this.

EDIT : I've requested some more help with this - keep checking back here.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Jan 2011   #9
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok thank you Golden :)
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04 Jan 2011   #10
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Have you run the drive fitness test(s) from your hard drive manufacturers?

Judging by your system specs you ought to be alright power-wise, but if you have a good spare you might try that.

See if there is an option in your bios to set HDD Delay to a couple of seconds.

What I'm driving at with all of this is that from a dead stop the drive might not be spinning up fast enough to be ready to boot when it needs to be. When you restart, it is already spinning (and the computer works fine). This could be due to a failing drive, not quite enough power from the PSU, or some other event which is leaving the HD not quite ready to go when it needs to be during a cold boot sequence.
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