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Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting up. pls HELP

30 May 2011   #21
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Sector repair may cause a few lost files & maybe a lot of saved files. Erase disk will wipe out everything & you start with a totally blank HD. Sector first, then you still have the option to do Erase later if needed.


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30 May 2011   #22
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I would try to F for FIX or REPAIR if you want..see what others say...You mentioned earlier that you didn't care about data loss, you can always retieve lost data by software later if you want too...GET MY DATA BACK is a good one..but take one thing at a time..

I figured it was a HDD issue as I have seen many come to me to be repaird or checked. Some do to power surges and others with similar issues and symptoms as the one you describe, that is why I said to check the HDD out. Once you fix/repair the bad sector, you should be able to get back up and running, and without losing much (if any) data.
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31 May 2011   #23
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!....FIXED ...i'm like so happy right now *Jumping*

It was 3am when i slept off yesterday just after selecting "Sector repair"...then i woke up this morning to find the system switched off. Loaded the DFT disk again to run the advance test again which lasted about an hour, then i got the information that the test was successful without any error...I then Rebooted with the installation disk and to my surprise, it went past the blank screen , then i clicked repair, that took sometime, then i had to restart without the disk and it worked PERFECTLY....WITHOUT EVEN LOSING ANY FILE....atleast as far as i know of for now.....

HOW CAN I THANK YOU GUYS ENOUGH.....GOSH, I was seconds away from paying 45 to have it fixed (loosing files aswel) yesterday from a local shop. THANKS AGAIN GUYS...

I'll still buy the Adapter cable nevertheless btw, Just to own one. :P
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31 May 2011   #24
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear that you're up and running again and thanks for letting us know.

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31 May 2011   #25
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Glad to see you got it going again!! That little $30 item will come in handy many times over...I use it all the time when I need to fix or remove viruses from other hard drives....I have a spare computer that I use only for this purpose so as not to infect my good computer....

Again, Congrats!!...and I doubt you lost anything......
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31 May 2011   #26
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Good work with sticking it out mbonez





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31 May 2011   #27
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Well done.

Nice work, Doc.
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31 May 2011   #28
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Homeuser66 View Post
Glad to see you got it going again!! That little $30 item will come in handy many times over...I use it all the time when I need to fix or remove viruses from other hard drives....I have a spare computer that I use only for this purpose so as not to infect my good computer....

Again, Congrats!!...and I doubt you lost anything......
Ordered one :P. Tnkx. I havent used one before, but it makes sense that its the BEST way to work specifically on an hard disk (either to check for errors or anything) since it would just be treated like an external HDD...or USB stick...so yh, definitely worths every dime
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03 Feb 2013   #29
super slinky

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mbonez View Post
My laptop ran out of battery power, i restarted it, but it gave me the information; "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause". I was given the option to either 'Launch startup repair' or 'Start windows normally'...If I select 'Launch startup repair', it leads me to a blank screen with a cursor then stays there until forever, if i select 'Start windows normally', it leads me to the Microsoft logo/'Starting windows' and just stays there for a while until it restarts.

I pressed F8 to access the safe mode page, but all the options in that page just ends up with a black screen with a moving cursor. 'Safe mode' option itself loads all the drivers until it gets to Atipcie.sys, stays there for a while and just restarts....

I tried using the installation disk, pressed a key when i was prompted to do so, but it stops just after the Microsoft logo/'Starting windows' page , gets to a blank screen with cursor and just stay there until forever (meaning i cant access the 'Repair', 'Fresh install' or any other option on the disk whatsoever) . The same things happens if i use the repair disk aswell.

So now, i'm fully stuck, i dont mind loosing my files, i just want to get this computer back to work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for keeping this thread alive..I have the same thing happening to me now..i already booted from cd but the thing is,dft does not recognize the bad drive, it just shows a list that is empty..but bios recognizes the drive as a 160gb drive,which it is..what to do now? Id appreciate any help..thank you eveyone!
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06 Feb 2013   #30
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try DocBrown's fix...looks like it has good success rate..Page 2 of this forum post..
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