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Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting up. pls HELP

30 May 2011   #1
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 not booting up. pls HELP

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.


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30 May 2011   #2
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It sounds like your Disk might have gotten a Hic-up. If you have access to another computer, take your hard drive out of Laptop and put it in another computer and run this command: chkdsk [volume:][[Path] /f

So it would look like this: chkdsk E: /f or chkdsk d: /f
E is just an example, it could be D,E,F,G,H...ect...It depends on how many devices you have.

/f: Fixes errors on the disk. The disk must be locked. If chkdsk cannot lock the drive, a message appears that asks you if you want to check the drive the next time you restart the computer. But you won't be doing it this way.
/v: Displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is checked.
/r: Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. The disk must be locked.
/x: Use with NTFS only. Forces the volume to dismount first, if necessary. All open handles to the drive are invalidated. /x also includes the functionality of /f.
/i: Use with NTFS only. Performs a less vigorous check of index entries, reducing the amount of time needed to run chkdsk.
/c: Use with NTFS only. Skips the checking of cycles within the folder structure, reducing the amount of time needed to run chkdsk

Most laptops are SATA drives, you should have an extra power chord in a desktop case or another laptop usually has another bay to attach it to.

You might be able to do this on the original Device, but I usually take them out of the problem machine and hood it to my other ones...

Hope this helps!
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30 May 2011   #3
DocBrown

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

When trying to load & run repair from the win7 Install DVD, dis-connect any extra USB devices, printers, etc from the laptop.
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30 May 2011   #4
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ok, gonna try that now @HomeUser66, would give a feedback ASAP. Thanks
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30 May 2011   #5
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Ohhh, i didnt attach anything to my laptop. @DocBrown
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30 May 2011   #6
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I just inserted my hard disk into another laptop and exactly the same problem occurred, what does this suggest?? Should i still have some hope??
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30 May 2011   #7
DocBrown

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

Unless the laptops were the same make & model, chance of a good boot-up is slim because of many different driver conflicts.
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30 May 2011   #8
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Unless the laptops were the same make & model, chance of a good boot-up is slim because of many different driver conflicts.
its same HP but different version, but nevertheless, it acted EXACTLY asif i was running the old computer that had issues, and once i returned its original hard disk, it started working :/ (I'm referring to the second computer i tried the hard disk on by the way).

I'm soo confused right now, i still don't want to believe yet that the hard disk has crashed...JUST BECAUSE THE BATTERY DISCHARGED.... i just hope thats not the case.

HELP
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30 May 2011   #9
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, my fault, I didn't mean for you to swap out another Drive, I should have told you attach that device to another machine, then boot up to the OS on the known working machine and run a CMD prompt and type CHKDSK Drive: /f

Or you can left twice click on COMPUTER , then Right Click on that drive and go to PROPERTIES then TOOLS then error checking and CHECK NOW. Check the box that says: Automatically fix system file errors AND Scan for and Attempt recovery of Bad Sectors. It should fix your problem.

If you do it Correctly you will have additional drives installed like the following:





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30 May 2011   #10
DocBrown

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

Since you have had the bad laptop HD out of the computer what is the make & model of it. SATA or IDE HD ? Does your bad laptop have a DVD drive ? You might be able to make a HD Mfg's bootable utility disc to check the HD for errors.

Also I test a lot of HDs with Ext enclosure units

https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ml#post1177933
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