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Windows 7: Unable to boot/repair/install windows

19 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Prem OA 64bit
Unable to boot/repair/install windows


I have a problem with my laptop. I cannot boot Windows. While powering on I am prompted that I can run windows normally or repair it. No matter what I choose I am always stuck on black screen with only muse cursor. I have tried booting the safe mode, going back to last good configuration, and booting with low resolution and I always gets to the same issue. I have booted linux from usb without any problems, checked disk and ram and everything seems to work. I can access my files etc. I have burned the CD with windows installer, booted the CD and from there I wanted to repair the PC, it did not helped. Then I wanted to fresh install Windows, but after choosing language I am having a hang with "Setup is starting".

I was looking at similar issues on this forum and wanted to use:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
But after typing DISKPART I am not getting to situation when I can start typing (diskpart freezes after displaying version, copyright and "on computer: MINWINPC").

What is strange for me is that I can see (DIR C:\) that C partition now contains my files (previously D:\) and that I cannot DIR D:\ (nothing displays unless I use Ctrl+C). Is it possible that this 2 partitions swapped?

There is a similar thread - Installation freeze on Setup is Starting... screen. It seems that clearing the whole disk in linux and then installing windows would help, but I'd rather consider this option as last hope.

Do you have any advices for me?

Thanks in advance

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19 Sep 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Try following these directions: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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