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Windows 7: Boot Issue after Windows Update (Boot GUI turned off)

16 May 2016   #1

Windows 7
Boot Issue after Windows Update (Boot GUI turned off)

I might be in big trouble here, but I'm hoping someone can help.

I turned off my computer, which triggered a bunch of updates. A few days later when I turn it on it doesn't boot (and/or asks for input that I can't see due to having turned off the boot GUI a while back).

So I have a blank screen right now that I can't get passed.

What I've tried

Double checking all the hardware (Ram, GPU etc).

Tried to hit F8 on startup to get to safe mode. Since I can't see, i've made an educated guess on which opton is Last Known Configuration and tried that a bunch to no avail.

Tried to hit F2 to get to the Bios.

Tried to start it up with a Windows 7 Recovery Disk...again I don't know if this was successful as I can't see anything.

I know I'm stupid to have turned off the GUI, and wishing I could go back in time to fix it.


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16 May 2016   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I've never had the guts to try that
Possibly just wait a while on the black screen and enter the password and the enter key will work :?
GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows
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16 May 2016   #3

Windows 7

Prior to this issue it was awesome in that the computer booted to the login screen in <10 seconds.

Not so awesome right now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 May 2016   #4

Fedora 23 64bit

Had similar issue with win7, 8 and 8.1 and found this article helpful:

Cant boot Linux, Windows boot loader has taken over - 2moreĀ¢
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