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Windows 7: Can't Boot Win7 Even Though it Looks Perfect

02 Jan 2017   #11
anonymous81

California
 
 

I used osronline.com to analyze the file. It appears to be for the computer prior to upgrades made - irrelevant. It's odd I get the BSOD but no minidumps from the same time. So, I still have no idea to the cause of the problem. I'm now leaning towards upgrade/repair/re-install. I've spent too much time on this.


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03 Jan 2017   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well it is a lot easier to clean install just clean the disk first of all that is on it and go for it
See post #2 here for the three updates to download in advance,
windows update
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03 Jan 2017   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I agree that you already lost a lot of time. I would do a clean install.
-Backup all your data on another disk.
Disconnect ALL other disks from MoBo
-Boot from the installation disk, go to install, advanced, delete all partitions, create new and proceed.
Clean Install Windows 7
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07 Jan 2017   #14
anonymous81

California
 
 

I figured it out (kinda):

I don't know exactly what caused the BSOD 7B, but I did discover that if I did a clean install of Windows, then used the registry from the messed up installation, I was able to reliably recreate the BSOD 7B. I changed nothing else. It is clearly something in the registry is awry. I tried to isolate the problem, but all I can conclude is it is something inside HKLM\SYSTEM. I came across many "solutions" online and saw many posts saying to change various registry entries, but nothing worked for me. Luckily, I did discover that there is a backup of the SYSTEM hive from about a week before the BSOD 7B. So, I simply overwrote the current SYSTEM hive with the slightly older one and the BSOD 7B went away.

No re-install required.

Swap
\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM
with this one
\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SYSTEM


In Review,

The BSOD 7B led me to so much tinkering I inadvertently messed up a working BCD, which got rid of the BSOD temporarily, but presented me with a new problem - the computer simply couldn't find the Windows installation. I then fixed that issue via correcting the BCD entries then I got back to receiving the BSOD 7B during boot. I then replaced SYSTEM with a backup, and now the computer is booting fine.

Problem Solved.

After thought: Although the computer boots, I am not sure what other issues may lie ahead in reverting the registry by about a week. Hopefully, not many changes occurred in that period. Also, if I knew of a program that could automatically compare two registries then I would be able to pinpoint the exact entries that cause the BSOD instead of manually going through it, which would be a very long time.
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