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Windows 7: An invincible Windows 7 boot problem

18 Jan 2010   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Good idea to run checkdisk afterwards.


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19 Jan 2010   #12
Rausku

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Not looking so good at the moment...

I followed SIW2's instructions but The Boot corrector didn't solve the problem.

And guess what, even the repair install won't work! The F:\setup.exe -command just returns an error message:

F:\setup.exe
The specified path does not exist

Check the path, and then try again.


The weird thing is when I click Browse.. and double-click the setup.exe on F drive it gives the exactly same error message. How is it possible that the path doesn't exist if I can see it?

And obviously I can't run the repair install from W7 DVD?

Thx for your help..
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19 Jan 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

When you boot the Win7 DVD and select Repair My Computer, does it show you an installation to repair?

Try running Startup Repair several times with reboot to see if it will sort it out.

Also from the Recovery Tools list select System Restore to see if any restore points are available.

Next check what functionality you have in Safe Mode, by tapping F8 at bootup.
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19 Jan 2010   #14
Rausku

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
When you boot the Win7 DVD and select Repair My Computer, does it show you an installation to repair?
Yes it does.
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Try running Startup Repair several times with reboot to see if it will sort it out.
This won't help.
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Also from the Recovery Tools list select System Restore to see if any restore points are available.
It says I haven't created any restore points.
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Next check what functionality you have in Safe Mode, by tapping F8 at bootup.
The safe mode helped a little. Still, I can't log on to my user account and admin account takes very long time to log on. The difference is that now the screen is black instead of blue and there's a Safe mode -text in every corner and there's 19 processes running (4 processes in normal mode). But I still can't run the repair install! This time it tries to start up the setup.exe but an error message shows up:

F:\Sources\SPWIZENG.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.


Clicking OK gives another error:

The file 'autorun.dll' could not be loaded or is corrupt. Setup cannot continue. Error code is [0xC1]


After that setup terminates. What could that mean?
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19 Jan 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Repair Install won't run in Safe Mode.

See if you can enable administrator account in Safe Mode. Type CMD in start search box, right click result above and Run as Admin. Type: net user administrator /active:yes

Now reboot computer and attempt to run F:Setup for Repair Install via New Task in Task Manager.
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20 Jan 2010   #16
Rausku

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Repair Install won't run in Safe Mode.

See if you can enable administrator account in Safe Mode. Type CMD in start search box, right click result above and Run as Admin. Type: net user administrator /active:yes

Now reboot computer and attempt to run F:Setup for Repair Install via New Task in Task Manager.
The problem is there's no start search box, actually there's nothing else than a black screen with 'Safe mode' text in every corner of it. So far Ctrl+Alt+Del has been the only thing that works. I selected the "run as administrator" (or something like that) when trying to run the setup.exe from task manager. It didn't help out.

Is there any other ways to run the repair install or should I just give up and use the 'format c:' solution?
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20 Jan 2010   #17
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Do you have any reason to suspect a virus might be involved?

If not, possibly some files were courrupted during the interrupted partition changes.

Maybe another GParted picture would help, although it seems you have your partition problem corrected.

Can you open a command window from any point by using shift+F10? If you can get into a command window, maybe checking the system files would help:

SFC /scannow
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20 Jan 2010   #18
Rausku

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Do you have any reason to suspect a virus might be involved?

If not, possibly some files were courrupted during the interrupted partition changes.

Maybe another GParted picture would help, although it seems you have your partition problem corrected.

Can you open a command window from any point by using shift+F10? If you can get into a command window, maybe checking the system files would help:

SFC /scannow
Yea I think the problem isn't with partitioning, corrupted files might be the reason.

Shift+F10 did nothing, the task manager is all I have..
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20 Jan 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

Can you run sfc /scannow by running a New Task in Task Manager? Try it in both the Run box which comes up and by typing CMD in run box.

There are several tutorials on the web for running an elevated CMD from the command line, which may be what you need to run sfc or F:setup to trigger Win7 DVD for Repair Install. Try typing CMD into the run box, then hit Cntrl+Shift+Enter to see if it opens an Admin Command box. Or try the run box the same way. If prompted by User Account Cntrl then hit Cntrl+C to continue. Now you can try sfc /scannow or F:Setup to run Repair Install.

If you decide to clean install, since you have lost your data partition anyway, suggest you use booted Win7 DVD Custom>Drive Tools to delete all partitions, create New as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to first partition.

Clean Install Windows 7

This is an example of the importance of always backing up data and taking repartitioning more seriously than "using some partition program which name I can't even remember." We can always help you with exact steps here by posting a screenshot of Disk mgmt.
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20 Jan 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It doesn't look good. I think you sare better copying off anything you can - use a bootable Paragon cd - select Normal Mode > File Transfer Wizard.

Just in case you need to reinstall.
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