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Windows 7: Windows 7 wont boot - black screen, white blinking border

14 Jun 2010   #11

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Try this:
Safe Mode

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options
Repair Install

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14 Jun 2010   #12

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hemulen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmansam View Post
Check your first boot in bios .. is it set to the drive you have windows on?... do you have any cd's in the cd drive? do you have any external drives plugged in ?can you boot in safe mode?can you get last best known config. that worked when pressing F8 ? can you boot from disk to do a repair ?........ check all the above will sort the problem.
1st boot = Windows drive
No CD in drive
No external drives plugged in
No safe mode
No last know best config
Can't press F8
I can boot from Windows 7 CD - tried both auto and manual repair

As I said; the screen is entirely black, except a white borderline flashing in the top of the left corner.
I know how do you feel about fresh install but I think it will save you a lot of problems later... I hate to reinstall but need must when the devil drive .. good luck.
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14 Jun 2010   #13


do like theog suggest. do the repair 3 or 4 times.
that's usually solve that problem
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