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Windows 7: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

23 Jul 2015   #450
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 
File Sizes Way Different?

I am at Step #13.II and am requesting someone to take a look at my File sizes.

I understand that the tutorial screenshot is an estimation. This is my main 10-YO desktop. Not used much, but for everything important.

How I got here--my nVidia GF 6K series card's fan had been noisy for quite a while. Removed card & found heatsink paste was totally evaporated, fan failed. Found one in excellent condition online, but now 7 is in the endless loop of Startup Repair. Been at it for over 12 hours now.

While card was removed, monitor gave message that it was missing. When it tries to boot with new card, I see a glimpse of a message, but too fast to read.

Card replacement is exactly the same as the old one, but know sys sees it as new hardware. I don't understand why it is not recognizing it.

Here is a screenshot at Step #13.II. Should I continue, or stop & try something else?

Thanks for the help!

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery-regback7.jpg




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24 Jul 2015   #451
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Anyone, please?
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25 Jul 2015   #452
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, you should be able to continue on to step 14 since none of these show as 0 bytes.
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26 Jul 2015   #453
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Thanks, Brink, for the go-ahead! Will report back.
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26 Jul 2015   #454
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

OK, did not work. I am at a loss for what to try now.

I even tried using a restore point for July 9th, says it is restored, and restarted, but back to the endless loop.

I cannot stay in Safe Mode--access it and select, but then after choice, kicked out into endless loop.
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26 Jul 2015   #455
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

May be time to reinstall.
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26 Jul 2015   #456
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

:-( As in Clean Install, all over again? Or Repair?

I WAS finally able to perform HD Diagnostics & got FAIL. RETURN CODE: 7 for the HDD (WD500 GB). Reading around the forum & online search, this does not necessarily mean a HD failure?

I will pull the HD & see if I can at least get all of my files off...not sure the NAS caught everything.

All this was caused just by replacing the vidcard with the exact same model?


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26 Jul 2015   #457
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, clean install.
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27 Jul 2015   #458
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Thanks, Brink...not what I wanted to hear, but kinda expected. :-(
Will get a new HD this week. :-(
Looks like SATA is now version III--will this be a problem with my old machine?

Planning on going with same I replaced with in 2008 (WD Caviar Blue 500, WD5000AAKX).
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27 Jul 2015   #459
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Forgot to say, it is the HDD, but you knew that. I popped in an old 320 with XP on it, and everything read and ran just fine. Really needed to make sure replacement vidcard was okay.

I'm pulling files now off damaged drive--could not get to my NAS with malfunctioning drive not seen.

Thanks, again, for the help--I will report back after I get new HDD & do 7 again.
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