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Windows 7: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

02 Nov 2014   #80

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, you can disinfect it and run Repair from the first R choice when booted into the XP disk, same Commands as for How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
Jeez Greg that's good to hear am going to try that

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02 Nov 2014   #81


Those repairs are limited to repairing boot only and not the OS itself, so if it is too corrupt the only way to repair it is to do a XP Repair Install which is done from boot in XP.

I'm assuming XP is the same as Win7 in that if it is too infected it will not repair which is why I'd run at least one AV boot disk first.
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02 Nov 2014   #82

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Yes Greg I ran the Kaspersky rescue disk and it found nothing but that isn't to say it isn't infected eh? I might try another in a while.
I have found a few strange things trying to boot this machine too if you want to see
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03 Nov 2014   #83


Bill I'm at MVP Smmit so I am able to ask XPerts here at dinner who say it wil overwrite from boot any infection doing a Repair Install.
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21 Jul 2015   #84

Windows Professional 7 64 bit

Not sure iif I am posting correctly to ask question. Just bright enough to build systems, but have a little trouble following directioins. I have a system built by Video Hardware Services that is an Intel v2/Core i7 Zeon loaded for Video Editing work station. Not used for much of anything else.

I have had the boot to black screen with cursor problem for a couple weeks. I have tried the suggestions and Windows tutorials but haven't been able to duplicate the path of the directions.

I did however find that by using the 5x shift keys for stickey keys that I got an explorer box that allowed me to get to Control Panel and programs and just about everything else, except network connections over the black screen. In Task Manager I do not have all the options typically available. I did log on with a different user which did work and got me to where I could make an internet connection. Log in and boot are working and I get the option to switch back to Administrator.

So my question is that based on all the listed fixes, mine does not conform to others and my fear is taking a path not needed. Since I am able to login on guest is there something missing from my adm start up. Not sure why Video Hardware Systems didn't have restore "on" but I will in future.
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08 Aug 2015   #86

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit

I am having a strange problem. Windows is failing to load, about halfway through the coloured blobs animation. I was able to use system restore to start windows, on two occasions, but when I attempted a restart the same failure happened on both occasions.

Now, it is telling me there are no system repair points, even though there were numerous ones before and after the ones I used previously. Does this ring any alarm bells (particularly the ability to restart from a system restore but a failure to be able to restart from there) which may indicate a particular cause, for this issue? I am by no means a newbie, but have never encountered such an issue.
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08 Aug 2015   #87

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome Antchexec you probably have but in case not have you checked that other restore points as in my pic ?

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08 Aug 2015   #88

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit

Can I get to that screen, without loading windows?

In any event, it is saying "No system restore points have been created", so I doubt that would even exist, as an option; since I've only ever seen it when it is showing the latest one, at the top... and there's not even a latest one; but bear in mind I cannot load windows, so I'm restricted to the version in the windows repair facility.

Many thanks for the reply, so quickly

P.S. I might have suspected a RAM failure, but why would it have started fine, from a system restore, if there was a problem with the RAM? That doesn't seem to make sense.
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08 Aug 2015   #89

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit

I thought I should update you.

I ran some HP BIOS tools (Disk and Memory check) which reported no problem (and are not meant to fix anything, as far as I'm aware, anyway) but, inexplicably, I was able to boot into safe mode. I checked some things and could find no obvious issues, created a restore point, and rebooted - it failed.

However, I tried Last Know Good Configuration again (it had failed on previous occasions) and it loaded, albeit with a low-res screen. I corrected the screen and set a manual VM size (just to get rid of the old file) and rebooted, and it failed. I used LKGC again, and it worked, but I only corrected the screen resolution, this time, rebooted, and it worked!

Created a restore point, rebooted and it worked again. I now cannot get it not to work, and have no explanation as to what corrected what problem. Whilst this makes me rather uneasy, I seem to have a working PC, currently.
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