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Windows 7 Not booting

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  • Started 1 year ago by HunterHunted
  • Latest reply from germ-x
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HunterHunted
Posts: 25

Well, I have to accept that I made a mistake trying to change the start orb, and then all hell broke loose. Previously it has always worked for me when I ran the utility to change the Start orb.

I always test on a virtual machine before applying to a host system, but this time I forgot and Windows stopped booting.

Now whenever I turn on my PC it gets stuck at Windows is loading files... as you can see below:

However, the boot animation begins in recovery:

http://i1151.photobucket.com/a.....222723.jpg

And then this window appears saying that its attempting to repair the problem, but the problem never resolves and the window never finishes.

http://i1151.photobucket.com/a.....222747.jpg

How can I solve this? I have already tried to restore from a Restore Point, but that did not work. Any other suggestions?

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Try pressing F8 repeatedly before this loading files screen appears and select safe mode or start windows normally.

If that does not work try following my post here.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=4

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HunterHunted
Posts: 25

Sorry dear it didnt work Even though i corrected MBR and restored from provious Restore point but it always start playing the loop. I think I have to restore from actual Backup Image which I created when i installed the OS and after some tweaks. I hesitate to do this because that image is 10 month older. SInce then i didnt make a backup now I regret.

If u have any other solution let me know otherwise I will proceed with Actual Restore from Backup

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Ty following my post there to get to the command prompt and type the following command:

sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=c:\windows

Use the appropriate drive letter.

Posted 1 year ago
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HunterHunted
Posts: 25

Ok i will use the mentioned command

sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=c:\windows

Can i run this command from any where I mean do I have to be in Boot Media location.

I hope it will work. But i will like to thank u for giving me time.

Posted 1 year ago
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HunterHunted
Posts: 25

And one more thing If I have to use the Restore from the backup then will Restoring process deletes everything in Downloads folder in C:\ drive?????

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Whether it does, or it doesn't, you should have them backed up anyway (to an external device)

Posted 1 year ago
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HunterHunted
Posts: 25

@lighthouse, well I already have a ubuntu in same system. So by doing filesharing between the Ubuntu installed on Main system and windows installed on laptop i will copy them to laptop then I will restore the windows.

But do u have any other input other than shattering my confidence ;)

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Sorry, but it's a computer. Never trust 'em :)

Posted 1 year ago
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HunterHunted
Posts: 25

Hahahahahaha well said. I always hated installing OS. And this time i finally made record i didnt installed OS for last one year. And now it seems Karma is taking revenge for it.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I have no probs with clean installs, but I also use images taken after a clean install (plus some changes) tis a lot quicker.

Posted 1 year ago
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germ-x
Posts: 5310

If you made a registry tweak maybe we could help if you explain

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