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Can't boot into my Win 7 64-bit Acer Laptop


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JohnSmith101

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Boot normally -- it hangs on "Starting Windows" animation forever.

Boot safe mode -- it bluescreens.

Boot with a recovery CD (or try Repair Installation directly without a CD) -- it hangs on the green loading bar forever.

I dual-boot Ubuntu and can get into the Ubuntu partition fine so I don't think anything is necessarily wrong with the harddrive, but the Ubuntu partition is tiny and I rarely use it and can't access my Windows files anyway.

Is there anything I can try that'll help repair whatever happened? I just want to run a checkdisk utility or something similar that'll repair whatever got botched.

My laptop: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834215206

Edited by JohnSmith101, 09 April 2012 - 05:18 PM.

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From the looks of it, it appears something is up with your Windows Installation.
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Is there a way to fix the installation without losing all my data?
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can you boot from the recovery cd to command prompt...if so at the prompt type in chkdsk /r and press enter
if you want to save your data first go here for a guide using puppy linux
are you able to get into your bios...if so make sure the cd drive is set as the first boot device then the hard drive
if all else fails you will have to remove the hard drive and slave it to a working computer then run chkdsk /r on the drive
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