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Strange behavior, can't boot can't safe mode...


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Flapeth

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This is so frustrating...

Everything was working fine until I tried updating drivers last night
I uninstalled video drivers and I think I updated the Chipset driver
When I restarted my pc, I could not get past the start screen
Everytime I click on my desktop, it would show a black screen and then flicker back to my password lock screen
I did a system restore and now I cannot get past my password lock screen,
I have been trying to boot in safe mode, which worked before, but now I cannot even get past the recovery screen!
It just blinks and restarts and gets stuck
At the samsung logo...
I've been troubleshooting for over 12 hours between yesterday and today

I slid a DVD in and now cant get the dvd out of the drive, it doesnt even boot to it anyways...

I can't do anything with my computer!

Turn the power on and bug out, turn it off, that's it. Getting to the start screen is futile because anything I click just takes me to password screen.

Could this be a virus/malware or could it be because I installed a wrong driver or deleted a driver I need?

Please and thank you, this has me stumped!
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Ztruker

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Not sure where you are now. Can you get to the login screen? If so, try this:

If you're not signed in to Windows, tap or click the Power Icon from the sign-in screen, hold Shift, and then tap or click Restart. That should take you to Safe Mode.

Otherwise, run Startup Repair from the Windows Install DVD.

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO. The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  • Download and run Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
  • Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
  • Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
  • Select your USB flash drive
  • Click Create
For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
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