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Stuck on "starting windows" screen? [Solved]


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No. I was not able to boot into anything.

It was automatically restarting but I disabled that so I could see what the Blue screen said.
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No. I was not able to boot into anything.

It was automatically restarting but I disabled that so I could see what the Blue screen said.

 

Alright so you can't boot in any mode.

Do you have a bootable DVD or USB Flash Drive with your Windows version installation on it ?


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No. I was not able to boot into anything.

It was automatically restarting but I disabled that so I could see what the Blue screen said.

 
Alright so you can't boot in any mode.
Do you have a bootable DVD or USB Flash Drive with your Windows version installation on it ?

Unfortunately no, my laptop came pre-installed with confidence home premium and no disk.
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No. I was not able to boot into anything.

It was automatically restarting but I disabled that so I could see what the Blue screen said.

 
Alright so you can't boot in any mode.
Do you have a bootable DVD or USB Flash Drive with your Windows version installation on it ?

Unfortunately no, my laptop came pre-installed with confidence home premium and no disk.

 

 

Alright. Do you have access to another computer from which you could create a bootable DVD or USB Flash Drive with your Windows edition installation .iso ?

Are you running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits ?


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Well I'm trying to get a copy on the other laptop I have unfortunately, this other laptop is rather unresponsive.

And yes, it's 64 bit.

Where can I get the .iso from?

Edited by corn4ahead, 14 June 2014 - 11:32 AM.

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Well I'm trying to get a copy on the other laptop I have unfortunately, this other laptop is rather unresponsive.

And yes, it's 64 bit.

Where can I get the .iso from?

 

RIght here :

 

http://msft.digitalr...n/X17-24209.iso

 

This is an official Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits from Microsoft servers at Digital River Content website. Not a crack, not pirated, not illegal.


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Ok. I got the iso on the my flash drive. What do I do now?
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Ok. I got the iso on the my flash drive. What do I do now?

 

Did you just move the .iso to the USB Flash Drive or did you made the USB bootable with the .iso using a tool like Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool or YUMI ?


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Oh. I just copied it to my flash drive.
What do I need to do to make it Bootable?

The PC I'm using to put the iso on the flash drive is running Vista. I don't know if that matters or not.

EDIT

once I get it to be Bootable (if I do before your next response), what do I need to do? Run a chkdsk? Or just fresh install? Or something else?

Edited by corn4ahead, 14 June 2014 - 09:16 PM.

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Corn4ahead,

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier, but real life happened. Please refrain from any other steps for now, because they lead you nowhere... I see there's too much chaos in these steps.
Tomorrow I will jump in here and review this whole thread, we will discuss this one and I will provide you with the next set of instructions.

Regards,
Naat :)
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Ok Thank you. I look forward to your response.
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Hi :)

 

I have reviewed this thread and as far as I can tell a very bad coincidence had happened. I refer to automatic updates, which failed and made your machine totally unbootable. 

The only one option I see for now will be trying to do a repair install. You should be able to do it, folowing the steps for a  Repair Install.

 

But personally I doubt if it will take any effect, because we don't know what about the updates - what exactly failed. Also, because we can't even access your drive in any mode, we can't determine what is going on there.

 

I am sorry to say that, but I really doubt that we will be able to fix your issue. I really don't like to advise that, but the best course of action would be to use a live Linux CD to back-up your private data to an external drive and completely reformat & reinstall


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Hi :)
 
I have reviewed this thread and as far as I can tell a very bad coincidence had happened. I refer to automatic updates, which failed and made your machine totally unbootable. 
The only one option I see for now will be trying to do a repair install. You should be able to do it, folowing the steps for a  Repair Install.
 
But personally I doubt if it will take any effect, because we don't know what about the updates - what exactly failed. Also, because we can't even access your drive in any mode, we can't determine what is going on there.
 
I am sorry to say that, but I really doubt that we will be able to fix your issue. I really don't like to advise that, but the best course of action would be to use a live Linux CD to back-up your private data to an external drive and completely reformat & reinstall


How can I do a repair install if I'm not able to boot?

Am I supposed to put the windows 7 iso on a Bootable flash drive the go from there?
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You need to burn the .iso file on a clean DVD or USB flashdrive.

 

You may do it using ImgBurn for a DVD or RUFUS for a USB drive.


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So is my Computer going to be usuable again or should I start shopping for a new one?
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