Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Windows 7 Not Booting - Will Pay For Solution
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Windows 7 Not Booting - Will Pay For Solution

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey guys.

So I have a pretty strange issue. A few weeks ago, my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit crashed in the middle of web browsing and would not boot. Instead, during the boot up process, another loading bar came up and the system tried to restore the boot issue but it failed. The drive was still accessible from another disk's OS so I bought an SSD, installed fresh copy of windows, and transferred the data over from the original 640gb drive.

Today, the SAME THING happened AGAIN. But this time, I was watching my kaspersky say cmd.exe was trying to change a file and then that file was quarantined as a trojan. Almost immediately after, windows crashed and then it wouldn't boot with the same issues as before.

I put in my oem windows 7 ultimate disk and it says the OS on the disk is different than what's installed. What the hell? Another strange thing is that it's saying my OS is on E: when it's really on C:. On top of that when I open CMD in the repair menu, the default location is showing as X: rather than C: as well. Is all of this normal?

If anyone has a solution to this I would gladly pay for your assistance. I work on this machine and this downtime is causing me money.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!

Resolved with command bootsec /fixmbr in Windows CMD during start up diagnostic.
Edited by stk1more - 6/14/11 at 10:49am
Cosmotron
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz XFX 780i eVGA GTX 460 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB OCZ Vertex2 Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2350 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W PCP&C Silencer CoolerMaster Cosmos S Logitech G7 Wooden Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
Cosmotron
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz XFX 780i eVGA GTX 460 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB OCZ Vertex2 Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2350 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W PCP&C Silencer CoolerMaster Cosmos S Logitech G7 Wooden Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by stk1more View Post
Hey guys.

So I have a pretty strange issue. A few weeks ago, my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit crashed in the middle of web browsing and would not boot. Instead, during the boot up process, another loading bar came up and the system tried to restore the boot issue but it failed. The drive was still accessible from another disk's OS so I bought an SSD, installed fresh copy of windows, and transferred the data over from the original 640gb drive.

Today, the SAME THING happened AGAIN. But this time, I was watching my kaspersky say cmd.exe was trying to change a file and then that file was quarantined as a trojan. Almost immediately after, windows crashed and then it wouldn't boot with the same issues as before.

I put in my oem windows 7 ultimate disk and it says the OS on the disk is different than what's installed. What the hell? Another strange thing is that it's saying my OS is on E: when it's really on C:. On top of that when I open CMD in the repair menu, the default location is showing as X: rather than C: as well. Is all of this normal?

If anyone has a solution to this I would gladly pay for your assistance. I work on this machine and this downtime is causing me money.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!
you have a virus, wipe the disk and reinstall. payment is quite unnecessary on this forum though, we are all here to help
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5GHZ (for now) MSI P67A-GD65 BFG GTX 260 OC SLI 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 320GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB, Barracuda 1.5TB Sony Optiarc BD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2311x 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell L100 In Win Commander 1200W RV02B-EW Trackman Wheel 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5GHZ (for now) MSI P67A-GD65 BFG GTX 260 OC SLI 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 320GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB, Barracuda 1.5TB Sony Optiarc BD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2311x 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell L100 In Win Commander 1200W RV02B-EW Trackman Wheel 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
no money needed here m8,
by the sound of it it is a virus, when you reinstall windows again just connect up your ssd and leave the hdd unconnected (remove files you want and format this aswell)
the os installs the bootloader to the hdd and os to the ssd, ive had this issue and so have loads other people
post #4 of 8
You may have a virus residing in memory, the boot sector of the disk, or actually in the bios (yes they do exist).

Try a boot virus checker that runs in a linux shell (like Avira). It's free and can catch things that normal windows based virus checkers will not see.

http://www.avira.com/en/support-down...-rescue-system
Download and run this. It will automatically make a boot CD. Run the Boot CD. This has worked for me numerous times in the past with stubborn viruses.


Here's some interesting info too:

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Boot-Sector-Virus

You may not have to fully reinstall windows if you can get rid of the virus.
Edited by JasonCz - 6/14/11 at 10:50am
MONOLITH
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.3 @ 1.3v HT ON Asus Rampage III Extreme 2xEVGA GTX480SC 12GB Corsair Dominator 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB OCZ Vertex 2x1TB WD Caviar Black LG BD-RE WIN 7 x64 / WIN 8 ASUS 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000 Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 Logitech G9x 
AudioOther
ASUS Xonar STX M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
MONOLITH
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X 4.3 @ 1.3v HT ON Asus Rampage III Extreme 2xEVGA GTX480SC 12GB Corsair Dominator 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB OCZ Vertex 2x1TB WD Caviar Black LG BD-RE WIN 7 x64 / WIN 8 ASUS 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000 Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 Logitech G9x 
AudioOther
ASUS Xonar STX M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
+1 for fresh install

I had important docs on a hrd drive and it got a virus good idea is after a fresh install put just ur virus protect on and slowly copy data to a usb then scan the usb

Pain in the ass but i have had to do this to save important docs
10K
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 Saphire HD6950 2gb Saphire HD6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL RIPJAWS X Black liteon XSPC RASA RX240 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC RASA RX240 WIN 7 Ultimate (64 Bit) LG W2343T-PF LG E2360V 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2360V Logitech G510 ANTEC TP Quattro 1000w Lian Li Lancool Dark Armor PC-K62 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 CM Storm CS-S Battle Pad H2 
  hide details  
Reply
10K
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 Saphire HD6950 2gb Saphire HD6950 2gb 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL RIPJAWS X Black liteon XSPC RASA RX240 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC RASA RX240 WIN 7 Ultimate (64 Bit) LG W2343T-PF LG E2360V 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2360V Logitech G510 ANTEC TP Quattro 1000w Lian Li Lancool Dark Armor PC-K62 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 CM Storm CS-S Battle Pad H2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
i found scanning my hdd in another comp finds viruses aswell because the drive is not bein accessed for os
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick responses everyone!

Luckily, I came across the solution after doing some unusual searching. I saw my CMD in the boot up say X:/Source and I searched that and came across a command: bootsec /fixmbr and this seemed to have fixed it and I'm now back posting on this machine.

Not sure how a virus could be on the system as when I bought the SSD I reinstalled with the bare necessities only with no external drives/internet/usb accessories or anything. First thing I did after that installation was install latest Kaspersky and scanned all drives and NAS and nothing malicious was found.

Anyway, glad it was a quick fix this time around and if anyone else come across this issue they'll find hopefully find this thread and know what to do.

Thanks again!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonCz View Post
You may have a virus residing in memory, the boot sector of the disk, or actually in the bios (yes they do exist).

Try a boot virus checker that runs in a linux shell (like Avira). It's free and can catch things that normal windows based virus checkers will not see.

http://www.avira.com/en/support-down...-rescue-system
Download and run this. It will automatically make a boot CD. Run the Boot CD. This has worked for me numerous times in the past with stubborn viruses.


Here's some interesting info too:

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Boot-Sector-Virus

You may not have to fully reinstall windows if you can get rid of the virus.
I'll definitely look into this as well in case there's something lurking around somewhere other than on the drives. Thanks for the links!
Edited by stk1more - 6/14/11 at 10:52am
Cosmotron
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz XFX 780i eVGA GTX 460 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB OCZ Vertex2 Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2350 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W PCP&C Silencer CoolerMaster Cosmos S Logitech G7 Wooden Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
Cosmotron
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz XFX 780i eVGA GTX 460 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
120GB OCZ Vertex2 Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2350 Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W PCP&C Silencer CoolerMaster Cosmos S Logitech G7 Wooden Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
nexxt time make sure you have a copy of hiron bootcd laying around to fix such issues.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Windows 7 Not Booting - Will Pay For Solution