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Can you get into startup repair? And if not do you have a windows 7 disk or a disk image on your computer?

I can. I do have a backup on my 2nd HD, but I can't seem to access it. I'll work on it tomorrow
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If you would have backed up your data from the SSD and just reinstalled you could have had the OS reinstalled and running again by now! lachen.gif
Make sure if you can't get it working to make a system image after you do a new install and set up with your programs and optimizations.

I do have backups, but they are on my other drive, and when I try to access them on my other drive through windows repair it doesn't seem to work.


I'll work on it again tomorrow. I'll post more results.

Thank you guys for your help, I really appreciate it. I'd offer you a burger if you were around, hehe.
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If you can get into windows recovery go
To advanced options and open up the command prompt try "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes of course). This will do a system files check (sfc) and should replace missing or corrupt files
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It says 'There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.'

This is probably due to the loopty loop that I am currently experiencing.
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When you said you did fix boot was it able to find any windows installations? If not it could be your bcd file
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It was able to find the installation. It did not show any problems after the process completed.

I have found a similar problem with people who used the free AVG 2011 program... AVG provided a bootcd which disabled something (or enabled something) so that the computer would boot properly. I'll give it a try and post my results. Probably tomorrow, work has me by the balls.
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I am having this exact problem but.. mine is random, when I first built this pc, I put ubuntu on one of my little 160 drives, switched to my 750gig WD and it wouldn't connect to the internet with win 7 pro so I just took it out and set it aside.. put it back on to try and get the cd key from it as I wasn't using this drive any longer and wanted to format it.. it starts up.. let's me pick win7 starts to load and then just restarts and gives me the option for recovery.. and never does fix anything. I actually restored to a long while back and still does the same thing so we seem to be in the same boat. lemme know if you find a solution.
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I had somewhat of the same symptoms before. And startup repair would not fix it for me. I had to do seething with the rebuildbcd command except the bcd file was hidden so I had to unhide that before any of them would work
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Seems like a corrupted OS. I don't know about this Windows 7 Security 2012 virus, but if it was a trojan, then it was infected deep into the main windows kernel files. If the AV software deleted this, then the entire OS stability has gone with it. Try formatting...did you have anyone on there that is not replaceable?
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I am having this exact problem but.. mine is random, when I first built this pc, I put ubuntu on one of my little 160 drives, switched to my 750gig WD and it wouldn't connect to the internet with win 7 pro so I just took it out and set it aside.. put it back on to try and get the cd key from it as I wasn't using this drive any longer and wanted to format it.. it starts up.. let's me pick win7 starts to load and then just restarts and gives me the option for recovery.. and never does fix anything. I actually restored to a long while back and still does the same thing so we seem to be in the same boat. lemme know if you find a solution.

I'm not finding any luck with my situation. I'm leaning towards reformatting at this moment. Still didn't try what I mentioned in my post before this one though, will give it a shot.
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I had somewhat of the same symptoms before. And startup repair would not fix it for me. I had to do seething with the rebuildbcd command except the bcd file was hidden so I had to unhide that before any of them would work

Are you familiar with Herin's BootCD? I know it's illegal... but was wondering if it would help?
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Seems like a corrupted OS. I don't know about this Windows 7 Security 2012 virus, but if it was a trojan, then it was infected deep into the main windows kernel files. If the AV software deleted this, then the entire OS stability has gone with it. Try formatting...did you have anyone on there that is not replaceable?

It's just a boot drive for the most part. The problem I have is that there are licensed programs which I obtained legitimately from giveaway websites which I often use. With reformmating my OS drive, I will lose the license of those programs. I have all my other documents, photos, and personal affects in my secondary hard drive.

Is there a way to transfer the license from my OS drive to the new one? If I connect the OS drive to my laptop through USB, can I simple find that license file and transfer it over?
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I not having the problems anymore, as I said I was able to fix it by unhiding the bcd file and then fixing it with rebuildbcd.

Of you have a copy of the registry from two weeks ago you can, or should, be able to reinstall your OS and then boot into Linux, and replace the registry files with the ones from a week ago. As long as you're on the same hardware and you have the file for the programs in the same place as before you should be okay
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