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Even when you boot from the CD!?!?

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Hardware malfunction. There's a high chance it's the HDD. Check RAM, CPU, mobo.
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There is no easy solution for this unfortunaltey. First step is save what you can on an external HDD re image and then start using a backup program to prevent loss in future.
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this probably wont help but have u tried to force the explorer to run?

maybe its just not starting for whatever reason, ive had that happen before on some messed up windows installs and i was able to force it to start through the run option up get when u ctrl alt delete
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this probably wont help but have u tried to force the explorer to run?

maybe its just not starting for whatever reason, ive had that happen before on some messed up windows installs and i was able to force it to start through the run option up get when u ctrl alt delete
As said on the first post I tried it before

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There is no easy solution for this unfortunaltey. First step is save what you can on an external HDD re image and then start using a backup program to prevent loss in future.
haven't got a external HDD unfortunately. So, lesson learnt from this incident. Always backup

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Hardware malfunction. There's a high chance it's the HDD. Check RAM, CPU, mobo.
I'm sure is not since I was able to boot and all that. It only stuck after the Windows logo animation and can't do anything after that
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post #16 of 24
Since Safemode cant work, its not software related.

"I can't even enter the "Repair My Computer", are you still able to get pass the "Windows in loading files/the recovery console" ?

Like what ronnin426850 said. Its "probably" a bad HDD or RAM stick(s).

On top of that, try check your RAM stick(s). If you got 2,3,4, etc, sticks, try booting up with individual sticks to see if its able to let you boot through windows logo. But, If you got just 1 RAM stick, try finding a similar one like it and try to see if you can boot using the new stick you borrowed.

[EDIT] Try checking your GPU card also. Resource
Edited by Defend808Hawaii - 4/25/11 at 2:25am
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Since safemode cant work, its not software related.

Since you said "I can't even enter the "Repair My Computer", are you still able to get pass the " Windows in loading files/the recovery console" ???

Like what ronnin426850 said. Its "probably" more likely to be a bad HDD or RAM stick(s).

Check your RAM sticks, If you got 2,3,4, etc sticks try booting with individual sticks and see if its able to let you boot through windows logo. If you got just 1 RAM stick, try finding a similar one like it and try to see if you can boot using that new stick you borrowed.
To describe the situation. Safe Mode just acts the same as a normal boot after booting all I c is the black background with cursor. But if I tried using the installation disk to "Repair My Computer" it comes up with an error saying that "This version of Windows is not compatible..." Or similar. Normally it should work but for some reason this time it doesn't. And also as for the RAM I think they are fine as I haven't got any sudden restarts and able to also boot my Windows installation disk too. My current thought is that probably my C drive is corrupted somehow. If that's the case is there any way to recover it?
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installation disk to "Repair My Computer" it comes up with an error saying that "This version of Windows is not compatible...// If that's the case is there any way to recover it?
There are two types of repair disks, x64bit and x86(32bit). Make sure you have the right one.

The only way to recover it is using CMD and doing recovery from that, like FixMBR, Fixboot, Diskpart, etc (Google them for more info). If your really desperate, the other way is to data resuce the files using this "Sata to USB". Plug this in another computer with your HDD and recover the files that way.
Edited by Defend808Hawaii - 4/25/11 at 2:38am
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Hardware malfunction. There's a high chance it's the HDD. Check RAM, CPU, mobo.
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There are two types of repair disks, x64bit and x86(32bit). Make sure you have the right one.
I'm using the one that I used to install the copy of Windows 7 that's currently installed in my computer. So I'm sure is right.
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