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Unable to startup Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Techproblem, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Techproblem

    Techproblem Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2011
    Hey, here is my situation:

    Today my desktop tipped over and hit on its side on the table but after I stood it back up it worked fine for a while ( Continued playing games ). About 20 minutes had passed and everything started freezing up. I waited a few minutes but it was no use - I had to turn the computer off by holding the button in.

    When I started the computer it popped up with this:

    Windows Boot manager
    Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
    This error is caused by ... ect ...

    Status: 0xc00000e9
    Info: An unexpected I/O error has occured

    It gave me the option to run the Repair which I did and it took a while but it picked up nothing.
    I restarted the computer and this error popped back up
    Now im not able to run the repair anymore .. It will go to a black page when I click on it and say " Windows is loading files... " the bar goes over about 5-7% and then sticks there.

    It will then take me back to the same page as before - I tried pressing f8.. unable to boot in safe mode ect because it will stick at "Windows is loading files"

    Any suggestions I could try? .. is it possible something got knocked loose when the computer tipped over- if so shouldn't the computer not have run at all afterwords- im confused any help or suggestions would be much apprechiated.

  2. RaytheBear


    Sep 13, 2010
    Sometimes it will properly for a bit if something is slightly loose but then the vibrations of the fans, etc. might have loosened it a bit more.
    Remove your panel(s) and check everything: Your RAMs to see if they sitting properly, your Video and Sound card, etc..

    Good luck
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    It's likely the hard drive physically crashed in which case you'll need to replace it, reinstall Windows and your programs, and restore your data from backup.
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