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Windows 7 Won't Boot, Repair Disc not working...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mrbongospaws, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. mrbongospaws

    mrbongospaws Thread Starter

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    I have a Samsung R530 Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

    It will now not boot into Windows and I have tried the following:

    Startup Repair - this searches through files and then finally hangs for a while, a brief flash then goes back to initial boot and continues to loop this way.

    I have tried hitting F8 and trying all Safe Mode options but no luck.

    I have removed all usb devices etc.

    I have attempted to use Samsungs Recovery Solution at initial boot but again... this just hangs at the first screen with no progress.

    I have downloaded and burned the Windows 7 Repair disc iso and burned to disc using ImgBurn. I then change boot priority to boot from disc drive in an attempt to run repair from the disc. When I do this, it begins as normal (I have done this before) but will only allow me to choose the keyboard region/language and then nothing else happens, just stays on the Windows 7 screen (with the leaves and bird...)

    I tried another repair disc download incase the first one was bad but this does the same thing.

    I am running out of patience and options now. I have never tried a repair from a USB boot but not sure if this will make any difference.

    Some background on what I think may have preceded/caused this:

    The battery in my laptop is pretty much dead so I just use the power cord to run it now, I'd say it lost its life about 2 weeks ago.

    The last major change/download was the Wheezy download for my Raspberry Pi and at one point I tried to connect the Pi to the laptop to see if I could use it's screen as a monitor for the Pi.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. aks56h

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    download memtest86 and run tests, probably your ram has gone bad
     
  3. mrbongospaws

    mrbongospaws Thread Starter

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    Thanks for replying.

    I'm burning the iso for it now, is there anything I should be looking for or taking note as it runs the tests? Or does it give a result at the end?

    I will take photos if it helps! Really need to fix this. Have done clean install of windows in the past but as usual the one time I really need access to my data - this happens! :(

    I'm using a desktop I have at home in the meantime.
     
  4. mrbongospaws

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    Ok I ran it through memtest and it says:

    ***** Pass complete, no errors, press Esc to exit *****

    It now appears to be doing another test (or a repeat)

    I took a photo of the test so can refer to any info needed from it.

    Any other ideas on this?
     
  5. mrbongospaws

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    Also, while I'm attempting a repair on Windows was wondering about this:

    Could I install Ubuntu and access my files that way? I used to have a dual boot Windows/Ubuntu a while back.

    Would I need Windows to be in health to install Ubuntu?
     
  6. mrbongospaws

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    Ok so I'm on my laptop now after using an Ubuntu boot disc and can see my Windows files, photos etc so I guess I can get them off the drives and into an external hard drive or something.

    But then I am left with two options. Do a re-install of Windows and how if the repair disc didn't get me anywhere.

    Or use my laptop and embrace Ubuntu.

    Really need advice on this one.
     
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  8. mrbongospaws

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    Unable to access the Samsung Recovery Solution at start up.

    The splash screen comes up and 'Please wait...' then nothing.

    Unless there is an option to burn it on a disc and do it that way? Or an option to access it through Ubuntu live CD?
     
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