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Windows Failed to Start and No Safe Mode

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  1. palex99

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    I have a desktop pc running Windows 7 Home 64bit. Yesterday I did some Windows updates and it apparently crashed the pc overnight. I can't gain access to safe mode. I really don't don't know anything about Bios or repairing computers I usually just restore though safe mode. I managed to set the bios first boot to usb-cdrom. I have the windows install on a cd and usb and nothing is happening with either in the pc. :confused:

    It says Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
    file:\boot\bcd
    status:0xc0000102

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and if you need more info let me know. Thank you.
     
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    Sorry I'm only seeing where it says to remove the update though safe mode. I can't open safe mode.
     
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    did you read this

    Whoops...
    Should have read your question better....

    Restart by using the F8 key.
    Select Repair your Computer.
    Select the language, and then log on to the computer.

    Note If you do not know the local password, you must start by using a Windows 7 DVD or USB bootable media. Then, access System Recovery Options.
    Select System Restore from the menu:

    You'd then restore to a date before the patches that were installed on Tuesday.
    Badgered

    to force windows into safe mode start and stop the computer quickly with the case button and it should force it into safe mode
     
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    I've tried f8 many times safe mode won't start.
     
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    to force windows into safe mode start and stop the computer quickly with the case button and it should force it into safe mode

    tapping f8 during post should bring up the boot menu
     
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    Safe mode is not coming up.
     
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    The cd and usb are working normally on other pcs.

    Both my usb drive and cd-drive were successfully used Tuesday before the updates. Did the updates just trash my pc?
     
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    yes one of the updates before it was pulled
     
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    Thanks for trying to help. What else can I do from here? I don't suppose Microftsoft will do anything, even though it's their fault.

    If I get a new hard-drive would my computer be operable again or would I need to repurchase Windows and a new hard-drive?
     
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    do you have your windows disk

    boot from it and try

    the repair install or run a upgrade install
     
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    Uhh it's not recognizing disks
     
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