Solved Got a Fresh Idea on this Windows 7 Fail Bootup?

January 21, 2018 at 15:50:09
Specs: W7
My friend has this HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with Windows 7. I do not know Home or Premium but the version is W7 SP1 6.1.7601 (from "ver" in recovery mode, just not know the flavor of W7 it is. It will not boot because it goes to the BSOD with 0x00000074 BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO. It also fails all Safe Mode options and Last Known Configuration.

Memory diags pass.

Windows fails to fix it in its basic Start Up Recovery options. Looking at the event it tries to send to Microsoft (laptop is not connected to WIFI at the moment in this mode) is about CorruptRegistry.

I have taken the drive out and scanned it and found no drive errors.

I tried to repair it with a Windows Ultimate ISO, but this laptop says that the version is incompatible. I tried making a repair DVD from my Windows 7 Ultimate, but same error (since my W7 is from that ISO).

Obviously, the disks for this laptop are not available.

I do not want to just trying to install my W7U on this laptop due to either registration issue or, worse, damages any of the programs running on this device.

Looking for some fresh ideas that I may not have found online the entire day of searching using what I got.

Thank you.

I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months.


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January 28, 2018 at 09:42:41
I ended up having to use my Windows 7 Ultimate 64b and reinstalled the laptop as Windows Home 32b (although I found the laptop originally was running 64b Home but only gave me 32b options). Took me awhile but I finally got it re-registered on the laptop's original product code. Anything else i tried to repair just failed for one reason or another.

I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months.



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January 21, 2018 at 16:23:20
If the laptop came with win-7 pre-installed then the version is an OEM. Any repair routines must use an OEM dvd not a Retail version.

If the winows license for this hp is known, then you can legally use any OEM disk of the same flavour Home/Premium - whichever it is was installed when new, and apply the OEM key to it.

Google for windows-7 repair installation. Follow that route to in effect overwrite and thus repair the damaged installation. You will need the OEM version which can be downloaded and burned to a dvd; and that is the dvd you use (or any compatible OEM win-7 dvd.

If there are files (usual personal stuff - photos etc...) on the drive and there is wish to save/safeguard those incase of loss during any repair routines, then create a bootable linux dvd and boot the hp with that. Linux booted off a dvd will load into RAM only, unless you opt to install it to the hard drive - which do not.

Once it's loaded into RAM it will present a gui interface and then you can locate the hard drive, and copy files etc. to external storage. Ideally to an external hard drive, but at least to dvd...If possible to both media. Verify the copies are fully accessible too before proceeding with repair routines.

Then run the win-7 repair installation - which is not the same as factory reset/restore... That latter (which is frequently destructive to data - meaning data will be lost) is run from a recovery partition on the hard drive. Have you tried that latter approach - and if not then secure/safeguard data first as above, and try that factory reset/recovery approach

This tutorial "may" be useful...

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutoria...

I haven't tried it but past experience with the site for other windows issues has always been to the good.

Again... first consider safeguarding data as above!

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January 21, 2018 at 21:14:58
The probable reason for the Repair Disk failing is probably the system needing the repair is 32bit and the repair disk is for the 64bit version (or visa versa). You need to use the same only. (ultimate would not matter here). You cannot repair with the wrong one either but you can completely reinstall with the other one and use the same key. The key will determine which type (Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate) you end up with in the end. If you had 32bit and install 64bit you will need to know that you will need at least 4GB RAM (Technically 3GB RAM but that will run worse than 32bit with 2GB RAM) and preferably 8GB RAM or more.

If you have any additional trouble, try testing RAM with Memtest86 via bootable CD or flash drive.

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January 22, 2018 at 03:52:27
Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

Disable your antivirus program before running Windows Repair.
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

Start at Step 1 ( very important ) do all the steps until you get to the final step ( Repairs ) Reboot when finished.
Right click on the exe & click on > Run as administrator.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/...
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http://www.tweaking.com/
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...
Tweaking.com - Windows Repair (All In One) Tips (3) Run the repairs twice! (Run repairs, reboot, run repairs in Safe mode with Networking again)
http://www.tweaking.com/articles/pa...
Forum
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How to use.
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#4
January 22, 2018 at 13:25:55
If the system won't boot at present then tweaking.com can't be used?

Incidentally it's worth reading the how to use TW (it's on their website); not the least ensuring when it is run it is in a clean boot situation...

See the first article here:

http://www.tweaking.com/articles/ca...


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#5
January 22, 2018 at 14:07:11
"If the system won't boot at present then tweaking.com can't be used?"
Correct, thanks trvlr.

Lets see if this works, the program also includes many tools, including Command Prompt which may get you into Safe mode.

How to use a Lazesoft Windows Recovery CD or USB device to fix the boot problems if your Windows operating system does not start correctly.
"It is very common for PC users to be faced with a Windows crash. When this happens, the dreaded 'Blue Screen of Death' pops up, or your PC has a black screen and can not boot or start up"

Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...
Screenshot ( SS )
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http://fs5.directupload.net/images/...
Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition video tutorial
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Tutorials
http://www.lazesoft.com/guide.html
How to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Device
http://www.lazesoft.com/create-a-bo...
How to Burn a Lazesoft Recovery CD
http://www.lazesoft.com/burn-a-boot...

How to reboot into Safe Mode at a command prompt
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#6
January 22, 2018 at 14:24:05
Nice and sunny where you are John.

B.... cold, wet or freezing and snow/ice over here; especially "ooop north..."


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January 22, 2018 at 15:21:13
Perfect at the moment trvlr, wife has a cousin living ooop north in Yorkshire.

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January 28, 2018 at 09:42:41
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I ended up having to use my Windows 7 Ultimate 64b and reinstalled the laptop as Windows Home 32b (although I found the laptop originally was running 64b Home but only gave me 32b options). Took me awhile but I finally got it re-registered on the laptop's original product code. Anything else i tried to repair just failed for one reason or another.

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January 28, 2018 at 12:25:31
Apparently a bit late, but did you try restoring the corrupted registry from the automatic backup? It seems like it would have been a good first step since the error was about the registry being bad. https://www.sysnative.com/forums/wi...

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