Windows 7 can't startup, can't re-install (Post 1)

August 26, 2012 at 04:49:35
Specs: Windows 7, a lot
Have new computer, single OS running Win 7 64 bit
Recently had BSOD on startup, got that problem solved.
Now I have KSOD (blacK Screen Of Death). Basically, I get a black screen after Windows startup, with only cursor displayed. CTR-ALT-DEL does not work, only sticky keys messages does (so, both the keyboard and mouse is workking).

All 3 Safe Modes (regular, network and command prompt) end up the same way.

The Windows startup disk (a legal and valid copy) does not want to do a lot, it says "Windows failed to start."
It's weird how, even if I want to re-install the OS again, it does NOT allow me, because my Windows is bad ...


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#1
August 26, 2012 at 04:57:28
"because my Windows is bad ..."
Do you know that you have to change the bios to boot from the CD first?

Then reboot with the CD in the drive & you then have a few seconds after you see the message > press any key, to do just that.

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...


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#2
August 26, 2012 at 06:26:19
> Do you know that you have to change the bios
> to boot from the CD first?
>

Yes, didn't I mention that the installation disk told me that Windows is bad, and cannot run any further. If you press F8 I get a menu with one choice, but leaves me back to the initial screen, stating my Windows is bad.


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#3
August 26, 2012 at 06:30:27
> Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL
> partitions & format to NTFS.
>

I can't re-install, that is the problem I'm reporting here.
And I don't use partitions ...


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#4
August 26, 2012 at 10:30:08
'Have new computer'
Hmmm...I would take it back and get a replacement....who wants a new lemon? Sounds like a hardware problem.

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#5
August 26, 2012 at 11:30:56
"Yes, didn't I mention that the installation disk told me that Windows is bad"

Isolate the problem & try the CD in another comp, you don't have to proceed with the install, cancel once you get to the first choice of exiting.


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#6
August 26, 2012 at 19:32:26
Since it is 'New' I would recommend bringing it back for replacement.
If it was not new (not under warranty), I would recommend a systematic testing of the hardware prior to proceeding. Memtest86 first to verify that your memory is good, then the utility from your hard drive manufacturer to test your hard drive. If the LONG tests of both are clean, you can proceed, if not, you know from where your problem originates.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
September 1, 2012 at 08:48:43
> Isolate the problem

Nice one.

> & try the CD in another comp, you don't
> have to proceed with the install, cancel once you get to the
> first choice of exiting.
>

I can try but I'm pretty sure my Windows disk is OK. I presume they used this actual copy when setting up my computer. The disk runs when I boot from inside my BIOS, a feature I wasn't aware a BIOS can do as well. I don't mean telling my BIOS to startup with CD disk first, but actually starting it.


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#8
September 1, 2012 at 08:53:22
> Since it is 'New' I would recommend bringing it back
> for replacement.
>

It's an option, but one I like


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