Windows 7 fails to start....sometimes.

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
October 8, 2010 at 11:10:41
Specs: Windows 7
Windows 7 fails to start sometimes, it just sits on that "Windows is starting" screen. I can see the keyboard light up for a second then it shuts off and nothing happens except that orb thing keeps animating. Is there any kind of "verbose mode" like when Linux starts up,to see what is happening as Windows is starting so I can see where it gets stuck? I see something like that if i start "safe mode" but is there an option for a normal startup? Thanks

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#1
October 8, 2010 at 11:13:51
Forgot to mention after about 2-4 attempts to start it will finally boot up and run perfectly normal but then the next start up it does the same thing again. Computer has no trouble starting linux and all other Windows never had this problem. It's extremely anoying / don't like constanly restarting my computer.

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#2
October 8, 2010 at 13:18:31
have you run a disk check?
have you run a repair on the win 7 installation, ?
are all your drivers upto date?
did you install linux after win 7 ?
which boot manager are you using, grub or win7 or another?

open msconfig and set to start in safe mode etc etc

if you dont like win 7, you can always just delete it and stick with linux ..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
October 8, 2010 at 19:43:26
Ran disk check, tried a repair but nothing turned up. Everything says clean or no problems found. All my drivers are up to date. I recently reinstalled WIndows 7 again to see if it fixed anything but no luck. I'm thinking it's probly a driver issue but I cannot tell by pulling out hardware since this is an intermitent problem and no errors seem to show up in the event viewer.

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#4
October 8, 2010 at 23:13:05
you can open Msconfig, in general and boot mode you can load with full drivers some drivers etc, safe mode, you have a good choice, try boot log, that may give you some idea, copy a good boot log and compare it to a failed boot..
you can also check in reliability monitor see if there are any errors,

its more likely to be a peripheral if its intermittant, try a bios update.

Intermittant errors are such a pain ;-(

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#5
October 9, 2010 at 01:00:30
Thanks for all your help I will try out your suggestions and see what I can find. Will post back what I find.

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#6
October 10, 2010 at 13:10:32
Well haven't turned up much from Windows. Figured out if I unplug my computer after each shutdown it will start normal every time...very strange but it works for now until I can figure out whats broken. Hoping a bios update might help but unfortunately I have the latest one.

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