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Problems starting Windows 7 - Windows Error Recovery - Blue Screen

    Question

  • Recently my windows 7 ultimate 64bit stopped working. on powering up I get the windows error recovery screen. Two options: Launch start up repair (recommended) or start windows normally. With Start up repair a loading bar appears and fills along with the message "windows is loading files..." but nothing happened, I even left it running all night but nothing happened. I tried starting normally but I get the screen "starting windows" again with nothing happening

    ive tried starting in safe mode but i get the "blue screen of death"

    ive tried booting from the cd but again all i get is the "starting windows screen"

    Ive hit the F8 key and tried the option to "repair computer" but again its just the "windows is loading files..." screen with nothing happening.

     

    Any ideas? Im at a loss.

     

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    I suggest go to test this issue in Safe Mode, Clean Boot and Device Clean Boot to determine the possible cause.

     

    Device Clean Boot

    =================

    1. Click Start, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Search bar and press Enter.

     

    2. Expand "Sound, video and game controllers".

     

    3. Right click on your sound card and then click "Properties.

     

    4. In the dropdown menu of Device Usage, please choose "Do not use this device (disable)" and click OK.

     

    5. Please use the same method to disable other dubious hardware such as: internal modem, network card and CD-R drive. Please note some devices such as video adapter are not available to be disabled.

     

    ·         If the issue persists, would you please upload more minidump files for further research?

     

    Collect Minidump Files

    =================

    1. Click "Start", input "SYSDM.CPL" (without quotation marks) in the “Search” bar and press “Enter”.

    2. Switch to the "Advanced" tab and click the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery".

    3. Under "Write debugging information" section, make sure the "Small memory dump (128KB)" option is selected.

    4. Make sure "%SystemRoot%\Minidump" is in the "Small dump directory" open box and click “OK”.

     

    If the Blue Screen appears again, please refer to the following steps to collect memory dump files:

     

    1. Click “Start”, type “%SystemRoot%\Minidump" (without quotation marks) in “Search” bar and press “Enter”.

    2. Go to your Desktop, right-click on it and create a new folder named "Dump".

    3. Copy all the memory dump files (looks like [Mini092008-01.dmp]) in Minidump to this folder.

    4. Right-click on the Dump folder, click "Send To", and click "Compressed (zipped) Folder".

    5. Please send the ZIP file to us.

     

    You can refer to the following link to upload the information:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65

     

    You may also analyze them with Debugging Tools by yourself. You can install it and it’s Symbol Packages from the following link:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/Devtools/Debugging/default.mspx

     

    WinDbg will tell you the possible cause. For more information, please read Microsoft KB Article: How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging.

     

    If no clue can be found, you may contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) via telephone so that a dedicated Support Professional can assist with your request. To troubleshoot this kind of kernel crash issue, we need to debug the crashed system dump. Unfortunately, debugging is beyond what we can do in the forum. Please be advised that contacting phone support will be a charged call.

     

    To obtain the phone numbers for specific technology request please take a look at the web site listed below:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;OfferProPhone#faq607

     

    Regards,

    Miya


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    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:01 AM
  • like I said, I cant start windows, therefore clicking "start" is not an option.

     

    I've come to the conclusion that it is a hardware fault so I've given up and taken the machine to a specialist.

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:02 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    I suggest go to test this issue in Safe Mode, Clean Boot and Device Clean Boot to determine the possible cause.

     

    Device Clean Boot

    =================

    1. Click Start, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Search bar and press Enter.

     

    2. Expand "Sound, video and game controllers".

     

    3. Right click on your sound card and then click "Properties.

     

    4. In the dropdown menu of Device Usage, please choose "Do not use this device (disable)" and click OK.

     

    5. Please use the same method to disable other dubious hardware such as: internal modem, network card and CD-R drive. Please note some devices such as video adapter are not available to be disabled.

     

    ·         If the issue persists, would you please upload more minidump files for further research?

     

    Collect Minidump Files

    =================

    1. Click "Start", input "SYSDM.CPL" (without quotation marks) in the “Search” bar and press “Enter”.

    2. Switch to the "Advanced" tab and click the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery".

    3. Under "Write debugging information" section, make sure the "Small memory dump (128KB)" option is selected.

    4. Make sure "%SystemRoot%\Minidump" is in the "Small dump directory" open box and click “OK”.

     

    If the Blue Screen appears again, please refer to the following steps to collect memory dump files:

     

    1. Click “Start”, type “%SystemRoot%\Minidump" (without quotation marks) in “Search” bar and press “Enter”.

    2. Go to your Desktop, right-click on it and create a new folder named "Dump".

    3. Copy all the memory dump files (looks like [Mini092008-01.dmp]) in Minidump to this folder.

    4. Right-click on the Dump folder, click "Send To", and click "Compressed (zipped) Folder".

    5. Please send the ZIP file to us.

     

    You can refer to the following link to upload the information:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65

     

    You may also analyze them with Debugging Tools by yourself. You can install it and it’s Symbol Packages from the following link:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/Devtools/Debugging/default.mspx

     

    WinDbg will tell you the possible cause. For more information, please read Microsoft KB Article: How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging.

     

    If no clue can be found, you may contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) via telephone so that a dedicated Support Professional can assist with your request. To troubleshoot this kind of kernel crash issue, we need to debug the crashed system dump. Unfortunately, debugging is beyond what we can do in the forum. Please be advised that contacting phone support will be a charged call.

     

    To obtain the phone numbers for specific technology request please take a look at the web site listed below:

     

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;OfferProPhone#faq607

     

    Regards,

    Miya


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. | Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:01 AM
  • like I said, I cant start windows, therefore clicking "start" is not an option.

     

    I've come to the conclusion that it is a hardware fault so I've given up and taken the machine to a specialist.

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:02 PM