After BIOS-flash: Win 7 doesn't start

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zickZackMann, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. zickZackMann

    zickZackMann MDL Novice

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    I could really need some help here. I previously used the loader from Daz to boot Win 7 (and before that Hazars loader, if that should matter). But I wanted to try out the SLIC-enabled-BIOS-way, just to be on the safe side.

    So I deinstalled the loader, cert and key - Win said it was deactivated - and flashed the modified BIOS. Back in Windows, I installed the cert and key with Dazes loader. Everything seemed fine and Win was activated.

    As I was starting my PC today, I was greeted with a bluescreen that said "PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED". I thought "fine" and opened the recovery console and typed "bootrec /fixmbr" + "bootrec /fixboot" - I thought, that maybe the loader wasn't uninstalled properly.

    That didn't fix my installation, as the same error keeps appearing. Whats also strange is, that when I choose "restore windows at a previous point" (or how that is called in English), it tells me, that there are no restore points - and I'm 100% sure that there are many of them.

    Could be my harddrive is faulty?
     
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  2. grinzekatze

    grinzekatze MDL Novice

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    after flashing you bios, did you choose advanced settings in your bios. that happend to me, after i checked the settings windows startet
     
  3. zickZackMann

    zickZackMann MDL Novice

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    I just reinitialized the BIOS settings and entered the old values, plus ran chkdsk - no luck :(.

    Should I flash the unmodified BIOS and see if that helps?
     
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  4. zickZackMann

    zickZackMann MDL Novice

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    Yeah I know of the AHCI/IDE issue of Windows. I installed Windows in AHCI mode and this mode is actually set now..

    Could be, one of the loaders I used screwed with the boot.ini or something?
     
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  5. zickZackMann

    zickZackMann MDL Novice

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    I think something with the Windows bootmanager is wrong.

    I just entered "bootrec /rebuildBcd" and it said "Total identified Windows installations: 0". But of course, there is an installtation (and this is the only OS that is installed on that PC) and when I boot the install DVD and enter automatic repair, it does find the Windows installation.
     
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  6. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    It is the loader so I would reinstall
     
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  7. zickZackMann

    zickZackMann MDL Novice

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    I think the problem now is identified - there has to be a way to fix this! I would really hate having to reinstall Windows because of this..
     
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  8. megalomando

    megalomando MDL Junior Member

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    Sorry to hear you may need to re-install.

    After being in that same situation more than once I've adopted a new policy & I use Ghost to keep a few archives on a USB drive; I keep a virgin install, one where most of my programs are installed sans large databases and the 3rd & last is a recent relatively current backup with everything on it.

    It really helps to have all that available & I just used it two days ago to migrate everything to a larger & faster hard drive in my laptop & then switched those drives to make the new one drive C:\

    FWIW, it takes about 25 minutes to reinstall around 35GB of data to a new drive, way fast. Just to reinstall the OS & all my progs minus data like MP3s & .avi files takes like 11 minutes to complete.

    Good luck

    P.S., I use V 14 of Ghost & even though it says there's incompatibilities, I've never had a lick of problems archiving or restoring anything.