[Windows 7] Freezing on "Windows is starting"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Linktopower, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Well after about 2-3 weeks of using Windows 7 with Daz's Windows Loader.
    I'm having a freaking annoying issue. Every once in a great while when I turn my computer on, And it gets to-
    -"Windows is starting" Boot screen it'll just lock up. and I have to pull the plug to get it to turn off.

    Now the weird thing is after any random amounts of restarts it'll just load normal.
    like there was nothing wrong. This is baffling the hell out of me trying to find out what this is.

    I've done a clean boot. and reinstalled some drivers, used sfc/ scannow.
    And I've found nothing... I don't think its anything I have on the OS.

    Could it be the Windows Loader? Or something. Can someone please help me?
     
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  3. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

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    Uninstall the loader and reboot. Then you'll know if it's the loader or not.:eek:
     
  4. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Alright thanks for the info :) I'll try uninstalling the loader and see what happens.

    *Starts to back up stuff*
     
  5. Daz

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    And if it is the loader and not failing RAM or something then all you'll probably need to do is disable type 4 memory or use the legacy mode (via the advanced tab within the loader application).
     
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  6. Linktopower

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    #6 Linktopower, Oct 22, 2012
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    Thanks Daz, But its not the loader... (which I'm glad its not.) But great now I have nothing to go on.
    The only thing I know This does not happen on Windows Vista or Windows XP, Only on Windows 7.

    Hmm...

    Edit: (I uninstalled the loader and the system still froze up so its not the Loader for sure)
     
  7. Daz

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    #7 Daz, Oct 22, 2012
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    Open up command prompt as an administrator and try this command:
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    sfc /scannow
    You could also load up open the properties to the drive and run chkdsk. You may have to reboot for it to perform the scan though.
     
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  8. Linktopower

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    #8 Linktopower, Oct 22, 2012
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    Alright thanks! I've already run sfc /scannow yesterday. but i'll run it again along with chkdsk.

    EDIT: Nothing showed up... Ugh, What is this issue I'm experiencing... I'm good at working on computers. But this stumping me...
     
  9. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Well I give up... Going back to a OS that worked. Thanks Daz for letting me enjoy windows 7 with your loader :)
    But there is something wrong with windows 7. And I'm not doing it no more.

    So Hello windows vista!
     
  10. PhaseDoubt

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    #10 PhaseDoubt, Oct 22, 2012
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    Before I take that dog for another walk, I'd wipe my drive clean and reinstall Windows 7. If you're going to reinstall Vista, may as well try a new installation of 7 first. That'll only cost ya 20 minutes or so.

    You might have a defective Windows 7 download (if you downloaded it) and subsequently a flawed installation disk. If your installation disk is not from a download, get the .iso from this site, make sure the download isn't flawed and start over. 7 is worth at least one retry at installing.
     
  11. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    As long as you use Windows Loader, you will never get your computer blacklisted or flagged as ungenuine.
     
  12. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Well alright then that sounds like a plan next time I get to some wifi I'll pick up the media refresh Ultimate edition. and give it one more go.
     
  13. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Sounds like a plan. Hopefully everything works for you with your install.
     
  14. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Please return and let us know how the latest Windows 7 install works.
     
  15. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    I didn't know about the FileHippo tool, very useful thanks:)
     
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  16. zen45

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    what you might try is unpluging your usb devices before booting, i have had an external 2 terabyte dive cause that same problem plug it in after booting and it is good,
    check your bios booting order o_O