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System repair fails, won't boot at all


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#1 Gtracer

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:11 PM

Alright, I'm really unsure as to how to approach this problem, and how to explain it, but here I go:

I was in a local computer shop and the guy who runs the place told me someone had dropped off a broken laptop, and it still had a working hard drive and had Windows 7 on it. I know the guy really well, so I know it's a legitimate copy. He sells me the hard drive and I have the CD key for the OS.

Fast forward to now, I stick the HDD into my computer, and change around the boot sequence. I get the Starting Windows message, and then it freezes, and says that there has been a change to hardware and that I have to do a system repair. I go to the system repair, and I let it run for about an hour. At the end, it tells me it failed, and to try to run Windows normally. So I do, and it freezes again at the Starting Windows message, and I get the same message.

I honestly don't know what to do. I mean, how do I approach fixing this solution, without a disk? My knowledge pertaining to this sort of thing isn't really too great, so I don't know how to proceed.

EDIT: Basically it's the start up repair loop.

Please tell me if I'm leaving out some crucial information or something, because I feel as though I am. Thanks!

Edited by Gtracer, 27 October 2011 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:48 PM

Did you have a prior malware issue?
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:32 AM

Did you have a prior malware issue?

No sir. This HDD has nothing on it aside from Windows 7 and some files associated with an Acer computer, since that was what the computer was previously.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:14 PM

I will see if I can get someone to look here.
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:28 PM

I will see if I can get someone to look here.

Thanks!

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

Hello Gtracer,

Welcome to Bleeping computer.:)

We going to give it a shot.

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt
[*]Select Command Prompt
[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
[*]The tool will start to run.
[*]When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
[*]Press Scan button.
[*]It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.[/list]

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:27 PM

Thank you farbar
Hello, just letting you know I moved this topic to Here in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum where it will stay.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:49 AM

This thread will now be closed due to lack of activity.

If you need this topic reopened, please send me a Private Message and I will reopen it for you.

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