Greetings Bleeping Computer! I wish my first post was on better terms but unfortunately my computer has decided to become a bleeping computer - so I've come for some help! Here's my issue and what Iv'e done so far:
Issue: Win 7 freezes during boot up at the "welcome" screen. Just freezes..... the blule circle stops spinning and there is no HD light activity. Booting in Safe Mode yields the exact same results (although it seems to freeze quicker)
Steps taken: Accesses system repair and done:
- Start Up repair: Finds no issues
- System restore: Freezes regardless of restore point selected. Several attempts made. 95% of the time it locks up during "finishing system restore" but once or twice under "initializing" . Never anywhere else but never actually finishes.
- Use command prompt to CHKDSK - Fails at 10% 13726 - mouse locks up, no HD light activity.
edit* CHKDSK fails at the same point at stage 4 of 5, using /r function
It's looking like HD failure. I have some back up but it's way outdated (I know..... shame on me). Ideally I can get it to boot up but is there any way to access/move data via command prompt in the event of HD failure (which it looks likeis occurring).
I have not used command prompt to mess with/try to repair any of the boot disk.
Any help or guidance is appreciated! Thanks for looking!
Edited by Dean1390, 23 January 2015 - 08:05 AM.