My sons dell studio 1555 laptop running win 7 home pro 64 bit will not start. Nothing had been changed recently, no new hardware. It says starting windows and then fails to start, it brings up the screen offering either to go to recovery or to start windows normally if power had been interrupted.
We used the Dell diagnostics which reported no problem with the ram or drive. It asked for system discs. It tried to repair automatically but failed. The error message reported status as 0x0 throughout till at the bottom it reported 0x490.
Went to command prompt and used bootec fixmbr, fixboot, bcd edit.
No operating systems were found so used rebuildbcd which it then found the win 7 on c:
I tried to restart and it says starting windows then momentarily flashes a blue screen abd then goes to the screen saying windows failed to start and either go to recovery or start windows normally.
Any help in which direction to go very welcome.
One thing I did note is the bcd mentioned language as english-us when it should be set to english-uk.
Edited by hamluis, 17 February 2017 - 03:07 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.