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Booting defaults to gray screen

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#1 UberFlaxinz


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:18 PM

After a sudden freeze of my computer, causing the screen to be distorted into a wavy pattern, subsequent restarts only showed the bootup screen, and then it turned gray. I have tried resetting my PC, however it got the same error.

After the second attempt at reseting the PC, when I tried to access the reset option again it simply gives me an error.

At first I was able to access startup settings and access safemode, however after trying to reset the PC another time, trying to access startup settings boots the computer, and for a brief moment I can see what appears to be a blank console window flash and then disappear. Using the command prompt to check, the C:\Windows\ directory only contains the "write" application, WMSysPr9.prx and WinSxS.

There are multiple "Devices and drives", Windows (C:), Windows RE tools (D:), Recovery image (E:), CD Drive (F:), CD Drive (F:).


In the C:\ drive, even though the Windows file seems to have removed itself, there is still Windows.old which seems to contain a working version. I am unsure but it might be possible to boot from that version instead.


At the moment after starting my computer it shows the boot screen, then, "Please wait" with a spinning circle, flashes an empty console window and then puts me in the blue "Choose an option screen".


I would be glad if anyone could help me resolve this issue without me having to get a USB and reinstall windows that way (which hopefully would work).


Thanks in advance!

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