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Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit will not boot in any mode

By Arfer
Nov 2, 2014
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  1. Hi, I have a PC which has no new hardware and fully up to date AV on it but as of yesterday it will not boot. It will go as far as the Welcome Screen and then no further. It will not boot into Safe Mode either, gets as far as the files loaded and then no further.There is no recovery partition on the machine but I do have the install disk available. Reinstalling really would be my last option as I want to avoid having to do all the updates and patches for everything. Any ideas to get the machine booting again very gratefully received.TIA
     
  2. David Kenyon

    David Kenyon TS Rookie

    I would try using a pre-boot disk like Kaspersky or Hirens and run a scan on this machine first. Just to make sure there isn't a virus or malware that is preventing it from booting. Is the hard drive making any abnormal noises? It is also possible the hard drive may be going bad.
     

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