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windos 7 freezes at system repair and wont boot from CD

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August 21, 2013 4:12:30 PM

so yeah randomly my pc crashed so I restarted it and I had to do a system repair and then I was back on it again all fine and so on then today it happened again but sysem repair just freezes and goes to a black screen and when I click boot from cd it dosent it just does the exact same procces as the 1st one also I can get to bios but I cant get to safe mode so im not sure what could have happened but I have the repair cd but that don't work I also tested the ram they work fine so im not sure what it could be totally stumped
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August 21, 2013 4:38:16 PM

Windows DEAD. You will need to REINSTALL Windows and ALL PROGRAMS *IF* the Hard Drive is working correctly (pray it is just Windows is broken). If the HDD is dying/failing, then Windows / programs FAIL and only solution is to replace the HDD. The test to determine this is to wipe the drive with DBAN (bootable DVD), then use your Windows / Drivers DVDs from the manufacturer (you did make these right?) and rebuild the computer bac to the very first day you ever turned it on.
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August 21, 2013 4:50:12 PM

well the hard drive is only ike 4 month old or something and I cant boot from a CD I have tried booting from a CD I even have the original windows install disk and cant even boot that if I load in safe mode it will crash but if I bought a new hard drive id have to buy a new copy of windows 7 wouldn't I ? :( 
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August 21, 2013 4:57:51 PM

With the Windows DVD in the computer, turn on computer, see BIOS and it says hit F11 / F12 / something for Boot Menu? You can't get to that? If you can, then manually select Windows DVD, pay attention, does it say Press any key to load from DVD? If so hit a key quickly and then choose to reinstall Windows.

If you can't do any of these steps, then buying a new HDD has nothing to do with Windows, as you can't even boot from the DVD drive, and the DVD drive ALSO has problems. Considering both DVD and HDD are having issues, I would look at the cables connecting them, unplug them and reseat them back in, on both ends. IF you still can't do the above, then your Mobo I/O parts are broken / dying and means you need a new Mobo, which also means new memory and probably CPU.

If that is the case, your best bet is to buy a new PC at Walmart / Walmart.com like a $399 i5 Core, swap the OEM PSU for a more powerful one, and add a decent video card and you will be set with warranty, new copy of Windows, normally includes new LCD, mouse and keyboard as well :) 
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August 21, 2013 5:11:11 PM

what the hel it is a custom pc i only built it not long ago little literaly 4 month ago if that and all of a sudden it has just crashed then when i go into bios it says select cd drive or sata when i click boot from CD it just says loading files then goes to repair or start windows normaly and they both crash which ever one i press the hard drive is only a few month old to th processor is a FX 6300 and a GTX 690 everything cost a fortune they cant be dying its basically brand new
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August 21, 2013 10:58:25 PM

At this point I would suggest the best solution to 'test' things would be to download and create boot DVD of DBAN. Do a wipe on the drive then try reinstall again. This is a LEGAL copy of Windows right? No mods or something off a torrent? Because if it is legal from store copy, check the disk for scratches and such. Normally you can also download the ISO from Microsoft then use the key in your packaging (since this is a self build) you got from the store and burn a new copy of the OS to do a reinstall.

If you can't do any of this (won't boot the DBAN dvd, etc.) then your looking at the CD/DVD drive is maybe clogged with dust or something. Have you dusted out (canned air) the DVD and inside the case? Made sure no bunnies were clogging things up? While in there remove all the DVD and HDD connections, reseat ON BOTH ENDS and make sure it is all firm up?

If still nothing, and clean system, all cables fine and can't boot off of any DVD CD, then something is Fd on the MObo. And back to my other suggestion.
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August 22, 2013 4:00:36 AM

well everything is brand new and the cd drive is brand new the windows 7 disk is in perfect condition so I think I will download that dban and try that
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August 22, 2013 4:23:40 AM

right I downloaded dban burned it onto a verbatim 8GB disk it is now running the autonuke process any idea how long it could take? also I new the cd driver works because yesterday I installed battlefield3 and crisis 3 so lets hope this goes to plan thank you for all your help and i hope you can help me further.
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February 9, 2014 7:54:41 PM

GTX karl said:
right I downloaded dban burned it onto a verbatim 8GB disk it is now running the autonuke process any idea how long it could take? also I new the cd driver works because yesterday I installed battlefield3 and crisis 3 so lets hope this goes to plan thank you for all your help and i hope you can help me further.


I have exactly the same symptoms. I find it difficult to believe the windows program on my HD is the problem, as the computer crashes when booting from cd and with HD disconnected... MUST be MOBO or processor... memory tests OK... Did reinstalling your OS windows help? What DID fix your computer eventually.. thanks...
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February 10, 2014 5:04:51 PM

Protheos: Post your own thread as your issue can be different, dont' troll onto someone else's thread. Also what 'OS' are you booting from CD? Linux? Dban (which has a bootOS on it)?
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February 10, 2014 5:36:49 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
Protheos: Post your own thread as your issue can be different, dont' troll onto someone else's thread. Also what 'OS' are you booting from CD? Linux? Dban (which has a bootOS on it)?



Oh ... ok truly sorry! windows 7... and resetting bios to default, gave just one boot, and then disconnecting keyboard solved it. Had no idea that could affect a cd boot attempt too like it did. Much thanks... again sorry, did not know how to handle seeing something that looked just the same. I know now.

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