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Turn on PC -> "Windows failed to start" -> Launch startup repair -> BSOD! -> repeat!

Hi, first post.

Hope I'm doing this correctly; can't provide much info, because I can't boot my computer. However, I've taken a picture of the blue screen, if that's of any help.

Picture: http://i.imgur.com/faUQAZs.jpg

This is the process up till the BSOD:
1. Turn on computer
2. "Windows failed to start"
3. I can then a) "Start windows normally" or b) "Launch startup repair (recommended)"
4. a) just reboots the PC into the same state
5. b) results in a BSOD seconds after. It's stays until I turn off computer,
6. The BSOD again: http://i.imgur.com/faUQAZs.jpg

Things I've tried:
1. Booting into safe mode (and any of the other fancy options after pressing F8). This is NOT possible. I press an option, and I see a BSOD for 0,1 second, and the PC reboots.
2. Booting from recovery disk. I enter BIOS and change booting order = it detects the disc, starts to "load windows files" = but goes into BSOD seconds after.

What is definitely causing this:
My Samsung 840 SSD. I've tried replacing it with my old WD 640gb hard disk, and the computer boots just fine.
HOWEVER, it has worked fine since I installed it in September 2013. I WANT TO STRESS: It has worked fine, with out ANY issues since September 2013 up until now.

Nothing strange has happened lately; no new software, no new hardware.. nothing. It was a little overheating a few days ago, because it didn't turn off correctly and I put it in my PC shoulder bag. I put it in Thursday 14:00 (2:00pm) - realized 15:30 (3:30pm) when I took it up again. No problems at all - I recorded an interview with it at 16:00, took it home, played some music, hibernated it, went to sleep. Used it all Friday, no problems. Went to work Saturday, came home at 6:00pm, turned it on, BSOD!

Other things:
1. The SSD is pretty full. Last time I checked, about 93% full.
2. I have bought a new battery at ebay.co.uk a little before I replaced the HDD with the SSD. But has caused no problems so far.
3. I've NOT replaced any other parts inside the computer. I HAVE kept it clean with compressed air, etc. etc.

I hope you can help me. IMPORTANT: Is my data 100% lost? - I've backed up school stuff, but I have some programs, settings and music I would like to keep.

Thanks in advance :(
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    see this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834140/en-us but before we will try the laptop cmos reset to see if you could get acces to the ssd unplug from ac remove the battery and press start to drain system one minute the put battery back and ac then start report the result .
  2. scout_03 said:
    see this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834140/en-us but before we will try the laptop cmos reset to see if you could get acces to the ssd unplug from ac remove the battery and press start to drain system one minute the put battery back and ac then start report the result .


    Hi scout, thanks a lot for replying.

    So I should reset my cmos, you say? OK, I've unplugged ac, removed battery, and pressed start for one minute now. -- Now I just put in battery again, and ac! It didn't work, I get "Windows Error Recovery" again, and BSOD when I pick the option to repair my system.

    I looked at the link you sent me. It looks very similar to my problem.

    Please tell me what to do next. Thanks a lot.

    EDIT: Should I do any of this: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmos.htm ?

    EDIT2: Will have to go to bed now, hope you can help in 6-7 hours again. Thanks.
  3. the thing you could do is to try the ssd on another system as a second drive to see if it will show up .
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