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Can only boot W7 in safe mode

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  • Safe Mode
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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
August 11, 2011 1:20:10 PM

Hi, thanks for reading,

The other night I hit the reset button at the wrong time and ever since then I'm only able to boot W7 in safe mode.
I've tried all of the restore points and repair options but nothing works.

I ran chkdsk from safe mode command prompt and corrupt files were found but I can't run chkdsk /F because the partition is in use. When asked if I'd like to schedule one on next start up I say yes but the restart doesn't get far enough to initialize one. It just hands at "Loading Windows" just after the keyboard lights blink.

I've tried to do an upgrade install but you can't do that while booting from the cd or while in safe mode either.

Nothing I've tried has been successful, anyone have any ideas? I'm stumped.

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August 11, 2011 2:57:23 PM

I'm going to follow up to my own post here and leave it up as I've seen many posts on the net from people in the same boat.

I removed my soundcard and bang.. Windows started right up. Yep, it was that simple. I reseated the card and all is ok now. Go figure, anyways, I hope this helps someone.
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August 11, 2011 5:13:21 PM

Glad for u. BTW what soundcard was it?
August 12, 2011 4:37:49 AM

try taking memory sticks out and reseat them