BOSD - Can't start Windows 7 Tags: Blue Screen Hard Drives Windows 7 Last response: January 22, 2012 3:49 PM in Windows 7 Share london_prophet January 21, 2012 9:09:04 AM So I was trying to reinstall Avast the other day and suddenly I got a BSOD - now I get a BOSD (only appears for less than a second - so can't read) during the windows logo screen every time I boot. I tried booting from a different HDD with an older W7 install in (but I don't know if it just didn't want to boot from it, decided to try to boot off the SSD W7 install and BSOD'd from that). Specs: MSI P67A-GD65 i5 2500K 6950 2GB X-fi Soundcard 8GB of DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Ram Windows 7 Home Premium Hard Drives are: SSD - 128GB OCZ Agility 3 - Main W7 install HDD - 500GB Old W7 install 3 other HDDs with just Data on (music, films etc) More about : bosd start windows MxMatrix January 21, 2012 9:40:58 AM Boot from the install dvd and use the repair option is my best guess. If that won't help, re-install W7 completely. Remove the old W7 prior to this as the install dvd might try to repair the wrong disc. london_prophet January 21, 2012 9:43:56 AM I did a startup repair - but to no avail Related resources BOSD problem, can't start windows in safe mode nor can i boot my windows from cd - Forum BOSD problem while launching some games - Forum Installing windows 7 on asus p5q with raid /achi +hard disk - Forum AMD 64-bit drivers for windows 7 - Forum Cant figure out why I'm getting BSOD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer london_prophet January 21, 2012 9:44:46 AM Can I reinstall windows in such a way that it won't touch the non-windows files on the SSD. Alternatively what is the easiest way of getting some files from the SSD before a full reinstall (e.g. skyrim saves, firefox settings etc.) anonymous1 a b $ Windows 7 January 21, 2012 11:49:53 AM Run memtest overnight. london_prophet January 22, 2012 3:49:54 PM Weirdly it's started working again. I'll run a full virus scan, then memtest overnight. Anything else to check? The boot order seemed off though - I wonder if it was booting from the old windows install? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBOSD help? ForumBOSD I don't know what else to do.... ForumBOSD help? GPU? ForumOverclocked HD Radeon 5870 - BOSD & No Display now ForumHELP! CRASH/ BOSD when try to play a game with STEREO 3D enabled ForumHigh temps when overclocking i 7 3770k with corsair h80 ForumP 7 P55D- E LX TROUBLE ForumX4 955 BE temps are starting to get high and HOT Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumFrontpage 2003 with Windows 7 and Office 2010 Forum[Solved] How to install frontpage 2003 with windows 7 ForumWindows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit problem ForumWebcam drivers of hp G62 for windows 7 ForumFind where windows 7 stores passwords ForumPC reboots at "Starting Windows"....what is this? More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !