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PC won't load Windows 7 from cold boot unless i reset

  • Windows
  • Windows 7
  • Boot
  • Hard Drives
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
April 5, 2013 4:13:28 AM

Recently i had this problem where my PC won't boot past POST, only blank screen where normally it would show windows 7 boot screen logo. It will only load windows after i press ctrl + alt +del to reset it.

Here are the things that i've tried to narrow down the problem.

Problem still persist :
1. Load fail safe default settings in bios
2. Clear CMOS
3. Disconnect other HDDs (total 6 HDD) except primary boot HDD (Seagate with Win 7)
4. Use only 1 stick RAM

I tried booting from another HDD (WD which has WinXP installed) and it starts normally, no issues as mentioned above.

Could this be an issue with my Seagate hard drive? Is it a symptom of failing HDD?

Would like to hear your opinion before i decided to buy a new drive.

More about : load windows cold boot reset

a c 82 G Storage
a b $ Windows 7
April 5, 2013 8:03:21 AM

You can test the hard drive with Seagate SeaTools for DOS (you can't test it while it's running Windows so you need to use the DOS version which loads from a bootable CD).

Download it here:

You will need to burn the ISO file to a CD-R and you can use "IMGBurn" to do that:

Boot your PC from that CD-R and SeaTools will open after a few minutes.
Test the Seagate drive using the long or extended test for a thorough testing routine.
April 6, 2013 5:06:51 PM

Did the long test. Found and fixed 5 errors. PC is booting just fine now. Thanks for the help.