Windows 7 PC - Boot stalls at Loading Windows - Safe Mode OK

  onthelimit1 17:09 06 Jun 2014
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Before I give in and do a fresh install, anyone any suggestions - I have:

Tried a repair using DVD - same.

Tried a Clean Boot - same.

Tried System Restore - same.

Run the bootrec commands from CMD - same.

Run AV, MBAM, ComboFix etc - same.

The owners say this 'just happened' - no new software etc involved.

  onthelimit1 17:15 06 Jun 2014

P.S. Just started the DVD again to run chkdsk from the CMD in Advanced Options (won't do it for some reason when I program it from safe mode).

  hiwatt 17:17 06 Jun 2014

Have you tried booting to safe mode and running the start up repair?Maybe go to msconfig and untick everything in case there's some software conflicts? Last known good configuration?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:22 06 Jun 2014

If ok in safe mode then usually a driver causing the problem.

start by uninstalling graphics driver and reboot to normal mode if OK let windows install new driver.

  onthelimit1 17:29 06 Jun 2014

Thanks - hiwatt - done that. Jock1e - done that. FB - will try that when chkdsk has finished. Off out for an early doors pint or two (well deserved). Will check-in on return.

  onthelimit1 15:25 07 Jun 2014
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Well, after chkdsk, wouldn't boot in safe mode. As all the data had been saved , I went for a restore to factory, and all up and running again now.

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