unable to boot.. any possible help ??

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  1.    #1

    unable to boot.. any possible help ??


    Hi, I don't normally shut down my PC. But a few days ago, I restarted it, it then did not boot, not even the windows logo appearing, only "Automatic Repair" but it lasts forever, I have forced to shut down the PC
    and then power it on again, but this doesn't help. It just gets stuck at the screen for hours and hours.

    I can't even boot to Safe Mode

    What can I do now? or what should I do now?

    I feel that I won't be able to boot to the windows again. However, I don't want to format the drive because I think there must be something on my system drive that I'll need to create a backup first.

    Can I make a USB bootable stick that I'll be able to boot to a windows based environment where I can check to see if there is anything I should backup for my system drive?

    By the way, how to create a USB bootable stick?
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  2.    #2

    You can create Windows Setup USB flash drive using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

    How to Backup Personal Files from Windows Recovery Environment


    Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

    Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

    Following command will fixes errors on the disk and locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.


    Code:
    Chkdsk D: /r


    Please replace partition letter D: with Windows installed partition letter. When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.


    Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.

    Please type below command into Command Prompt and press Enter key.

    The following command scans integrity of all protected Windows system files and repairs files with problems when possible.

    Code:
    Sfc  /Scannow   /OFFBOOTDIR=D:\   /OFFWINDIR=D:\Windows


    Please replace partition letter D: with Windows installed partition letter. When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.
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  3.    #3

    A simple fix would be to create a Macrium Reflect recovery drive on another PC, boot from that and choose the option Fix Boot problems.

    Also try totally powering off the PC at the mains switch for a few minutes then reboot.
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  4.    #4

    If you are running UEFI but are more familiar with MBR/BIOS, a different approach is required. My post at https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/127105-cannot-boot-bootable-flash-drive-when-using-win10-uefi.html
    might help. Start at my second post.

    Jim8080
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  5. Posts : 126
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.1809
       #5

    Tsw88 said: View Post
    ...Can I make a USB bootable stick that I'll be able to boot to a windows based environment where I can check to see if there is anything I should backup for my system drive?...
    Hi,

    Including many apps, Kyhi's Rescue disk is what exactly you're looking for:

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    #6

    By the way, how to create a USB bootable stick?
    How do you do that? Here's another way:

    Creating
    a bootable USB drive.

    with thanks to @NavyLCDR
    To reliably make a bootable USB flash drive from an ISO file, do this:

    Plug the drive into a USB port of a functioning Windows PC.

    Open a command prompt.
    Run diskpart.

    Once diskpart is running, enter the following commands in sequence:

    list disk
    select disk #
    - replace # with the actual disk number of the USB flash drive
    clean
    - this will erase the selected drive, make sure it is the USB flash drive!
    create part pri
    format fs=fat32 quick
    active
    exit
    exit

    Then mount your ISO file.
    (By default you can simply right click the iso file, and click Mount. However, Mount will not be available if iso files have been associated with a different program).

    Copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.

    (If stuck you can open the iso with 7-zip, a free program).

    Discussion here:
    Reinstall Windows 10 from DVD but no DVD drive[/U][/URL]
    - includes content of flash drive.

    OR use Rufus (freeware)
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10[/U][/URL]
    See Option 2

    Running Macrium Fix Boot
    Boot your PC from the boot drive, and you should see a desktop display. Start Macrium Reflect. Under the restore menu, select the utility

    Fix Windows boot problems.
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  7.    #7

    Hi all, I am the thread starter. After a long week of busy work and life, I am still unable to fix
    the windows. No matter how many times I've tried, it couldn't boot to the windows 10 and only get stuck
    in the screen of "Automatic Repair" forever.

    The closest I can get is the error message stating that the hal.dll is corrupted or missing
    and I've googled which suggests that there is a strong connection with another file boot.ini

    I have tested my system drive with another PC, it should be fine, can be read and written. Hardware failure should be excluded at the moment.

    Now my question is
    1. How can I fix the hal.dll or boot.ini files? I don't have the setup disc for windows 10. I only have windows 7 OEM setup disc and the windows 10 was a free upgrade if I can remember. I NEVER used any crack or illegal copies.

    2. I want to get back to the original windows 10 for better glance of what I should create a backup for. However, if it really doesn't work, can I just simply copy and paste the whole drive to another portable storage device, and after reinstallation of the windows, and then I overwrite everything back? It sounds kindergarten, but will it work?

    3. My friend suggests me "ghost" everything. However, I don't quite understand?
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  8. Posts : 24,537
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    Backup all important files:

    This often can be accomplished by using Kyhi boot rescue:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
    This creates a Windows Enterprise desktop. Copy and paste can be performed to another drive. Macrium is available to make a backup image. HD Tune can be used to test the drive.

    In case there are any problems another option is using Ubuntu:
    Create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu tutorials
    Copy and paste can be performed to another drive. Mozilla Firefox can be used to download HD Sentinel to test the drive.
    Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress | PCWorld

    Once the important files are backed up to another drive you may be able to:
    a) perform a reset save files equivalent (reinstall drivers and applications)
    b) perform a reset remove files equivalent (delete files, reinstall drivers and applications)
    c) troubleshoot with windows recovery commands

    What were the results for chkdsk and scannow?
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  9.    #9

    zbook said: View Post
    Backup all important files:

    This often can be accomplished by using Kyhi boot rescue:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
    This creates a Windows Enterprise desktop. Copy and paste can be performed to another drive. Macrium is available to make a backup image. HD Tune can be used to test the drive.

    In case there are any problems another option is using Ubuntu:
    Create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu tutorials
    Copy and paste can be performed to another drive. Mozilla Firefox can be used to download HD Sentinel to test the drive.
    Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress | PCWorld

    Once the important files are backed up to another drive you may be able to:
    a) perform a reset save files equivalent (reinstall drivers and applications)
    b) perform a reset remove files equivalent (delete files, reinstall drivers and applications)
    c) troubleshoot with windows recovery commands

    What were the results for chkdsk and scannow?


    Hi. I am not an advanced user. I am now still explorering what and how I should do.

    In the meanwhile, I have a question, that is I only have a setup DVD (OEM) for windows 7 home premium with license code. Can I clean install windows 10 or only windows 7 home premium and then have it upgraded afterwards?

    I remember I was using windows 10 which was not crack or illegal because it was like a free upgrade (I forget... because it's years ago...)
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  10. Posts : 24,537
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    If the computer was at any time upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 the computer was registered with the Microsoft servers. So if the drive or motherboard or other hardware are replaced the new operating system should be able to activate with the Microsoft servers.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ardware-change
    Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Find 3 flash drives that you can format.
    The Windows 10 iso needs to be > or = 8 GB.
    The Kyhi flash drive needs to be > or = 3 GB.
    The size needed for the Ubuntu flash drive was not yet checked.
    Larger flash drives allow the movement of files from one computer to another.

    Once you have troubleshooted the computer these flash drive may come in handy to help others with computer problems or to troubleshoot other computers.
    All of the flash drives should be able to be used on any Windows computer with USB ports.
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