This may be a bit more complex situation than someone wants to take on. I am not looking for the simple solution of reinstalling. There is something simple I am overlooking. The system boots to the point of selecting the OS. The only one is Windows 7.
Win 7 was running fine before.
Running 32 bit Windows 7 RC1 build 7100 on a dual core 4GB box with 250+ GB HD (45% used). Single Samsung LCD.
Ran a CHKDSK /r because of error messages in Win 7 System log. Windows was operating sort of OK at that point (the reason for checking logs and implementing CHKDSK).
Now boots to blank screen with cursor which will move around using the mouse. Indicates some part of windows is loading.
Cannot get to safe mode.
Tried repair function from RC install disk. All results normal with last message indicating windows booted successfully.
Tried Restore function from RC install disk. Even though there were set points, none are found.
See boot screens up until selection of OS. The only OS loaded is Win 7.
Here is a little more detail on what transpires when I try to log into Windows 7 RC1, Build 7100
Blue dashes appear in upper left hand corner of Samsung 906BW monitor. The blue dashes have always appeared on the upper left hand corner when the system was functioning. Surmise this is the time the system is loading drivers (like the mouse and CD/DVD). What may not be loading is a video driver. I tried booting with the low resolution option. No change. Running the ATI 4770 card.
Ran at least four instances of CHKDSK /f .Get to C:> with Shift + F10 at Win 7 install screen.
Ran the memory repair just in case. No problems.
Ran bootsect /nt60 C: /mbr to insure the MBR is in good shape. It is.
The DIR command brings up all the files on C:\.
Was able to run SFC. From the Win 7 install CD
"unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.
Repair Action: System files integrity check and repair
Result: failed. Error Code=0x490"
Ran the bootrec.exe /fixmbr command successfully. Still same result.
Next ran the Repair function from the install DVD.
This is the result:
"Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. (then options to send or not send data to MS).
Event Name: Startup repair offline
Signature 01: 6.1.7100.0
Signature 02: 6.1.7100.0
Signature 03: unknown
Signature 04: 21201225
Signature 05: external media
Signature 06: 5
Signature 07: NoBootFailure
OS Version: 6.1.7184.108.40.206.256.1
Local ID: 1033
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. See the CBS.log file"
Used Partition Wizard to check partitions. Says Windows 7 partition is Active.
Found these files using DIR: c:\windows\logs\recoverydisk\ and c:\windows\logs\systemrestore - is there any help in these?