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Q: Windows 7 Installation Stuck at "Starting Windows"

Hi everyone!
I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my ancient machine but it just won't install. I have run the upgrade assistant on the machine which currently runs on Windows XP SP3 x86 and it said the PC was compatible.
First I tried doing a clean setup by booting directly from disk, but the setup stopped at "Starting Windows." Next I tried installing by running autoplay, but that installation got stuck at the same point (after the PC rebooted, at "Starting Windows").
I have done a Google search and tried disabling legacy usb support from the BIOS settings, but that isn't working either.
I'd really appreciate any help I could get, thanks!

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A: Windows 7 Installation Stuck at "Starting Windows"

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. Your installer is suspect so replace it now.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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A:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/windows-installation-stuck-at-starting-windows-or-device-not-ready-for-linux-1143458.html
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A:Windows 7 Clean Dual-Boot Installation is Stuck on "Starting Windows"

Are you installing to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums?

If UEFI you may need to enable CSM or LEgacy BIOS to get Win7 to install, set UEFI First to Boot. Then you must choose the UEFI DVD choice to boot the disk.

Otherwise you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7.

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A:Stuck in "Starting Windows" logo - Even in installation/repair CD

Lot's of issues with this mobo: http://www.google.com/search?q=LED1+...ient=firefox-a

Go into the BIOS and reset the board to default values.

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A:Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair

  
Quote: Originally Posted by harsh93singh09


I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A07) Does not have many options to change anything that he said(I may also not be able to access it due to lack of knowledge so if it seems the case the explain the same)
No matter what windows copy i use its stuck!!
also Im not an expert with installing windows - and none of my friend was able to help too so

PLZ HELP


The copy of windows (Iso File ) Does not have any problem as it runs on other computers finely

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A:Stuck in "Starting Windows" - Even in the Installation CD

Have you tried to start it again repeatedly hitting f8 and then choosing Safe Mode? If it will make it into Safe Mode you can revert back to a System Restore point, preferably prior to the updates.

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A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/stuck-on-starting-windows-repair-shows-system-volume-on-disk-is-corrupted.1023059/
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Where did you get WIn7? How is it burned to disk or flash stick installer?

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A:Toshiba Windows 7 Computer suddenly stuck on "Starting Windows"

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Is this still the Toshiba factory preinstall? There's a reason most tech enthusiasts won't run the bloated factory preinstall but instead prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get best performance.

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HAMMI_SAIF,
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Quote:
have a recovery disk made with drivers & applications made by me


Did you you make the Recovery disc?

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http//answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-7-install-is-stuck-at-setup-is-starting/1b429a4f-b81c-419a-9780-308c743e1129

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A:Custom setup stuck on "starting windows" screen

Never mind, I unplugged things and it's all good

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A:Install windows stuck on "setup is starting", cmd won't use commands

It sounds like you might have a faulty installer - try writing the ISO to USB again.

Be sure you get the iso here:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links

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A:Can't install XP on computer; stuck on "Setup is starting windows"

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A:[SOLVED] stuck at"Windows is starting up" screen -2nd laptop down

Can you get into the Administrator account via "safe Mode"? Do you have a Windows XP CD? You might need it.

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A:Stuck at "Starting Windows" for too long, and unable to load random programs

You should never use the reset/restart button on your case unless you need to. Otherwise this happens...

Please preform a hard drive test using this guide here:

How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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A:Windows 7 Boot Hangs at "Starting Windows" after Installation of OCZ Agility 3 SSD

The purpose of having an SSD drive is to boot faster and have a more stable OS then on SATA type of drive. Using an SSD drive as storage or for working in your audio program does not make it any faster.
When you install and SSD drive, you have to change the HDD mode to AHCI to get the computer to recognize the drive. If Windows was installed on a normal SATA drive without AHCI/Raid Mode, it would make the Windows drive unbootable or possibly BSOD.
Check in the Bios to see what the HDD mode is. Also check in the Boot priority to see which SATA port is booting first and if the ports the rest of your HDD's use are Enabled.
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A:Windows 7 installation resets computer on "Starting Windows" message

Theres a great tutorial here that gives you everything you need to get and keep a perfect install
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

it sounds like you are trying to install win 7 from within vista, you will be better of doing a clean install from boot but this will require losing your current install
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Yes, disable avg. If that does not work try clean boot
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx
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A:Windows 7 stuck at "Starting Windows" NO fix on these forums helps

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
The steps will eventually lead to backing up of your personal data and files, and then a complete clean install of Windows 7. The steps also cover hardware problems related to booting issues.

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A:Solved: Windows 7 Stuck on "Starting windows" screen! HELP.

Now its running disk check....I'll let you guys know if it can start or not.
 

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A:Windows 7 laptop stuck at "Starting Windows" screen

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Freddy12 said:

i have looked up fixes for this, and they say try a repair with your Windows XP disk, however, ive torn apart my house and can't find it. I really cant and dont want to reformat, one because i have a lot of files on my computer and 2, if i reformat, i would have to reinstall my modem,router,and ethernet, which i dont have disks for any of them (tore up my house again). As you can see, im not the most organized guy, and dont have any of the discs. so can someone please help me find a solution to this. thanks!

by the way i can run it fine in Safe Mode (as im doing now, Safe Mode W/ Networking)Click to expand...

Try using System Restore from safe mode to restore your computer to an earlier date when everything worked. If that doesnt work try chkdsk c: /f Its a long shot but you never know.
 

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Just finished wiping it, twice. Now attempting to reinstall Win7, and still stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen.

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I managed to reinstall win7 but it wont load, not even in safe mode. It goes to a boot screen where the only option is Windows EMS.

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C:\ (40% of hdd for windows)
D:\ (60% saved for Mint)
Q:\ (for MS Office starter/trial whatchamacallit)

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A:Computer stuck at "starting windows" screen

I'm 90% sure all i need to do is get my pc to boot from the D: Drive instead of X: Drive im just not sure how to go about that

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A:Issue Installing Win 7 Ult x64 on New PC; Stuck @ "Starting Windows"

On a Windows 8 PC you likely have to turn off Secure Boot in BIOS setup first before you can install Win7.

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More information here about UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
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Were you able to format the drive?

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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A:Windows 7 Install is stuck at "Setup is Starting"

It probably isn't a virus or any kind of malware if you are experiencing issues when attempting a fresh Windows installation.
It's possible the hard drive has developed a fault, despite being only six-months old. You should test it to confirm if this is the case.

Download SeaTools for DOS from here (click Downloads): http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

Now download & install (on a working PC of course) IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
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A:Laptop stuck on "Starting Windows" Screen

One could try file checker command,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

then : How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7

and then: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

And try to quickly check: Memory Diagnostics Tool

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A:Win 7 64-bit stuck at "Starting Windows", no safe mode.

I too think your HDD is the main source of the problem,I would probably get another HDD and install windows on that and test it for the same time this one lasted before it failed on the re-install to see if it's a hd problem or not.If you have a spare HD I would test it on that pc and see if it loads faster or has the same problem.

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A:Windows 7 Install is stuck at "Setup is Starting"

Hi,You can run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, it will tells you about any known compatibility issues.  If you have 64-bit version of Windows XP installed, trying to perform Upgrade install and check if the issue persists. Thomas Lin

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/942a14f6-d4d1-4064-9d2f-981d91272749/windows-7-install-is-stuck-at-quotsetup-is-startingquot?forum=w7itproinstall
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A:Windows 7 installer stuck at "Setup is starting"

Witch OS came on the Laptop? Win 8?
On BIOS, did you enabled CSM (Compatible System Mode)?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/400461-windows-7-installer-stuck-setup-starting.html
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A:Stuck @ "starting windows" screen, everything was FINE!

Hello Electroh0lic, Welcome!

I must confess I am having difficulty understanding your post. No offense intended, could you please try again, this time using proper punctuation and capitalization?

Don't know if this is applicable, but you can try looking in my post http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html to see if anything in there helps.

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A:win7 stuck at "starting windows"

Do you have a windows 7 DVD?
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Hello Cabbageman, welcome to Seven Forums!


The one thing you didn't mention is the probable suspect, where did the Windows installer you are using come from, perhaps that is the issue and securing another installer will sort it for you.

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A:Windows 7 STUCK on "Starting Windows" NO SAFEMODE

Welcome!

How long did you wait during the animation when you booted up the repair disc?

You may try testing your RAM. Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder. Boot from the CD, and run at least 5 passes.

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Welcome sammytweak2: Can we start with getting you to fillin your system specs? Thanks

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Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Quote: Originally Posted by ninetailz


My laptop was slow so i restarted but when restarting i used force restart because it was taking so much time. Now when i open my laptop up it gets stuck at "Starting Windows" screen.

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Wait for startup repair to finish and if it works then try and boot again if it doesn't click on the drop down menu when it says couldn't fix and put a summary of it here.

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Tried Last Known Good Configuration yet?
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A:Stuck at "Completing installation" install windows 7 on new SSD.

Now it doesnt posting. is my pc dead?

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A:Windows 7 64B installation stuck on "Installing updates"

Hello angrychair, welcome to Seven Forums!

You do not need 'active' internet to install.

Study the information and steps outlined in the tutorials linked below to sort through each in-turn and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

If the installer is one you acquired perhaps the ISO file is bad and another will work; or if you burned it to DVD, another burn is needed, use ImgBurn at no greater than x4 speed with a verify. ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
If the PC is capable, add the installation files to a USB stick and boot that for the install. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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A:Stuck at "Starting Windows."

Hello Cavaldi, welcome to SF!

Please follow these instructions to post the info we need to help?
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A:Stuck on "Starting Windows"

Please fill in your System Specs completely so we know what we are dealing with.

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A:Stuck at "Starting Windows"

You could try "last known good"

Using Last Known Good Configuration

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A:Stuck on "completing installation" on Windows 7 X64

  
Quote: Originally Posted by halomaster


I've been browsing Google and these forums for ideas the last week as to why the the installation would hang at this point, but have found no solid answers that work. so far I've tried the following:
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Tried booting from DVD, burned at slowest speed.
Tried booting from USB.
Tried both 32 and 64 bit versions with the same results

Any Ideas to why Windows hangs at the "completing installation" point?



RAID driver? Max mem or Max cpu checked. Has the dvd been successful in installing win 7 before?

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A:First installation of Windows 7 x64 restarts on "Starting Windows"

Have you tried it with just a single stick of RAM?

Are all of these components new?

Is your installation disc burned, retail, OEM, borrowed, or ???

How did you check the RAM?

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A:Windows installation freeze at "Starting Windows"

You might try copying the installation files from your installation disc to your hard drive, and run the setup.exe from there...

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A:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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You have given us everything but the brand of notebook but most have a repair environment you can boot to and then use System Restore to go back a day or two and boot back up. There should also be a hard disk repair tool another option to run as well as "Startup Repair".
 

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A:Windows 7 stuck at "Starting Windows"?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by johnnyham89


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Hi and welcome.
I just looked up your laptop and couldn't find drivers for Win7 64bit.
Actually I didn't see any Win7 drivers just Vista.
Have you considered installing the 32 bit version instead of 64 bit?

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A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", can't access repair mode or safe mode

Hi there Dougy282,

Do you have your Windows OS CD by any chance? If so, I recommend performing a "REPAIR-INSTALL" and see if that resolves this. You would definitely need your legitimate copy of Windows OS CD though.

Hope everything works out well for you and feel free to ask more questions, thank you.

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The windows default is the culprit here.

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A:Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"

Hello borito, Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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A:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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A:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!

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A:WINDOWS 7 Setup stuck at "setup is starting"

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hello there, I have some questions, why do I get bluescreen errors, when I start my computer or when I shut my computer down? things that I found on the blue screen is "prl_boot.sys" for sometimes. my computer never got Bluescreen on normal use..

Here's the zip:
SF_19-12-2012.zip

Any answer would be highly appreciated! thank you

A:BSOD on "Starting Windows" and "Shutting Down..."

Run this

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Uninstall Parallels Tools 7.0

From the drivers list Intel Raid StorPort Driver is the oldest driver which dates 2005.

iirsp iirsp Kernel 12/14/2005 5:47:54 AM

update it from here

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

also your IBM ServeRAID Controller Driver


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8b0f9e5ab15, 0, fffff88001c6e826, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for prl_boot.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for prl_boot.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : prl_boot.sys ( prl_boot+2826 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

0: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)
Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffff8b0f9e5ab15, memory referenced.
Arg2: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: fffff88001c6e826, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
address.
Arg4: 0000000000000005, (reserved)

Debugging Details:
------------------
Could not read faulting driver name

READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800048fc100
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800048fc1c0
fffff8b0f9e5ab15 Paged pool

FAULTING_IP:
prl_boot+2826
fffff880`01c6e826 833cb000 cmp dword ptr [rax+rsi*4],0

MM_INTERNAL_CODE: 5

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50

PROCESS_NAME: smss.exe

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

TRAP_FRAME: fffff88006b55a30 -- (.trap 0xfffff88006b55a30)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffff8a010f95209 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000001200
rdx=0000000168be5cc1 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88001c6e826 rsp=fffff88006b55bc0 rbp=00000000002617e2
r8=fffff88001c76288 r9=00000000dca12a29 r10=0000000000002a29
r11=fffff8a0018617e2 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na po nc
prl_boot+0x2826:
fffff880`01c6e826 833cb000 cmp dword ptr [rax+rsi*4],0 ds:fffff8a0`10f95209=????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff800046738af to fffff800046ccfc0

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`06b558c8 fffff800`046738af : 00000000`00000050 fffff8b0`f9e5ab15 00000000`00000000 fffff880`06b55a30 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`06b558d0 fffff800`046cb0ee : 00000000`00000000 fffff8b0`f9e5ab15 fffff800`0464e000 fffff880`01c76201 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x437c1
fffff880`06b55a30 fffff880`01c6e826 : fffff880`01c76201 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff800`046c8810 : nt!KiPageFault+0x16e
fffff880`06b55bc0 fffff880`01c76201 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff800`046c8810 00000000`00000010 : prl_boot+0x2826
fffff880`06b55bc8 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 fffff800`046c8810 00000000`00000010 00000000`002617e2 : prl_boot+0xa201
STACK_COMMAND: kb

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A:windows 7 long "starting windows" screen time and froze disk check

I am assuming you are not able to get to the desktop ??

Are you able to get to safemode ??

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Tricky, this one!

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