Win7 X64 Ultimate hangs while booting?


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Artreid

I have two Gateway E-4620D machines.
- 1 running C2Q 1333Mhz, 775, 775Gg HDD, 8Gg Ram
- 1 running C2D 800Mhz, 775, 500Gg HDD, 4Gg Ram

I cloned the 500Gg HDD from the C2D to the 750Gg C2Q machine using Acronis.
Installed the 750 back into the C2Q and booted the machine. All went well on
the first attempt (although slowly). I would guess because it was
configuring the new hardware in the C2Q, (ie, Video card, TV Card additional
memory, etc,)?

However, it did boot into Windows and Actually ran. I than shutdown and
attempted to reboot.

It now gets to a screen that gives me two choices.
- Press F2 for Setup
- Enter to Continue (I believe)

At any rate pressing NEITHER choice does nothing. In the case of pressing F2
machine just sits there with "Entering Setup" showing forever.

I have no idea what to try next...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I have two Gateway E-4620D machines.
- 1 running C2Q 1333Mhz, 775, 775Gg HDD, 8Gg Ram
- 1 running C2D 800Mhz, 775, 500Gg HDD, 4Gg Ram
I cloned the 500Gg HDD from the C2D to the 750Gg C2Q machine using Acronis.
Installed the 750 back into the C2Q and booted the machine. All went well on
the first attempt (although slowly). I would guess because it was configuring
the new hardware in the C2Q, (ie, Video card, TV Card additional memory,
etc,)?
However, it did boot into Windows and Actually ran. I than shutdown and
attempted to reboot.
It now gets to a screen that gives me two choices.
- Press F2 for Setup
- Enter to Continue (I believe)
At any rate pressing NEITHER choice does nothing. In the case of pressing F2
machine just sits there with "Entering Setup" showing forever.
I have no idea what to try next...
One guess (or a suggested experiment, if you prefer): reclone the drive
using a different backup program, such as EASEUS Disk Copy or EASEUS
Todo Backup, which are both free.

Never mind: I read your post a couple more times until I could parse
it, and I now think you are in effect moving a drive from one machine
to another different one. Probably the drivers are not compatible,
although the generic drivers worked for the first boot, allowing the
"proper" drivers to be installed, thereby breaking your cloned system.

I'm still just guessing, however.
 
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Paul

Artreid said:
I have two Gateway E-4620D machines.
- 1 running C2Q 1333Mhz, 775, 775Gg HDD, 8Gg Ram
- 1 running C2D 800Mhz, 775, 500Gg HDD, 4Gg Ram

I cloned the 500Gg HDD from the C2D to the 750Gg C2Q machine using
Acronis. Installed the 750 back into the C2Q and booted the machine. All
went well on the first attempt (although slowly). I would guess because
it was configuring the new hardware in the C2Q, (ie, Video card, TV Card
additional memory, etc,)?

However, it did boot into Windows and Actually ran. I than shutdown and
attempted to reboot.

It now gets to a screen that gives me two choices.
- Press F2 for Setup
- Enter to Continue (I believe)

At any rate pressing NEITHER choice does nothing. In the case of
pressing F2 machine just sits there with "Entering Setup" showing forever.

I have no idea what to try next...
I did a change to a disk the other day, and had problems at startup.

One thing you have to watch, is that the bcdedit or boot.ini, ends up
pointing at the correct partition. The four primary partitions
stored in the MBR (sector 0) may be used as identifiers. If you
copied partition 2 from one disk and made it partition 1 on another
disk, then the bcdedit or boot.ini ARC path will end up wrong.
If the boot loader is expecting to find the OS on partition 2, and
there isn't a partition 2, you can imagine that's going to cause
a problem.

Presumably some repair tool can fix that. The Windows 7 I got on
my new laptop, prompted me to burn a Recovery CD, which is a 200MB
copy of some startup code and tools, to be used to repairing small
problems. You might find something on that disc which would be
useful at this point.

(If you've broken all your computers, a copy of the Recovery CD
can even be downloaded off the net. This is the first and only
time, I tried using BitTorrent. These images are available
not as FTP or HTTP, but via BitTorrent protocols, in order
that the download bandwidth charges be distributed over
many users functioning as servers. This way, Neosmart doesn't
get a big bill at the end of the month.)

http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

You can use a "real" installer DVD for Windows 7, or if you burn the
recovery CD while in Windows 7, that can be used to carry out
steps like this. The "Bootrec /RebuildBcd" is an example of
correcting the information in the Boot Configuration Data, so
the OS is found properly. (Think especially how they've arranged
the Windows 7 partitions - on my laptop, a small 100MB partition
is the partition with the active flag, while the adjacent partition
happens to be C:. The active flag isn't actually pointing at C:
and something else has to do that - and I think that is stored in
the BCD information. And it isn't as easy as fiddling with boot.ini
was on older OSes. With previous OSes, you could fix this with
Notepad or even a text editor in Linux.)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391

Paul
 
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Rich

Artreid said:
I have two Gateway E-4620D machines.
- 1 running C2Q 1333Mhz, 775, 775Gg HDD, 8Gg Ram
- 1 running C2D 800Mhz, 775, 500Gg HDD, 4Gg Ram

I cloned the 500Gg HDD from the C2D to the 750Gg C2Q machine using
Acronis. Installed the 750 back into the C2Q and booted the machine. All
went well on the first attempt (although slowly). I would guess because it
was configuring the new hardware in the C2Q, (ie, Video card, TV Card
additional memory, etc,)?

However, it did boot into Windows and Actually ran. I than shutdown and
attempted to reboot.

It now gets to a screen that gives me two choices.
- Press F2 for Setup
- Enter to Continue (I believe)

At any rate pressing NEITHER choice does nothing. In the case of pressing
F2 machine just sits there with "Entering Setup" showing forever.

I have no idea what to try next...
Did you use the Acronis Universal Restore function? I restored a backup
image from an old XP computer to a newer Windows 7 computer with no
problems. It booted into Windows with a bunch of Exclamation points in
device manager then one by one Win 7 found the correct driver for the new
computer & installed it. It is actually a dual boot with XP & 7. Universal
Restore transferred everything to the new computer,

Rich
 
A

Artreid

Thanks for all the replies. I'm not I know were to start.

I had only one partition on the old 500Gg drive and cloned that drive to a
new 750Gg drive. Than installed the 750Gg drive into a different Gateway
E-4620D machine. Again, the new machine booted fine the first attempt
reflecting the 750Gg HDD as the primary (and only) C-drive.

I have not gotten it to reboot once I did a shutdown...

I'm thinking, just format the 750GG HDD and copy/reinstall all my
files/programs from the old 500Gg? If that doesn't work I guess I'll be
posting here again...Art



"Rich" wrote in message


Artreid said:
I have two Gateway E-4620D machines.
- 1 running C2Q 1333Mhz, 775, 775Gg HDD, 8Gg Ram
- 1 running C2D 800Mhz, 775, 500Gg HDD, 4Gg Ram

I cloned the 500Gg HDD from the C2D to the 750Gg C2Q machine using
Acronis. Installed the 750 back into the C2Q and booted the machine. All
went well on the first attempt (although slowly). I would guess because it
was configuring the new hardware in the C2Q, (ie, Video card, TV Card
additional memory, etc,)?

However, it did boot into Windows and Actually ran. I than shutdown and
attempted to reboot.

It now gets to a screen that gives me two choices.
- Press F2 for Setup
- Enter to Continue (I believe)

At any rate pressing NEITHER choice does nothing. In the case of pressing
F2 machine just sits there with "Entering Setup" showing forever.

I have no idea what to try next...
Did you use the Acronis Universal Restore function? I restored a backup
image from an old XP computer to a newer Windows 7 computer with no
problems. It booted into Windows with a bunch of Exclamation points in
device manager then one by one Win 7 found the correct driver for the new
computer & installed it. It is actually a dual boot with XP & 7. Universal
Restore transferred everything to the new computer,

Rich
 
A

Artreid

Clarification:

Format HDD, fresh install if Win7 X64, than copy files/data over from 500Gg
HDD...
 
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Jan Alter

Artreid said:
Clarification:

Format HDD, fresh install if Win7 X64, than copy files/data over from
500Gg HDD...
Did you use the Acronis Universal Restore function?
Rich is referring to an additional program called the 'Plus Pack' for
Acronis True Image. If that is installed after True Image Home has been
installed you then can make a rescue CD to restore an image to a new HDD.
It gives the option to install new drivers when moving an OS image from one
computer to a new computer with completely different hardware. Without the
Plus Pack installed one is at the mercy of MS as to whether or not it may
have an appropriate driver available to run on the next motherboard along
with its new peripheral hardware.
 
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John Aldred

Artreid said:
I have two Gateway E-4620D machines.
- 1 running C2Q 1333Mhz, 775, 775Gg HDD, 8Gg Ram
- 1 running C2D 800Mhz, 775, 500Gg HDD, 4Gg Ram

I cloned the 500Gg HDD from the C2D to the 750Gg C2Q machine using
Acronis. Installed the 750 back into the C2Q and booted the machine. All
went well on the first attempt (although slowly). I would guess because it
was configuring the new hardware in the C2Q, (ie, Video card, TV Card
additional memory, etc,)?

However, it did boot into Windows and Actually ran. I than shutdown and
attempted to reboot.

It now gets to a screen that gives me two choices.
- Press F2 for Setup
- Enter to Continue (I believe)
The only time I have had the above messages on my old Dell machine was when
the BIOS detected a hardware malfunction. In my case it was a memory module
that required re-seating in its socket.

The F2 key, if pressed during boot up, will normally take you into the BIOS
settings.

I would open up the case and check that all cables, cards and memory modules
were firmly seated.
 

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