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Screen that says "Boot Error" every time I turn on my PC

#1BatmanchuPosted 10/25/2013 5:17:37 PM
I'm running Win7. It's only recently started happening. I can just hit 'enter' and then I can get to my desktop just fine, and everything works, no problem. This prevents me from getting into Safe Mode, though, which is what I want to do.

Startup repair didn't help at all.

Basically it goes BIOS>Boot error>login screen right after the error.
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#2PepsiWithCokePosted 10/25/2013 6:46:05 PM
Well first things first, Do you have everything backed up?
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#3LordSeiferPosted 10/25/2013 7:20:16 PM
do you have a dvd in your dvd drive?
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#4Batmanchu(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2013 7:45:57 PM
LordSeifer posted...
do you have a dvd in your dvd drive?


Well, checking now, yes. But it's been there for god knows how long.

And, no, since I have nothing to back it up on, my PC is not backed up anywhere.

Please tell me there's an alternative to formatting my hard drive.
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#5Davel23Posted 10/25/2013 8:56:17 PM
What do you have in your USB ports?
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Your mom's box.
#6Batmanchu(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2013 9:14:42 PM
Davel23 posted...
What do you have in your USB ports?


Keyboard, mouse, headphones.

I'm pretty sure it's a virus, and i finally got into safe mode, so now I'm doing scans in safe mode now, and will do a fix mdr so I'll see of that works.
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#7AsellusPosted 10/25/2013 9:27:26 PM
Well, checking now, yes. But it's been there for god knows how long.

Does it still give you the boot error if you take the dvd out?
#8-GhosT-Posted 10/25/2013 10:13:48 PM
Isn't there a way to fix this by launching the Windows 7 disk, then..

Pressing Shift + F9 to open the Command Prompt..

Then typing:

BootRec.exe /fixmbr
BootRec.Exe /fixboot

And that should fix it?

I might be wrong about this, but that was part of an assignment I did just today in IT class. It hasn't been corrected, but I'm assuming this should work.
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#9Batmanchu(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2013 10:45:38 PM
Asellus posted...
Well, checking now, yes. But it's been there for god knows how long.

Does it still give you the boot error if you take the dvd out?


It did.

I scanned with MSE/Spybot in safe mode, and then did bootrec.exe /fixmbr, and that seems to have solved my problem.
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#10-GhosT-Posted 10/25/2013 10:46:14 PM
Glad to hear I'm getting full points on this assignment. :)
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