Running windows 7 32 bit, Ultimate (upgraded from Windows 7 Professional).
When I boot up my computer, it hangs at the windows logo, until eventually it BSODs with a BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO" error, if I allow it to boot normally. If I click on start up repair, it gives me the error below.
I tried going and running in Safe Mode but it hangs on a system driver file.
I plugged in the drive to another machine as a USB drive and can see that all my data is there, intact.
How can I try to resolve this?
I do have a non stop backup as well as a regular backup as of a couple days ago. Since I cannot boot the machine, I am wondering how I would go about:
- restoring the necessary files
- and determining which system files need to be restored
I thought about creating a Windows 7 recovery CD/DVD, but since I installed Windows & Profssional from a USB stick, then went to SP1, then upgraded to Ultimate, I am unsure how to create a recovery disk. And if I did, could I repair the Windows install without mesing up any current settings or program installations?
Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click next
3. Click "repair your computer."
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.