Windows 7 does not boot - blinking cursor

When I attempt to boot normally, the computer just gives me a blinking cursor right after my motherboard splash screen. Windows does not load.

I run my system recovery disk. When I get in, system recovery says there is no installed OS. I run command prompt and get into diskpart. Diskpart says there is one HDD that is online and 465 GB. This is correct. When I use list volume with that HDD selected I get a message saying the Volume Letter is C, the filesystem is NTFS, and the status is healthy. When I run list partition I learn that this partition is my primary partition and it has an offset of 101 MB.

I run chkdsk /F c:

1/3 Chkdsk is verifying files.

374272 file records processed.

File Verification completed.

4625 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

2 EA records processed.

60 reparse records processed.

2/3 Chdsk is verifying indexes

465766 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.

0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered.

3/3 Chkdsk is verifying security descriptors

374272 file SDs/SIDs processed

Security descriptor verification  completed.

45748 data files processed.

Chksdsk is verifying Usn Journal...

34049184 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.

Windows has check the file system and found no problems.

488282111 KB total disk space.

410690936 KB in 323567 files.

163652 KB in 457749 indexes.

0 KB in bad sectors.

491643 KB in use by the system.

76935880 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.

122070527 total allocation units on disk.

19233970 allocation units available on disk.

Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.

(This is because I'm on system recovery.)

 

I hope that this means my HDD isn't dead. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Last updated March 26, 2020 Views 119,661 Applies to:
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Hi OVER,

I suggest using a different mouse and keyboard if you have one available to see if you can get Windows to start normally.

 


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