Question Windows 7 startup error

Midhun Kumar

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I have an old Dell optiplex 390 pc. It has i3 2nd gen, 2gb ram, 1tb hdd. I only use chrome & ms word 2007 on it. It works fine but occasionally, it gets stuck in boot loop. When I switch on the CPU, it never loads beyond the 'windows logo' & takes me to windows error recovery screen. I've tried many ways to solve it, like, startup repair, system restore, windows memory recovery, command prompt, even tried third party boot repair softwares. But nothing worked. Everytime, I have to a reinstall windows 7 afresh with a bootable media
This issue doesn't happen frequently, but, once in several months. I am sure I switch on the pc properly everytime. So that may not be the cause. Puzzled over what's causes it. Please explain me what might be the cause & some working solutions
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faalin

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More then likely there is probably a bad sector on the drive and once it writes something there it gives you issues.

If your not using all of the 1TB drive i would recommend buying a smaller SSD and install windows on it. It will also make the system a lot more snappier.

Something like a smasung 870 evo a 250GB @ $50 or 500GB @ $60
 
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Midhun Kumar

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Yes. I scanned my hdd for presence of bad sectors using a software and it showed me that my hdd has bad sectors. How to get rid of those bad sectors?
 

Midhun Kumar

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Raw read error rate on WD drives should be zero. You seem to have a problem there.

Download WD dashboard and run SMART diagnostics test.
https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?lang=en#WD_softwarepc

As to why the partition is empty ...
Did you format is by any chance?
May be file system got corrupted and was fixed by cleaning it.
Hard to tell.

Check BIOS settings and make sure fast boot is turned off.
This setting can cause data loss in some situations too.
 
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