Stuck at Starting Windows

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to help me.

I've got a big problem with my laptop. if I try to boot it normally it gets blue screen and dies. The same thing happends if I use fail safe. (crashed at crcdisk)

So I thought idd reinstall it. However when i boot up from my windows cd, I only get the 2 possibilities to "setup and recovery". No matter which of those I choose it goes to "loading files" and then to "starting windows".

I've reinstalled quite a few computers, with xp and windows 7, and I've never had any trouble doing so.

So i thought idd try to take out the hdd manually, but I realised I dont have the cables to connect it to my other pc, and clean the hdd that way.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Thanks in advance

With regards


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Microsoft Community Contributor
So you have a Windows 7 install DVD? Your system is set to boot from DVD first or you have a boot option to set it first?

If you can get into a command prompt, you can clean the drive, or possibly download and burn something like Partition Wizard or G-Parted to boot and wipe the drive.

Do you know of anything that might have made you suspect the drive was failing?

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