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Windows 7: Urgent: Computer Won't Boot

16 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Urgent: Computer Won't Boot

Today I decided to give a try of dual booting windows 7 and windows xp
I've had 7 installed first. When I tried to shrink the windows 7 volume in disk management, I got an error and it could not be done. So I decided to download a third party program called Partition Wizard. I shrank the windows 7 volume down by 10 gigs and Paritition Wizard needed to restart the computer to complete the shrnking. So I let it do it's thing. After partitioning is complete, it automatically restarted the computer again. This time the computer is stuck on the first screen when it boots up.
It has the HP logo and on the bottom left it says press esc for star up menu.
None of the keys work (includes esc and the F keys) except for the ctrl alt del combo
I can't get it past this screen. It won't go to boot management or safe mode page or boot from CD.
I have a windows 7 DVD I am willing to wipe clean and do a reinstall, if needed.

please help

specs: hp laptop pavilion dv5, core 2 duo, 4g of ram, 320g hard drive
running windows 7 professional 64 bit (legit, not pirated)


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16 Jun 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Try doing a startup repair from the Windows 7 DVD

Startup Repair


Note: in this section "Boot to the System Recovery Options screen." use Method 2 to get to System Recovery from the Windows 7 DVD

another note: as the Tutorial describes you will probably need to do this up to 3 times.
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16 Jun 2010   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is your Windows 7 DVD a HP recovery disk, if yes.
you may need to download a startup disk.
System Repair Disc - Create
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16 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the reply
I can't get past the logo screen to do anything.
The option for boot from cd doesn't show up.
(usually it says press any key to boot from cd drive)
also, since the F keys don't work, I can't get into advanced boot option such as system recovery.

Oh also, when I spam the keyboard, the computer will make a loud beep noise on every key pressed.
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16 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Reseat all your hardware, check all the cables.
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16 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Reseat all your hardware, check all the cables.
Would I have to open my laptop? I would prefer not to do that because I've never done or seen it done before.
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16 Jun 2010   #7

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Yeah I dont think your hardware has come loose.

but you never know. If you want to check...Is the laptop under warrentee still? If so take it to store and have them open it and look. If its under warrentee, sometimes opening it up voids the warrentee.
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16 Jun 2010   #8

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I think this is either Master Book Record or your File Table. there are people on this forum with great MBR knowledge hopefully one will see the thread and have seen this issue. It is new to me.
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16 Jun 2010   #9

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

can you hook up an external keyboard to the case and see if it will work?

If you dont have one - borrow one? just anything generic the drivers for the keyboard might have been corrupted with the system. maybe hooking up an external one will use the default drivers and work.

Edit:

(Im posting too much)

Another thing to try since this is a laptop. Reset it by powering down completely. disconnect from power adapter and then remove battery from case. press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. This will discharge the electrical circuits clearing the data from them. after that is done, insert battery and power cord and start the system up. This has cleared up issues before for different things and is worth a try.
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16 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thx for the replies
I am currently download an trying the recovery disk method.
I'll give the other solutions a go after that.
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