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28 Sep 2010   #1
Lychaeus

XP Pro
 
 
Windows 7 Major Issues

Hey guys, i hope you are doing well!

Im trying to fix a friends computer, and have basically no experience with windows 7.

His original issue was black screen after rebooting, wouldnt load windows, even in safe mode. So i was going to do a factory reset offered by toshiba, and i was mid process through that when the power died on the laptop (friends plug was on a switch and he didnt tell me it wasnt on.

so now windows boots and immedately blue screens and restarts.

so i got a hold of a windows 7 CD and tryed to reinstall the OS, it installed and said it needed to reboot, it rebooted and blue screened like it did previously.

and i cannot get system repair to come up when i hit f8 on boot. just safe mode options etc.

Also, it seems to have two windows 7 OS's on it atm, both blue screen.


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28 Sep 2010   #2
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Shut down first,Try this unplug from power and remove battery and hold down the power button for 10 seconds, release, then let sit, plug back in the ac power cord, no battery yet. and try starting up may work had one that was like the one you are having the problem and this fixed it. Since you tried all the other install's this may not work but it might.
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28 Sep 2010   #3
Lychaeus

XP Pro
 
 

No luck, still blue screens and when i boot from CD it loads setup files, goes to windows screen then sits at a black screen


Edit: i burned a XP cd (lost my copy) gonna try to delete old partitions that way.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
Lychaeus

XP Pro
 
 

No luck, XP Blue screens after loading setup.
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28 Sep 2010   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Download and burn the Gparted CD and redo the disk partitions.

Afterward, try to re-install Win 7 again after following this:
SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

I figure you've already lost everything on the existing drive, correct?
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28 Sep 2010   #6
Lychaeus

XP Pro
 
 

i will try it, thanks!

yes, everything is gone, but the two windows 7 partitions.
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28 Sep 2010   #7
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lychaeus View Post
i will try it, thanks!

yes, everything is gone, but the two windows 7 partitions.
I guess what I menat was, is there any data left on the drives that the owner of the computer would like to save?

If not, proceed as described above but know you will lose everything currently on the drive.
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28 Sep 2010   #8
Lychaeus

XP Pro
 
 

she is okay with losing everything.

so i burned the iso, and deleted the partition, now the win 7 cd actually goes into setup, and doesnt sit at a black screen. trying to install win 7 now
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28 Sep 2010   #9
coldy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

good luck and hope you get it working
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29 Sep 2010   #10
Lychaeus

XP Pro
 
 

one question about partitions, do i want to delete all 3 of them?

one is a "system" partition, its small.
the one i already deleted. the main one.
and the other one is the hddrecovery which i believe is tanked.

also the install seemed to work, except i have 3 windows 7s on startup listed.
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