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11 Apr 2011   #1

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Windows 7 wont boot

I have a Dell Studio 1558 laptop on Windows 7. Yesterday it just turned itself off (maybe from a virus?) and now when I turn it on it will not boot properly. It goes to startp repair which can't fix the problem, and I've tried both restoring to several earlier dates and starting in safe mode, which haven't worked either. I've tried everything I know so now I'm completely stuck. Help anyone?

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11 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How far does it get into the process of booting? (ie reboots before or after pulsing flag)
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11 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Before the flag.
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11 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ah. Does the hard drive make any odd noises?

(you may want to check out the advice I gave this person: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-does-not.html no, I'm not telling you to go somewhere else unlike some higher up forum members would, I'm just saying you may find this info helpful )
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11 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Can't really say it makes any odd noises. I've used the command chkdsk as well and it says that its fine, then I use startup repair which then says it has detected no problems, but then when I restart it doesn't boot and startup repair says that there is a problem but it can't fix it.
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11 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Are you able to boot into a Linux live CD? If so, I recommend you try to backup all your documents to external media with it.
I'll keep trying to think what's causing it :/
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11 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I used Dell Emergency Backup so my documents should be safe.
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11 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's a relief. I'm guessing that reinstalling Windows would be a last resort?
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11 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I'd prefer not to and I can't find the disc anywhere. I'm not even sure it shipped with one. Of course if that's what it takes then I'll have to.
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