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Windows 7: Booting up problem

05 Oct 2011   #21
ukthesis

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Thanks for the advice again and I'll do that when I have a bit of time. I already created a system repair disc. Should I run that?


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05 Oct 2011   #22
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
No problem then. Can I ask? After going into the BIOS system, and if I screw up in some way (perhaps pressing the wrong command prompt for example) how do I get back to the default options that were there at the start (before I intervened).
Sorry, not to be rude... But if you had difficulty in finding the on/off button I STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU DO NOT ENTER THE BIOS! Not unless you have studied up on it, your PC, etc... every BIOS is different depending on PC make and model. Which you still havent answered the question... what make and model is your PC?

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Thanks for the advice again and I'll do that when I have a bit of time. I already created a system repair disc. Should I run that?
NO!!!! Unless you are you having issues with Win7!
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05 Oct 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

The reason you are getting the "Start Windows Normally" prompt at boot could be because the computer isn't being shut down properly as you described in OP.

Since you wisely made the Repair CD I'd boot it and see if it finds issues to repair. If not, click through to Recovery TOols list to run Startup Repair to see if it finds anything else. System Repair Disk

Check Windows Updates to see if there is a new mouse driver, enter Device Manager, click on Mouse driver, on Driver tab select Update Driver. If no Update, select Uninstall Driver, then reset computer with button to reboot for driver auto-reinstall.

Run the SFC as suggested, report back results on each step given.
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05 Oct 2011   #24
ukthesis

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Okay, when I have time. On the "on/off" button issue, I have had two different desktops since 2001, so I'm no novice, and their buttons were easy to find and I never had a problem with them, which is the difference. This isn't normally a problem. Furthermore, on the first one I had, I do vaguely recall going into BIOS for something or the other. But I also read that you need to be confident that you know the score before going that route.

Although it's been mentioned before, I am punctilious about switching the PC off through Start and Turn Off, so that's definitely not the cause.

Trying the run this repair disc. I had "assumed" (always a bad idea) that I click on the contents and then it would go off and run. There are two folders, "Boot" and "Sources" on the disc. When I click on either, nothing happens. So how do I run this?
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05 Oct 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Did I read the Original Post incorrectly that when the mouse freezes you are sometimes forced to do a hard shutdown of the PC, which often results in the "Start Windows Normally" prompt at reboot?

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I then have to switch the PC off at the plug (the Start and Shut Down buttons don't work either).
You need to boot the disk: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD If you have problems entering BIOS setup to set CD drive first to boot, then use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen to select the CD drive.
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06 Oct 2011   #26
ukthesis

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Correct, but that's only after the original problem (which is what this thread is all about) occurs. So the original problem occurs and only then have I switched it off that way. So the original problem (see above) is the issue here. How I switched on and off the PC is irrelevant and is resolved (explaining how I managed to work the on/off switch - also see above).
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06 Oct 2011   #27
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
Correct, but that's only after the original problem (which is what this thread is all about) occurs. So the original problem occurs and only then have I switched it off that way. So the original problem (see above) is the issue here. How I switched on and off the PC is irrelevant and is resolved (explaining how I managed to work the on/off switch - also see above).
It still would be nice to know the make and model of your PC... in case we encounter this issue again with another user...???

As for the mouse issue; is this a cordless mouse, or does it have a long tail? If cordless the first suggesstion is to always replace the batteries. If a corded one, try moving to another USB and see if the issue persists.
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