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Windows 7: Error loading operating system on boot

24 May 2012   #11
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried clearing the BIOS?


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24 May 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Make sure the Win7 HD is set first to boot.

Try booting disk from one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen which I believe is F2 on Sony.
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25 May 2012   #13
Placehold

Windows 7
 
 

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the suggestions and assistance, unable to get anything to appear, unable to get diagnostics running properly and the new repair and recovery discs run but after it loads the windows files just sit with the blank screen and white cursor.

Tried reseting the CMOS and reseting the BIOS, made no difference unfortunately.

The last thing I'm going to try is an fresh install disk, there should be an option to repair from that disk but failing that I might just call sony and pay the few hundred they want to get it up and running.

Spoke to one of the agents on the phone and they said they could hook it up to their system, re-format the entire harddrive and then add the recovery partition back onto it, so that is my last resort.

They said they would also give me the diagnostic report they create so might be able to figure what damage was caused and how,

Thanks again for the support.

Kindest Regards




Craig
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25 May 2012   #14
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Might be cheaper if you can determine whether or not that HD was causing fits.

Remove it, connect it to another machine and see if you can run the diagnostics on it. If still problematic it might mean all you need is a new drive.
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25 May 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

After running the HD Diagnostics extended CD scan in another computer with only that HD plugged in, you can even install Win7 then SysPrep to move HD to another computer before moving back to Sony.

There are many more troubleshooting steps to try before paying more to repair it than a new laptop costs. We have a 100% install rate for those who stick it out.
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26 May 2012   #16
Placehold

Windows 7
 
 

Hello,

Using the installation disk failed to work however a friend recommended I give 'spinrite' a try so giving it a try now.

I tried hooking the hd up to another laptop after the failed attempt with the installation disk, the most information that it would give me without crashing was 'bad sectors' hahaha which was a given

I was however able to move the recovery partition to another computer, had to do it with EASEUS Disk Copy which for the first 20 minutes couldn't actually see anything.

So spinrite, once done should yield some interesting results, thanks again for the support,

Kindest Regards





Craig
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26 May 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

Did you try the extended CD scan with the HD maker's HD diagnostics as advised days ago?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check run from System Recovery Options Command line.

If the HD tests okay then work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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27 May 2012   #18
Placehold

Windows 7
 
 

Hello,

I tried running that scan unfortunately I an't get anything to run on this laptop.

The spinrite disc failed to run properly and I was presented with a series of errors relating to the HD.

Don't think I have many options now, it seems that it boots initially ... fine, then stops working when it tries to connect to the HD, so I might just connect it to a friends laptop and try wiping it from there and then reinstalling the partition I was able to grab off it.

Thanks again for the support guys

Kindest Regards





Craig
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27 May 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

I would replace the HD, unless you are running the tests wrong.

What exactly happens when you boot the maker's extended CD scan? Which one are you using?
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27 May 2012   #20
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sounds like HD replacement to me too.

But it's hard to understand exactly how you're going about doing these tests. One of your later posts indicated you connected the HD to another laptop. You should be doing all further testing of that suspect HD with that other laptop (if it's a known working laptop that's available for you to use).

You mention in your very last post connecting it to a friend's laptop. Is that now a third laptop in the picture? And all three have problems with that drive? You're connecting it properly and haven't changed any jumper settings (if they exist)? Again, sounds like bad hard drive.
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