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Windows 7: Computer Won't Boot At All

21 Oct 2012   #1
WindowsAider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Computer Won't Boot At All

About 2-3 weeks ago, my computer wouldn't boot. I tried everything and found that the hard drive was too far gone to save any info/reboot it. So in the mean time, while looking for and ordering a new hard drive, i was using unbuntu to make the computer usable (as in go on the internet, type stuff up, watch videos) and all of a sudden my computer won't even boot up from CD'S anymore. My hard drive is set to come soon but for the mean time i need ubuntu to run, any one know how i can get the cd to boot . My screen stays stuck at the HP sign with the F10, ESC = BOOT MENU, F12 = BOOT FROM LAN, F11 = SYSTEM RECOVERY, F9 = DIAGNOSTICS Screen. The CD won't boot and even if i try to click f10, f12, it doesnt do anything.

P.S - No CD will load, not just the Ubuntu one, my Parmagicfix thing won't either.


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21 Oct 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sounds like the CD drive is bad, you need to replace it.

Either that or put Ubuntu on a flash drive and boot from there. Lots of tutorials on how to do that available via Google.
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21 Oct 2012   #3
nckfrtg28

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 

When you start the computer up dose the CD drive light come on?
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22 Oct 2012   #4
WindowsAider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
When you start the computer up dose the CD drive light come on?
Yes, my windows 7 reinstallation CD seems to work and the CD drive was just fine two days ago. I redownloaded Ubuntu onto another CD but it still wont boot, I looked this up and alot of people say it has something to do with the BIOS, which i haven't changed, i was using ubuntu on CD one day and then the next, it just wouldn't load.
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22 Oct 2012   #5
WindowsAider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Sounds like the CD drive is bad, you need to replace it.

Either that or put Ubuntu on a flash drive and boot from there. Lots of tutorials on how to do that available via Google.

I put Ubuntu on a flash drive but it still wont get past the splash screen.
(The guide i read told me to change my BIOS to get the flash drive'd ubuntu to start up but i can't acess my BIOS because my computer stays at the splash screen,i hit the Boot menu button and it says loading Boot Menu but nothing happens).
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23 Oct 2012   #6
adelejukerberg

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsAider View Post
About 2-3 weeks ago, my computer wouldn't boot. I tried everything and found that the hard drive was too far gone to save any info/reboot it. So in the mean time, while looking for and ordering a new hard drive, i was using unbuntu to make the computer usable (as in go on the internet, type stuff up, watch videos) and all of a sudden my computer won't even boot up from CD'S anymore. My hard drive is set to come soon but for the mean time i need ubuntu to run, any one know how i can get the cd to boot . My screen stays stuck at the HP sign with the F10, ESC = BOOT MENU, F12 = BOOT FROM LAN, F11 = SYSTEM RECOVERY, F9 = DIAGNOSTICS Screen. The CD won't boot and even if i try to click f10, f12, it doesnt do anything.

P.S - No CD will load, not just the Ubuntu one, my Parmagicfix thing won't either.
It may be the problem of the bad sector in the hard disk. Try to repair them...
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23 Oct 2012   #7
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try removing the hard drive and optical drive, then see if the Ubuntu flash drive will boot.
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23 Oct 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
Try removing the hard drive and optical drive, then see if the Ubuntu flash drive will boot.
Don`t remove them, just unhook their power cables.

Have you ever hit F11 from the boot screen ?
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