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Windows 7: Changed Win 7 Computer Name; now won't boot at all

29 Oct 2012   #1
SeeksITHelp

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Changed Win 7 Computer Name; now won't boot at all

I was working on setting up a PC for network usage with the understanding that it hadn't been used much previously. Unfortunately I found that it had a PC name already existing on the network and went to change the PC name and IP address as needed for a static IP environment

However, after selecting to "restart" the system never rebooted up and I cannot seem to access the CD drive to place a restore CD or basically do anything with the PC.

Any ideas on what happened?

I've unplugged the computer and waited a few seconds to plug it in. Once replugged it returns to having the basic lights on it blink about once every few second and appears to be otherwise disabled.

Is it possible that there was a HardDrive failure of some sort?

Just found out that the P6 and P4 connectors are inserted into a drive but P5 is not. I'm not sure if that is helpful but I figured it significant enough to update this question post


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29 Oct 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup?

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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