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Windows 7: Vaio laptop crashed after recent update

19 Aug 2013   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes just check the BIOS first before you do anything check the lot what is connected up the temps etc etc

Another option is to boot a Ubuntu OS - you will need to make a bootable disk and set the machine to boot from the optical but first things first eh?


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19 Aug 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocketroach72 View Post
Is there any way to tell if the HDD is toasted?
I just gave you a link to Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which starts out explaining how to test your hardware including HD. Did you even read it? It compiles everything that can be done to start Win7.
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19 Aug 2013   #13
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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19 Aug 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Is the HDD registering in BIOS setup?

If so I'd run the HD maker's diagnostics and RAM from the beginning of tutorial to know for sure its condition.

Then move to the disinfecting steps, and testing System Files.

Is your Win7 installer known good? Will it boot and detect the system in Repair my Computer on another PC?
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13 Sep 2013   #15
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
HDD not read by second computer

I removed the HDD from my laptop and hooked it up to another PC to read and possibly save files. Neither the main or partitioned drives could be read. Both drives show up and were assigned letters but no files. Is it possible a virus wiped out all data on my HDD.
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13 Sep 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

What were the results of these steps I gave you three weeks ago?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is the HDD registering in BIOS setup?

If so I'd run the HD maker's diagnostics and RAM from the beginning of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start to know for sure its condition.

Then move to the disinfecting steps, and testing System Files.

Is your Win7 installer known good? Will it boot and detect the system in Repair my Computer on another PC?
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13 Sep 2013   #17
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I was at the point where I was going to do a system restore from the partitioned drive. I removed the HDD to try and save any files then perform the system restore. Not seeing any files in either drive has me thinking about reformat and full install.
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13 Sep 2013   #18
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with this website. Sony® Vaio VPCEB26GM BI Factory Recovery Disk | Windows® 8 7 Vista XP | Drivers | Data Recovery | . I still have the product key and for $20.00 it's worth it.
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13 Sep 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

There's no reason to buy the installer since the actual official Win7 installer for your licensed version is provided in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you follow those steps you'll get and keep a perfect Win7 install.

During the actual booted Custom Clean Install Windows 7
at Steps 7/8 delete all partitions, Create and Format New as you wish or just click Next to let the installer do it for you and begin.

Have your Network adapter driver in the backup so if it isn't provided during install you can install it to get online, then run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion, after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
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13 Sep 2013   #20
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your help....Go Pats!
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