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Windows 7: Vaio laptop crashed after recent update

19 Aug 2013   #1
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Vaio laptop crashed after recent update

My laptop crashed after recent update. Firefox locked up during browsing session and after hard boot the OS will notstartup. I can get to the flag logo screen but thats it. Safe mode doesn't work, it gets me to a wallpaper screen with no icons or toolbar then tries to reboot after a time. Hard drive light has a steady blink every 2 seconds. Not a flicker as a normal HD does. Not sure if it's my hard drive (full?) or the update ( coincidence?). Help!


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19 Aug 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello and welcome Rocket mate can you boot into the BIOS?
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19 Aug 2013   #3
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Dr.Tinkerer, Thanks for the response. Right up front, I'm not as computer savy as some. That being said I have not tried to boot into BIOS screen. If I can get to the BIOS screen can I get to safe mode? Thanks, Rocket
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19 Aug 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair.

It should automate System Restore, but if not run it manually from the Options list if the Repairs don't work.

If these fail everything possible that can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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19 Aug 2013   #5
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'll give it a try, Thanks for your help.
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19 Aug 2013   #6
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Is there any way to tell if the HDD is toasted?
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19 Aug 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocketroach72 View Post
Is there any way to tell if the HDD is toasted?
Possible but without being able to boot anything it is hard to test unless yo have access to another machine and a USB to SATA adaptor.(see pic)


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19 Aug 2013   #8
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Dr. , Is it true that you won't be able to get into the BIOS screen if your HDD is bad?
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19 Aug 2013   #9
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocketroach72 View Post
Hi Dr. , Is it true that you won't be able to get into the BIOS screen if your HDD is bad?
No mate the BIOS has it's own chip on the board and has it's own "firmware". To get into it tap the F2 button on power up and it should go to that screen.

Sony eSupport - VPCEB26GM - Drivers & Software

scroll down to that info here
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19 Aug 2013   #10
rocketroach72

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Dr., I do have a Win 7 upgrade disc. I'll check my BIOS settings and use the disc to boot through the DVD drive. Hopefully it can repair any problems. Can't thank you enough for your time and help (also the sony link). Rocket
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