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Windows 7: Random freezes while doing anything

20 Jun 2014   #11
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Sounds like this here:
Message during startup: Exiting PXE Boot ROM

Try setting your hard disk as the first boot device.
Do not reinstall Windows from the hidden partition (it will erase everything you currently have).

See if you can start windows that way. If the hard disk is already the first boot device, or if you still can't start Windows after setting it, then you may be looking at a bad hard drive.
Check your connections.


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20 Jun 2014   #12
ICIT2LOL

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

My 2 cents most Googles on that point at a hard drive failing or failure.

I you want you can try this if you can set the bIOS to boot from a disk or USB stick


BOOTABLE UBUNTU

Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Set the BIOS to boot from theoptical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL> select TRYnot INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes verylittle time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > Userand dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy /paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doingthis.

I am not sure if it will but I haverecovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or justplain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

Now instead of just trying to recover data you can access the internet and download Seatools or some drive test and run it on the drive C: that comes up as in the pic.

But as I said depends on access to the BIOS.

Just a matter of interest has the machine been dropped or damaged i some way just lately??


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21 Jun 2014   #13
henndrong

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Will try all of those . And yes it has sort off . It's a Lenovo B500 all in one and last week the stand was too short and hit the wall behind it.
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21 Jun 2014   #14
ICIT2LOL

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

Hmm interesting as I found a few searches that mentioned damaging the drive by force ie dropping the machine . I suppose you have tried just re-seating everything again - the drive RAM sticks etc?

Now not knowing that type of machine or the one it is I am not able to say where to fnd the hard drive or RAM.

If we need them these are the drivers if they haven't been posted already
Drivers and software - IdeaCentre B500 All-In-One


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22 Jun 2014   #15
henndrong

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi I wont be able to try those out as im out of the country. will try when I get back. Just wanted to ask would formatting after retrieving my data make me able to use the pc again?
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22 Jun 2014   #16
ICIT2LOL

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

Of course formatting is only getting the drive ready for a reinstall or whatever you intend doing with it. But try the other stuff first.
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11 Jul 2014   #17
henndrong

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi I am unable to Try Ubuntu as after I hit enter a black screen will appear with a small red box . I also tried to reformat and reinstall windows but it said I could not install windows on my drive. Just would like to confirm if that is the problem so I can replace my hdd
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11 Jul 2014   #18
ICIT2LOL

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

Henndrong the Ubuntu should install from the disk and the hard drive has nothing to do with that process.

Now I am suspecting the RAM mate try this

MEMTEST

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.htmlthis one you will need to make a bootable disk set theBIOS to optical (or USB if preferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8passes unless the errors come up straight away. Takes fair timeto complete and some leave it running overnight.

Ifthe errors come up quickly then you can stop it and you will have to test eachstick and maybe in each slot to sort the bad one out.
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11 Jul 2014   #19
henndrong

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The Ubuntu disk I made had Memtest. Do I need to make another? Ill try with the one provided with Ubuntu 1st
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11 Jul 2014   #20
ICIT2LOL

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

Depends on whether you were using a RW disk or a write only. If it isa write onlt then it might just not work as both programs are in bootable form - best make a separate one for each and keep for future use.
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