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Windows 7: System wont start

13 Sep 2014   #11
ICIT2LOL

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

May I slip in here and if the budget ill go opt it a new drive and an OEM of 7? You can always slip the XP from that drive into the new install if you like (dual boot).

Addit Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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14 Sep 2014   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The processor in this lappy seems to be about 7 years old so I wonder if the rest of the spec would be compatible with Windows 7?
If Daniel could give us the make and model number of the machine and it's approximate age we may be able to see if it is man enough. Meantime Gerald, is there any data on the machine that you need to save as re installing any operating system will mean you will loose all the data files.
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14 Sep 2014   #13
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 mitchell65 View Post
The processor in this lappy seems to be about 7 years old so I wonder if the rest of the spec would be compatible with Windows 7?
If Daniel could give us the make and model number of the machine and it's approximate age we may be able to see if it is man enough. Meantime Gerald, is there any data on the machine that you need to save as re installing any operating system will mean you will loose all the data files.
Ditto Mitchell I did ask for some system specs early on and it would be nice to know just what they are
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14 Sep 2014   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Had noticed that John but if the OP cannot get the machine to boot he can't get to the specs!

EDIT: Have now looked further and the OP's spec shows a Desktop PC with a Celeron processor and is an E Machine! Yet he refers to the machine as a laptop. I'm a bit cofused. His timezone is confusing too, I think he is in the UK though!
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14 Sep 2014   #15
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 mitchell65 View Post
Had noticed that John but if the OP cannot get the machine to boot he can't get to the specs!

EDIT: Have now looked further and the OP's spec shows a Desktop PC with a Celeron processor and is an E Machine! Yet he refers to the machine as a laptop. I'm a bit cofused. His timezone is confusing too, I think he is in the UK though!
Actually Mitchel he can if he uses this and if he has access to another machine

BOOTABLE UBUNTU

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

Set the BIOSto boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL >select TRY.You can of course remove the hard driveand any other drives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only driveleft in the machine then the BIOS willonly find it to boot from.

When it isfinished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open thedrive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the materialyou want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.

I am notsure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on"dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

Daniel can run Speccy from Ubuntu or if it baulks at that then at least the Ubuntu will let us know what is on board.


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14 Sep 2014   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes that is what I would do but I wonder if the OP, as he is not too sure which OS he has, will manage to run Ubuntu successfully!
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14 Sep 2014   #17
ICIT2LOL

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

Good point mate but we shall have to assume so unless he says otherwise. Then it becomes a major exercise to do that in point form not that I would mind but it is a very drawn out way of doing it.
Frankly I cannot see nay other easy way of doing that.
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14 Sep 2014   #18
DanielCG

Windows XP
 
 

It is a e-system laptop and I'm from U.K. I cannot get specs as it won't boot and cannot get assess to another PC the Laptop is about 6years of age and I cannot load any other discs including OEM 7 as it says BOOTMGR not found. And I don't care about backing it up all files can be cleared I don't care.
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14 Sep 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

If you own a license for WIn7 then boot the installation media by tapping the key given on first boot screen for Boot Menu, then select DVD drive to boot. Does it prompt to "Press any key to boot disk?" If not then the media is bad so burn a new disk from a fresh ISO from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you don't actually own a license for Win7 and don't want to buy one, then I'd reinstall the XP which came with the PC since you have the reinstallation media.

First you need to boot the disk correctly: How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

If it doesn't prompt to "Press any key to boot disk" then the media is bad so you'll need to clean the disk or burn a new one from a fresh ISO.
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14 Sep 2014   #20
DanielCG

Windows XP
 
 

Where is the one for XP ? Also I done what you said accept the burn a new disc part and it didn't come up with the press any key it just goes straight into loading then mouse comes up then back to the blue screen
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