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Windows 7: Cant start my pc

18 Dec 2014   #1
Midthus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cant start my pc

Just came over this site and desided to ask about a solutionto my problem. For two years ago I bought parts to a computer with help from a friend.
I lost my interest and didnt use it in a year.

Early this year I wanted to try and use it a little more and I ran into some problems. I couldn't start it. Im not good with computers so I searched around online and found the "f8, start in safe mode" thing. And it worked. But I still couldn't find a solution to get my computer to start normally.

Today I tried again. Now I cant even get into safe mode. When I press f8 I get into a blue menu ( Please Select boot device). When I try to press f5 then f8, the Startup Repair comes and Im back where I started.

Any advice?


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18 Dec 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

First thing I would do is open it up and replace the flat battery on the mobo and then start it up into the bios and reset date and time and general settings.
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18 Dec 2014   #3
Midthus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How do I know if the battery is flat? And how do I change it? Haha. Sorry..
Computer skills: Minimal
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18 Dec 2014   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Looks like this

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18 Dec 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

Place the Win7 disk in the drive, reboot and tap the key given on first screen for Boot Menu, trigger the disk to boot to run a Startup Repair.

If that fail then follow these steps How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube.

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