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Windows 7: PC Getting No Power At All

07 Mar 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post

New PSU works and the system turns on again. HOWEVER, I CANNOT boot into windows. The "automatic repair" ran two times and told me it cannot automatically repair windows.

Question: Would using the install disc give me a better shot at repairing than the auto-repair does?
FWIW, I'm fairly sure the Repair tools on the Windows 7 Repair Disc are exactly the same as those offered by the Windows 7 install disc.

Windows 7 seems to be very sensitive. I've had a few times where I started up and Windows insisted on running its repair/recovery routine, even though I had no reason to think I'd done anything to the disk it lives on.

I agree with the advice to run repair at least 3 times. Don't know why, but sometimes it works after multiple runs.

If worst comes to worst and your Win 7 install simply will not boot, there are tools to recover your data (My Documents etc.) before reinstalling.

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09 Mar 2011   #22

Windows 7 x64 / Same


The reboot problem was due to the fact that when I was troubleshooting the PSU, I had reseated the battery and reset the CMOS. Therefore, my BIOS data was reset and was no longer set to AHCI for the hard disk. Once I changed it back to AHCI, it booted right up.

Thanks everyone for your contributions!
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09 Mar 2011   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

D'oh, I didn't even think of that one!

Glad it was so simple.
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09 Mar 2011   #24

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

well done ahh the battery yes often forgot about!
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