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Windows 7: Big Problem with Laptop

09 Dec 2011   #1
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Big Problem with Laptop

Howdy

I have this old Sony Vaio laptop. Maybe 8 yrs old. very slow by today's standards.

Now it was working running windows XP. I have not even used it for a long time but it was working slowly until now.

Just for the exercise I tried loading windows 7 into it, dumb but yes. It didn't like that.

Now when I try to turn it on it has power lights in front but when you hit the start button nothing happens.

I have a restore disk but it is in the drive. Is there anyway of getting it to start so it can read the restore disk?

All this must sound kind of stupid but I am really not that worried about it, but now I am thinking of giving it to someone so I wouldn't mind getting it going.

Thanks


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09 Dec 2011   #2
dsk04

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

windows key + R, then type the driver letter, or try safe mode
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09 Dec 2011   #3
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey

When I hit the on off button nothing happens, no boot up text, nothing. How can I do either of yor suggestions without some sort of lights from the screen
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10 Dec 2011   #4
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

What about I make some USB boot thing. Could that work?
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10 Dec 2011   #5
PaulSoebekti

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Scoobydog: Sony is in the twilight zone ... (the Win7 installation didn't complete and the XP boot record is probably overwritten).

Can you open the dvd tray manually? Use a paper clip to release the drive latch. Place the bootdisk there and restart.

Paul
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10 Dec 2011   #6
dsk04

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

ok your cd is booting instead of the hard drive?.... there should be an option to change boot drive on startup f10, esc, ect...
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10 Dec 2011   #7
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey.

Na cant seem to get the dvd drive latch. Gap to small. Boot USB? na that probably wouldnt work anyway as it would have to be set up in the boot sequence in bios. I think I may be screwed on this one.

And unfortunately nothing is booting not even the CD drive. Nice thought though

Thanks
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10 Dec 2011   #8
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

what would they do at a PC repair shop?
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10 Dec 2011   #9
dsk04

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

well i just had a memeroy issue with my hp, try swapping around the memory it would not boot xp or the win 7 cd/pe it said the one file was corrupted try to replace it and got the same error / black screen
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10 Dec 2011   #10
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I cant believe it. I pulled out the ram module from the bottom, pulled out the battery. (cant see that the battery having anything to do with it as it is on mains) put them back in and hit the go button.

It has booted straight into the recovery disk which was stuck in the DVD drive and is going through the recovery process now.

I am amazed. I thought it was dead for sure.

What happened?

Thanks
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