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Windows 7: Keeps on rebooting !!!!!!!!!!!

29 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7 RC 7100 french
Keeps on rebooting !!!!!!!!!!!

I installed Windows 7 RC1 (7100) 64 bit on my wifes' Dell inspiron 1525 laptop.

Every was fine and dandy until my wife hit the "media direct" button instead of the power button to start the Laptop.

Now it just keeps on rebooting over and over....

Is there a way to stop it from trying to load media direct, of fix-it so it loads it correctly then be able to shut it down ?????

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30 Jul 2009   #2


Hi Bossman74, welcome to the forums.

At what point is your Laptop rebooting?

There may be an option in the BIOS which can disable Media Direct but i'm not well-up on my inspiron laptops

You may also want to try

Startup Repair
Repair Install

and see if either of those help

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30 Jul 2009   #3

ultimate 64 sp1

can you completely remove the power cable, and battery to stop it booting?

then try again without pressing the media button?

i've got an inspiron laptop too, and i wiped my media direct partition long ago...there's no option in my bios to disable the media direct button, but it's still worth having a look through yours to see if you can avoid this problem in the future.
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31 Jul 2009   #4

windows 7 RC 7100 french

I managed to stop the rebooting by holding the power button. Although when I tried to restart it again, it started rebooting over and over...

But after a few tries, without really knowing what fixed it, it started Windows 7 normally.

I've checked in the bios and didn't see an option to disable MediaDirect.

So for now on the Mediadirect button is a no-no.
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01 Aug 2009   #5

ultimate 64 sp1

the media direct os is on a seperate partition on the hard drive, invisible to windows - at least it was on my 3 year old inspiron 640m.

if you don't ever use it, i would suggest getting rid of it to avoid this happening again in the future. i wiped mine by using a linux liveCD and using gparted. this has the added benefit of reclaiming some hard drive space - i forget how much though.

note however, that it's a difficult procedure to reverse.
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