Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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 ?????

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jul 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Aug 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Keeps on rebooting !!!!!!!!!!!

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
win 7 keeps rebooting
HI I sure hope that someone can help me. I am running win 7 64 bit and my desk top keeps rebooting on me, I tried doing a system restore and that does not work, I have done a virus scan and that is not working, i am not pc smart and am at my witts end. this problem started when i used a can of...
General Discussion
System keeps rebooting
I have a gateway m460 windows xp professional sp3. The gateway keep rebooting itself when you connect to he network either by wireless or network. As soon as I turn on the wireless card the system reboots itself.
General Discussion
Freezing, rebooting Win 7
Hi everyone, I have my PC for about 3 years and I always keep it running. Recently (it happened once two months ago and again this week), it freezes, the screen goes black, and it shows the blue screen indicating "dumping memory"! Then it restarts and freezes on the start up screen. I need to...
Hardware & Devices
i have a gw m255-e laptop i got that some one couldn't install an OS on it.the cd drive was bad.i took another hard that had win 7 on it and installed worked fine until i tried to upgrade from 32 to 64 it just tries to boot up and restarts all over.i disconnect the bios battery and...
BSOD Help and Support
rebooting into different OS
is there an easy way to reboot into a different operating system thats on a different harddrive from the desktop?
Installation & Setup
No IP Address when rebooting
I just did a fresh install of Win7 Enterprise on a new 1Tb HD. I also have a 500Gb HD with my old XP system on it, and I use the F12 boot menu to choose which system to boot up while I'm "building" up the Win7 system. Whenever I reboot into Win7 after having run WinXP, I am unable to connect to...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App