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Windows 7: Laptop Won't boot Anything

29 Jul 2012   #21
SoapDodger

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

And how do I find that?!? lol

I think I missed the error message first time :P It went quite quickly.


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29 Jul 2012   #22
rsedgarroman

Windows 8 Pro with Media 64 bit
 
 

If the above methods mentioned does not solve your problem, then it is possible the hard drive is faulty, hence, replace your hard drive. I had problems trying to re-install windows on a computer i was working on, turns out if the hard drive is bad windows will not load or re-install will not work either. Let us know OK!
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29 Jul 2012   #23
SoapDodger

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Right. The USB stick didn't work. However at least I have a screen which I can explain. When I booted the USB drive it came stright up with the following:

SYSLINUX 4.83 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al

The cursur then just hangs under it. It does nothing and I can't do anything. What would cause this?

Your suggestion about a dodgy hard drive is valid however a couple of days prior I have re-installed windows from a recovery disc... unless ofcourse something currupted within those few days?!?

How can I test for hard drive errors if I can't boot from anything?

Cheers, Dan.
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29 Jul 2012   #24
rsedgarroman

Windows 8 Pro with Media 64 bit
 
 

What i usually do is remove the hard drive and test it using a ide/sata connector to another computer, i don't know if you have another computer available to do this but if the hard drive cannot be tested or read on another computer then the drive is bad.
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29 Jul 2012   #25
SoapDodger

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Right, I don't have a cable at the moment, but I have access to 3 other computers. If I were to get a cable how would I test the hard drive? What programs would I use once it's connected?

I really want to get it fixed Asap so if need be I will buy a cable tomorrow
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29 Jul 2012   #26
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

This probably has nothing to do with the hard drive. You do not need a hard drive at all to boot a live system such as Ubuntu. Since its not booting, I'm more inclined to think something may be wrong with your motherboard... But lets not rule that out yet.
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29 Jul 2012   #27
rsedgarroman

Windows 8 Pro with Media 64 bit
 
 

if your other computers are running windows, then once you connect the drive and it is recognized you use the windows tools to check the disk and format if necessary, right click on drive and check for errors and fix file system. try that first, ok
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29 Jul 2012   #28
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@rsedgarroman - did you not read my post above?
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29 Jul 2012   #29
SoapDodger

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

How could I check the motherboard? Could is be the driver support for the USb and CD drive? Would that cause the ISO not to boot properly?!?

Cheers, Dan.
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29 Jul 2012   #30
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

First of all, do you have a separate computer you could use to test to see if all your bootable CD's and USB's boot or not? Or at a friends or work or something? We need to fully rule out whether the problems are with the bootable media or your motherboard.
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