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Windows 7: Reboot loop

22 Oct 2009   #1

Vista
 
 
Reboot loop

I downloaded the student version of Windows 7. I'm running Vista business so I had to do a clean install which went fine, it went through the first two steps fine (I forget the names) and then says it needs to restart to finish. It restarts, goes to the new windows start up screen (which looks nice), that screen goes away and then shows the cursor for about 5 seconds and then the system restarts. It'll do this for hours. I also have a DVD version of it, tried that, same story. I've tried updating drivers, unplugging everything, and hitting F8, nothing worked. Any other ideas?
Vaio Vgn-fz14n
180GB
1.8 Ghz
2gb RAM
need anything else let me know. Thanks.


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22 Oct 2009   #2

 
Reboot Loop

Welcome to Windows 7 forum.
What's the bios setting for primary boot drive?
regards,
Adrian
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im not familiar with VAIO. But, some notebook brand have a specific setting for OS in its BIOS setting.

Cheers
Kevin
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Vista
 
 

I honestly don't know what I did. I was hitting F2 to see if I could edit the boot list and it seriously just randomly worked. One downside, the side of my touchpad was used for scrolling and won't work now, and no options for it in mouse settings, but that's another day. Got firefox up and I'm ready to roll. Thanks.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stofenism View Post
I downloaded the student version of Windows 7. I'm running Vista business so I had to do a clean install which went fine, it went through the first two steps fine (I forget the names) and then says it needs to restart to finish. It restarts, goes to the new windows start up screen (which looks nice), that screen goes away and then shows the cursor for about 5 seconds and then the system restarts. It'll do this for hours. I also have a DVD version of it, tried that, same story. I've tried updating drivers, unplugging everything, and hitting F8, nothing worked. Any other ideas?
Vaio Vgn-fz14n
180GB
1.8 Ghz
2gb RAM
need anything else let me know. Thanks.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stofenism View Post
I honestly don't know what I did. I was hitting F2 to see if I could edit the boot list and it seriously just randomly worked. One downside, the side of my touchpad was used for scrolling and won't work now, and no options for it in mouse settings, but that's another day. Got firefox up and I'm ready to roll. Thanks.
Welcome to Seven Forums.

If you also have the DVD, what method did you use to install Windows 7? USB key? From different HD or partition?

What is the BIOS set to boot from?

From the link below, D/L SIW and give us more details on your system specs.

Check this sticky thread and try to answer as many questions as possible.
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Your last post sounds like, maybe, you got the installation to complete?
Is it working now?
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23 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stofenism View Post
I honestly don't know what I did. I was hitting F2 to see if I could edit the boot list and it seriously just randomly worked. One downside, the side of my touchpad was used for scrolling and won't work now, and no options for it in mouse settings, but that's another day. Got firefox up and I'm ready to roll. Thanks.
You'll need to install the VAIO driver for your touchpad

You should have mouse gestures reinstated again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stofenism View Post
I honestly don't know what I did. I was hitting F2 to see if I could edit the boot list and it seriously just randomly worked. One downside, the side of my touchpad was used for scrolling and won't work now, and no options for it in mouse settings, but that's another day. Got firefox up and I'm ready to roll. Thanks.
Glad to hear your up and running.
Go to the Sony Site and download the driver for your touchpad.
Regards,
Adrian
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23 Oct 2009   #8

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stofenism View Post
I downloaded the student version of Windows 7. I'm running Vista business so I had to do a clean install which went fine, it went through the first two steps fine (I forget the names) and then says it needs to restart to finish. It restarts, goes to the new windows start up screen (which looks nice), that screen goes away and then shows the cursor for about 5 seconds and then the system restarts. It'll do this for hours. I also have a DVD version of it, tried that, same story. I've tried updating drivers, unplugging everything, and hitting F8, nothing worked. Any other ideas?
Vaio Vgn-fz14n
180GB
1.8 Ghz
2gb RAM
need anything else let me know. Thanks.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stofenism View Post
I honestly don't know what I did. I was hitting F2 to see if I could edit the boot list and it seriously just randomly worked. One downside, the side of my touchpad was used for scrolling and won't work now, and no options for it in mouse settings, but that's another day. Got firefox up and I'm ready to roll. Thanks.
Welcome to Seven Forums.

If you also have the DVD, what method did you use to install Windows 7? USB key? From different HD or partition?

What is the BIOS set to boot from?

From the link below, D/L SIW and give us more details on your system specs.

Check this sticky thread and try to answer as many questions as possible.
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Your last post sounds like, maybe, you got the installation to complete?
Is it working now?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stofenism View Post
I honestly don't know what I did. I was hitting F2 to see if I could edit the boot list and it seriously just randomly worked. One downside, the side of my touchpad was used for scrolling and won't work now, and no options for it in mouse settings, but that's another day. Got firefox up and I'm ready to roll. Thanks.
You'll need to install the VAIO driver for your touchpad

You should have mouse gestures reinstated again

I did get it working. I ended up running the download version I bought, I ran it off a different partition, and just worked after not.

And thanks, got the driver and I'm scrolling away.
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