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Windows 7: Laptop hangs at Starting Windows, can't boot from external device.

20 Jan 2015   #1
ItsAaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Laptop hangs at Starting Windows, can't boot from external device.

So I recently went to change my laptop from windows 8 down to 7. To do this I just had my installation disc, ran setup, and let it do its thing, resetting itself applying updates etc.
When I came back a few hours later it was stuck on Starting Windows with the logo not even pulsing. Restarting doesn't help, safe mode gets stuck at disk.sys and no matter what key I press I can't enter the BIOS.
I'm unable to launch my installation disc or a USB booter.

I can't find a solution I can even try anywhere! Can anyone help?
Thanks.


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20 Jan 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A windows 8 pc has an option called secure boot in the bios so you can`t mess with it, did you disable this.
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20 Jan 2015   #3
ItsAaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I did when I thought the only way I could install windows was from booting into the disc.
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20 Jan 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is how you do it, did you disable UEFI in the bios so you are using Legacy boot ?

You should have no problems then.

Where did you get the Windows 7 dvd from ? Could be flaky.
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20 Jan 2015   #5
ItsAaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used the disc on another PC of mine just a few days before and it was fine then. And no I never disabled UEFI boot :/
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20 Jan 2015   #6
ItsAaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does anyone else have any suggestions?
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21 Jan 2015   #7
ItsAaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

anyone? D:
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21 Jan 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You have to disable efi and enable Legacy boot, windows should then install no problem.
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21 Jan 2015   #9
ItsAaron

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You have to disable efi and enable Legacy boot, windows should then install no problem.
But I have no way of entering the BIOS in order to enable legacy boot. No button I press does anything other than take me to the start windows in safe mode menu :/
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21 Jan 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you watching the screen when you 1st turn on the pc, it should show you which key to push to get into the bios.

F2, Esc, Del, F10 etc.

You have to be able to get into the bios.

Just google it "How to enter setup/bios of Sony Vaio SVE151J11M
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