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Windows 7: bad windows update

07 Jul 2010   #1
clocker

windows seven
 
 
bad windows update

Hello guys. I have a laptop with windows seven home basic installed on it. When it was shutting down, it was installing some updates first. I did not give it time to install the updates and press the power button to force it to shut down. Now when I press the power button on my laptop, I cannot see anything on the screen. I just hear a slight internal activity for sometimes but the screen remains black and then the power button keeps flashing. Any help please? Thank you


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07 Jul 2010   #2
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

hmm.

Do you have a Windows install disc?
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07 Jul 2010   #3
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I think that could be a hardware problem.
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07 Jul 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Clocker Welcome to SevenForums, Are you plugged in with your power adapter cord? Could be the battery. Did you try removing the battery and waiting a few then put it back in? Try pressing f8 rapidly after pushing the power button to get a screen for safe mode or other types of boot. Good luck to you and let us know what you have tried so far.
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07 Jul 2010   #5
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Very well could be... who knows?

Maybe he made a habit of a hard boot down. Not a very good thing to do in general, let alone while Windows is installing updates.

That message that almost fills the screen.. "Please don't shut down Windows is installing updates" is pretty hard to miss.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's time to start over with a fresh install of Windows.
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07 Jul 2010   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clocker View Post
Hello guys. I have a laptop with windows seven home basic installed on it. When it was shutting down, it was installing some updates first. I did not give it time to install the updates and press the power button to force it to shut down. Now when I press the power button on my laptop, I cannot see anything on the screen. I just hear a slight internal activity for sometimes but the screen remains black and then the power button keeps flashing. Any help please? Thank you

As was said above, press F8 and try to get into Safe Mode. If you can, try to do a System Restore to a point before the updates. Let us know how things are going.
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07 Jul 2010   #7
clocker

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
hmm.

Do you have a Windows install disc?
Yes I do have one. Thank you for replying

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Clocker Welcome to SevenForums, Are you plugged in with your power adapter cord? Could be the battery. Did you try removing the battery and waiting a few then put it back in? Try pressing f8 rapidly after pushing the power button to get a screen for safe mode or other types of boot. Good luck to you and let us know what you have tried so far.
Thank you for welcoming me myzr7. I already tried powering without the battery. Same problem. Any more advice?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clocker View Post
Hello guys. I have a laptop with windows seven home basic installed on it. When it was shutting down, it was installing some updates first. I did not give it time to install the updates and press the power button to force it to shut down. Now when I press the power button on my laptop, I cannot see anything on the screen. I just hear a slight internal activity for sometimes but the screen remains black and then the power button keeps flashing. Any help please? Thank you

As was said above, press F8 and try to get into Safe Mode. If you can, try to do a System Restore to a point before the updates. Let us know how things are going.

Thank you. I will also try that but I doubt putting the windows cd or pressing keys like F8 will work as it's like the laptop is in a sleep mode state. I power it on and the screen remains black and the power button keeps flashing. By the way it's a compaq presario laptop
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07 Jul 2010   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=clocker;829194]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Thank you. I will also try that but I do doubt putting the windows cd of pressing keys will work as it's like the laptop in in a sleep mode state. I power it on and the screen remains black and the power button keeps flashing. By the way it's a compaq presario laptop
You have probably done this, but power down the PC. If pressing buttons does not do this, unplug it. Let it sit a couple minutes and reboot. See if this gets you in.
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19 Aug 2010   #9
crusher260

Windows 7
 
 

Dude, your not supposed to force shutdown when it tells you not to!
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19 Aug 2010   #10
crusher260

Windows 7
 
 
NO.

IT's not a hardware problem. He said when he force shutdown (When he wasn'te supposed to) the screen went blank when he turned it on. So there for, the problem is within the system. If I were you, I would reinstall windows.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I think that could be a hardware problem.
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