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Windows 7: Blank Windows 7 Desktop After Crash

14 Dec 2010   #1
JonnyAlpha

Windows 7
 
 
Blank Windows 7 Desktop After Crash

Hi;

My freind closed the lid on his Windows 7 64 Bit Sony Vaio Laptop thinking it would safely go into hibernation. When he reopened his laptop everythoing was frozen and the only option he had was to power the machine off by pressing and holding down the power button.

Now when he switches back on all he gets is a nice Windows 7 background blue with a dove and a mouse pointer, nothing else.

CTRL ALT DEL does nothing and the HDD light is off.

I have tried booting into normal mode, safe mode, and repair mode and all end up with the same screen. There are no peripherals attached.

He tried to carry out a backup using his Backup Discs that he created iaw Sony's instructions however it only got to disc 1 of 3 and just ended up with the same Windows 7 background sceen and a mouse pointer.

What are his options, is there anyway of getting into System Restore and how can he carry out a repair if the self made back up discs no longer work (he has used them a couple of weeks ago to resolve a separate problem and they worked).




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14 Dec 2010   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Is this an OEM version of Windows?
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14 Dec 2010   #3
JonnyAlpha

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Is this an OEM version of Windows?
Its whatever was supplied with his Sony Vaio, I guess it is, the Laptop is only 6 months old
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14 Dec 2010   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonnyAlpha View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Is this an OEM version of Windows?
Its whatever was supplied with his Sony Vaio, I guess it is, the Laptop is only 6 months old
OK. Usually with OEM's, there is a seperate recovery process provided by the manufacturer detailed in the manual that came with the laptop. For example, a friends Gateway laptop uses ALT+F10 during boot time to recover and reset the PC back to its default state at the time of purchase.

I would check the manual to see what that process is for the Sony Vaio, and try that.
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