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Windows 7: Computer will not boot from recovery disc

11 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I don't think that's it, it did read the memtest disc without any problems.

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11 Sep 2011   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Do you boot from the MemTest CD?

If so where did you get the iso file for the CD?
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11 Sep 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I booted from the memtest cd, I downloaded the file for that from the link provided above by theog.
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11 Sep 2011   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Just as you can swap optical drives for test purposes,
you can swap drives, for test purposes.

Ask your friendly computer store to swap the drive with another one, just for test purposes.

Did your drive in you computer make any noise?

If you have a tech-savvy friend, he/she can take your drive and stick it in their laptop and see if they can access it and then the can take their drive and put it in your laptop and see if it can be accessed.

This is all rather simple, just a couple of screws, pulling the drive out and inserting another.

Of course, maybe I think the operation is simple because I've done such numerous times.
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11 Sep 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I work for bestbuy, so I do work around geek squad and have picked up a good many tricks from them, so it is not something very difficult for me. The only issue I'm currently having is one of the screws in the drive is reluctant to come out, but it is making some noise when i turn on the computer.
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11 Sep 2011   #16

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

If the screw is reluctant to come out, then you are probably trying to turn the wrong screw.

Normally, I would never in my life recommend anyone to go to the geek squad, but since you work at bestbuy, then you should be able to get one of them to remove your drive for you and swap another in and to test your hard drive in another laptop. Should be a piece of cake for them.
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11 Sep 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

It happens to be the only screw there. Thanks for your help.
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11 Sep 2011   #18


Karlsnooks, you are genius.
Thanks so much for all your information.
Wish you all the best
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03 Feb 2012   #19

Windows 7 32bit
Karlsnooks pls help! Or anyone else!! :-)

PLS HELP!! I have read the posts between Karl & Leann, my Toshiba C655-S5132 is doing the EXACT same thing! I have searched and tried for hours and hours.... did ALL steps below, and then some.... system will not pull up/boot anything from the CD... still goes to black screen with blinking cursor at top left... then goes to 'startup repair' which I think is the actual virus... cuz keeps running over and over and will not let me do ANYTHING else! :-( Please help me fix! Thank you!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Can you boot up your computer from the System Repair Disc? Yes/No

When you do this, you:
Insert the cd/dvd in the cd/dvd drive.

You then Power OFF your computer.

You then Power On you computer.

Immediately start tapping the F12 key.

The BIOS (not windows, not the CD) will present you with a menu for choosing the boot device. You choose Cd/DVD.

Now if F12 doesn't give you a menu, then try powerdown, powerup and immediately start tapping the F2 key. This will, on most computers but not all, get you into the computer's bios where you can choose the boot device. You choose CD/DVD.
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03 Feb 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Can you get to the BIOS? What about Advanced Boot Options?
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