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Windows 7: Can't boot Windows 7 after printer uninstallation

15 Jul 2011   #41
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

No, you can only do that (change drive letter) from inside the program, or Windows.

Curious: beside the comic relief, when you reinstalled the battery but did not plug in the power supply you said the laptop would not power on at all. Do you think that battery is dead (not charging)?

Try removing the battery and just using the power supply. Although I can't think of why that would change anything, I've been surprised before!


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15 Jul 2011   #42
kimouette

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 

I just followed your suggestion.. and just as you thought, it didnt make any difference!
I know my battery is almost dead. Trying to power up the computer when disconnected doesnt work. If I unplug it while it is already turned on I have about 20 seconds before it starts warning me and about 1 minute before it completely shuts down.

That is another problem, not bothering me as much as the "cant boot anything" kind of problem though
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15 Jul 2011   #43
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kimouette View Post
Ok I did it
The file was burn correctly (using Virtual PC on my Mac). Then inserted the cd in my Lenovo, powered the pc, but I'm still stuck on the Lenovo welcome page and the cd stops spinning after couple of seconds and nothing happens.
Greg mentionned something about changing the drive letter. Can I do that from the BIOS page?
I suggested using Paragon Rescue which will autostart on its own to copy out your files if you can't use the DVD or Repair CD method also linked.

It's drive-letter correction function is only if the correct drive letter changes which is not the case here.

I would concentrate on booting correctly the DVD, cd and Flash Stick as this may be the problem: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Try also the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger booting, which on Lenovo is the blue Thinkvantage button.

Are you getting the prompt to "Press Any Key..." If so then find a Windows computer, confirm the ISO integrity and burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write to flash stick using this tool: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
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21 Jul 2011   #44
kimouette

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 

I'm about to give up!

The technicians that inspected my computer (and took 4 days to do so), are now telling me that they have no idea what's wrong with my computer

I spoke to another technician that asked me what were the symptoms :
- Cant boot anything (Windows 7, USB key, any bootable DVD or cd, system repair on cds and dvds), simply nothing!!
Without even seeing my computer he told me my motherboard was dead and told me to buy a new computer.

Am I naive to simply trust this guy and buy a new computer? Or does this all make sens?
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21 Jul 2011   #45
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

In post #33 of this thread I suspected it could be a motherboard component failure.

But you don't just suspect something and act. You run some tests, do some diagnostics first. Once all possible solutions are tried and no results then you are left will the only logical conclusion: significant hardware failure.

You've done those tests. And if you had semi-competent techs physically look at the machine and they could not get it working then it is certainly not something simple, and that means you would need a much more highly skilled technician who could repair a motherboard.

And that's where the matter of cost comes in and buying a new laptop becomes more logical economically.
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21 Jul 2011   #46
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kimouette View Post
Ok I did it
The file was burn correctly (using Virtual PC on my Mac). Then inserted the cd in my Lenovo, powered the pc, but I'm still stuck on the Lenovo welcome page and the cd stops spinning after couple of seconds and nothing happens.
Greg mentionned something about changing the drive letter. Can I do that from the BIOS page?
I suggested using Paragon Rescue which will autostart on its own to copy out your files if you can't use the DVD or Repair CD method also linked.

It's drive-letter correction function is only if the correct drive letter changes which is not the case here.

I would concentrate on booting correctly the DVD, cd and Flash Stick as this may be the problem: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Try also the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger booting, which on Lenovo is the blue Thinkvantage button.

Are you getting the prompt to "Press Any Key..." If so then find a Windows computer, confirm the ISO integrity and burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write to flash stick using this tool: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
Why do you just ignore these steps I took the time to type out for you?

If you want to determine with certainty what's wrong you've got to follow the steps, report back or ask questions to get them done.
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22 Jul 2011   #47
kimouette

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
I suggested using Paragon Rescue which will autostart on its own to copy out your files if you can't use the DVD or Repair CD method also linked.

It's drive-letter correction function is only if the correct drive letter changes which is not the case here.

I would concentrate on booting correctly the DVD, cd and Flash Stick as this may be the problem: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Try also the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger booting, which on Lenovo is the blue Thinkvantage button.

Are you getting the prompt to "Press Any Key..." If so then find a Windows computer, confirm the ISO integrity and burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write to flash stick using this tool: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
I did not ignore these suggestions, I already tried them!!

Paragon Rescue wont load at all! The cd spins for 5 seconds and stops
I already tried to boot both from a flash drive and from a bootable CD. These 2 things took me an entire night, they don't work
I already tried everything I could from the BIOS menu (and from the Lenovo care-button). It suggests me to run a diagnosis or to run the pre-boot service partition... both options brought me on a black screen, and nothing happens
No I never get the "Press Any Key..." message, otherwise I would be glad to press a key to run a CD !!

All these suggestions were very helpful in terms of "what I should do before giving up" but unfortunately the problem seems to be related to some piece of malfunctioning hardware.
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22 Jul 2011   #48
gregrocker

 

Did you see if Partition Wizard CD will autostart to wipe the HD, which will force the Win7 installation DVD or Recovery Disks to autostart on its own?
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23 Jul 2011   #49
kimouette

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 

Yes I have tried that. The Partition Wizard CD, just like every other CD, will start spining and then stop on a black screen
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23 Jul 2011   #50
gregrocker

 

Can you change out your Optical Drive with another?

Have you tried writing the Win7 DVD to a USB flash stick on a Windows computer? Just install this program, select Win7 in dropdown and format then write stick: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

What are the exact results of then trying to boot with the stick, which should be listed under USB or HD's in BIOS Setup boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu key?

If it will boot, run Startup Repair
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