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Windows 7: Booting up problem

04 Oct 2011   #11
Britton30
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What is the make/model number of your PC?


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04 Oct 2011   #12
karlsnooks

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
Okay thanks, and I will try it when I have a bit of time. As a matter of interest though, there doesn't seem to be a Power Button here. Unlike my earlier PC, this is a different setup. Tried to find an on/off button on the PC tower but no luck.
Possibly concealed behind a door.

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04 Oct 2011   #13
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
As a matter of interest though, there doesn't seem to be a Power Button here.
A PC must have a power button
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Unlike my earlier PC, this is a different setup.
Yes, it varies from model to model, but still, it must be there.
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Tried to find an on/off button on the PC tower but no luck.
When you used your PC for the last time, when you started it up, you first pressed a button on the switchboard, from which the power line goes to the computer . Then you press another button on the UPS (if you have/need one, if you dont have a UPS, this step should be omitted ), and finally you press another button on your computer's case , which actually starts your pc up.
That is called power button. There is another button, too ... Reset . It restarts a computer. Usually it situates near about the power button; otherwise the word "Reset" is written there .
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05 Oct 2011   #14
ukthesis

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I have since found it, but it's one where you have to use your finger nail to press it. I was using my finger before now and that's why it didn't work and why I asked. And Gregrocker try to just be helpful and not sarcastic.
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05 Oct 2011   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is it a server?

What is the make and model as someone already asked.
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05 Oct 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear you located the problem.

Incidentally, Greg wasn't being sarcastic but rather 100% truthful.

From your problem statement, one could easily come to the conclusion that you thought that the computer did not have a power button.

In any case, glad to hear that all's well.
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05 Oct 2011   #17
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
And Gregrocker try to just be helpful and not sarcastic.
Gregrocker is one of the most helpful guys . A huge number of persons (including this poster) are benefited by him . Accept his advises , you will be out of your issue, and there is a chance of gather knowledge from his posts, too !
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05 Oct 2011   #18
ukthesis

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No problem then. Can I ask? After going into the BIOS system, and if I screw up in some way (perhaps pressing the wrong command prompt for example) how do I get back to the default options that were there at the start (before I intervened).
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05 Oct 2011   #19
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No problem then. Can I ask? After going into the BIOS system, and if I screw up in some way (perhaps pressing the wrong command prompt for example) how do I get back to the default options that were there at the start (before I intervened).
With all due respect, your initial problem doesn't sound like a BIOS issue so for now I wouldn't worry about accessing the BIOS. It sounds like it might be a driver problem, or perhaps you have some damaged or corrupt system files. The tutorial provided by Greg shows how to access device drivers through device manager. If, for some reason you can't use that method, you could also click on Start > right click on computer > Properties > Hardware tab > device manager button.

If you want to check for damaged or corrupt system files you could run a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt. If it find any problems run it at least 3 times.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If and when it's recommended you access the BIOS, there are several "fail safe" prompts before any changes are made. Like: are you sure, click enter to save, etc. My personal way of dealing with the BIOS is to take a pencil and piece of paper to write down exactly where I've gone in the BIOS, what steps I took, and what the "before and after" changes were.
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05 Oct 2011   #20
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
No problem then. Can I ask? After going into the BIOS system, and if I screw up in some way (perhaps pressing the wrong command prompt for example) how do I get back to the default options that were there at the start (before I intervened).
Hi, no one has asked you to go to BIOS. I think you are mistaking BIOS for going to Device Manager and Advanced Boot Options. Please read over the tutorials supplied, print if needed, and follow the steps in the order provided. They are perfectly safe.

As for the tutorial marsmimar linked, all you do is go to the Start button type cmd then on Command Prompt, right click and click Run as Administrator. With the command window open simply type this exactly, sfc /scannow. Not the space between sfc and /scannow, plus the two "n".
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