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Windows 7: Start up problems

13 Aug 2009   #1
ScottHastings

Windows 7
 
 
Start up problems

Basically all was well, cut the story short, i restarted my computer for an update and now it wont do nothing, just a black screen with a flashing line...tried alot of things wont work, even tried pressing f2 at the start but nothing that would help. I dont have a vista installation disc to try and work from? only idea i have is to put my windows 7 disc in...then change boot order to cd first? Any ideas? I have a acer aspire 6935g?


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13 Aug 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

Have you tried a repair startup option?
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13 Aug 2009   #3
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottHastings View Post
Basically all was well, cut the story short, i restarted my computer for an update and now it wont do nothing, just a black screen with a flashing line...tried alot of things wont work, even tried pressing f2 at the start but nothing that would help. I dont have a vista installation disc to try and work from? only idea i have is to put my windows 7 disc in...then change boot order to cd first? Any ideas? I have a acer aspire 6935g?
You haven't provided enough information for anyone to help you:
Was the restart after an update?
Was this for Vista or Win 7 update?

What OS are you running? Vista or 7, Ultimate or other
How many HDDs do you have?
Which OS is on which partition where?

You need to provide more information.
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13 Aug 2009   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottHastings View Post
Basically all was well, cut the story short, i restarted my computer for an update and now it wont do nothing, just a black screen with a flashing line...tried alot of things wont work, even tried pressing f2 at the start but nothing that would help. I dont have a vista installation disc to try and work from? only idea i have is to put my windows 7 disc in...then change boot order to cd first? Any ideas? I have a acer aspire 6935g?
So, you restarted after installing an update (in Windows 7?) and now you cant boot into Seven?
Does your computer show the boot logo for your Motherboard or manufacturer of the PC (such as Dell or HP)?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
You haven't provided enough information for anyone to help you:
Was the restart after an update?
Yes, it was.
Was this for Vista or Win 7 update?

What OS are you running? Vista or 7, Ultimate or other
How many HDDs do you have?
Which OS is on which partition where?

You need to provide more information.
We do indeed more information. Though Chuck, make sure you read, you missed one part. Good questions though.

~Lordbob
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14 Aug 2009   #5
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
So, you restarted after installing an update (in Windows 7?) and now you cant boot into Seven?
Does your computer show the boot logo for your Motherboard or manufacturer of the PC (such as Dell or HP)?


We do indeed more information. Though Chuck, make sure you read, you missed one part. Good questions though.

~Lordbob
I did read the post quite thoroughly, more than once, and I didn't miss the part: "i restarted my computer for an update", if that's what you mean.
His words gave me an impression that he might have manually booted up with the intent to go online and do an "update".
In which case, it would have been a normal 'cold boot', with a view towards the MBR/bootsector area.
That is also why I specifically used the words "after an update?" to clarify the situation, for myself and others.

I notice that your question also uses "after installing an update..."

To wrap things up (for me), which one part did I miss?
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14 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottHastings View Post
Basically all was well, cut the story short, i restarted my computer for an update and now it wont do nothing, just a black screen with a flashing line...tried alot of things wont work, even tried pressing f2 at the start but nothing that would help. I dont have a vista installation disc to try and work from? only idea i have is to put my windows 7 disc in...then change boot order to cd first? Any ideas? I have a acer aspire 6935g?
You saying you cant boot into bios?

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #7
ScottHastings

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Have you tried a repair startup option?
To be fair, soon as i start up i can press f2 which doesnt really help, i cannot get into a login screen or nothing? I was just thinking of putting the disc in and to boot from disk by chaning the boot modes?
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14 Aug 2009   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
I did read the post quite thoroughly, more than once, and I didn't miss the part: "i restarted my computer for an update", if that's what you mean.
His words gave me an impression that he might have manually booted up with the intent to go online and do an "update".
In which case, it would have been a normal 'cold boot', with a view towards the MBR/bootsector area.
That is also why I specifically used the words "after an update?" to clarify the situation, for myself and others.

I notice that your question also uses "after installing an update..."

To wrap things up (for me), which one part did I miss?
I see your point. I could have misinterpreted. I don't know.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottHastings View Post
To be fair, soon as i start up i can press f2 which doesnt really help, i cannot get into a login screen or nothing? I was just thinking of putting the disc in and to boot from disk by chaning the boot modes?
Scott, did you install an update and then restart so it could finish, or were you restarting with the intent to update afterward? When you press F2, what comes up? The motherboard menu (BIOS)? Or nothing? And does the Windows come up to load, or does nothing happen at that point?

You NEED to describe EXACTLY what happens.

~Lordbob
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15 Aug 2009   #9
ScottHastings

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for everyones replies, what i done to correct things was insert my windows 7 disk, then change the boot sequerence to run from disk, then reinstalled windows 7, sorted! but going back to vista today becuase the drivers are doing my head in! Thanks for everyones replies and help
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15 Aug 2009   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ScottHastings View Post
Thanks for everyones replies, what i done to correct things was insert my windows 7 disk, then change the boot sequerence to run from disk, then reinstalled windows 7, sorted! but going back to vista today becuase the drivers are doing my head in! Thanks for everyones replies and help
Glad you found a solution.

What do you mean about the drivers? Seven has the same and more drivers than Vista....

~Lordbob
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