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Windows 7: Won't do a restart.

19 May 2014   #11
Wally in Calgar

Win 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Only the partition booting an OS should be marked Active, so K should not be marked Active. What is it exactly? It appears as an internal drive but is labeled External. That drive looks like it had Win7 installed upon it at one time with the System Reserved partition deleted, so it may have stray boot code which is interfering.

Mark K Inactive and do a few reboots. Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

If this doesn't resolve the restart issue, then power down to unplug DISK2 to test if it is actually blocking reboots. If so move its data off to wipe with Diskpart Clean Command to clean off the boot code, repartition in Disk Mgmt.
K is a ext backup drive and should not be marked active as you say. That said I unplugged it and the comp still won't restart unless I do it with the power button.


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19 May 2014   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

When you press the Power button once (not hold it) does it Shut down?

How about the Shut Down button in Start Menu?
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19 May 2014   #13
Wally in Calgar

Win 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
When you press the Power button once (not hold it) does it Shut down?

How about the Shut Down button in Start Menu?
Yes they both work fine. If I hit Restart in the start menu it will shut down my screen and programs but the comp will sit there with the power light still on and the fans running. Then I have to hold the power button to get it to Shut down completely. Then I have to push the power button again to get it to start. It' a minor inconvenience but I would like to try and fix it. Thanks for your time and efforts on this.
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19 May 2014   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried running a startup repair?
Do you have Windows updates set to Automatic?
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19 May 2014   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Startup Repair

Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then run all Important and Optional Windows Updates.
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19 May 2014   #16
Wally in Calgar

Win 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Startup Repair

Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then run all Important and Optional Windows Updates.
OK --I did a startup repair and set Updates to Auto -- it was set to notify me before installing. There was nothing wrong in startup and nothing has changed -- it still won't restart. It did restart for the Win7 disc when it was asked to.
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19 May 2014   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I've had to reinstall before with
This problem.

Try resetting BIOS to defaults after taking note of SATA setting. Should be AHCI.

Do you have a spare HD to do a test install with others unplugged?
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