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Windows 7: Boot menu at start up, 2 min of beeps before Win7 successfully starts

26 Mar 2017   #51
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm my bad mate I was not concentrating and went ahead thinking we were discussing a desktop

However I did not see the laptop battery status amongst those pics but no matter you have located the card reader to a point what does it display when you open that + at that one you have highlighted?? in fact what do any of those + under it display when opened??. See pic




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26 Mar 2017   #52
Pikake

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm thankful that you got the boot manager to go away and that all of my usb ports seem to be working, and that there are people who are willing to take the time to help the clueless with possessed computers. I came home after hours of having it on sleep and I had to completely exit out of my browser to get rid of a prompt telling me f7 turns on caret browsing and neither "no" or pressing that red x would make it go away. I...never pressed that key before leaving my house and I don't have a cat. It's taking a few minutes from sleep or restart for the external or internal ? keyboards to perform properly or for the right click to work--but they do end up working after a few minutes. Right after I woke it up this last time to reply here the "shift" key, alone, was bringing up the firefox inspect element window at the bottom although now that seems to be gone.... The bugger will randomly but rarely restart on its own even though none of the power options tell it to. It's like I have all of this wacky stuff happening other than beeps upon start up but I don't know if it's relevant or if it would distract from the flow of this help topic if I were to mention it--especially when it's all randomly happening. It's madness. I need to come up with a name for the demon in my puter.
/spaz

Anyway, , I have had the battery out since I tried to see if it was the beeping culprit yesterday and have not bothered to put it back in. The power chord's been in.

And unfortunately it seems that the HWiNFO64 is not opening for me again. Unless there's another program that I can try, I will be trying to go through the uninstall and reinstall process again. I may not be able to take the time to do this for a couple of days.
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27 Mar 2017   #53
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm mate it certainly looks like there are few gremlins in your machine in fact it has really quite weird things going on.

I am at a loss now because I am thinking maybe whoever refurbished this machine of yours did not make a very good job of it because refurbished could mean anything from just replacing the hard drive and a bit of a clean up to stripping it down and replacing many parts. From what we can see so far there are a few parts that are not functioning properly and the OS seems to be in some sort of disarray. So have you contacted the seller?? because I think whoever that is has some responsibility to help you out with these issues.

The other thing is I am wondering if for example we cannot fix this machine what is your next option? Not that I am saying it cannot be fixed but how far do you want to go?? If it were mine I would be installing a new hard drive and doing a clean install of Windows.

One more thing I would try before it got to that is run this http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk

Now I would download this software and make the bootable disk on another machine seeing that the one you have with these issues seems to be almost unusable.

Edit: Sorry for the doom and gloom
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27 Mar 2017   #54
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

I agree something software wise seems out of wack. Can you download and install this then run it and don't worry about it being trial or not it will work for our purposes's let it see if it finds anything on your machine. Also when you have an external keyboard plugged in can you take a pic of the device manager showing what your keyboard devices are.
Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal
EDIT: oops forgot the link sorry.

Malcolm
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27 Mar 2017   #55
Pikake

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My parents bought the computer as a result of a side deal from a person at the front desk of a computer repair shop; he wasn't even a technician. He sold the computer for a friend--some girl majoring in computer science at the university--and their selling points were that it had been refurbished with some fancy components and that it would enable my parents to trade stocks with whatever resource mongering way it is done. But, the computer did not have the right screen resolution and something else that my parents cannot recall. My parents tried to get their money back but he told them she already spent the money and...they bought the computer as is. She got paid; he probably got laid. And I ended up with this demonic love child of sorts.

Now, I do not have a recovery disk or image for this computer--but I do have a boot disk created from my other Asus with the same version of Windows. I don't know if this is the referred to "bootable" disk, though.

I guess that I have to weigh out the costs of putting a new hard drive in myself (uh, durt,...doubtful) versus paying someone to do it versus just purchasing a new Acer. ...such a shame, but it is what it is. And I thank you for your time--all of you.

I will try to run that rescue disk and see how it goes.

Thank you, again.

Edit: Malcom, you sweet person, I did the malwarebytes scan a few days ago. Nothing came up. I will try again. I need to pause from this for a while if not forever and ever.
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27 Mar 2017   #56
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate so what you say makes sense now. The thing is do you have the activation code for that copy of Windows??

If not then you might be able to find it using this
Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See the Showkey is the later software and the Magic Jelly Bean is good and if they both come up with the same code then you can be sure in fact the Showkey should be right.

Now if you have that then it is a matter of saving all the data you need and wiping that drive - you will need a second machine to do that and reinstalling Windows yourself see this -
Clean Install Windows 7 in the Heres how section is the site you need to download a genuine copy of Windows. The thing to make sure of is that the key for the copy you have will only activate that particular copy of Windows in your case Home Premium 64bit. For the download of that you need to be careful to select the right copy ie an English language (obviously)

There is a little more to the process but I want to see what Malcolm thinks of this first.

Edit: Stupid me too much rush - if you can afford a new drive a SSD is preferable and you will not need to wipe that and they are really quite inexpensive now especially in the US.
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28 Mar 2017   #57
Pikake

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi, again

So, just to clarify, the recommendation is for me to go directly to installing a new hard drive--skip creating a recovery disk or iso image?
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28 Mar 2017   #58
Pikake

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello.

So I explored more options to test my hard drive and used HD tune to test a few things. I do not know if any of this is valuable but I thought I'd post it.


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28 Mar 2017   #59
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you want to test your HDD then run Seatols since that is a Seagate drive.

http://www.seagate.com/support/downl...ls-win-master/
Check the drive (you only have the one) then at the top pick basic tests and short drive test then if it passes that do the short generic and see if it passes that then the long generic.

Malcolm


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29 Mar 2017   #60
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now go with Malcoms advice mate - the new drive I meant it is an option for you if the hard drive is bad or to save doing a clean/wipe of the drive.

In that scenario you can get a genuine Microsoft ISO to clean install from if need be.
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