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Windows 7: Is My Laptop Toast?

28 Jun 2010   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you try the F8 key?


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28 Jun 2010   #12
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you try the F8 key?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alkie View Post
Unfortunately I Have tried F8'ing it but it makes no difference, after a period of time the screen just moves on to the Tosh opening screen, then reverts back to a black screen where you have a blinking cursor on the top left hand corner for a while then it too stop blinking.
Thanks anyway
Yes.
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28 Jun 2010   #13
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

If you're having no success using any of the suggestions, It sounds like it is a malfunctioning HDD.

One the bright side... it's probably the cheapest component to replace. Do you have your data backed up?
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28 Jun 2010   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Go to this tutorial & download the Startup disk burn to CD.
System Repair Disc - Create
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28 Jun 2010   #15
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
If you're having no success using any of the suggestions, It sounds like it is a malfunctioning HDD.

One the bright side... it's probably the cheapest component to replace. Do you have your data backed up?
Most of it, it hasn''t been long since I did a fresh install on the pc so anything else I am sure I can pick up again..
Are laptop h/drives reasonably cheap and easy to fit then, (I am in the UK, no surprise there huh?), can you use any type of laptop h/drive?
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28 Jun 2010   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alkie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
If you're having no success using any of the suggestions, It sounds like it is a malfunctioning HDD.

One the bright side... it's probably the cheapest component to replace. Do you have your data backed up?
Most of it, it hasn''t been long since I did a fresh install on the pc so anything else I am sure I can pick up again..
Are laptop h/drives reasonably cheap and easy to fit then, (I am in the UK, no surprise there huh?), can you use any type of laptop h/drive?
As you have no install disk you can not reinstall.
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28 Jun 2010   #17
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Do you have a local computer shop? They can install a new HDD. If you have your Microsoft key still attached to the bottom of your laptop, they may provide you with a burnt copy of an installation disc.
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28 Jun 2010   #18
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Sorted!!

Problem solved, I let the cycle run its course and I noticed the pc switched itself off, so I restarted and amazingly it booted up, I have no idea what happened or what it did to clear the fault but I am just glad it did.

Thanks for all your help guys!!
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28 Jun 2010   #19
theog

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That is news.
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28 Jun 2010   #20
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alkie View Post
Problem solved, I let the cycle run its course and I noticed the pc switched itself off, so I restarted and amazingly it booted up, I have no idea what happened or what it did to clear the fault but I am just glad it did.

Thanks for all your help guys!!
Happy to hear it is working now, I would HIGHLY suggest backing everything up now though. This might be temporary and if it does happen again you don't want to be smacking yourself in the forehead
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