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Windows 7: Is My Laptop Toast?

28 Jun 2010   #31
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This sounds liker one of those features that is great in theory but not so good in practice.


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28 Jun 2010   #32
madtownidiot

 

Usually by the time it gets to that point, there aren't many options left.
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28 Jun 2010   #33
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I learned that trick will start about 8 of 10 laptops that have the same problem, regardless of make or model, although sometimes you also have to disconnect the CMOS battery.
I've done that lately, it had only reseted date & time to factory date made.

Thanks for that little trick when stuck with an unbootable hard drive!
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28 Jun 2010   #34
gregrocker

 

Run the maker's full HD diagnostics/repair CD scan from their Support Downloads webpage. Then test your memory for 5-6 passes or overnight with memtest86 bootable CD.

The procedure when Windows will not start is to boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, let if find an installation and offer the repair - if not or if that fails, then again boot and click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair repeatedly with reboots until it starts up. You may need to try marking Win7 active for it to repair or rewrite the MBR.

There are links in theog's first post to the Repair CD download, Startup Repair tutorial, Repair CD screenshots, Marking Win7 active, etc.

If Repair fails, seek help here in the forums while testing HD with diagnostics (above) and Memory with memtest86.

If all fails, use free Paragon Rescue CD to attempt to recover the Win7 partition. If not, it will copy off your files if they are recoverable.

You can then run Recovery or reinstall. It is much better to have an externally stored Win7 Backup Image to reimage your HD in 15 minutes, with your latest files backed up separately, so you needn't worry if your OS fails to start.
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01 Jul 2010   #35
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Thanks

Many thanks for all these suggestions guys, I appreciate it, unfortunately you guys have, on this occasion, been too helpful, all these different ideas I just dunno which one to try, if this ever happens again.

I have at least made a Windows 7 repair disc now but as I have my pc up and running again I am not sure whether I should install any fixes, as you know what they say:

"If it aint broke, don't fix it"

What do you think?
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01 Jul 2010   #36
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alkie View Post
Many thanks for all these suggestions guys, I appreciate it, unfortunately you guys have, on this occasion, been too helpful, all these different ideas I just dunno which one to try, if this ever happens again.

I have at least made a Windows 7 repair disc now but as I have my pc up and running again I am not sure whether I should install any fixes, as you know what they say:

"If it aint broke, don't fix it"

What do you think?
Just have a quick look at the "Events Viewer"...just to list if everything is running smooth for you.

Control Panel=>Administration Tools=>Events Viewer
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03 Jul 2010   #37
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Just have a quick look at the "Events Viewer"...just to list if everything is running smooth for you.

Control Panel=>Administration Tools=>Events Viewer
Well this is what it says, now I dunno if I am out of the woods, what do you guys make of this?


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03 Jul 2010   #38
gregrocker

 

Use Administrative View to Google repeat errors to learn about them and see how others have fixed them:

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03 Jul 2010   #39
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks again for the info
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