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Windows 7: Laptop Will Not Start - Won't Reinstall Windows

19 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Hi Dannyr16,

Can we get some specifics about your laptop.. does it use a solid state drive or legacy

The first thing I'd probably try if your not an expert at DOS is

  • download the latest ubuntu
  • Select the Live Boot option
  • Once booted, open G'Parted and see if the Disk appears in there
  • Then, if it doesn't .. prepare yourself for a long troubleshooting nightmare

Good Luck!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dannyr16 View Post
My laptop will not boot. It won't boot from the W7 disc
either. I tried re-installing Windows and it just restarted and went back to how it was before. So I tried formatting all drives and I think this was a mistake as now it's refusing to let me select a drive to install onto or even format. It just tells me that it cannot format a partition on disk 0.

It's become messed up to the point that I'm considering getting it sorted by elsewhere. Checking it's still under warranty.

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19 Jul 2011   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

has this been happening for a long period of days or several hours, i had a similar issue recently and it appeared that the laptop had overheated it wouldn't recognize the hardrive so couldn't boot, eventually it sorted itself out.
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19 Jul 2011   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i see this thread is marked solved , care to let us know what the outcome was?
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19 Jul 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You can mark this as Unsolved too, may get more replies.
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20 Jul 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I typed disk part into CMD and then typed list disks and selected the drive, then I did a complete format of the whole drive. As when you do a format through the Windows disk it leaves parts. That's why you have files such as Windows.old left over when you get onto your new copy of Windows. But if you use CMD and Disk Part it just completely wipes every kb of data.
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20 Jul 2011   #16

W7 Professional x64

So... Did you reinstall windows?
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20 Jul 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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