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    Laptop won't boot up

    Hope someone can help me, i have a laptop with Vista basic on it and today it turned off and when i turned it back on it wouldn't reboot properly. It gets so far and then it just shows a black screen that shows scanning with the words " microsoft corporations" and nothing else happens.

    Please help!


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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    Welcome
    Possibly this solution may help

    If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
    Create Recovery DVD

    The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
    System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

    If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

    If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
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    Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
    • Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer's website.
    • Change restart settings in safe mode. If your computer is stuck in a loop where Windows fails, attempts to restart, and then fails again repeatedly, restart your computer in safe mode and select the Disable automatic restart on system failure checkbox. For more information, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).
    • Reinstall. If no other options have solved the problem, and you are sure that your computer's hardware is functioning normally, you might need to reinstall Windows. A custom (clean) installation of Windows will permanently delete all of the files on your computer and reinstall Windows, so only use this option if all other recovery options have been unsuccessful. After the installation, you will need to reinstall your programs and restore your files from backup copies. For more information, see Installing and reinstalling Windows**.

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    Hi Richard, thankyou for all that, but i can't get to start up on it as it's not loading properly. Its just a black screen and nothing else.

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    Can you boot in safe mode?
    Safe Mode

    If not what is the make and model of your computer?

    and

    Do you have stuff you want to save?

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    No, it doesn't come up with safe mode, all it comes up with is, start up normally or startup repair, but it still keeps happening

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    Did you try to select, start up reapair? If that did not work try start up normally. If still a problem. What is the make and model of your computer?

    and

    Do you have stuff you want to save?

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    Can you boot in safe mode?
    Safe Mode

    If not what is the make and model of your computer?

    and

    Do you have stuff you want to save?


    Its a HPG7000
    HEWLETT PACKARD

    If i can save things then that will be good, if not then thats ok

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    I have tried both ways.

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    From the HP Users Manual

    Recovering from the partition on the hard drive

    You can perform a recovery from the partition on the hard drive from either the Start button or

    f11.

    To restore the system from the partition, follow these steps:

    1


    .
    Access Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:



    Select Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager.

    – or –



    Restart the computer and press f11 while the “Press <F11> for recovery” message is displayed

    on the screen. Then select

    Recovery Manager.

    Recovery Manager opens.

    2


    .
    Click Advanced Options.

    3


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    Click System recovery, and then click Next.

    4


    .
    Follow the on-screen instructions.

    If this works you will lose all your stuff. This puts the computer back like the day you brought it home.

    If you want to save your stuff first
    Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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    Re: Laptop won't boot up

    Hi Richard, thanks for that. The laptop is doing something. I will let you know how it goes. Thankyou for all your help,

    Lesley

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