HELP, my computer died after installing win7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by eddy1337, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. eddy1337

    eddy1337 MDL Novice

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    HELP?! I installed win7 when running winxp, i have xp on partition c:/ and installed win7 at D:/ i installed win7 completly, everything worked fine until i started win7 the first time(i could choose between win7 or old in a boot menu.. I choosed of course win7, the boot menu worked 2-3 times, to configure windows for starting it the first time++ But when i was finished with everything, choosed language, timezone, wlan ++ i had to restart. But when i started again(choosed win7 in the boot menu) windows shut down when it started, when i start my computer now nothing happens. No boot menu appears, nothing, just a black screen with a blinking " _ " in the left corner at the top. I have tried to restart 10 times but still, nothing happens. I cannot turn my computer on with other words.. I get the HP logo and i can go into the startup menu for bios( and look at F1 system information F2 System diagnostics(dont happen anything when i try to use that either) F7 Hp Sparekey, F9 Boot device Options(Just hdd and usb or ethernet, but nothing happens anyway) and ofcourse F10 Bios setup, but i dont have the password here. Whatever i choose i just get the black screen with the blinking white _ thing, nothing else appears after the startup logo and menu.

    What the *** Could have happend, my computer is f**kd. help, someone?

    For information it is a hp 6530b(GW688av) ROM Revision 68PDD Ver. F.OE, NOTEBOOK ASSET TAG: LE09000668, Video BIOS Revision: INTEL 1625 and someother information that i know cant help... This is what i get out of system information at the startup menu..

    Thank you for helping me!
     
  2. eddy1337

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  3. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Usually this is being caused by an incompatible loader.

    Sure that your install DVD was a untouched original Microsoft image and not some pre-activated homebrew poppycock?
     
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  4. eddy1337

    eddy1337 MDL Novice

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    No im not sure, it was a piratebay version so that is possible the reason, but a solution?
     
  5. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    The solution (the first step anyway) is to restore the MBR so the system gets booted via bootmgr again.

    You know how to do that?
     
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  6. eddy1337

    eddy1337 MDL Novice

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    Nope, have no idea, how? :)
     
  7. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    #7 sam3971, Apr 7, 2010
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    Ok dude. Boot up the install DVD and when you see the option "Repair" or something like that click it and let it run it's automated repair. If it finds something then click "Fix" and then restart and see if win7 boots. Most likely the reason it does not work for you is because it was one of those premade pre-activated DVDs that has a bad loader or something. Was something like "BIE" in the name of the torrent? If so then that would explain it cause BIE versions have loaders in them already but not all loader works on all computers and sometimes it has to be used in a different mode for it to work properly. I am guessing that your computer cannot boot either to the loader or beyond that because of the loader. I would download the ISO from the win7 repository here at MDL, copy it to a DVD and install that version and get rid of the old disk that you installed this one from. That way you do not have to worry about any tampered copy. BTW You may have to reinstall winXP too dude because you messed up the boot order and things like that.
     
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  8. Smorgan

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    You have 3 options:
    1. Fix the MBR which will change the Drive letter back to the letter C (Next best thing)
    2. Reload Windows 7 and use Xp mode this is a bit of a hassle (Not the best option)
    3. Use the repair function built into Windows 7 to fix it (Best solution)

    Basically you have to have the drive letter set to C in order to make windows run thats the whole problem...
     
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  9. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Not intending to be impolite, but the MBR has really nothing at all to do with any drive letters and Windows doesnt necessarily have to be C:\ either.

    Whoever told you that gave you false informations.
     
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  10. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    lol facepalm moment lol :)
     
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  11. Smorgan

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    #11 Smorgan, Apr 7, 2010
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    Ummm yea facepalm moment lol and everything but I didn't have it told to me at all with the drive lettering...
    It happened to me...And I had multiple issues such as programs that would not load and so on...
    This was genuine software too...

    To reiterate Windows runs best if the drive letter is set to C
     
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  12. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    It was probably a very rare situation with you dude. Did it somehow switch for you like after you installed a bunch of programs? If so that would really suck.
     
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  13. Smorgan

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    Probably was but when I installed it it was already set to the letter D when the Drive was in fact letter C...
    Nothing a little MBR couldn't fix....
     
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  14. sam3971

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    Mine did the same thing actually. I don't know what caused it either but I just reinstalled and it was fixed more me. I think it was because for some reason it set my USB harddrive as the primary thereby making it appear as C:\ and my internal as D:\
     
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  15. Rosco

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    eddy1337 got into this situation because his BIOS was password protected by some school tech nazi who won't tell him the password so he can change boot options.

    sam3971 gave the advice on how to reset the BIOS in eddy1337's other post and he is probably going to have to bite the bullet on the reset as I can't think of another way to restore his MBR without a dvd/usb boot.

    Wish I had advised to install Acronis OsSelector into XP but because it doesn't support 7 yet I didn't - OsSelector detects DVDs as you put them into a DVD drive and lets you boot them no matter what your BIOS settings are.

    Not sure how that would help now if he can't boot at all but it sounds helpful.
     
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  16. urie

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    @ Rosco, most computers nowadays you don't need to go into bios to select boot device usually a function key say F2 for example will bring up boot menu. Access to bios is only needed to set default boot device and select order.
     
  17. eddy1337

    eddy1337 MDL Novice

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    Ok, now i got usb boot solution, but it will not boot anything i put into the usb... Can someone make an xp or win7 repair disk for me? I have no computer, im sitting on a computer now with no rights.. School computer
     
  18. Smorgan

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    Heyo man...
    You don't need some special repair disc just download a copy of windows 7 and it should work....
    Have a look on the pirate bay and you should be set... It doesn't even need to be special just a copy of windows 7 if that is the OS your using...
     
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  19. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    lol...Lets just recommend the RTM in the repository...lol
     
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  20. Smorgan

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    Well thats where I get most of my stuff lol but since I have more faith in the repository now use it then The pirate bay...
    Cause if the pirate bay you have to know which one is genuine and not and so forth...
     
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