Notebook won't boot up!!

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  1. tamlovescarla

    tamlovescarla MDL Novice

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    #1 tamlovescarla, Feb 18, 2014
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    Hi,

    Went to bed the other night leaving my notebook on as I always do, got up in morning and the damn thing was off and wouldn't restart! Just keeps going to 'loading windows screen then back to the start. I can't access F8 - System Recovery, can't boot into safe mode or any other mode for that matter. I can access 'The TechGuys Recovery' but nothing on there works except to access CMD. From there I tried to access System Restore but it says that no restore points have been created when I know there are several!! I haveno ideawhat has happened or what else to do so would appreciate any help or suggestions please.

    Thanks in advance,

    Tam

    Also in CMD i cannot change the drive letter!! Its on X: but my HDD is labelled C: It says that'The system cannot find the drive specified.' o_O
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #2 s1ave77, Feb 18, 2014
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    That might apply for the running system. In RE the CMD afaik starts from RAM and C: is assigned to the Start partition (100/350MB). Windows will be on one of the following partitions, e.g D: ....

    To jump to another partion simply enter
    Code:
    D:
    Did you try booting from Live Media?
     
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  3. tamlovescarla

    tamlovescarla MDL Novice

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    I've tried to restore from letters a-z using cmd rstrui.exe/offline:c:\windows with no joy!! No i haven't tried a live cd but it would have to be a bootable usb version, can you recommend one?
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Would start with a Windows Install Media and try a Startup Repair :D. For the rest: As it's only for checking, any should do, kubuntu would be an easy one to use.
     
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    tamlovescarla MDL Novice

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    Thanks, I'll give it a go. I know nothing about ubuntu, never used it so will find a XP LiveCD that boots from USB(no disk drive seeing as its a notebook)from somewhere, Thanks again.
     
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    You´re welcome :D.
     
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