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Hardware Need help with a laptop!

Discussion in 'PC Problems' started by tyser11, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. tyser11

    tyser11 New Member

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    I have a laptop that is a old one from a family member they think is broken would like to no it its fixable, this comes up on screen when start up any ideas welcomed? [​IMG]


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    Spectre Administrator Staff Member Jnr Admin

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    There might be something wrong with the HDD, some BIOS will try PXE boot if no bootable drives are found in the system.
     
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    Am off that now but now get to this and when I click start normally it comes up with a error but currently on 6 screens trying to resolve that when I do I will post a pick of the error [​IMG]


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    [​IMG]


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    Do I need to re install windows were it has heed wiped completely?


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    janobi Janet to us VIP Member

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    Windows is borked! Reinstall it, be quicker and easier.
     
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    If you got any data on your HDD you might try repairing system from original installation CD. Sometimes it help but takes a lot of time. Another way is restoring last working config - to do that press F5 before windows starts booting.
     
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    Just tried the f5 however nothing happens do I need to get a disk and re install windows completely?


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    Also tried f8 to re install without a disk but there's not even a option of re install or repair laptops are really not my strong point


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    Which version of Windows OS has been installed on that laptop. I know that if you have Windows 7, 8 or 10, you can use your product key to download a iso from Microsoft. Which can be use to reformat your laptop, or you can use it try and repair it.
     
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    It's an old laptop running windows vista I believe however could of been upgraded not a 100% sure tho as its a family members old one they believed to be ruined so they brought a new one, I know tech is pretty much always salvageable these days...when I get the chance I'll see what the Microsoft website says, I'm fairly positive they have wiped the whole system and would need to locate the vista disk to restore it to factory conditions if I'm thinking along the right lines


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  12. Edithsmith

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    If it vista, and you have no worries losing what on it, then it might be better to reformat and either installed win 7 or win 10. They are faster than vista, and both should be able to find drivers for your system automatically.
     
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    I would download Hirens boot cd and try hddregenerator to rule out bad sectors on the hard drive this fixes them really well. If that fails You could retrieve any info You want using the ultimate boot cd, then reformat and put on windows 7 as already said. Remember You will need to go into bios and make sure first boot device is cd.
     
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    Boot with install Dvd und repair Boot Partition with

    chkdsk c: /f

    2. Option is Backup all private files with Hyren's Boot disc - File Manager, and new install.
     
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    janobi Janet to us VIP Member

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    If you want to recover the data, remove the HDD and use getdataback or something similar. But you will need a separate HDD that is double the size to store the data on, whilst the process is completed.

    Code:
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    All sounds familar to me...new hdd required,multitude of OS replacements available,Get a new cheap SSD and it will blow you away how well it works
     
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    janobi Janet to us VIP Member

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    Have to agree. My mac has a 512 ssd, and it boots in under 3 seconds. Absolutely amazing, and best thing ive ever bought.
     
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    Try to clean conection of hdd , and start the pc again . I think is a problem of os boot . You mai try to use Hiren`s boot cd with option fix NTLDR . Easy way ... reinstall win. good luck!
     
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    Sounds like a dodgy hdd. If you do repair windows, you may have to replace the disk any way. Check to see if is ok with CrystalDiskInfo.
     
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    yea i had in on mine too not too long ago.

    there are many possibilities

    first hdd broken then you could check with - Check Drive 2016- for broken patterns and repiar it

    second is other than hdd that other hardwares are broken then you could either check your pc -MemTest-
    or download -UltimateBootCD- with this you can also check for it and also recovery your files.

    thirdly it can be that your MBR is broken. than you need to press F8 on startup and have your installations cd on hand. than open with it your recovery console and type FIXMBR.
    Attention with this there can be losses on data so recovery with UltimateBoot CD your data.

    and for future prevention use freeware HDD Health

    thx i hoped i could help

    greetings
     

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