my laptop is not booting windows 7

June 22, 2011 at 11:16:30
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate, intel pentium P6200 / 2 GB DDR3
ties to attempt loading startup repair but fails, showed up previous restore points the first time but failed and hasnt shown any since... error report said mdr failure, primary (hard) disks not responding but boot (32mb) disk is!!! cannot install new windows as that doesnt respond too, would prefer option to create backup before format...
Kindly help if you know the solution... thanks.

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#1
June 22, 2011 at 13:31:01
I get the feeling the hard drive has failed a bit or your install is really bad.

If it were me, I'd run a hard drive and memory test. See Ultimate boot cd and run some of the tests.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
June 22, 2011 at 14:59:48
thanks mate... what were you to say if i tell you that the installation disk works, i've used it before, the memory test was normal but the recovery options wrt hard disks fail to respond...
waiting keenly...

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#3
June 22, 2011 at 17:30:23
I doubt you can prove the dvd is good. Even if we make an assumption that it is good it leaves us with what you said.

"cannot install new windows"

Therefore either the disk is bad, some part of the computer is bad or you are doing something wrong. Pick one.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
June 22, 2011 at 20:52:15
download the recovery disk from here, http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...
boot into command prompt and type fixmbr and then fixboot, try repair from the dvd, safe mode etc see if anything can work for you.
for a backup, you can use many different drive copy programs, or just attach the drive another machine and copy it, also run a diskcheck from another machine, make sure you check search for and attempt to fix bad sectors.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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