Tripped Over Cord While Booting, Will No Longer Boot

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  1. cdodds

    cdodds New Member

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    I accidentaly tripped over my laptop cord while booting. The computer was not harmed, but the adapter unpluged from the laptop and the laptop lost power while booting.

    Timeline of events:
    1) I tripped over the cord
    2) laptop lost power while booting up
    3) I pluged the laptop back in
    4) I pushed the power button
    5) Windows said it was loading...and then restarted its self while loading windows (it kept doing this in a loop)
    6) I manually restarted my laptop
    7) Windows said it was loading...and then restarted its self while loading windows (it kept doing this in a loop)
    8) I exited the loop by pressing F1 before the windows loading screen
    9) This took me to a screen where I could either choose which operating system I wanted to boot from, or press F8 for advanced options
    10) I pressed F8
    11) This took me to a screen with many options (repair windows 7, safe mode, debugging mode, boot with last known good configuration)
    12) I booted with last known good configuration
    13) This time windows loaded me to a black screen where I could see my mouse, but nothing else
    14) I restart my computer again and navigate back to the advanced boot options screen
    15) I choose, "repair windows 7"
    16) windows 7 repair loads
    17) I login to windows 7 repair
    18) I am given options, (startup repair, system restore, command prompt, system recovery image, memory check)
    19) I never made a system restore point, never made a system recovery image, and my windows 7 DVD which I bought over a year ago is now missing, so I choose "startup repaid"
    20) Startup repair runs for 5 hours till it finds an error and tell me it needs to restart to fix it
    21) My computer restarts, and windows 7 loads...taking me again to a black screen where I can see my mouse but nothing else
    22) I restart my computer and re-navigate back to "startup repair"
    23) Again I run startup repair
    24) Startup repair runs for 2 hours till it tells me that noting can be found wrong and it sends a messgae to microsoft, and tell me to restart my computer
    25) So, I restart my computer
    26) My computer restarts, and windows 7 loads...taking me again to a black screen where I can see my mouse but nothing else
    27) I restart my computer and re-navigate back to "startup repair"
    28) Again I run startup repair
    29) Startup repair runs for 2 min till it tells me that it is finished and can find nothing wrong (I try this several times with the same results)

    What should I do?

    The last time my computer was having this problem (same cause), it autostarted a disk check after restarting a few times, and that fixed it..., but I have no idea how to make it do one of those...(it just sort of happened on its own last time)

    I already tried taking my computer in to tech support...and they told me that there was nothing I could do without buying an enitre new windows 7 DVD from them. I am kind of hoping that I do not have to do that though...because they are expensive as hell...and Christmas sort of has me tight on funds at the moment.

    So..here I am, using a public hotel computer, asking for help from the Internetz. :-$
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Probably a good first start would be to boot back into the advanced boot options and select the command prompt option
    type
    chkdsk c: /r
    let it finish all 5 stages, probably going to take a while and don't expect miracles but it may very well help.
    Other than that some people have reported success in using one of these Windows 7 Recovery Discs.
    Hope this helps and keep us posted.
    Good Luck
    Randy
     
  3. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    Welcome.

    First, remove any tv or external monitor connected if there is any.

    Then boot to safe mode and run this command from a command prompt:

    chkdsk /r
     
  4. cdodds

    cdodds New Member

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    30) Check disk found 3 bad files and fixed them.
    31) My computer restarts, and windows 7 loads...taking me again to a black screen where I can see my mouse but nothing else
    32) I restart my computer and re-navigate back to "startup repair"
    33) Again I run startup repair
    34) Startup repair runs for 1 min till it tells me that it is finished and can find nothing wrong (I try this several times with the same results)

    I tried booting with the windows recovery CD that someone gave me a link to, but it was exactly like the repair tools that I was already using...and gave the exact same results. Thanks for the help everyone. It looks like I am stuck getting a new windows 7 DVD though. Unless, does anyone have anoter trick or two up their sleeves?
     

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