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Windows 7 won't boot


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#1 nate1579

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

Ok very long story Going to list what it is doing it;s a dell inspiron 1545

Won't boot anything from hard drive. Safe mode use to work but had the bright idea of upgrading from windows vista to windows 7 and now it says set up can't continue in safe mode.
Won't boot windows 7 cd or Ubuntu disk
Won't boot Windows 7 off a usb stick either


No matter what i try to boot seems to fail for some reason ran the built in Dell Testing software for memory and everything checked it also checks the cpu and the hard drive all good rant he longer test no problems.

What could the be stopping it to boot when booting windows 7 anything cd usb or the install on the harddrive it will freeze at the starting windows with the twirling logo every time never get past.

I can run a dos Stick so I updated the bios didn't work.

Reseated the ram didn't work
Tried one stick by itself didn't work tryed the other same thing then tried other ram slot by self same thing.

no usb things are plugged in no sd cards or addons

Restored bios to default to no avail

Tried with out battery
Tried discharging it with no battery and unplugged

so what could be the problem?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

Have you checked the AC adaptor? ... They do go bad, as I can tell you from experience!

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#3 nate1579

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

I tried it with out the ac adapter on just battery and vice versa how do i check the adapter

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

What happen to the recovery partition? Did laptop came with that feature?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:40 AM

when it trys to load the recovery partion, a cd, a dvd, a usb, or the main os partion it locks up but if its some type of safe mode on any of these it will boot but right now that dont help because windows 7 has not got to finish installing.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

What model Dell?

Did Dell provide your upgrade disks?

http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/direct2dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2009/06/25/dell-and-the-windows-7-upgrade-program.aspx

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:49 PM

Dell™ Inspiron™ 1545

No it's a retail disk

but still it wont boot any cds or dvd or hard drives

I was only able to start the upgrade is safemode

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:58 AM

Since Vista has various versions...I would think it wise to look at the upgrade paths as put forth by MS.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx

Upgrading From Vista To Win 7

Seems to me that you may not be able to "upgrade" outside of the Dell framework for such...but will have to do a clean install, same as XP users/owners.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:38 PM

Upgraded to the right path it started the install said had to reboot then when it did cd booting odes no longer work hard drive booting does not work etc the upgrade was right version




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