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Windows 7 computer fails to boot


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#1 JakerADog

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:49 AM

Hi, I have a Sony Notebook model PCG-81214L with Windows 7 Home Premium and it will not boot up.

When it starts up it displays the Sony VAIO splash screen for a few seconds and then it displays a black screen with a flashing dash.  I have left this on for hours with no change in the display.  I have also tried to boot in safe mode but it doesn't get to the point that safe mode menu pops up.  It only sits on dreaded flashing dash screen.



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#2 JakerADog

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

Really?

#3 Guest_Francis Houle_*

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

Follow these steps:

  1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer by clicking the Startbutton 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818, clicking the arrow next to the Shut Down button eb058ccf-b21e-4dfe-9bb7-1ad6c83b705c_47., and then clicking Restart.
  2. Do one of the following:

    • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you'll need to try again by shutting down and restarting your computer.

    • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start, and then press F8.

  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration (advanced), and then press Enter.

  4. If your computer has more than one operating system installed, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system that you want to start by using Last Known Good Configuration, and then press Enter. Windows will then resume starting normally.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

Did not work, just a flashing cursor on a black screen, it will not boot in safe mode or normal mode.

Thank you for your support!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

First, you should diagnose the hard drive.






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