So, a friend gave me one of his g7 1329wm laptops in return for doing some work for him. Problem is, I have to turn it on using the CTRL+F5 key. Not really a problem but the problems follow...
1. Laptop will not POST. There is just a blank screen with a flashing cursor
2. I can not turn off the laptop. The power button seems to be non functioning at the moment. I had to pull the battery out to turn it off. I charged the battery the other night and closed the lid figuring it would shut down after a while but it never did.
3. I pulled the HDD out and plugged it into my external HDD enclosure (SATA) and found 4 partitions (Recovery, Tools, System and one other one that I can't remember). Recovery and tools look OK but the other 2 are unreadable but show disk usage.
My goal is to just re install Windows 7 and start from scratch. Is there a way to get this to reboot while it's running?
CTRL-ALT-DEL makes the screen go black and then the flashing cursor comes back after a few moments. I tried hitting F2, Esc, F10, DEL while the screen is black to see if I can bring up the configuration screen and nothing.
The wireless indicator shows it's not connected and the NUM lock light comes on. I can turn that on and off pressing the NUM Lock key.
I think I have that all covered. If you need any other information please let me know.
Remember, the computer will not load Windows (I think the dir tree is gone) so I cannot run any diagnostics on the HDD at all. I tried running a recovery program on the HDD while it was in the external case but it failed on several attempts. I just want to get it to reboot so I can re-install Windows 7 on it.
Edited by CameraMan65, 17 June 2014 - 09:35 AM.