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PC wont boot, F8 doesn't work


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#1 jcameron

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:18 AM

PC has been acting up. Restored to an earlier version last boot up. Now won't boot up at all. When pressing F8 noting happens except some beeping from the PC. Have tried holding shift down as well to no avail.

When pressing power the fans trigger but don't stop. Nothing appears on screen, all external devices unplugged apart from keyboard and mouse.

Please help.

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:43 PM

Please explain "Restored to an earlier version".  Earlier version of what?


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:10 PM

Please explain "Restored to an earlier version".  Earlier version of what?

I went back to an older restore point the last time it did boot up and suspected issues.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:14 PM

jcameron,

When turning on the computer, does anything happen on the screen? Do you see some kind of OEM logo (Dell logo, HP logo, etc)?

Try this:

Upon pressing the power button, immediately start repeatedly pressing DEL or F2 to get into the BIOS. The key to get into the BIOS is different for every PC, so if DEL or F2 doesn't work, Google "how to boot [PC Model] into BIOS" to find the right key to press.

If you can boot into the BIOS, you will usually see InsydeH20 Setup Utility, PhoneixBIOS Setup Utility, BIOS setup utility displayed somewhere on the screen. This can vary depending on what PC you have.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:17 PM

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

Do you have the installation disc for this version of Windows 7?


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:22 PM

What is the make and model of this computer?
 
Do you have the installation disc for this version of Windows 7?

I don't think having the install disk will help, if nothing appears on the screen at boot.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:28 PM

It could if you boot from the installation disc.  And you will not know until your change the boot order and try booting from the installation disc.  If you can get it to boot from the installation disc you can perform a repair installation.  From the OP's first post it appears that this is a problem with the operating system.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:41 PM

Unfortunately I can't track down the disc. I feel I'm SOL at this point unless I take it in to a repair shop or do a fresh reimage on it.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:46 PM

Call you local repair shop and tell them you are going to do a repair install and need the installation for this computer and see if they will burn you a copy of the installation media.

 

When you use the installation disc you can access the System Recovery Options.  These include the Startup Repair, Command Prompt, System Restore, System Image Recovery, and Windows Memory Diagnosis.


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