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Computer cannot get past boot, recovery CDs not working either

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by korpse, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. korpse

    korpse Thread Starter

    Dec 12, 2011
    Hello TSG,
    So I've been trying to solve this since it randomly happened yesterday, but to no avail.
    I have a Samsung Q430 Intel i5 with Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (SP1), and the computer randomly started to lag, so I restarted it. It logged in successfully the first few times, but became extremely laggy after login, until it froze up completely each time. I then tried the recovery CD, and it worked the first time, but nothing changed, and it was still laggy. However, the computer could not even get past the black loading screen anymore, and began on a continuous reboot cycle, each time ending with a flash of a BSOD that I couldn't catch. It restarts to two options: Launch startup repair or Start windows normally, both of which end up freezing and restarting.
    I have tried:
    -Safe Mode (worked first time, but was laggy, and now it just freezes during loading)
    -Last Known good configuration (nothing happened)
    -Recovery CD (becomes stuck while trying to find the OS, says "Drive E: 0 bytes, windows 7 and never finishes loading)
    -Installation CD (stuck at entering setup screen)

    The only thing that really works is the Ubuntu Live CD...
    So, any suggestions?
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    Hi and welcome,
    While waiting for someone to read this who knows 'bout W7, why not use that Ubuntu live CD to backup all your important docs, pics, tunes etc etc to an external hard drive (if you haven't already?!) just in case ...

    Sorry I can't be of more help.

  3. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    You should have tried to determine what was causing the lag before going whole hog trying to restore the OS. Run some diagnostics on the hard drive as well as the memory. Never heard of a Samsung laptop and I am not sure I would purchase one either. I don't think I would purchase a Sony laptop either.
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