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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kyullion, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. kyullion

    kyullion Thread Starter

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    hi,
    ive got a sony vaio laptop that worked fine until i dl a pdf file and tried to view it, the machine froze and i had to reset it, since then it will not boot, booting from hd it gets to the windows logo then flashes up a blue screen with text on it that stays on for 1 sec then it resets and starts again.

    ive tried the sony recovery tools that shows no partitions on the hd, system restore says there are no restore points.

    any ideas plz?
     
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    I missed the blue screen part.

    If "last known good" and "safe mode" won't get you into Windows, but to the adv menu & select "disable automatic restart"

    The BSOD [ blue screen of death ] should remain until you reboot the computer.
    Please provide us [ either written down or photo taken with a phone w/ camera perhaps ] the BSOD info.

    RF123
     
  4. kyullion

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    everything has failed so far, the blue screen flashes up for 1 second and then it restarts,just saw the disable auto restart i will try that tonite i took it to a shop today they told me when the hd was connected to another machine there was nothing showing on it???

    this laptop is 14 months old

    sony vaio vpccb2moe http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vaio-c-series/vpccb2m0e

    i really need the data from it,as i foolishly never backed it up!!!!!!!!! if i buy a new hd i then need an os for it turning into a nightmare this is.
     
  5. kyullion

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    Bsod Says UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION

    ***stop: 0X000000ED (0XFFFFFA80076C5940,0XFFFFFFFFC00000B5,0X0000000000000000,0X00000000000000000)


    phew
     
  6. kyullion

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    i made a backup when i first had the machine with some dvd's how can i be sure these are working?

    if i were to buy a new copy of win 7 and try to repair (which if i cant get this hd going i will need an os for my new hd) would it conflict with the serial i am using now and not progress?

    i dont mind buying a new hd and os as long as i have a chance of getting my data back
     
  7. rainforest123

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    Thanks for the BSOD informaton.

    Boot to the W7 repair environment
    Select command prompt
    type: C:
    press "enter"
    type: chkdsk /r
    Press "enter"

    Report the results of chkdsk

    Try booting into normal W7.

    RF123
     
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    Put in a new HDD of the same type [ SATA vs IDE ], and of the same or greater capacity.

    "serial" what?
    If you mean if you purchase a new legitimate copy [ we've had some pirated software issues, lately, so I mean no disrespect . We are not the software police, but this forum has rules against supporting pirated software. ] of W7 & try to install W7, will you be successful, the answer is yes, with > 90% certainty. Depends upon the presence [ bad ] or absence [ good ] of hardware problems.

    RF123
     
  9. kyullion

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    Bsod when i try safe mide with c prompt.
    Is there any other way i can get to c prompt?
     
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    Hi,
    I cannot get a c prompt at all.
    Ive been out to get a new hd today and after being given a link to the wrong os by ms ive finally got the right one and installing now.

    I will then try to get the old hd attached to a caddy and extract the info that way.

    Thank you very much for your help so far.
     
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    Can you access the "recovery options" aka repair environment?
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html

    If so, is command prompt offered?
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

    There is nothing wrong with that option. :)

    RF123
     
  13. kyullion

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    Cant access hd from caddy should i give up on it?
     
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    If not, please describe what happens.

    If not, please describe what happens.


    There are 3 possibilities to what is causing this.
    1. The HDD has physically failed & doesn't show up in the BIOS of the computer to which YOUR HDD is connected to THEIR computer.
    2. The HDD DOES show up, but no disk partitions are visible.
    3. The HDD shows up, but they didn't check, using data recovery techniques, to determine if your files are accessible.

    You may or may not want to inquire as to whether or not they checked, using data recovery techniques, for the availability of your data. I suspect that such an investigation would have a separate charge / fee.

    Whether or not you give up on it depends upon many factors.
    1. Your economic status; can you afford a new computer?
    2. Availability of installation files for programs you use.
    3. Time availability and restrictions to setup a new computer.
    4. Brand, model & model # of the computer you want to purchase.
    and other considerations.
    The numbering of the above list is not intended to reflect my value system or preference.

    RF123
     
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