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Q: Thinkcentre M58p Desktop C2D-E8400 wont boot up fr...

To whom this may concern, I cannot get this Lenovotower to load an OS (in this case Windows 7Ultimate) or to boot from the CD/DVD drive fromany of 4 different OS install CD\DVD's! One XpBootable CD, two Win 7 boot DVD's and even a LinuxOS boot CD. The CD/DVD drive will blink 11-12times when a disk is inserted and then nothing.Yes, I have changed the boot order to CD/DVD drivefirst and even removed everything BUT the CD/DVDdrive and still no boot up!

























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Hi, I have this PC, but I can't see on his motherboard does he have COM header. I need 2 COM ports on the motherboard, because they're powerful enough to talk to ESC/POS printers which are 25-30m away.

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greetings from downunder  just wondering if any experts here could provide me with some answers or solutions please i have a thinkcentre m58p running win7pro 64bit with 6gb ram. i have accidently acquired myself 2x SAS SSD drive not knowing that these SAS drives are NOT the same as the normal SSD drive. i found out that i need to have a RAID card to run these drives. would anyone here know how to setup my PC so i can use one of these SAS drives as my boot drive ? also, would this card, Dell PowerEdge SAS 6/iR RAID Controller Adapter Card part#0JW063 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1163240918), work interms of controlling the SAS drive as my boot drive ? more importantly, is this card (Dell PowerEdge SAS 6/iR RAID Controller Adapter Card part#0JW063) compatible with my thinkcentre pc ? if this possible, would anyone here patient enough to explain it to me ste-by-step on how to set it up in my pc so i can make the SAS work as my boot drive ? appreciate any help have a great day and weekend everyone

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I have searched the whole durn world over about upgrading ram memory on these M58P 6137 sff desktop computers and it's like two sides to every story!! Lenovo says:: 8gb maximum. Crucial and others say 16gb maximum. I've updated the bois to the 5ckt77a and all that and even chunked in a cpu upgrade from e8400-3.0 to a 8600-3.33 and no problems there. But before going and spending money on a lost cause; If indeed these computers can even handle 1- 4gb stick of ram let alone 4-4gb of ram. Anyone out there done it yet? I'm using 8gb now (4-2gb)

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Hello, I updated the bios to the latest version (the one from 2012) and my video card (Gigabyte GT 710 1GB) doesn?t work it says no signal in my monitor but the fan is running and I bought it new. I?ve seen some youtube videos about Lenovo Thinkcentre M58p with GT 710 and they can make it work but not for me (why meeee). I need help ASAP please.

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I have a ThinkCentre m58P and have tried 2 cards in the machine to no avail. One just wasnt recognised the other gave bios bleeps. I want to turn this PC into a media streamer from as NAS server and need a HDMI output compatible Graphics card for this machine? Can anyone recommend whats on the whitelist or fully functions wih the M58p?

A:ThinkCentre M58p Graphics Card Whitelist

Can't recommend a card, but just wanted to make sure you knew that you don't have to have a graphics card with an HDMI port on it. The signaling for HDMI and DVI are identical, just different connectors. I have a cable that has a male DVI connector on one end and a male HDMI connector on the other. I connect from the DVI port of an ADD-2R card directly to my TV. There are also DVI/HDMI converters that accomplish this same task using the converter and a standard HDMI cable. Check the parts listing for your machine on the support site to see which graphics cards are supported for your model.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre m58p with a GT 710 and I will probably upgrade it to GT 1030 in the future but is the GT 1030 compatible with the m58p?
 
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A:Lenovo Thinkcentre M58 & M58p: yes, is compatible with GT 1030

I'm a huge fan of the GT 1030, but haven't seen any posts here on it and the M58/p.   You may be the first to try it, however the GT 1030 does work with the next gen model, M90/p (and newer), and I haven't seen a case where a GT 730 worked (on systems with PCIe ver. 2.0 -- GT 730 is known to work on M58) and the GT 1030 did not (meaning it has good backward compatibility, unlike AMD graphics cards.)  That doesn't guarantee that it will work, but there's a very high probability.  I hope that helps. 
 
Edit:  Earlier versions of the M58 and all M57 have PCIe ver 1.1.  I would not recommending using a PCIe 3.0 card (GT 1030) in a 1.1 slot (PCIe 2.0 cards like GT 730 do work in 1.1 slots.).  Check your Intel Chipset specs to see which version is supported. 
 
Edit 2:  I'm now thinking that all M58 had version 2.0 PCIe. M58 did have 2 generations of Intel processors, but I believe the Chipset stayed the same. 
 

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Windows 10 does not recognize my second hard drive!

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Hello I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre m58p with a GT 710 and I will probably upgrade it to GT 1030 in the future but is the GT 1030 compatible with the m58p?

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Hello, I had an old [but reliable] ThinkCentre M58p lying around and I recently thought of upgrading it [for a media center with a some gaming capabilties] from, some more, aging [but working] parts I have. So:1. I've replaced the Intel dual E8400 3Ghz with a quad Q9650 3Ghz [I have a 95W HSF] - Works perfectly2. Replaced the stock PSU with a 620Watts, SeaSonic - Works flawlessly3. Installed windows 10 and all the devices4. Finally, installed a EVGA GTX 770 2Gb into the PCI-E slot - This is the weird issue part Now, for the PCI-E card to get recognized during the boot, I had to switch the main output form IGD [Integrated Graphics Device] to PEG [PCI Express Graphics], and it works! The system boots up from the PCI-E slot, and with the drivers installed, everything works and looks great. Easy, or so it seems... As soon as I restart the PC there's no signal, from the PCI-E slot anymore, and in order to boot again from the PCI-E card, I have to:- pull the card out- boot the machine from the onboard VGA [no need to change the BIOS settings though]- shut down- plug the PCI-E card back in- turn it on Then it works again. Games run great, the PC is cool and quiet. Until I power it off... Each time, I have to repeat the process in order to get a signal from the PCI-E slot... Has anyone happened to come across this kind of issue and knows the cause for this? BTW, I've tried a different card [GTX 570] and the results were the same. Also, sta... Read more

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I have a 3.0 USB PCIe card curently using my PCIe slot.  I would like to upgrade my graphics by installing a new graphics card in the PCIe 16 slot but to do so I would have to remove the 3.0 USB PCIe card from its slot to allow room for the fan in the graphics card.  I enjoy the speed of USB 3.0 for downloading music and movies and don't want to get rid of it.  But I would also like to improve my graphics.  Is there any way around this problem?

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Hello I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre m58p with a GT 710 and I will probably upgrade it to GT 1030 in the future but is the GT 1030 compatible with the m58p?

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Hello, I've found a security loophole or gap on the ThinkCentre M58p' series. Where do I report this? I talked to Lenovo support but they "were not sure" on Facebook.

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Hello, I'd like to add an additional ethernet card with 2-4 ports to a Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p 6137, but I'm not sure what will fit. I'm not the most computer knowledgeable, any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Dear colleaguesI have one of the above and am thinking I would like to have two monitors attached to it.However there is only a single monitor point at the back.Please can anyone advise whether I can adapt it to have two monitors.If so what upgrade part would I need to install on the machineThanks for your kind helpBest wishes, Ian

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Hello Forum,
 
i see a 11 pin yellow male usb connector on my m58p board,
i have some m58p and one m90p and i think a m91 or m93p,,
questions:
-have all thinkcentre pcs this 11 pin connector, same on m90 and 91p?
- is there any possibility to connect a newer usb device to that 11 pin connector?
- is there any adapter to usb 2.0 or maybe 3.0?
or can i only connect a normal female usb device like a cardreader with 9 pins to 11 pin connector with not using the two most right pins?
 
thx, bernd
 
thx for informations!
bernd
 
Mod: edited the Subject line to clarify that it's the motherboard USB connector

A:ThinkCentre M58p: motherboard USB connector pinout, card reader

- is there any adapter to usb 2.0 or maybe 3.0?

This, or a similar card?  USB 3.0 PCI-E Express Card with 4 USB 3.0 Ports, Speed Up to 5.0 Gbps
 

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We are using ThinkCentre M715q tinys mounted to the back of our 7000 series SMART Boards.    They work great except for one major issue.   The M715q will not boot up if the USB cable between the M715q and SMART Board (for interactive touch) is connected.   We have to unplug the USB cable to be able to boot the M715q into Windows and then replug the USB.    Some users have a hard time with this.   I assume this a BIOS/boot order issue.     Any help would be appiciated.   

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Hi, my M700 Desktop ThinkCentre does not boot I was doing an Lenovo Firmware update via their software  and it went into  sleep mode and never came out I have tried to unplug in the green power light comes but I don't get anything on my monitor  Thanks 

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I have Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p running on windows 10, I want to connect second hard drive, but the disk does not connect, why? The second drive is SEAGATE HDD SATA 1TB 7200RPM 6GB / S / 64MB ST1000DM003. Can I also connect a sata3 disk WESTERN DIGITAL HDD SATA 4TB 7200RPM 6GB / S / 256MB BLACK WD4005FZBX WDC?

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A former employee locked us out of the system and we would like to order a recovery CD or USB for this system so we can bring it back to factory default. However, search as I might I can't find how to order this from Lenovo. (original discs lost in fire, but system still has Windows serial number) Help!

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Like many others recently, I picked up a Lenovo ThinkCentre M58P (7484 A14) desktop computer via eBay.  It runs Windows 10.  From eBay, I also bought and installed a new PSU (www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-750W-750-Watt-BLUE-LED-Quiet-Large-Gaming-Fan-SATANEW 750W 750 Watt BLUE LED Quiet Large Gaming Fan SATA ATX PowNEW 750W 750 Watt BLUE LED Quiet Large Gaming Fan SATA ATX Power Supply PSU PCIeer Supply PSU PCIe-ATX-Power-Supply-PSU-PCIe-/400646802599?hash=item5d48690ca7:g:i5sAAOSwgmJX1wGf). Since then, the computer shuts down suddenly, and increasingly frequently.  As of today, it will not run at all. It starts to run, gets as far as booting the o/s, and then shuts down as though the power were cut off.  I have never heard of and I never considered a compatibility problem with the power supply, which is listed as being ATX.  Inside, I have this PSU powering the system board, one SATA CD/ROM drive, the SATA HDD, and an Nvidia Quadro 4000. Can an ATX power supply be incompatible, as mine apparently is? How so? 

A:New PSU in Lenovo M58P desktop now system shuts do...

Hmmm...removing the Nvidia Quadro 4000 seems to have solved the problem.  Is it an issue with my card, or is the Nvidia Quadro 4000 incompatible with this motherboard?  I wouldn't have thought it would be incompatible.

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This is a little confusing to explain, essentially when using "Restart" the computer will hang on the second Lenovo screen during boot up. It can shut down and turn on just fine, but it seems like if it tries to boot up too quickly from being turned off it hangs. If I use "Shut down" and let it rest for 20-30 seconds it'll boot up normally. It can also "progress" when encountering this problem, if it hangs and I turn it off but don't wait long enough it can go past the second Lenovo screen and hang on a black screen with a flashing "_" in the upper left hand corner, and if I repeat that it'll move onto a black screen with the blue Windows logo but no loading circle and hang there. I hope that makes enough sense to understand. Now, it's not that big of an issue, like I said, everything else works fine. But when my computer will try to auto-restart after an update or if I'm reinstalling Windows and it needs to reboot itself then it ends up frozen and sometimes that ends up messing up the update or reinstallion. I'm not exactly the most educated with computers, but I noticed an option for Hard-Disk Pre-Delay in my BIOS and was wondering if enabling that could fix the problem, if not then any help fixing it would be appreciated. And following the pinned post:Model Number: 9965A9U System Type: x64OS: Windows 10 ProBIOS: LENOVO 5CKT63AUS (Can provide other specs if needed)

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my m58p type 7360 will not boot from a device unless it has been powered off but plugged in for 10 minutes or more (i cannot just power it off and back on, it will not boot after successfully completing POST). if i attempt a power cycle with no delay the system will post without issues but when it tries to boot any device it will simply go to a blank/black screen and the fan will be 100% until i power off and wait for 10 minutes. specs:cpu: q8200ram 4x2gb 1066 ddr3HDD1: 80gb seagate sata IIHDD2 (dvd removed for caddy): 1tb WD sata III should i replace the power supply and the CMOS battery? 

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Hi, Before anything, I would like to apogolize for my bad English, I?m like so many french guy bad at other languages ! I got a problem with my Thinkcentre 7635-W1n. It?s a computer I bought with W10 OEM pre-installed on a HDD. However, I wanted to replace this HDD by a SSD. So when I receive the computer I make the replacement and I erase the HDD for using as a save HDD. After create an USB boot with Rufus, the screen displays  Error 1962, no operating system found . After many tries :Convert the SSD in GPT format and create an USB boot UEFI compatible (yes, I was able to use Gparted from live USB) ;Change thing in the BIOS : but there is no thing about Secure Boot/Legacy in the settings. But this recent tries don?t lead to boot on USB. Now, after try booting on USB, I have a white dash sign in the top left corner. I read that there is a problem with the Lenovo with an OEM OS but can?t find the solution myself. Thank you for reading my post and have a nice day





M83P - 7635-W1M - Core 2 Quad 9400 - W10 OEM - 4GO RAM

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My desktop tower wont turn on.(That sums it up)

Well, I know there is power going to it because I have check the outlets and also there is a little green light on the motherbored that i'm assumeing means it has power, is on. Other then that everything is plug in and looks all right. If I would have to take a guess I think the power button on the front went bad, but I don't know how to fix that.

Thanks.
 

A:Desktop wont boot!

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hi all, its me (again!) with yet ANOTHER problem.. this time its not software, but my entire desktop.

Ill post as much about the problem as i can.. being computer illiterate, i should hope that what i do post makes sense to someone..

Our PC has been working fine the last few months, with only the odd software problem. Yesterday morning at about 10, it shut itself down. I was not present when it did this so i am not sure what happened beforehand. Shortly after it happened i was summoned to "sort it out"..

We now have the problem:

On pressing the power button to our PC, it turns on, but usually when it turns on it beeps, and the green and amber lights on the top flash or glow briefly. However it seems that these lights do not come on and the PC does not boot. Our monitor shows a "no input or power-save mode" message and the computer does not run. We've opened it up and i can see that the fan is spinning, and my friend who took a look says the HDD is still spinning, but the computer itself does not boot up or load. We have no input whatsoever and cannot access the BIOS or anything. Its as though the computer is missing a connection somewhere.

Im terribly sorry if im not explaining this well, as i have no idea whats going on..

upon opening the case we find that on the Mobo there is a small amber light, which does turn on when teh pc does. Also i should like to note that when the PC is turned on, we can open the CD drive and close it. Whether this me... Read more

A:Desktop wont boot up..

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, i had it for like 3 years now. It was good until recently, it started getting stuck at the welcome screen or it wouldn't boot, the fans would go on and on but it just wouldn't start. So i decided to format the computer and install Windows 7 Ultimate, it had Vista before. Everything went well for a few days, until today after installing some updates. Again is it not booting up, i.e Windows 7 start-up is not occurring at all ? blank screen and LED display is not receiving a signal. It only works again when i wait a while and turn it on again. Any ideas on what the problem might be, i am no computer expert, but i know a thing or two about it. Faulty motherboard or maybe the memory sticks?

Dell Inspiron 530 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
400gb HDD 4gb Ram

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XP SP3

System boots normal. When the desktop is displayed, it wont allow me to click on any icon. The keyboard will have no response either.

I have tried other mice and Keyboards.

A:After Boot, desktop wont respond

Restart computer and press F8 continuously, at the Advanced Boot menu, choose Safe Mode. Boot into Safe Mode and do a System Restore to a time before this happened.

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Currently posting this from my android phone, please forgive any typos.

So recently I've been replacing parts in my computer for better performance, currently I've bought a dedicated video card, a new processor, and a new power supply. I've put all the pieces in and I'm pretty sure I have everything plugged in correctly, but my computer won't boot fully. It powers up and I hear the fans turning but there's no display on my monitor. Before anyone says I have something disconnected; I've tested it with my older hardware and it runs just fine, so I know I have things hooked up correctly, even double checked each time.
Currently in the middle of testing different combinations, I know it runs with my video card in, but when I put in my newer processor that's when troubles start. I also don't see any reason my psu should affect anything, it gives 530W, isn't that a substantial amount?
Id be grateful if someone could help me solve this dillema.
 

A:Desktop wont fully boot

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help!!!
no matter what way i try to start my computer it goes back to this dark blue screen that reads:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen.
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any windows updates you might need.

If the problem continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x833890E8, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x000000000)


i cant press any other buttons, just to one on the box to turn of/on the computer, i have the recovery cd that came with the computer, please help.

A:my desktop computer wont boot up

This is not a malware problem. More than likely an issue with the hard drive or memory
Moved to the proper forum

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Hi there, I posted about two months ago that my computer was broken, and I was advised to get a copy of windows xp cd so I could boot to the recovery Console. Its taken a while but i've finally gotten hold of one, and I would appreciate any help you guys could give me!

Here's where I am at the moment

turn on pc with the cd in, and press R when prompted to, going into the Windows Recovery Console
I am the adminstrator so I get to a screen which shows a long list of DOS commands.

And that's where I'm stuck! I am a complete novice and I am unsure what command to put in. I've been looking at the Fixboot option, but i'm very nervous, as i dont want to lose any data.

A friend of mine who had a similar problem didnt use the recovery console but just clicked an option which said Repair windows, but I could not see that option on the screen, am i doing anything wrong? Thanks for any help you can offer!

A:Computer wont boot to desktop

When you get to the page that is black with white letters, this is the command prompt page, just for the record XP doesn't use DOS.When you get to this page type in chkdsk /r, please notice the space before the forward slash ( / ), and then click on the Enter key on your keyboard. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Please Help
My Computer Will Not Boot, The Black Screen With The Windows Xp And The Green Cursor Below It Appears Then It Goes Quickly To A Blue Screen,then A Black Screen, Then Right Back To The Windows Xp Screen, And Just Continues Over And Over, I Have Bought A New Computer, But Im Trying To Recover Some Files From The Old Hard Drive, Please Help
Thanks, Troy
 

A:Windows Xp Wont Boot,no Desktop

Howdy,

First can you get into Safemode by Tapping F8 on RE Start and getting a option screen up?
Also if you have another PC you can takeout the hard drive and put it on as a Slave drive and get to the files that way.
 

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Dell XPS 8300
64-bit
Windows 7 Premium

FF Not responding. WLM not responding. Couldn't shut down Correctly. Restarted computer. Message- win didn't shut down Correctly. Launch startup repair. Hung on blue screen with leaf & dove for hours. Reboot. This time I got startup repair window. That hung for several hours. Reboot. Repair went a little further but still didn't work. I'm giving each attempt anywhere from 3 to 8 hours.

Boot from Windows Repair CD. Loads files. Same results. CD spins for a few minutes and Stops. Blue screen with leaf & dove is as far as I can get.

F8 options... tried safe mode, Safe mode with networking, Last Known good Configuration, debugging mode, Safe mode wl Command prompt...all result in blue screen with leaf & dove,

This is the Windows 7 repair disc I made when the system wasnew. It's been used successfully once before on a Dell win 7 laptop.

I'm fresh out of ideas! I've not Added any new hardware, I've not added any new software. I'm the only one that uses this Computer. This is the ONLY thing I can offer As a possible clue. About 3 weeks ago I was checking for applications in MS config. I accidentally unchecked all applications and restarted the computer. During the reboot it dawned on me that Microsoft Windows was also unchecked. after computer booted back up into Windows, I opened MS config to recheck Microsoft Windows. it was not there! That was at least 3 weeks ago and I've had no trouble until the... Read more

A:Dell desktop wont boot. Here is what I've tried

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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I have a Toshiba satellite laptop. It is running vista home premium. It gets to the welcome screen and then it just stays there and says please wait and it has the loading circle next to it. The laptop does boot into safe mode. The problem was apparently caused by updates but i removed the latest updates and tried system restore and no luck.

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Gateway GM5072

Vista Home Premium, installed 2 weeks back. From the keyboard I put the system in standby mode. The next day I could not get the system to come up. Held the power button down and shut the tower off. When I try to power the tower up the fans come on, the "power indicator" light comes on, USB's power up. The lights on the keyboard do not light up. The power button does not light blue like it once did.

I removed power from the tower, help the power button down, then re-powered. No change.

Ideas?

A:Desktop wont boot after standby

Has there been any recent hard ware changes? And what is your system model and manufacture

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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I did a factor reset on my computer because i was having some issues, now when i go to start it up it will bring up a message saying something to the extent of not being able to start because it doesnt have windows on it. So my guess is that during the reset it deleted my windows 7 off the computer. I cannot even get to the sign in screen and i dont think my computer came with a restore disc, also i definatly dont want to pay another 200 dollars for a windows 7 disc. Also another thing against me is that my computer is a dvd r only it has not read a software disc that i put in it to download a game. Any ideas for a solution? all responses are well appreciated.

A:Did a factory reset on my desktop now it wont boot up? Help Please?

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

If you don't have your Windows 7 CD or Restore CDs how did you go about doing a factory restore?

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Hello, I got this desktop and can't get it to boot into any mode. I reset CMOS, changed memory, unplugged everything and can't get it into recovery. Any suggestions? New Harddrive?

A:hp pavilion desktop wont boot into any mode or from cd. Help please!

It is an hp running windows xp media center edition.

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Hello,

I have an eMachines EL1360G-UW11P and i ran a factory restore using the disks i made back in september, after the computer crashed the first time. this is the 5th restore i have had to preform on this pc since i got it in june 2013. When i try to boot the PC, it says starting windows like it normally would. Then, it shows a black screen for 5-10 minutes, then it will show a zoomed in Windows 7 logo for another 5-10 minutes. Then, the screen will go black and it will restart itself. i have not been able to setup windows after the restore, so i prefromed another restore with the same disks, and the same thing happened. When i try to boot into safe mode, a dialouge comes up sayinh "Windows installation cannot be continued in safe mode. Please restart and try again." Any suggestions will help

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The model # is SONY PCV-RX670

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