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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2017, 01:04:34 PM »
How are you getting on with this ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2017, 07:06:05 PM »
Hi, sorry guess a huge time difference makes things difficult.
Anyway, the F12 trick got me to Windows Install. I upgraded from W8 to W10 so only have the W8 key, which wasn't accepted. Any idea where I can find the W10 key before I mess things up in a big way?
I skipped the Product key bit and it then said since I started with install media I must remove it, reboot and then insert the media. That just causes the notebook to get stuck on the startup screen.
I restarted usunng F12 again and this time went for the custom installation. I then get the selections on the images....
What now?

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2017, 03:25:59 AM »
Did you not see a link to Repair your computer down on the left on the Install splash screen ?

That is what you should have clicked on and not to Install.

Cancel the Install and reboot with the USB or DVD.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2017, 03:32:57 AM »
I will do so

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2017, 05:08:24 AM »
Black screen for a while now, guess will have to wait...

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2017, 05:18:52 AM »
Changed to a blue screen now

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2017, 05:27:10 AM »
Any busy circles and are you using the USB or DVD ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2017, 05:28:20 AM »
No busy circles (none since I selected Repair), used the USB

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2017, 05:31:24 AM »
Can you try the DVD - you should be prompted to press any key to boot from CD/DVD.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2017, 05:41:00 AM »
Just as I was to do that came up with Two options
Restore or Advanced

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2017, 05:45:49 AM »
I'm a bit wary of restore points should they have become corrupted - see what Advanced gives you ?

I'll boot my other Win 10 laptop up with an install disk and then I should be able to better follow.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2017, 05:52:55 AM »
When I boot up with the install disk I get the options of Continue, Troubleshoot and Turn off your PC.

Selecting Troubleshoot I get the options of System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, Command Prompt and Go back to the previous build.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2017, 06:17:54 AM »
Same options - as far as I know a restore point was created just before I started running the software - I recall seeing the file on the hard drive.

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2017, 06:25:11 AM »
As the main problem seems to be an empty Boot Configuration Data File, select Command Prompt and enter bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd and let me know what it returns.

Note there's a space before /
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2017, 06:42:28 AM »
Scanning all disks for Windows installations

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2017, 06:44:02 AM »
When it completes that you'll get something else.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2017, 06:59:10 AM »
Identified 1 Eindows installation, asking if it must add it to the boot list

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2017, 07:00:51 AM »
Enter y then exit to close the cmd window, remove the USB and select Turn off PC then restart and hopefully it should boot okay.

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2017, 07:21:47 AM »
Guess I have to wait till the prompt goes back to X:\Sources before I close the indow, at the moment just flashing on an empty line

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2017, 07:26:24 AM »
So is it still acting upon adding the installation to the data file ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2017, 07:34:15 AM »
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Closed the window, but no option to turn off?

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2017, 07:35:55 AM »
Do you have a back arrow to go back to the other menus ?
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2017, 07:40:33 AM »
Sorry, was too impatient
Continue
Use a device
Troubleshoot
Turn off your PC

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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2017, 07:50:51 AM »
Turn off your PC and leave it off for about 30 secs before you restart it.
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Re: Power failure during repair: Laptop not booting
« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2017, 07:58:13 AM »
Left it off for 2 minutes. Black screen with Lenovo on it.... No hamster in a wheel....  :sad: