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Windows 7 boots to grey screen

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by James Yankovich, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. James Yankovich

    James Yankovich Registered Members

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    After I restarted my laptop it booted to a grey screen with the cursor and no further. Did a start up repair and it failed. I could boot it up in safe mode. Tried do do a restore but all the restore points were gone. I know there where at least 6 restore points previous. I was just about to do a system recovery back to factory default. I remembered a cheap trick. I unplugged the cord, took out the battery and hold the power button down for about 20 seconds. Put it back together. It rebooted. Desk top came up. Couldn't believe it. Everything appears to be working except the touch pad no longer functions. Did a manual restore point and it was successful. Now I am afraid to restart again. I got a gut feeling I am still going to have to do a system recovery anyway. What do you think caused this in the first place?
     
  2. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Gut feel is hard drive corruption. Back up your files now. Then run a chkdsk /r.
     
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  3. James Yankovich

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    Ran what you said. Came up clean. No problems. Got the touch pad working.
     
  4. plodr

    plodr CHF Advisor CHF Advisers

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    Learn to image. Then if the computer acts strange, restore the latest image. That has saved me on several computers quite a few times.
     
  5. James Yankovich

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    Did back up and image last night to external drive.
     
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  6. plodr

    plodr CHF Advisor CHF Advisers

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    Looks like you are good to go.
     

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