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Did you run the command and then it shut off? Or before you could complete the command it shut off? 


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I ran the commands and typed exit. When it got back to the point where you can select command prompts I clicked restart and it switched off


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And now you are unable to find the power button correct? 


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I have found it now but it doesn't seem to work.


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When you reply try to attached all details possible, Define it does not seem to work. As in the computer is not booting or no lights or still the same issue I started with. 


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It won't switch on


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Ask you're son if that's the power button... please 



do you see anything on the screen or do the lights even turn on? 


Edited by techmantrey1, 23 November 2014 - 10:21 PM.

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It was him who told me where the power button is, he said that I may need to hold it in for a bit so I have held it in while I counted to ten but to no avail.


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Does anything display on the screen Example: Logo, Error message, Or do the lights even turn on when you hit the power button?


There is nothing we did that would prevent the system from completely  turning on lol 


Edited by techmantrey1, 23 November 2014 - 10:26 PM.

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There are no lights coming on on the computer at all the only thing that is still on is the monitor and that just says there is no signal coming from your computer press any key on the keyboard or mouse to wake it up both of which I have done but it is still not working


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Has you're son actually tried to turn on the computer? 


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He's at work. The power button curves round the corner of the machine, I have tried pushing it from every angle but It just won't switch on.


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can anyone else help me with this please as techmantrey1 appears to have been banned.

 

I have now managed to get the machine to switch on


Edited by dumfounded, 24 November 2014 - 07:58 PM.

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  1. Bootup from any full Windows 7 or Vista installation DVD . All four perform identically in this situation. 
  2. Select Repair your computer at the Install now screen. 
    Click No if asked to Repair and Restart
    Click Cancel if it looks for a Disk Image.
  3. Now in System Recovery Options
    click the Command Prompt option. 
    Press ENTER after you type in each of these commands which are not case-sensitive:
    • DISKPART     (to open the partition utility)
    • LIST DISK     (disk number(s) will be shown)
    • SELECT DISK n     (where n is the number of the disk - probably 0)
    • LIST PARTITION     (partition number(s) will be shown)
    • SELECT PARTITION n     (where n is the number of the Primary partition you wish to make Active)
    • ACTIVE     (the selected partition on the selected disk will be made Active)
    • EXIT     (to exit DiskPart)
    • EXIT     (to exit the Command Prompt)

Restart computer.


You can also try this from the command prompt window
1) type Bootrec.exe, and then press Enter.
2) type 
/FixMbr , and then press enter
3) type /FixBoot , and then press enter
4)  type /RebuildBcd , and then press enter

 

 

Try following his original instructions for steps 1, 2, and 3 again. Select partition 2, which should be the windows.old folder.


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I have done as you suggested and and gone through steps 1-3 again. I have selected each partion in turn and every time I type active it says the selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk.

The active command can only be used on fixed MBR disks. 

I have gone through steps 1-3 typing in the bootrec.exe commands and when I type in bootrec.exe/rebuildbcd it says successfully scanned windows installations.

Total identified windows installations: 0

The operation completed successfully.

What am I doing wrong.


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