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gileado
is it possible that Windows 7 can cause start-up issues in certain laptops, maybe older laptops. I have a present issue with a compaq pavilion which seldom boots after several switching ON and OFF. Please I need your help!
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    seanferd

    Are there appropriate drivers for this NB written for 7?

    "seldom boots after several switching ON and OFF"

    Could you clarify that and be more specific? Where does booting fail? What errors are reported?

    If boot fails before 7 even starts to load, it isn't 7, it's the NB.

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    OH Smeg

    Yes this is most certainly possible.

    Just like everything else Windows 7 is not fully backward compatible with older Hardware. It need a lot more resources than for argument XP does so if you have less than 2 GIG of RAM installed and lower than a P4 2.8 Windows 7 is going to be very slow if it even runs at all.

    As stated above did you try the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser on this before installing 7? That is always a good starting point but it only actually covers the 32 Bit Version of 7 if you want to use a 64 Bit Version of 7 you really should have relatively new hardware and first check that there are 64 Bit 7 Drivers available.

    OH and in case you didn't run the 7 Upgrade Adviser it's available from M$ free here

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

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    szfhghsaliu

    yes it can slow it down..it can cause any issuess...just depending on what it is..
    maybe you should take windows 7 off and re-download it :)
    and take your batterie out you lab top & insert it back in , about a minute later ! and it should be perfectly fine then ! :)

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    gileado

    Can you confirm that this issue started recently or since you formatted the pc? If the former is the case, then a system restore might fix your problem from safe mode. Otherwise your guess is as good as mine

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    seanferd

    Are there appropriate drivers for this NB written for 7?

    "seldom boots after several switching ON and OFF"

    Could you clarify that and be more specific? Where does booting fail? What errors are reported?

    If boot fails before 7 even starts to load, it isn't 7, it's the NB.

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    OH Smeg

    Yes this is most certainly possible.

    Just like everything else Windows 7 is not fully backward compatible with older Hardware. It need a lot more resources than for argument XP does so if you have less than 2 GIG of RAM installed and lower than a P4 2.8 Windows 7 is going to be very slow if it even runs at all.

    As stated above did you try the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser on this before installing 7? That is always a good starting point but it only actually covers the 32 Bit Version of 7 if you want to use a 64 Bit Version of 7 you really should have relatively new hardware and first check that there are 64 Bit 7 Drivers available.

    OH and in case you didn't run the 7 Upgrade Adviser it's available from M$ free here

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

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    szfhghsaliu

    yes it can slow it down..it can cause any issuess...just depending on what it is..
    maybe you should take windows 7 off and re-download it :)
    and take your batterie out you lab top & insert it back in , about a minute later ! and it should be perfectly fine then ! :)

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    gileado

    Can you confirm that this issue started recently or since you formatted the pc? If the former is the case, then a system restore might fix your problem from safe mode. Otherwise your guess is as good as mine