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Win 7 home prem blinks

Just prior to loading the desktop in that screen that says: "Windows 7 Home Premium" at the bottom win 7 stops and every 5-7 seconds or so the screen goes black for less than a second and repeats that continually with out fully booting. What is that?
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  1. Hi :)

    Is it a LEGAL PAID for version ?

    All the best Brett :)
  2. There is no genuine advantage notice so it appears that it is legal.
  3. regmor12 said:
    There is no genuine advantage notice so it appears that it is legal.


    Hi :)

    That is NOT what I asked.... is there a COA sticker on the machine ? Does it say ACTIVATED in System properties ?

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Its got a windows vista auth sticker on it and if you will read my first post you might be able to discern that there is no way I can look at system properties with the computer in its present state.
  5. can you get into safe mode? it this a new install of windows 7? what is the system spec?
  6. Boot up safemode. Did you buy this copy of Windows 7 then? Since it appears your PC came with Vista.
  7. It won't boot to safemode. The owner had an hp tech help her over the phone to load all in one printer software on this computer. Shortly after that happened....next reboot, this problem occurred.
  8. I'm assuming that the win 7 op sys is a legal one.
  9. This maybe a driver issue, boot in safe mode and remove any video drivers.
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    Wow sounds like windows is corrupted you may need to boot up with the Win 7 disk and attempt a repair.
  11. Was the system upgraded from Visata to Win7? If it was the Vista sticker on the PC should have been "upgraded" as well. Have you tried booting to a Windows installation disc and doing a repair?

    In any case it sounds suspicious that a simple printer driver caused this problem. If a tech was helping you thru the process then something went WAY wrong.
  12. littleleo said:
    Wow sounds like windows is corrupted you may need to boot up with the Win 7 disk and attempt a repair.

    +1 since it won't even boot to safe mode, this would be the next step to do.
  13. Best answer selected by regmor12.
  14. littleleo said:
    Wow sounds like windows is corrupted you may need to boot up with the Win 7 disk and attempt a repair.


    littleleo, you are probably spot on. I believe its not worth messing with. The computer is 6 years old so have persuaded the owner to go with a new computer and not put any money in her old Gateway. I'll move her data over and save her some future grief.
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