My usually shuts down when starting up, but only once and then will startup. It doesn't shut down when up and running. I swapped my hard drives over from my son's laptop. Could this have caused the issue?
Strangely reply really and to be honest a little rude? If it is relevent then feel free to tell me that this is important information. If you don't want to help then don't answer, simple as that. But don't post criticism. I have always found that this forum as being helpful, and indeed have replied to people to help them. You don't appear to be one of those individuals. In which case I have no desire to have you posting!
If anyone else wants to help and the model will be of assistance then I'm happy to provide it!
Hello wee Eddie, both are Lenovo, one is a c 200 and the other a n200. They both run on windows 7. I hadn't reinstalled the os as only mine had experienced problems although when I switched them they both obviously loaded new device drivers. Is it likely to be best to install the os again?
In terms of finertys post. I have no issue with being asked for information, I do have a problem with a post that comes across as grumpy and sarcastic. This is the beginners four and as such people are going to be make errors through ommission. If I had been a first timer I doubt I would have come back.
Both laptops will have an OEM version of Windows 7, and as Woodchip states, are tied to the motherboard of each laptop. You could use the recovery discs to restore to factory settings but you would need to do that on both laptops. Not really worth it I think. Have a look in SYSTEM in Control Panel and check what it says under Windows activation. You might find that both laptops will get a black screen stating that Windows isn't genuine after 30 days.