Quote: Originally Posted by jesseftw
They both went about 12 hours apart from each other. Battery pull seems to have worked for System #2. When it came back up it said something about being unable to recover from hibernation. It looks like the hardware is fine but I may need to reinstall the OS as it's unable to launch Win7 now. I'll be disabling hibernate in the future.
Someone else on the forum was having a similar issue caused by sleep mode:
Sleep mode killed my PC?
System #1 is not having any luck. Could be legit hardware failure. I did get a BSOD just before getting a few crash-boots, just before total failure. Maybe just bad coincidence that the problems occurred so close together in time. I'll keep messing with it for a bit. If anyone else has any other suggestions, please post.
Don't format your system 2, just yet.
Reboot, press F8 a few times just after bios post.
Chose last known good config, and you should be fine.
Another thing: If you pulled the battery, you have to reconfigurate your BIOS
Things like SATA and which device to boot from are reset to default, while you might have altered that in the past.