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Windows 7: Computer will only start after putting in the freezer for 20 minutes.

05 Sep 2016   #1
naoo

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Computer will only start after putting in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Hi, I have a laptop that works fine, can hibernate, sleep, and wake up from those status no problem. However whenever I choose to shutdown, the issue starts as it will be stuck at the starting windows logo, and never boot into the desktop. Well sometimes it does boot, but can take 20 minutes or more. The only solution I have found is putting the laptop in the freezer for 20mins, and then the laptop will boot in maybe 30 seconds, and work fine.
Any assistance is appreciated, thanks.


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05 Sep 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I recall the freezer thing for defective hard drives. Sometimes it will revive it to get data off of. Could be the hard drive is on the way out in your PC.
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05 Sep 2016   #3
naoo

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

If that is the case, is replacing the hard drive feasible on a laptop? I have a Dell precision m4600
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05 Sep 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Run c:\windows\system32\ sfc /scannow
Schedule a check disk (chkdsk) for next boot.
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05 Sep 2016   #5
naoo

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

I've ran that command several times before, the response was no issue with harddrive.
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05 Sep 2016   #6
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Open a command prompt as admin "Go to the CMD right click and select Run As Amin" and then type in the following command to do a check of your hard drive. chkdsk /f /r C: If the drive is a system drive or has files in use, you’ll be asked to schedule the check for the next reboot. Select Y and reboot.
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05 Sep 2016   #7
Holmes177

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, have used the freezer technique for failing hard drives several times. BUT, it won't be long before the drive totally fails, and, of course, the hard drive in a laptop can be replaced. Save your docs & pics somewhere(thumb drive, cloud, ext hard drive) soon.
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05 Sep 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay I just have to say that is sort of crazy to introduce moisture to a computer
Sounds like a good way to hose an entire computer rather than just replacing a failing hdd
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05 Sep 2016   #9
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Here is the link to the Dell manual for your Precision. It details how to replace the hard drive.

http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/al...nual_en-us.pdf
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05 Sep 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have seen through the year many posts on various sites where heat or cold because of expansion and contraction will effect various hardware in various computers.

The problem is figuring out which piece of hardware in the computer is being effected.
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