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Windows 7: Is My Laptop Toast?

28 Jun 2010   #21
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

just curious guys...can anyone explain what happened to alkie's problem?......I mean why all the sudden it just boot up normally?


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28 Jun 2010   #22
alkie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rbeldua View Post
just curious guys...can anyone explain what happened to alkie's problem?......I mean why all the sudden it just boot up normally?
Just got lucky I guess, pc's are like women sometimes:

Most of the time you can't understand them,
Some of the time you can't live with them,
But you definitely can't live without them!!

(Apologies to all our female members)
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28 Jun 2010   #23
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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Thanks if this hotfix indeed solves the problem, how can I download and install it onto a laptop that refuses to boot?
Now you booted, perhaps try to install this patch/fix to avoid this to happen again

I had the same probs as you and the only way to booted up, was to try three or four time to start/stop wildly on the button! been a month and few weeks that had never happen again..but now patched it.
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28 Jun 2010   #24
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

he he he nice one alkie.....I just hope I got the same luck when that happened to me...
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28 Jun 2010   #25
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One thing you might want to do now that it booted is to grab something like Speccy,

Speccy - Download

and check what make of hard drive is in your laptop and run the manufacturer's diagnostic program on it (SeaTools for Seagate, Data lifeGuard Tools for WD, HUTIL for Samsung), and check the hard drive as a duff drive can stop the computer from booting.

That hotfix might be a good idea but in this case it won't help,

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I switch on, a get a black screen for longer than normal then the Toshiba screen appears, (pressing F2 or F12 gets me nowhere), it remains there for a while and then returns to the black screen again.
at that point the computer hasn't gotten as far as to be loading Windows, it is hung at the bios. The only way i can see it helping is if for some reason Windows is parking the hard drive, and it then takes several attempts at booting for it to unlock.
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28 Jun 2010   #26
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
One thing you might want to do now that it booted is to grab something like Speccy,

Speccy - Download

and check what make of hard drive is in your laptop and run the manufacturer's diagnostic program on it (SeaTools for Seagate, Data lifeGuard Tools for WD, HUTIL for Samsung), and check the hard drive as a duff drive can stop the computer from booting.
That's what i did either when feeling i can reboot safely, with the Bios Tool & Windows Integrated Tools.

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That hotfix might be a good idea but in this case it won't help,
Should he do it after the repair, i recon! If not already done.

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I switch on, a get a black screen for longer than normal then the Toshiba screen appears, (pressing F2 or F12 gets me nowhere), it remains there for a while and then returns to the black screen again. at that point the computer hasn't gotten as far as to be loading Windows, it is hung at the bios. The only way i can see it helping is if for some reason Windows is parking the hard drive, and it then takes several attempts at booting for it to unlock.
That's exactly what happenned!
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28 Jun 2010   #27
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It could be something like this (sorry for the direct link, can't find the proper page at WD),

http://www.wdc.com/en/library/eide/79-880134.pdf

that was the problem, and the multiple reboots finally caused it to unlock. Which if I understand how it works, it is all on the hard drive and nothing from within the OS can affect it.
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28 Jun 2010   #28
madtownidiot

 

Take out the battery, disconnect the power supply, remove the HDD and the memory, then hold down the power button for 10 seconds to remove any residual power from the system. Then reinstall the battery and the memory, connect the power supply and try to start it up. That should get you to the bios. Disconnect power again and reinstall the HDD and you should be back to normal.
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28 Jun 2010   #29
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

That's what i learned while ago on my first laptop, but thought that was only to make the Hdd stop running as it doesn't stop right away when computer's stop when you change Ram Stick for exemple. Never really thought it had to be with the drive to be reset that way when need booted...
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28 Jun 2010   #30
madtownidiot

 

I learned that trick will start about 8 of 10 laptops that have the same problem, regardless of make or model, although sometimes you also have to disconnect the CMOS battery.
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