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Anyone Smart Enough To Fix This Problem?


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#1 xsdirect

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:39 AM

Hi!

HP Pavilion DV9000
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

I'm having a HUGE problem. Before it wasn't huge, but now it's driving me nuts. Before, I occasionally would shut my computer off, or do a restart, and what would happen is it would turn on, and the fan goes on for like 3 seconds, stops, I hear a similar noise to a disc trying to be read, then it will shut off, and restart again. Before, all I would have to do is try again, and it would usually work, OR, I would hit a quickplay button instead and it would turn on correctly. But now, the process is almost endless. I'm afraid to turn off my computer thinking it will take an hour of trys to get it back on. When experiencing this issue, nothing appears on my screen - it's completely blank and black. The fan will turn on for a few seconds, and then stop. As I said before, I can hear a very similar noise to a disc trying to be read, but can't. Like when you put in a really scratched up disc hoping the computer reads it...you hear it working hard trying to read, then pause, then try again. It does that 2 or 3 times and then quits and restarts. I'm not a hardware buff at all, so I turned to the software side - I tryed booting up in normal startup in msconfig - same issue. I did a disk check and although there were errors, and it fixed them - same issue. I sometimes think it could be that the power isn't reaching fully to where it needs to be and therefor it doesn't turn on, but I do get power and it does light up my buttons etc. etc. so I don't know. I don't want to reformat, and aside from that, it did this before my most recent format as well. And, I don't want to send my laptop to HP or a technician because it costs a lot of money - I'm without my laptop for my business, and I don't want to have to wonder if they looked at my porn. LOL. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:46 AM

Since disk check found errors and repaired them, I wonder what caused the disk errors.
I'd suggest 2 things -

The first is to check for malware with these free, online scans to ensure that your protection hasn't been compromised:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/sandbox...s%2Fdefault.htm (requires IE)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

And the second thing would be to run a diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive. They're usually free and will diagnose any issues with the physical drive and the file system on it.
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