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#1 kulsman

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:59 PM

I have problem either related to my BIOS or an internal hardware issue.

Every day when I start my computer, It is stuck on the BIOS page, so I have to manually power it down. My computer work normally after this power down.

Now, I have noticed that it is take me more time to boot up.

I am currently using a HP m9040n, which I got about two years ago.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:08 PM

I would recommend two things. A good cleaning of your computer. A tutorial of which is here.

I would also recommend removing and reseating your memory in your computer during the cleaning.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:13 PM

I would recommend two things. A good cleaning of your computer. A tutorial of which is here.

I would also recommend removing and reseating your memory in your computer during the cleaning.

Hope this helps,


Thanks, I will try that now.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:34 PM

It did not fix the problem at al, but I did notice that one stick ram was loss.

I hoping to hear more suggestions from the Bleepingcomupter members.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:29 PM

I've never known a system to boot to the BIOS.

What does the screen reflect...on which your system halts?

No error message of any sort?

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:42 PM

I've never known a system to boot to the BIOS.

What does the screen reflect...on which your system halts?

No error message of any sort?

System manufacturer and model?

Louis



It is just horrible slow at boot up. It takes me about five minutes to start up my computer initially, but after that restarts only take about a minute.

It is a HP M9040n.

Also, Vista does not boot up initially so I have run a secondary OS, Ubuntu.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:43 PM

Well...I'm just wondering why this isnt' posted in a Vista forum...and what relation your situation might possibly have to hardware, from your perspective.

If you have a second O/S installed and it boots normally, I think that removes any suspicion about a hardware aspect to whatever is wrong.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:24 PM

Well...I'm just wondering why this isnt' posted in a Vista forum...and what relation your situation might possibly have to hardware, from your perspective.

If you have a second O/S installed and it boots normally, I think that removes any suspicion about a hardware aspect to whatever is wrong.

Louis


My second OS boots very slowly, when I turn on my computer. On the other hand vista freezes.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:21 PM

I would now recommend testing your hard drive. Once you know the manufacturer, you can look here and you will find links to each manufacturers testing utility.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:35 AM

I would also be thinking "power supply", after running the hard drive diagnostic.

System specs: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF...4-81049107.html

Is this system under warranty right now?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:42 PM

I would now recommend testing your hard drive. Once you know the manufacturer, you can look here and you will find links to each manufacturers testing utility.

Hope this helps,





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Drive Fitness Test

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This download creates a self-booting DOS diskette to run the DFT utility. The Drive Fitness Test (DFT) provides a quick, reliable method to test SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, including Serial-ATA IDE drives. The Drive Fitness Test analyze function performs read tests without overwriting data. However, Drive Fitness Test is bundled with some restoration utilities that will overwrite data.


Choose from a bootable floppy, a binary bootable floppy for non-Windows systems or a bootable CD image.


My computer does not a floppy port and I have not seen a floppy disk for years.

Are there generic harddrive tester I can use?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:43 PM

I would also be thinking "power supply", after running the hard drive diagnostic.

System specs: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF...4-81049107.html

Is this system under warranty right now?

Louis


Unfortunately, I did not buy extend my warranty, when it ran out.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:14 AM

You can click here. This will take you to Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test page. You will see a link that says "CD Image". Click on that, save the file to your computer and burn the image to s CD. Reboot your computer with this CD in the drive and boot from the CD.

This will start Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:04 PM

You can click here. This will take you to Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test page. You will see a link that says "CD Image". Click on that, save the file to your computer and burn the image to s CD. Reboot your computer with this CD in the drive and boot from the CD.

This will start Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test.

Hope this helps,


Thanks, I will try that.




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