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Vista Hangs After Boot


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#1 strictlyd

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:30 PM

Hello,

After hearing a slight high pitch noise irregularity coming from the laptop, I couldn't take the noise and restarted it. When it rebooted, it would only go to the F2/F12 screen. Then a flashing '_' pops up in a black screen and the laptop just hangs there. I have tried inserting my Vista Recovery Disc and the laptop would start reading it. It would say 'Windows is loading files'. Next, it shows the translation of little green bars and the copyrighted Microsoft Corporation. Afterwards, the laptop still hangs.

Please help as soon as possible and thank you for your time.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:28 AM

Sounds like your laptop may be overheating.

In your laptop`s BIOS, is there an entry for CPU/Motherboard Temperature? If so what is it?

If you tap the F8 key repeatedly just before the _ screen are you able to boot into safe mode?
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:32 AM

A high-pitched noise is sometimes caused by a failing fan in the laptop. Other times it can be the sign of a failing cpu, but can often be caused by a bad/bloated/leaking capacitor as well.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:50 AM

Sorry, but there is no entry for CPU/Mobo Temperature.

Besides, the setup utility and boot manager, I cannot access anything else. Attempts to boot into safe mode results in the same flasing '_' black screen and one long beep after I press a button.

Edited by strictlyd, 03 February 2011 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:53 AM

Are you running Windows Vista or 7? If so and you have your recovery cd you can boot from it and try a startup repair.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:56 AM

Windows Vista, but as explained in the first post, it still hangs after loading the recovery disc.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:58 AM

Ah, sorry, kinda skimmed your first post. Should have read the whole thing :D

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:01 AM

No worries :)
I came across this site, My link, first. Maybe it can help shed some light on this topic.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:08 AM

Unfortunately, you must be able to get to the windows boot menu in order to start with last known good config and its looks like your pc isn't making it that far. Its more likely that hardware is the culprit here than a simple software problem.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:10 AM

Some PC's have built-in hardware diagnostics, depending on the make and model. What brand and model is your PC?

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:13 AM

Toshiba, PSLB0C-08T08C.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:20 AM

I believe what you gave me is the product number, what I need is the model number. Toshiba's have a sticker on the bottom and usually it will say Satellite and either to the right or just beneath that word will be the model.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:22 AM

L300 - 08T System Unit

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:26 AM

If your PC has a built-in diagnostic utility you should be able to access it by repeatedly pressing the F12 key when you first power on the PC.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:32 AM

Repeatedly tapping F12 only brings up the boot manager program.




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