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#1 inthewoodz

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:48 PM

my laptop is in an endless loop. cannot press any function keys and it's not on long enough to read any disc, cant get into BIOS or anything. I marked the c: active, could that have caused it? I turn it on and it never makes it past the first screen only to go on and off and on and off and on and off. it has the beep beep sound and will not stop even if i close the top. only way to stop it is to take the battery out. im a wreck without my laptop, my boyfriend is letting me borrow his but this thing is trashed and drives me nuts.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:47 PM

Hello what is the operating system? XP,Vista etc??

Can you get the stopp error message?

STOP the Reboot loop

When running Windows and it crashes and you get a blue screen of death( BSOD ) with an error message and it will automatically restart, Most times it restarts too fast for you to see and read the error message. We are going to disable auto restart on system failure. So the screen will stop and you can copy down the complete error message.

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:38 PM

:lol: Thank you so much for replying. I'm running windows 7. I'm sorry if i may have posted in the wrong forum but i am very new to this forum stuff. still trying to find my way around. Anyway, I can't get far enough to press f2, f8, f12 or anything, I try putting in the repair disc and it doesn't get far enough to read it, just on and off and on and off. I was hoping there might be another method i don't know about. I couldve brought this on myself trying to learn new things. I need help big time. my laptop is all i have, i use it to earn money, and i don't watch tv so it's my entertainment and it's my main form of coorespondence. I have no extra money to bring it to get repaired. anything i can do myself, i'm very capable, advice is much appreciated. The loaner i have doesn't work so well so getting online to view forum can be difficult but i will keep trying.:inlove:

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:44 PM

OK ,not to worry we were all new once too. :)
I am going to ask some to look here that specializes in these non booters. They will help you. They are very good at this.

You will probably need access to another machine to make a CD.

I am not sure they will get here tonight.
You'll be OK

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:26 AM

Hello.

This is not due to malware; hardware is the likely culprit. As such, I am moving it to the Internal Hardware forum. Someone will be with you shortly. :)

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:39 AM

When was the last time you cleaned your lap top out with a can of air?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:23 AM

I marked the c: active, could that have caused it?

What do you mean you marked the c: active? EXACTLY what did you do?

Edited by hamluis, 01 August 2011 - 09:12 AM.
Typo.


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:34 AM

I marked the c: active, could that have caused it?


This may have something to do with the boot loop issue, on Windows 7 the "system reserved" partition needs to be the primary active partition.. as for the beeping sound make sure there aren't any keys stuck in the down position.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:20 PM

:thumbup2:Hi, thank you all. I used a dust can on it once, I just bought it in
March. It's a Gateway NV55C Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I made all
the disks, 1 repair, 3 recovery, 1 apps and drivers, 8 backup and I have windows
7 upgrade, plenty of software, unable to use it. My boyfriend also does some
repairs but we're at a loss. I also have another laptop to use and an external
dvd burner. Hopefully someone will have a solution, I'll check back in awhile.
Thanxs again.

Edited by inthewoodz, 31 July 2011 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:39 PM

If the lap top is new, I would suggest sending it in for warranty repair.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:58 PM

just on and off and on and off.


could you tell more detail about this, does your laptop power on (turn on) and suddenly turn off? if yes it's better to bring it to officially service center of your laptop brand to get warranty or RMA, at least you could fix it cheaper than regular repair shop or if you lucky you could get free repair.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:11 PM

I'm not sure my warranty will cover it. I bought a plan for if I drop it or something, or maybe hardware, but how should I be so lucky to fall within the guidelines of a warranty. I guess I should check it out but if they determine it's software related, it won't be covered. Thank you all, you have been very helpful. I haven't joined in many forums but this one is great. I'll bring it back and let you know how it goes. :flowers:




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