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computer wouldn't start

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#1 listo


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:14 AM

my aunt's computer would't start. i would just show a black screen. then i hit esc. and the power button a bunch of times then it ran a scan to fix startup or something and it would randomly crash like that after. i posted on the virus forum and after a couple scans and stuff it seemed to be working fine. here is the link to the original posting. today after leaving it on for about 12 hours i came home and there was a window that said it recovered from an unexpected shutdown and had to restart.

i was just wondering if you could run some scans to check everything out. the guy in the virus forum suggested that at the end.

thanks in advance, les

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:42 AM

Have you tried running a diagnostic test for the RAM module and hard drive first? If the notebook have available utilities, please run them. Try also this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:17 PM

<<...when she gave it to me to fix she was getting a black screen and thats it...>>

Did the system POST...were the fans visibly spinning? Was there any sign that the system was trying to work and that the monitor/video might be the problem?

Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503

Black screen on boot (no cursor) - Microsoft Answers - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/black-screen-on-boot-no-cursor/892d155a-aadb-4e54-8e59-edf98b0ed020


#4 listo

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:44 AM

thanks guys. i gave it back to her today so i no longer have it, but if it acts up again i will try these solutions.
i dont think it POSTed but im not sure.

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