Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:57 PM
Hello all, I have a late model Gateway MT6451 laptop. It has Windows 7 Ultimate on it now, it came with Vista. The computer was running 200% until the other day. My daughter woke up to use it and it just hung on the "Starting Windows" screen and you didn't see the Windows symbol slowly fluttering to the front.
1)I restarted the laptop and the same thing happened.
2)Next I tried to boot with last known good config, same thing again.
3)Then I tried to boot into Safe Mode, it loads the files and then just freezes when they are done loading.
4)I then got my wiindows cd and booted from there, after loading all the files, the "starting Windows" screen hangs as usual.
5)I made a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Media Refresh with SP1; thinking that maybe because the original Ultimate cd was w/o any SP's on it, that would make a difference. It didn't, it did the same thing as the original Ultimate cd did.
6)I ran Hiren Boot CD 15.1. I ran a scan on the HDD. It did say the HDD has errors but nothing specific. I then ran to repair sectors and partition but that gave me no results.
7)I also tried to boot from the various cd's w/o the HDD inside and that didn't matter either. After loading files, the same "stating Windows" screen hung.
8)Lastly, I pulled the ram one by one to see if that made a difference but no, the usual happened.
To add, the laptop has been getting extremely hot lately too. It used to get pretty hot but this cook a egg on it hot.
Any ideas on what this can be?