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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:05 AM
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:04 PM
I guess some may be too timid to tell you that the hard drive has suffered some track failure, most likely in the MBR area(Master Boot Record) and reads and erroneous data byte and is attempting to execute something that isn't valis and stalls. The blank screen might indicate a display driver getting redirected.
Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:31 AM
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:44 PM
Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:28 PM
Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:19 PM
If you did a factory reset and can't boot into Windows...is this covered by warranty still? If so, no point in voiding it unnecessarily.
Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:42 PM
If you do a factory restore, you will lose all programs installed, it will be just like the day you bought it new. That being said... Are you certain that it was the fan making the noise and not the hard drive? If the fan was indeed having problems, the system may have been over heating, even 1 time can cause permanent damage. My first recommendation might be to try Memtest86 to rule out a bad stick of ram, sometimes linux will be fine and windows will bomb with a bad stick of ram. I actually had this happen on one of my machines, I ran linux for nearly 2 years, decided to install windows and got BSOD on install. I ran a memtest and sure enough I had a bad stick. Linux it seems deals with bad ram better than windows, as to why I have no idea.
Anyway start with memtest, download and burn this file to a disc (do not extract from the zip just burn): Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary (.zip)
Then boot from the disc and let the computer run through at least 2 passes. let us know the results and if there are no errors we will continue to rule things out. A hard drive test can be run after this but the programs can be a bit tricky to use...
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