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Laptop freezes at dell logo

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#1 leo111


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:44 AM

2 days back i deleted 2 partitions in my internal hard disk by using disk management in windows 10.

The partitions had ubunut's / and /home folders. Suddenly windows started hanging and slowing down.I shutdown and started again.I wont go past the dell logo scree. Pressing F2/F12 does nothing. Booting from other device is also not an option as f12 wont work.So i read up some posts and decided to remove the hard disk .I can now boot from a usb.But with the Hdd attached i cant do anything. Does this have anything to do with POST? Any solution is appreciated

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 07:59 AM

This begets the question - "Why did you delete the 2 partitions?"

I have 2 suspicions:

- that the Ubuntu stuff had something to do with how Windows boots - and deleting the partition(s) has confused the Windows boot manager.

- or, that the hard drive is dying (this, IMO, is the most likely reason).

For starters, try these free bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html

In some cases the hard drive diagnostics/bootable utilities may have problems running with a defective hard drive.

The solution there is to slave the hard drive to another computer and run the in-Windows diagnostics on it there (if it doesn't work with the other computer, then it's usually safe to say that there's a problem with the hard drive - so you'd have to replace it).

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