Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Laptop Won't Start


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Christoph182

Christoph182

  • Members
  • 128 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:04 PM

Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:15 PM

Hey guys, I have a gateway laptop. Just recently it froze on me so I held the power button to turn it off. Now the whole laptop doesnt even boot to windows. WHen I first turn it on it goes the screen where you can choose the different bootings. (safe mode, start windows normally etc.) so I tried safe mode and start windows normally and nothing works. It just goes to the windows XP loading screen for a couple of minutes and then restarts again and keeps doing the samething. What is the problem? and how would I go about fixing it?? Thanks

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Monty007

Monty007

  • Members
  • 1,151 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Local time:11:34 AM

Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:01 AM

If you can boot in safe mode you will have to run Recovery console http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058
To install it http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654
MCP
MSDST

#3 Christoph182

Christoph182
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 128 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:04 PM

Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:01 PM

I cant boot it in safe mode, I have already tried. no matter what kind of boot I choose it still just loads for a bit then restarts. I think I might a windows XP disk. But I just dont know what to do with it, so that I can still retain my personal files.

#4 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,090 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:10:04 PM

Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:33 PM

Boot from the Windows XP disk. The first screen that you see should say something to the effect of "To repair Windows using the Recovery Console, press R" - it's the Recovery Console thing that you want, and it won't affect your files.

If you get into the recovery console, try typing these commands (press Enter after each one:

fixboot
fixmbr
bootcfg /rebuild

If it asks you if you're sure you want to do this, answer Yes.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#5 Christoph182

Christoph182
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 128 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:04 PM

Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:38 PM

ya that seems to be the solution Im getting from other people too... but the problem is that when I try to press R in that screen it says "setup did not find any hard drives installed in your computer" and it says make sure all hard drives are powered on and properly connected..... and so on. I have a laptop.

#6 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,090 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:10:04 PM

Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:02 PM

Probably looking at a bad hard drive. Try downloading a diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive and running a test on your system to see if it is the hard drive.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#7 Monty007

Monty007

  • Members
  • 1,151 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Local time:11:34 AM

Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:03 PM

Sorry I meant can't not can! I need to check my typing.......dah!
MCP
MSDST




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users