Posted 08 June 2007 - 12:18 PM
The first and obvious question is, do you have a Windows disk?
If you can boot your CD from the windows disk and run chkdks -f you might be able to solve the problem. Curse the morons who did not include some way of doing this with every computer!
The next question is, do you know:
1) how much RAM memory your computer has? and:
2) how full you hard disk is?
This problem can be caused by a hardware failure, but can also be caused by not enough hard drive space and too little memory. In this case, it would not help much to run chkdsk, but you might be able to start the computer with a Live Linux distribution and move files onto a thumb drive or delete them to make more room.
If it's a hardware failure, you might need to remove the piece of hardware that failed, which can be problematic on a laptop.
(For instance, you can remove the CD/DVD Rom and see if it starts.)
Were it me, I think I'd try a live Linux distro or some other form of boot disk, such as the Ultimate Boot Disk, to see if the computer will start up and run.