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Diagnostic puzzle - laptop randomly fails at OS startup

I have a problem which has been bothering me for a year now and I would be grateful if somebody could help me. I will try to be as brief and concise as possible: Laptop: HP Probook 4525s, HDD 160GB, ...
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RAM issue: Laptop fails to boot with two different RAM modules?

My laptop (scan report from crucial website) currently has 4GB memory: 2GB onboard, and a SO-DIMM module, 2GB 1066MHz, inserted in the ONLY slot the laptop offers. Here starts my odyssey: I bought a ...
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Toshiba Satellite C660 not Booting at All

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, and it was working fine but now it's not booting at all. From some days, it running slow and hang sometimes. I was using Windows 8 Pro on this. But now it even does ...
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My laptop fails to POST or boot consistently

I'm sporting a Dell Inspiron 15 (M5030), the specs for which can be found here. Over time I've made three upgrades to the laptop. I've installed: An Intel Advanced-N 6235, wifi+bluetooth 4.0 chip ...
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How to test for harddisk damage preventing it from booting?

I've experienced some problems with the booting of my laptop and I'm now unable to boot from the harddisk. In particular when booting I get this error message: No bootable device -- insert boot disk ...
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Laptop does not boot?

I'm not very savvy when it comes to laptops. I have two identical laptops, old school Dell Latitude D410's. One works just fine, and the other does not boot at all. I have tried various things ...
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Laptop would not boot up suddenly w/out first opening dvd-drive? ('Cannot find operataing system' error mssg)

My MS Vista 64 Sony VAIO laptop suddenly gives an error when I try to boot up: Cannot find operating system' or some such wording. I hear a clicking sound which sounds like it's coming from the dvd ...
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Toshiba Equium A110-252 laptop won't boot Windows

I have a Toshiba Equium A110-252 laptop (XP Pro) which stopped booting a couple of weeks ago. The symptoms are that the laptop would display its DOS Toshiba splash screen, then the Windows (XP) boot ...