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ASUS X501a does not start up(fan spins, HDD does not spin, black screen)

Repairing my friend's ASUS X501a laptop. After power up, it goes into a black screen. The fan spins a few seconds after powering up , but HDD refuses to spin. I have tried the following: Plugged a ...
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When trying to change laptop to boot from DVD it says I cannot change it in user mode

I found an old computer of my dad's company and wanted to clean it so that he can stop using is 12 year old laptop, but I am having some issues with it: Laptop - Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile OS - MS ...
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1answer
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Mini-book refuses to boot from usb ( LT41P )

I have this mini laptop, a Gateway LT41P. For whatever reason, This laptop refuses to boot from usb. I've created several working usb boot sticks, and have used it to install various OS ...
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49 views

How can I get into BIOS in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN

I have a sony vaio, model VPCEH25EN with me. This is the reference (Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN). It came up with a window 7 pre-installed. I want to install linux\fedora along with that. For that I have ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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1answer
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How to access the BIOS in my brand new HP Laptop with runs FreeDOS?

I've just bought a HP Laptop 255 G2 with AMD quad-core processor which runs FreeDOS and I can' access the BIOS with any command that I know (I tried F1,F2,F8,F9,F10,F12 and Del) but it didn't work! It ...
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73 views

Lenovo Ideapad Z585 screen remains black on restart

hope I'm posting this in the right place. Basically I've had my Lenovo ideapad z585 for a while, but recently it's started doing this thing where if the laptop is turned off/restarted, when it is ...
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1answer
22 views

HP Elitebook 8460p use external keyboard to boot up

I am using an Elitebook 8460p with an external wireless keyboard and mouse. I have a second monitor that is a duplicate of the laptop's display and I just keep the lid closed and use the monitor. I ...
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20 views

HP computer wont boot from bootable DVD and CD

My notebook is one HP 1000 Notebook having windows 8.1 installed. Last night I was trying to split the partition C and add some spaces to partition D. So i was using PartitionWizard to do it but it ...
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58 views

Laptop turns off immediately after power on

I have an oldish HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. The screen is busted so I use it for general media and server tasks. It's running Windows 7. The machine has never given me an issue. When I turned it on this ...
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hp g7-1070us does not post to windows [duplicate]

Ok basically my laptop screen is broken and only a small portion of the screen is viewable. When I boot my laptop it gets to a screen where it shows startup/hp.com. That's all I can see because of the ...
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1answer
41 views

HDMI and a cracked screen

So recently my laptop screen was broken pretty badly, and the entire screen is covered in white and black spots and lines, so it's impossible for me to see anything. So for the past few days, I've ...
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Windows 7 VAIO Sony, Unexpected Permanent Shutdown

During In Game for 2 hours, without any warning or signs from the computer. The computer shutdown immediately and never turning on ever again. Their is no heating problem, charging malfunction or ...
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1answer
56 views

Toshiba Satellite C850 boot loop

I've got a Toshiba laptop acting strange on me. Any thoughts appreciated. C850-11C PSCC2E AMD E1-1200 APU Windows 8 UEFI Problem: Laptop cant restart. If i shut down the OS or restart, or it ...
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40 views

Laptop seems to be stuck in a boot sequence where it wants to boot from hiberfil.sys, which doesnt exist on the harddrive

So a friend of mine messed up his ASUS K70AB with windows 7 64bit laptop. Probably by closing the lid and removing the power too soon after. He asked if I could take a look at it so I went and tried a ...
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119 views

Windows 7 won't boot, stuck on \disk.sys

My friend has a problem with her laptop. I offered her my help, but unfortunately I can't fix it. The thing that happened is that once she started her Toshiba, it show a blue screen with some ...
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1answer
90 views

Windows 7 Not Booting After Moving Partition

I have a Sony Vaio laptop. After using GParted to move the primary Windows partion, the laptop no longer boots, saying 'Operating system not found'. I don't have a recovery disc and the only other ...
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41 views

Laptop black display on boot. Works on rare occasion. No Fan. No cursor. Not booting to windows

I've got an ASUS K70AB Windows 7 laptop. It was in storage for over a year because a couple keys broke off and the power charger was lost. I installed a new keyboard (very simple to pop out the old ...
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42 views

Windows OS's cannot boot on new internal harddrive

I have installed a new internal 500GB hard drive into a Dell Inspiron N4030 and it appears that the installation was entirely successful. The BIOS recognizes the drive and shows the serial number of ...
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1answer
22 views

SSD stopped working in laptop but works in other laptop

Strange thing happening in my dell xps l701x - I have been using it for years now with a hdd and sdd in it. The other day, I powered down and went out. Came back to find it would not boot into ...
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2answers
59 views

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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0answers
30 views

ASUS N53J screen not working with power up

When I boot the computer up the power lights come on but the screen stays completely black then the fan begins to overwork, nothing changed since last use. No change with connecting via VGA to ...
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83 views

Updated BIOS on Asus laptop. Black screen

I updated my the BIOS on my laptop yesterday, and now when I think back, I might have chosen the wrong file to update the BIOS with..... sigh.. So now when I press the power button the computer makes ...
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56 views

HP Laptop Model G60-535DX won't boot or do system repair

I'm attempting to fix my girlfriend's laptop, but it is behaving quite oddly. It is a HP Laptop Model G60-535DX, running Windows 7. It won't start, BIOS works fine, I did memory and hard disk scans, ...
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Notebook stalls on bios when HDD inserted

the notebook froze during windows 7 drive formatting and since when the HDD is inserted it doesn't even get to the BIOS screen, just blank black screen. Tried putting the hdd into my desktop pc, but ...
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42 views

My Acer Extensa 5635ZG won't boot on my secondary display [AOC D7535Ph]

At the moment i have my laptop display cracked beyond recognition, and decided to buy a 23" full hd display instead of repairing my display [about same price range at that time]. The problem is not ...
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0answers
95 views

Samsung Series 9 Laptop won't recognize new SSD

I just bought a Samsung Series 9 laptop (np900x3g to be precise) and I wanted to upgrade it's SSD. I bought an msata ssd and installed it alright. It is also recognized in Bios but I can't get it to ...
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47 views

Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop frequently fails to boot

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop which has run several operating systems over the years (each separately), but lately it's been having trouble booting. It exhibited this problem first while running ...
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1answer
401 views

Bootmenu (setup menu /BIOS) for lenovo E431 does not come

I am struggling to get the boot/BIOS menu for my laptop lenovo E431, I tried Esc, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F8, F9 F10, F12 and Del, but all failed. As per the lenovo docs: ...
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1answer
342 views

HP laptop, “General system board failure”, what next?

I have an HP Pavilion DM1-3101ea laptop with an integrated AMD E-350 APU. Basically the same as DM1Z, if it is of any help. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The problem appeared as follows: i tried to send ...
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269 views

lenovo g500s not booting on power and battery light still on

my lenovo g500s with 4g ram and its running windows 8.1, last time it was 7% charge and there is pending update. so switched it of and plug the charger after like 10min, after like 18hours I tried to ...
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Flashing BIOS on Acer Aspire S7: wrong ROM file size?

I'm trying to update the BIOS on my Acer Aspire S7, which is only running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (no Windows), so that its fan would stop being so noisy. I followed the instructions on this person's post. ...
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1answer
278 views

My Toshiba Laptop Won't Boot [closed]

My laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 recently stopped booting (no BIOS screen, nothing) after a few tries, it booted into a screen that said GNU Grub. Not knowing what this was, I restarted and now it won't ...
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1answer
44 views

How to diagnose the fault of a laptop that sometimes doesn't boot?

I've an old Samsung NC-10 but sometimes it doesn't boot. The alimentation led turn on and I hear the fan but the monitor is black and nothing happen. If I try many times to reboot then after many ...
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62 views

Laptop won't boot without power cable connected

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750 that used to run Windows 7 but is now dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 (now my predominant OS). Recently an annoying bug developed in that my laptop won't boot without ...
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1answer
393 views

Acer 5552 black screen

My son's ACER 5552 laptop is not booting properly. Press the power switch and the power button light comes on but nothing else happens. I downloaded the most recent bios onto a usb stick and ...
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1answer
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can't access bios solid motherboard beep

You can skip this part if you just want to get to the point. goto :question I have a toshiba satellite c885, that originally had windows 8 installed. I deleted windows 8, and ...
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Asus S46 boots to bios

I have asus laptop. Config: i3 3217U @ 1.80 GHz 6GB RAM SSD 128 GB Windows 8.1 - updated frequently Since yesterday I'm facing the problem that computer has frozen few times and I had to hard ...
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23 views

Cannot find external dvd writer in boot menu

I got a dirt cheap acer E1 laptop and an external slim dvd writer for the same. This drive works in windows . I enabled boot-menu/F12 from the bios and also disabled secure boot. Now, I cannot see my ...
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1answer
85 views

ExpressCard SSD Boot on Laptop

Is it possible to boot from an ExpressCard SSD? If so, what are the constraints? I am interested in trying to set up my computer like I do for my servers which is install base OS is on a small ...
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1answer
73 views

Laptop booting up to strange characters

I have a laptop running Windows Vista, and upon booting all I see are strange unreadable characters. I am not able to get past this screen—I can only access the BIOS and everything seems fine there. ...
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1answer
42 views

Alternatives of formatting primary harddrive of a laptop

Here is my story; I have an ASUS(N53SN) laptop. One day I decided to format it using recovery partition. I started recovery, left the computer, when I came back 10 minutes later there was a big red ...
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1answer
57 views

Why does my computer not always get to BIOS screen any more?

I've got a 5+ year old Dell XPS m1530 notebook, that has started to just give a black screen sometimes before getting to the BIOS splash screen. It happens more often than not right now, so I'm ...
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1answer
16k views

How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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1answer
164 views

Why I'm unable to use up/down arrows in my BIOS?

My BIOS is loading and when I wanted to change anything, the up/down arrows aren't working. What might be the problem? I want to change boot options, but I'm unable to select the boot from CD option. ...
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85 views

unmountable boot volume 0x000000ED on my laptop windows 7

I am in a pickle. I was unistalling some usless programs when my laptop died & when I turned it on I had unmountable boot volume 0x000000ED (the blue screen) If I hit repair windows it goes to a ...
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488 views

Acer Travelmate P253-M Freezes on BIOS

I was trying to create a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I successfully installed Ubuntu on the hard disk but it wasn't able to boot so I went through boot-repair which said that I should put a ...
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141 views

Acer Travelmate 5744 can't boot from SSD in presense of HDD

While ago I bought a SSD for my Acer Travelmate 5744 laptop and replaced a HDD with it. All was great. Recently I decided to replace a DVD drive I hardly ever use with my old HDD to get more ...
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223 views

Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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1answer
602 views

Samsung laptop in 'repair' boot loop after updating to Windows 8.1?

I downloaded Windows 8 successfully and a restart option appeared on screen. I was on a browser and clicked the restart button without closing the browser. The computer continued to restarted and it ...