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Computer doesn't boot anything

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by steven1350, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. steven1350

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    Ok, I have this problem which really has me stumped. Yesterday my computer worked perfectly. Today, it won't boot any OS's. I tried windows (safe mode & regular), and they both froze during the xp loading thingy. I tried Fedora Core 6, also froze before it finished booting. I tried my windows cd. I loads all the drivers & such, and then it says "Setup is starting windows", and it froze.

    Any idea what is going on? Its a brand new laptop. I bought it 15 days ago.
     
  2. bonk

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    Call the people you got it from as its under warranty...is the best plan
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Per chance did you add ram to it recently?
     
  4. r3drock3t88

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    Agreed, if you added anything recently to your computer make sure you take it out and replace it with the old. This could be a simple fix...

    Also, since you say it attempts to start it up but then freezes, it could simply be your power supply! I've had a similiar problem where my computer boots then freezes and I replaced my supply and it worked perfect.

    Try formatting it, get something like partition magic, thats what i use for a quick format. It cleans out the harddrive of everything, then try and reinstall your operating system.

    let us know if any of this helps... good luck
     
  5. steven1350

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    didn't add anything to it. I never even opened the case.

    EDIT: I called tech support, and they also said that it is a problem with the memory. I will take it in for repair.
     
  6. Daredeval756

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    maybe check all of the fans
     
  7. steven1350

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    definitly not a heat issue. It was off all night, and it could not have overheated in the 30 seconds it takes to start booting windows

    thanks for the adivce, but I tried booting with and without batteries. Both times it froze.
     
  8. Daredeval756

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    actually, it could have over-heated in 30 sec.(it can over heat in 10 sec) if the fan on the pracesser crapped out, so yes, please check the fans
     
  9. steven1350

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    the fans seem to be working...
     
  10. bonk

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    Called them yet??

    Hows Young Street?
     
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