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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.
 

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Call the people you got it from as its under warranty...is the best plan
 
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Rich-M said:
Per chance did you add ram to it recently?
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
 

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.
 

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

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Originally Posted by Rich-M
Per chance did you add ram to it recently?

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