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Laptop Boot issue

Q: Laptop Boot issue

So I ve owned my P HM gaming laptop for around years now and for the most part I haven t had any issues However when I start my laptop it always defaults to booting off of the ethernet card even after switching my SSD to the position in the bios menu Normally this isn t that much of an issue as I can just cycle through the bios boot options using CTRL Laptop Boot issue ALT DEL The main issue that I am having now is that the last time I was using my laptop I used hibernate instead of the normal quot sleep quot or quot standby quot Now whenever I attempt to start my laptop up the message quot Resume from hibernate quot is on my screen which is normal except it tries to resume using the ethernet card If the laptop is in hibernate evidently I am not able to access the BIOS menu or cycle through my boot drives I have read that a way to fix this Laptop Boot issue might just be taking the battery out and letting any residual power that the motherboard might be running off of fade away over time I read that this normally only takes minutes or so I tried waiting minutes and it Laptop Boot issue didn t work so I just tried again but waited a few hours this time before putting the battery back in and attempting to start my laptop up The laptop is still attempting to boot from hibernate Does anyone know of any way to get to the BIOS menu from the hibernate screen Or does anyone know of anyway to fully shut off my laptop Laptop Boot issue to get rid of hibernate and just start up normally Any assistance would be greatly appreciated nbsp

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A: Laptop Boot issue

it always defaults to booting off of the ethernet cardClick to expand...

This means that BIOS is not seeing any HD, marked Active and contains a bootable partition
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Hi gang:

I have an HP Elitebook 8760w with an i5 and 4GB memory Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

Upon power on it goes directly to startup repair. If I boot in safe mode, -w- networking, -w- Cmd Prmpt Ect. it always boots into the repair. I have tried restore points, ran the repair 10 times now and if I click on disable auto restart on system failure it doesn't blue screen it just goes into the repair. It's as if the boot.ini is sending it to the repair as if it were normal windows. I have tried to do boot fix through CMD prompt using a win7 dvd but if I use fixboot, fixmbr or repairbcd it changes the active partition to system reserved and cannot find an OS to repair. I change it back to the windows partition and it goes into startup repair. There is no OEM partition on the HDD just sys reserved and OS.

A:Laptop Boot Issue

Did you try a Startup Repair?
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I just got the new Dell Inspiron N5110 for Christmas and I really love it! Yesterday I tried to do some homework so I turned the computer on and it started to log on. I got the black screen with the Dell Logo, my buttons all lit up, and it even showed the "press f2 or f12" for more options. But then the sceen goes blank. Like an illuminated grey. I've tried taking the battery out and everything. Turning it off and on. I let it sit for about 12 hours and still nothing. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Help please!!

A:Laptop Boot Issue


Start you own thread, as it is very difficult for the Tech's to keep track of multiple questions in a single thread.
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A:Laptop Boot Issue

Safe mode and other advanced methods,
Sounds like your infected,
If you ever do get to safe mode with networking I would suggest downloading these free scanners,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
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Is my diagnosis correct?

The next question is that if we do get a new drive and we can't find the disk to recover the XP, is there a way to reload the OS? I don't think I can I use an XP disk from another computer to get started - correct?

A:Laptop Boot issue

May well be. I'd check the CMOS battery. Also, have you checked the bios, boot up and hit F11 to enter, and search the tabs until you find the sequences for drives. Make sure your HD is the 1st boot and your DVD is second, and so on. Sometimes that can cause and issue.
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So I ve owned my P HM gaming laptop for around years boot Laptop issue now and for the Laptop boot issue most part I haven t had any issues However when I start my laptop it always defaults to booting off of the ethernet card even after switching my SSD to the position in the bios menu Normally this isn t that much of an issue as I can just cycle through the bios Laptop boot issue boot options using CTRL ALT DEL The main issue that I am having now is that the last time I was using my laptop I used hibernate instead of the normal quot sleep quot or quot standby Laptop boot issue quot Now whenever I attempt to start my laptop up the message quot Resume from hibernate quot is on my screen which is normal except it tries to resume using the ethernet card If the laptop is in hibernate evidently I am not able to access the BIOS menu or cycle through my boot drives I have read that a way to fix this might just be taking the battery out and letting any residual power that the motherboard might be running off of fade away over time I read that this normally only takes minutes or so I tried waiting minutes and it didn t work so I just tried again but waited a few hours this time before putting the battery back in and attempting to start my laptop up The laptop is still attempting to boot from hibernate Does anyone know of any way to get to the BIOS menu from the hibernate screen Or does anyone know of anyway to fully shut off my laptop to get rid of hibernate and just start up normally Any assistance would be appreciated nbsp

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A:Laptop boot issue

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A:Laptop Boot up Issue

Hello dmcooky

First of all check it is not malware

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A:Dell laptop boot issue

"sounds" like you have a new hardware device or input device without the drivers installed. Is that possible?
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A:Laptop boot issue is driving me insane.

I am not sure is it connected to Windows (the issue it self).
I would say maybe faulty RAM or smth with HDD...
I would run memtest from a CD, but you r saying it hangs just after/during showing the logo :/
Can you enter the Bios?
I will track this thread, it is interesting what's wrong.
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A:Windows Installation Issue - Laptop wont boot any media


Hope you've enabled legacy in BIOS too?

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Please post this info to give us a hand in sorting out the issue:
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A:Laptop hard drive issue -- no boot device found/disk read error

Sorry, message at start is "A disk read error occurred", not sure if that makes any difference to your thoughts.
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A:Dell Inspiron modular bay issue/boot-up issue

You should first try a second hard drive with a full install. That usually fixes the problems with the 1100, 1150, 5100m, 5150, and 5160 which all seem to have the same problems.
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A:Boot issue, 0xc0000098 ci.DLL file issue

Have you tried put your windows drive on another computer?

Try these steps:
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A:Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media - Issue

Hi Billy.

Unplug all other HDDs and SSDs but that one on which you lately installed Windows, and then run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

Does it make windows bootable? If so, now attach the other storage devices and see if it continues to boot or not.

If it even does not boot after running startup repair for three instances, better you do another clean reinstall, keeping the other devices unplugged.

If it boots on the SSD but does not boot after adding the other discs with this message "Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media" .... then I have a question to you ..... is the new BIOS update is a UEFI one?
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A:Boot issue after removing original OS in dual boot

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A:Boot Issue after Windows Update (Boot GUI turned off)

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I've never had the guts to try that
Possibly just wait a while on the black screen and enter the password and the enter key will work :?
GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows
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Try this:
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As your HD set up is about the same, have look at my post here:
Follow this base tutorial:
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So you have three HDDs now ? Each having a sing copy of OS installed ?

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A:Solved: Laptop BSOD on boot, but works fine if I boot HDD from desktop?

STOP Error 0x0000007bClick to expand...

Please see


Was W7 installed with the HDD in the laptop or the desktop?
Please provide brand, model & model # of the laptop & desktop [ or motherboard for the desktop ]
Please run this forum's system info utility & post the results.

it works fine and I can access the Windows installation?Click to expand...

Is there a question, or is the "?" a typo?

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I've moved this to the more suitable forum,

Am I infected? What do I do?
This is now closed.
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A:Laptop won't boot (Logo screen),can't boot from USB/DVD or access BIOS

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A:Blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER; laptop won't boot, a new laptop dying?

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A:Cannot boot my laptop, windows can't find any hardrive to boot OS..

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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A:Laptop cannot boot into Windows, possible 0xc000000f boot failure

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A:Moved from Laptop Support: Laptop restarts at boot

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A:Boot issue

Originally Posted by lovejones

Hi All

Ok long and short of it,

A friend had issues with his laptop, the system (Vista Home Premium)came with lots of preinstalled acer software, he had tried getting rid of them but had no luck, anyhow, he ended up turning off all the startup programs in system config, upon rebooting, he had the error no os found, i have since managed to get passed htis, however i cannot get any further.
The HD is recognised in Bios
The repair from a disc was completed
Now it will boot into windows but nothing, no user, no task bar, nothing just an arrow on the screen with a background.
I have tried removing memory and starting up
repair for a second time
bootsect via cmd
nothing, i cant boot into safe mode, it just loops back to normal boot, it has no restore points.

I only have vista basic and vista business discs, and he does not have a disc, it came with a partition, i have tried recovery but it tells me there is not backup, yet i can get the task manager up and into cmd, this shows me all the files, so i know there is no issue there

I am assuming that the boot file in boot.ini is up the duff.

Is there any way i can get this thing to boot up with his user and all back to normal? i have scoured the net but nothing of help.


Of course removing all the preinstalled junk (which is fine) with Acer was not causing his problems.

He might have ran msconfig and turned off all Microsoft startups. Bad, bad, bad.

Removing memory shouldn't help as that wasn't the issue to begin with (it was the startup change).

Remove and Recreate your partition, do a clean install.

Courtesy of Brink...
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How is your boot order in the bios setting ? Do you have anything inside your optical drive ( cd rom ) how old is your computer ( HDD ) ?
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A:boot issue

Sure it is possible the card failed. It may have had some faulty capacitors or other components. If the system works fine with your old card, I would tend to think you are correct in thinking the card failed.

One thing I would do with your old card installed is to run something that will stress the system and check the voltages; ie 3.3V, 5V, and 12V rails. If you see the 12V rail dropping under a full load, you may have a pw supply that just cannot supply the amount of current needed by your card.

I use prime95 for this task however OCCT will work as well [both free downloads]
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8119 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390 Series, -1 Mb
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A:boot up issue

Can you boot in Safe mode? try checking for viruses. google for some trial versions like esetnod32,avast,avira and etc.
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Recently I restarted my computer and when I did I noticed something was out of place The entire boot sequence up until the Windows Login screen is extremely pixelated It's in patterns Issue Boot and everything is extremely hard to read I ran a couple virus scans checked for spyware even cleaned up the registry but nothing seems to be working I'm not sure if it's a virus that isn't being recognized or if it's a corrupt file I decided I would Boot Issue just go ahead and reformat my drive and try a fresh install however since I can not read the menus this is proving Boot Issue to be quite a task I got the boot sequence set to boot from disk after a few minutes of trying to remember the layout of the Setup menu but I can not for the life of me get through installation or even begin to reformat the drive without being able to read it I took some video of the computer booting up and will post them if they will be of any help however they are not the best quality because they were taken from my phone although you can tell Boot Issue what the problem is by looking at it Any ideas would be greatly appreciated I'm at a complete loss and can not get anyone to look at it in person for a couple of days minimum Thank you in advance for any suggestions you may have I'm willing to try nearly anything

A:Boot Issue

hi and welcome possibly a graphics/video problem,is it a laptop or desktop,please post as much info as you can make model ram gaphics card power supply etc.then someone may be able to offer some ideas
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A:Boot issue

Originally Posted by Titancom

Hi Guys,

I am not sure where my original thread is by now but this refers to a problem that a friend is having with his PC. He lives in a semi rural country area about 40 mins down the road from me and his PC when he boots it seems to stop at the start of post bios stage.

Previously i have discussed this with several people who suggested it was proberly a power issue, i have since then made my friend buy a UPS to filter the power and just last night replace the power supply with a good corsair one but the issue remains.

I guess from here i will now have to look at the mainboard as potentially being the next inline that might be the problem but that said the really strange twist with this is when he brings the PC to my place it works fine? Any other thoughts on this strange one guys?

Thanks for your responses in advanced

My first guess in this scenario would have been power, but you've already checked that.

Are the any cell tower nearby your friends place?

I had a similar issue some time ago, where the client complained about blue screens, up to 15 a day, each different, but when I had the pc in my workshop, I had no problems. Even after replacing the motherboard with an entirely different one, the BSODS continued when the computer was returned to the customer.

It turns out that the cell tower for Vodacom is something like 20 meters away from his study, in the empty lot nextto his house. The problem is still there (Vodacom refuse to lower the power of their cellular tower), but my customer DID take his pc to a LAN some time ago, and it was stable.
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A:Help. Boot issue with new HD

I meant I installed a new HDD. Phone typing sucks
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A:Boot issue!

Go to gateway support and order a recovery cd.
They usually run about $20
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Thanks in advance

A:Issue with boot up


Originally Posted by d0yle

Hey i was wondering if any of you guys could answer this question for me. So i was playing CSS and i go to quit the game and my comp just freezes up and then i had to shut it down manually. When i went to boot it back up it would load to where it said windows xp and a blue screen would pop up for an instant and then it would just restart and do the same thing over again. Anyone know how to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance

have you tried booting into safe mode and uninstalling the last thing you installed, which i'm assuming is css (whatever that is)?
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any idea of what i can do....
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A:Boot up issue please help.

Do you actually have a floppy drive connected/installed in your PC? It sounds like your BIOS may have reset to defaults. Double check your boot order/ first boot device setting in the BIOS to make sure it is correct. If you RAID array is setup in BIOS I would check those settings too.
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A:Boot issue

Hello theschlepp.

Those aren't much help; before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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this means that you cant hep me out?
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Also, if it's any help, I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X.
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Just a bit of a nagging query really on a Windows 7 32bit Home Premium.
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Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Boot Issue

 Run chkdsk and have it scan for and attempt repair of bad sectors.  It sounds like you have hard drive problems.  I'd also run the system performance report from the Performance Information and Tools applet of the Control Panel paying particular attention to the hard drive's SMART data.
Good luck.