Laptop hanging on a screen....

  w3l54666 15:23 28 Oct 12


my lap top is hanging on this screen when it boots....


any help would be great


  Graphicool1 15:51 28 Oct 12

Have you tried booting on your system disk, you might be able to do an in place system repair from the disk.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:52 28 Oct 12

Not moving out of initial boot phase if still showing Intel Logo i.e. not getting as far as POST.

With mains and battery disconnected hold power button down for 30 secs

Then reconnect mains only and retry the boot.

  w3l54666 18:20 28 Oct 12

Graphicool1, it was purchased 2nd hand so it didnt come with a boot disk...

Jock1e i cant get to the post screen to implement the safemode boot...

Fruitbat i tried that after reading your post and still same problem..... :(

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:31 28 Oct 12

Ok try pulling the hard drive out and see if it will boot to an error message.

  w3l54666 18:36 28 Oct 12

ok fruit bat i have got this now

PXE-E61: Media test faliure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:42 28 Oct 12


its now getting past initial boot and because there is no hard drive is looking to boot from a network connection.

Refit the hard drive and retry the boot.

  w3l54666 18:46 28 Oct 12

ok refitted.....

and guess what, same old problem....

im beginning to wonder is it the HDD???

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:32 28 Oct 12

Yes looks like the drive has failed and is pulling down the power supply and thus halting the boot.

  w3l54666 19:36 28 Oct 12

so we are looking at a new HDD.. awesome :D

seems relatively easy...

  w3l54666 19:48 28 Oct 12

ok fruitbat, now we got that sorted, befor it actually died it said this on the post screen and was hanging there....

.....checking nvram

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