laptop stops booting

  doc twit 21:44 14 Apr 12

hey ho daughters laptop (advent modena m200) wont fully boot in any mode. has windows 7 OS. in normal or repair mode it gets to the wallpaper and sits there doing nothing at all, no activity from the harddrive. in safe mode I get the usual dos boot list then freezes on that list. booting from norton disc gets us a yellow wallpaper then no further. Is this the hard-disk do we think or something else? and how do I resolve it. ta in advance

  birdface 22:03 14 Apr 12

Have you tried booting without the battery.Not sure if reseating the memory would make any difference.Anything else plugged into the the usb socket printer or the likes maybe remove it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:07 14 Apr 12

Sounds like a corrupt profile


  doc twit 22:54 14 Apr 12

ta guys same problem without battery in opened up and reseated memory and checked all other connections.

cant really get past 'windows is loading files' to be able to log on

  doc twit 22:57 14 Apr 12

in safe mode the list gets to system 32/drivers/classpnp.sys and thats your lot

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:12 14 Apr 12

Try a repair again from the F8 menu.

  doc twit 23:22 14 Apr 12


bet to a wallpaper with the cursor (which will move) but no further than that

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:48 15 Apr 12

DO you have a win 7 DVD? use that to get to the F8 menu and do a repair.


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