My laptop won't start

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  1. Not Jake

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    So I woke up this morning and opened up my laptop. I had left it on all night (it was plugged in) and it was on ebay so I tried refreshing to see if I had won an auction. I got the "this program is not responding" for that IE window. I tried opening up my Adaware to see if I had spyware but it after a minute or two it still hadn't loaded. So I turned off my computer, a "hard reset" I guess is what it's called. When it was loading up windows it shut itself off and restarted itself, giving me a screen saying that the computer was unable to load blah blah select either "start normally" or start with the last known working settings and such. I think I chose to start with the last known working settings or whatever, and I got in, and wondered if my automatic updater for soem reason didn't download the latest windows security updates or some crap like that, so I went to the windows update center and whilst it was checking for the latest updates, my computer turned off and restarted itself again. It then wouldn't even load windows before turning itself off and restarting, giving me that same screen with the choice of how I want to start my computer and crap.What the fook is wrong with it
     
  2. Dew k. Mosi

    Dew k. Mosi Hype Award Winner

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    You broke it
     
  3. Master Chief

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    Probably a virus or something. I had the same problem on my old computer every few months. I think I got fed up with it, then came back a week later and got it to start in safe mode where I could start the reformatting process.
     
  4. TwilightPro101

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    Don't know specifically but trying go in through safe mode and attempted a few things.
     
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  6. Scarlet spidey

    Scarlet spidey Old school

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    Yeah, IE will do that to ya.
     
  7. Lackey

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    that doesn't exist :(
     
  8. masteryoda

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    I didn't laugh once reading that, you've lost it man. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Not Jake

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    that's because it's not funny, yoda.:(Okay, so my comp says, right before it shuts itself off, something about a Boot.INI file. Also, NDETECT failed.I didn't really know what I was doing so I ran the hard drive self check and it said it passed. I ran something to try to find the boot.ini file but nothing could be found, so I ran chkdsk and it stopped at 50% with "Chkdsk volume contains one or more unrecoverable problems".Waht the fruck is wrong with my baby and what do i need to do to get it back
     
  10. masteryoda

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    Ok, now that was funny. :D
     
  11. Scarlet spidey

    Scarlet spidey Old school

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    You're going to have to format the hard drive and reinstall the OS.
    Go with Linux. :up:
     
  12. Lackey

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    Don't you live in a dorm? shouldn't there be like 50 computer nerds down your hall that you could get to fix it? :confused:

    If you do have to end up reformatting the hard drive, there are ways to save your data off the machine before.
     
  13. Not Jake

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    tell me more oh magical lackey

    the thing is making a horrid noise now too:(

    i don't want to have to take the stupid thing to best buy, but i did get suckered into the warranty there:down
     
  14. Themanofbat

    Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    I'm still trying to get over the fact that you have a "laptop".

    :confused: :confused: :confused:

    :)
     

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