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Q: T410, dying screen, laptop startup problems

Hey everyone, I am facing some problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad T410. The screen acted as seen in the attached photo. I disassembled the laptop following the service manual, took out the LCD screen out of the cover, connected the screen again and it was acting the same, but system etc. started normally. I ordered a new screen on eBay and put aside the disassembled laptop waiting for the part to arrive. When it arrived, I connected the old screen just to check if the computer itself is still fine and there's where problems have begun. When I start the laptop, the cooling fan runs for a few seconds, then stops for 10s and starts to run again at high rpm. The screen doesn't work. The same is for the new screen. External screen connected via VGA doesn't find the signal.What's wrong, what to do?

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for the past while now I have been having problems with the window on start up and my speakers on my laptop not working.

1-The problem started out with the speakers when I turned down the volume to nothing while playing a game and then I tried to turn it back up a few weeks later I got no sound out of the internal speakers. I tried all the options in the volume looking for anything muted with no results. I then tried to update the sound card drivers with the same results of no sound out of the internal speakers. I did try head phones as I was told by a friend to do so and I am able to hear sounds and music just fine.

2-After this first issue, I noticed that when starting my laptop I had a smaller then the normal screen when starting up, I also have this same size on my main screen. I have been able to change to a higher resolution to fill the entire screen but if I go any lower then the highest resolution I have a black boarder were the window should be.

I have upgraded to windows XP from windows ME erasing whatever information I could, hoping that a new operating program would solve this problem. But with my bad luck it hasn't changed. If you someone could help me resolve these problems I would be very grateful.

Thank you,


A:Help speaker problems on my laptop and having problems with windows screen on startup

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I bought a new laptop - HP Compaq Presario, Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (2.1 GHz), 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce G 103M with 512 MB DDR2 dedicated graphics memory. After a week, i got the firs blue screen error after which it couldn't boot [i couldn't even get to BIOS).
I was out of the country, so my friend called the service staff who told him to try to run some tests, that time it worked, he got to BIOS, ran the tests, everything was fine and the laptop started up normally. Now, 2 weeks after, I'm getting blue screens continuously, and laptop won't boot. If it boots [and it usually happens when you hit it slightly, though, i don't know if it's a conincidence], windows 7 starts up normally and everything is working fine until the next blue screen shows up, which disables my laptop all over again.

Blue screen looks like this:


Technical information:

STOP: 0x0000000C2 (0x00000099, 0xFE8F40DC, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:100
Physical memory dump complete
Is it a software crash? Can I run Win 7 repair if I manage to boot it and how to do that? Is it my hard disk problem?
What to do? -.-

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

If you can get it to work by tapping on the machine, then it doesn't sound like a software problem. It could be a bad system board or memory.

I would call HP again and see about getting service on the hardware.

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My laptop screen was just fine when I shut it down and when I powered it up the next day there were black lines running across a top section of the screen. My laptop wasn't dropped or near anything magnetized so I'm not sure what caused it. Is there anyway to fix the display? There are never updates for my drivers when I check (I have an ASUS notebook). I assume the drivers have nothing to do with the problem. I also don't have a spare monitor to hook up to my laptop. I could take it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy but I have no warranty and don't trust them anyway. Is there any other way to fix this or do I have to live with it?

Note: The vertical lines don't show up in screen shots. Most lines are black, others are light turquiose. I tried bending the corners of the screen as suggested on other technical websites. Doesn't make any difference in the appearance.

A:Laptop screen dying or fixable?

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Hi. Not too long ago I posted about my laptop screen and how it was dying. If you didn't read it, I'll explain it again.

A long time ago, a strip of pixels on my laptop screen half died. There was colour in them, but the colour was lighter than what should have been displayed. I left it and thought not much of it. A week or two later, around 15% of the total screen "died". It stopped showing what it was meant to be showing, and instead it either displayed just a big black bunch of pixels, or strands of colourful pixels. I was annoyed at this. A few days later another 15% of the screen died on me. Right next to the other lot that died (all on the left side of the screen). It did the same - stayed black, however it occasionally flickered on startup, then died again. Yesterday another bunch of pixels went, making half the screen 'damaged'.

Now, the first part that went always shows coloured lines from the top of the screen to the bottom. The colours and amount change. The second part was half wanting to work yesterday. It was showing distorted parts of my desktop and if I moved a window it would also move on the distorted part. The third part just flickers from grey to black constantly.

I plugged my dads computer screen into my laptop and I can view the desktop perfectly without implications on it, so it's not the motherboard or some video card thing (not the best at computers here). I concluded that the (laptop) screen itself isn't dod... Read more

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I have had the Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop for 3 and a half years now and it has developed some serious problems. On start up it takes to a white screen and asks for my hard disk password. I have had it since new and never entered a password and have also acquired the master password from dell and still it will not accept the password. In order to get anywhere I have to press enter three times to get to a black screen with ?F1 to reboot, F2 to setup". Pressing F1 results in a beep then the same line comes up again. I then press F2 to get to the blue screen where all I can do to get past it is to go to maintenance then load defaults then after pressing save and exit it reboots again. Sometimes it will then load the normal windows screen but mostly it takes me back to the start again at the white password screen.

Also whenever I try to download anything or open the disk drive a killer blue screen appears with the message " KERNAL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR" and "STOP: 0x00000077 (0xc0000185 0xc0000185 0x00000000 0x06bf3000)"

I would really appreciate anyone?s help on how to correct this problem or if I need to replace any parts or the whole laptop as at the moment it is my only computer and I am struggling without it functioning properly.

Thank you for your help, Dan

Dell inspiron 2200
XP professional
service pack 2
version 2002
intel celeron m
1.40 ghz 504 mb ram

A:Help with Dell laptop blue screen and startup problems


You can try the steps there.

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I have a bit of a stupid question for you all, mum's laptop (a ~4 year old HP Pavilion DV6614TX) is on the fritz; when watching stock market videos or playing graphic-intensive games (like DX-ball) the computer freezes, graphics get pixely & it eventually crashes. It's BSODd [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]o[/SIZE]nce[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE], but by the time I got there to see it close up to read the error code it restarted, most of the time it just outright crashes sans-BSOD. It's also tiling the display occasionally when these lock-ups occur, or on start-up after a lock-up, it basically repeats the display 6 times tiled on the monitor.... i don't really know how to describe that succinctly, so I hope it makes sense to you.

SO I'm thinking it could be one of 3 things, RAM, Graphics card / graphics card memory, or just plain ol' overheating.

I've pulled the laptop apart & took to its fan with the hand vac for lack of an air compressor, but it's still starting up with the display tiled[SIZE=-1].. in fact, I can't seem to get [SIZE=-1]it [SIZE=-1]to start up w[SIZE=-1]ithout [SIZE=-1]the disp[SIZE=-1]l[SIZE=-1]ay tiled at all now. I[SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]'[/SIZE]ve just taken a pic of the phenomenon & will attach it in case [SIZE=-1]I[/SIZE] haven't described it well enough.

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A:Solved: Laptop dying; screen tiling itself & glitchy graphics? (+PICS)

have you tried reinstalling the video driver

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Hello, i have a lenovo thinkpad t410 that doesnt want to boot up and stays at the thinkpad screen, i fixed a fan error that it had and later started up with this problem please help

A:Lenovo thinkpad T410 startup problem

i fixed a fan errorClick to expand...

Describe how you fixed the fan error.

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Hi, i want ask if it Is possible use LCD from T61 for the T410 ? Thanks

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I have a brand new t410, had it for a few weeks and now i have a white screen as soon as i power it on. The laptop works with an external monitor without any issues. Do you guys know of anything that might cause this problem. PS: i tapped the back side of the laptop with the monitor half way closed and i got the screen to come back on. It keeps going to white from time to time and i finally called lenovo support to get it repaired.  Just posting so if others have the same issue, they dont have suck a hard time looking for info like me..

A:T410's White screen

this usually means either a connection problem or the LCD controller has gone bad. Call warranty support. 

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First of all, I am not sure if I am posting this in the right section. If not, please guide me to the correct section.
I have a Dell Inspiron 17r SE Laptop and my problem is that every single time, I have to turn my Laptop ON twice in order for it to boot up successfully. The first time I turn it on, Dell logo appears for a second and then, black screen shows up. Then, I have to turn my laptop off and start it back again. Second time, it boots up without any problem. I am fed up of turning it on twice everytime, and also concerned that it will affect health of my Laptop . How can I fix this Issue, please help.
I don't have a Recovery CD or Windows 8 CD. Windows 8 was pre-installed on my Laptop.

A:Laptop screen goes black on startup, have to turn laptop ON twice for it to boot up s

If it's still under warranty, call Dell. The unit or parts might be covered for replacement.

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Just today, I turned on my computer and got the blue screen of death, so I restarted my PC. Then a black screen came up saying "Windows could not start beacuse the following file is missing or corrupt : \windows\system32\config\system."

You can attempt to repair this file by putting the winxp cd in etc...

Now when i turn on my computer there is just a black screen showing, with nothing at all on it.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks very much for your help.

A:Blue screen of death, boot problems, black screen startup

It's a nasty error that requires some persistance and resourcefullness to overcome without a clean install.

If you have a Windows CD or have the recovery console installed, you might want to have a go at these directions.


Forum example of a successful recovery here:


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Hi AllT410 gave fan error and stop workingI replaced with new one and now fan works perfectly. (I hear it works and blows)Now I have totally black screen problem, nothing on screen even no dots.The power button is green (for me yellow), fan works,BUT I see nothing on screen.Any idea?

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Hello community. I upgraded my T410 from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Subsequently, several Fn-FX functions like Fn-F3 were no longer accessible. Fn-F5 did work, though.So I installed the T410 Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 8 (3.89.0100) in Windows 8 compatibility mode, on screen display driver version 6.73.01. As a consequence, all Fn-FX functions and the on screen indicators for Num lock/Caps lock etc. are not available anymore. I really would like to restore functionality for a least Fn-F5 and the OSD indicators, any help appreciated!T.

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System information:

- Lenovo T410
- Bought December 2010
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM
- Hitachi 500 GB hard drive
- NVIDIA NVS 3100m Optimus Graphics 512MB DDR3 with AMT
- 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM) + I installed another 4 GB

I have not reinstalled the OS. The laptop had BSOD's right out of the box. They are unpredictable and occur 1-4 times per day. I disabled the switchable graphics, which seemed to reduce the frequency of the BSODs a little. I've updated the system via Lenovo's System Update tool. I called Lenovo's technical service and they ran through their stock checks and it didn't help.

I've attached the dump and system file collection + system diagnostics.

Thanks for any insight,

A:Frequent BSOD - new Lenovo T410 laptop

Hi davevoyageur and Welcome.

For a stable set up your Ram should ideally be matched. Same Manufacturer. Type. Model. Size. Batch. Timings. Etc..
Have you tried uninstalling the one stick and seeing if the blue screens continue?

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I have a T410. It boots to black screen, however I'm able to eject the CD drive. But it's still display black screen. Also, charging the battery will show a blinking battery light Any solutions?? Thanks 

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I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 from 4GB to 8GB RAM a while ago. The new memory seems to work without a problem, but the battery has started acting up.

Sometimes the laptop won't start unless the charger is plugged in, even though the battery monitor says 98% full after starting. If the charger is pulled off after this, the laptop shuts down instantly.

Sometimes the computer does start without the charger plugged in, but it might randomly shutdown at some point, again instantly as if the battery had been removed while running.

Could this be somehow caused by the RAM upgrade? Or is it more likely the battery or the connection between the battery and the laptop is broken?

Lenovo T410
Windows 7 / Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot
Intel i7 M620
Intel Ironlake Mobile graphics
500 GB HDD

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I just upgraded my T410 BIOS to 1.45; I don't recall the exact previous version number but I believe it was in the 1.30's. Since I've done this, two things have happened: the trackpad no longer works, and the Trackpoint is now very laggy/slow/jumpy; it looks like it only updates about twice a second. Here's a video of what it's doing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzHL5ZI2TcM I'm using Windows 10 here in this video. The CPU load shown in Task Manager is very low, indicating it's not the computer itself lagging. Secondly if I boot the Windows 10 install CD, or an Ubuntu LiveCD, the same problem is happening, indicating that it's an issue with the laptop/BIOS itself, not with Windows. So far I've tried: - removing the battery/unplugging the laptop- disabling the trackpad/trackpoint in the BIOS, booting Windows, re-enabling it... I found this while searching on here for the same problem. Though it's a different laptop/BIOS, maybe it's the same bug? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/UltraNav-Trackpad-stops-working-after-ne... Anyway the onboard Ultranav is now pretty much unusable on this laptop and I'm now stuck using an external mouse, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Upgraded T410 bios, now have Ultranav problems.

Also, I attempted to file a support ticket except the Lenovo website is doing this. http://i.imgur.com/kNyUMcl.png

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The screen brightness adjustment used to work fine until I recently updated my T410 from windows 10 32 bit to 64 bit with a new install iso of the latest Win 10 version 1803. I read through and tried all the solutions offered in this forum, not one seems to work for me:Un-- &   reinstalled display adapter and generic PnP monitor, updated drivers etc.All the sound and screen "sliders" (for lack of a better word) are working, same also in power options , I can set night light on/off etc.  The screen is contstantly at full brightness and is not adjustable (so far anyway) -->Except in safe mode. In safe mode it works just fineHas anyone got a solution??  Please..  

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Hi. I have a lenovo t410 with windows7_pro installed, the screen resolution is 1280x800. I also attached 2nd monitor, Acer X223W. However, my 2nd monitor does not extended all the way to the right. The resolution of 2nd monitor is 1680x1050. My display adapter is Intel(R) HD Graphics. Please help. Thanks. Dan

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Hi, my Lenovo T410 laptop won't start. I hit the power button and it looks like it's about to boot up. The thinklight blinks on as normal, the cd drive is checked, the caps lock button blinks on, then nothing. No display, and keyboard is unresponsive. Power light remains on; if I leave it a while the fan comes on. I can turn the machine off using the power button, but the problem remains next time I switch it on. I've tried removing power and battery, pressing power button 10 times then holding power for 30 secs, before replacing power and battery, but nothing happens. I've tried using a different keyboard. I've tried plugging in an external monitor. No change.  This problem appeared after I left it on overnight. I have a hunch that it went into hybernation mode, perhaps, and that it disrupted some important function which it was unable to complete. Not sure though. Any help gratefully received.Many thanks,Pete


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A:T410 won't boot, blank screen and keyboard unrespo...

Welcome to the forum!
Sorry, to hear about your problem. Could you try connecting the T410 to an external monitor and check if at least you can see the boot logo?

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At my house we have two almost identical T410s, named KENTHINK and SUZY.  SUZY has much worse performance than KENTHINK.  At random times, it will grind away for a minute or more, and sometimes until it is rebooted, on some ordinarily easy task. I have tried all the usual performance tuning fixes (removing bloatware, malware, unneeded background processes, etc), to no avail.  Also did hardware tests (memory, etc) and everything passed.So now I'm looking at reinstalling Windows on SUZY.  Researching this option, I came up with the comparison of the two machines shown in the attached screen shots.  (The screens are from the Windows 7 Pro System Information utility.)  There are several differences that might be relevant:I've had several thoughts about what to try next.  Each option raises some issues.  For reference, see the attached comparison of the two machines shown in the attached screen shots.  (The screens are from the Windows 7 Pro System Information utility.)  The options and issues as I understand them are:1. SUZY has 4GB of memory, while KENTHINK has 8GB.  So maybe add more memory?2. Can't do that, because SUZY has a 32-bit operating system, which I have read can only handle up to 3GB of memory.  So maybe upgrade to a 64-bit Win 7 Pro system?3. Can't do that, because you can run a 64-bit system only if your processor is 64-bit enabled.  KENTHINK has System Type: "x64-based PC"; SUZY has System Type: "X86... Read more

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I was trying to go thrue non working drivers and it popped up one bad thing acpi\pnpocof\1 dosent have a driver?? I don't have a clue what this is or I could fix it. Anyone please help win 7 pro 32 bit intel core 5 on a Lenovo thinkpad T-410 -2537

A:Get a error on laptop needs driver for acpi\pnpocof\1 Lenovo t410-2537

I recommend that you post in the Win 7 forum since this is a Vista forum.

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Apologies if this is not the correct board for this post.

I have a Tiny laptop (Ha Ha Ha I hear you laugh). When I switch it on the first screen I see is a big Tiny logo even before the operating system starts.

Is there any way to get rid of this and replace it with my own pic?

Many thanks

A:laptop startup screen

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Ok i am trying to upgrade a t410 to a 2.5" wd ssd drive. Used Easus Backup to clone each of the three partitions on the original drive. the new drive was in the t410 and used bootable easus and original drive in USB case to perform clone. The machine will startup get to windows login accepts login and then says preparing desktop for a few seconds and then goes into blank dekstop screen and hangs. it sure looks like what is happening is that OS partition is getting assigned letter D instead of the C it needs to be. Have tried diskpart to assign drive letter to no avail. tried deleting the two other partitions SYSTEM_DRV and RECOVERY but similar result...balnk desktop with this copy of windows not valid in bottom right corner. Any thoughts?

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mylaptop wont boot wen i press the start button, but will require me 2 repair settop 4 almost 1hr 30mnt. evry time i start.whatcan i do.

A:Re: HP laptop startup problems

Hi @janual, Welcome to the HP Forum!  Thank you for becoming a HP Forum member. It is a dynamite location to get help from the community, get suggestions and find what has worked for others. For you have the best experience here is a link for you to review, should you have any concerns: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More What operating system are you running?  I grasp that when you boot your notebook, you get a repair screen. You let it run the repair for an hour and a half but there was no change.  You can try a hard reset. HP Notebook PCs - Performing a Hard Reset or Forced Reset. Be sure to remove all peripheral devices, such as USBs, printers, monitors or external drives.  For further assistance, please provide the requested information.   Thank you for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as "Accept as Solution?  to help other community members! To say thanks for the assistance, please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon? below. 

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Hi, thanks for having this forum.

My friend has a HP laptop, that boots up sometimes in safe mode, then the screen shows all lines across it then nothing happens. The fan does appear to be running correctly. Also, sometimes, the screen will go blank and freeze at startup. This laptop was bought a year ago. I have not looked at it yet, I am just telling you what he is telling me.

Any ideas from the info given what the devil it could be.He has no clue as to what to do, and i have some ideas, but need to make sure I can get into
safe mode first.

Now barring that, Can I somehow connect my functioning laptop to his, and download the info that he needs from the harddrive, into my own laptop?

I read somewhere about an IDE connector.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Hp Laptop Startup Problems

I just realized it might be his graphics card.....possible?

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When i start up my laptop it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner, how do I fix this?

A:HP laptop startup problems

Hi You have a couple of options as I see it please try these steps that might resolve your issue. 1) Once unit is powered on keep tapping F10 key Go to Diagnostics Run the Hard drive & Memory test on the unit and check if both are working fine. If not you need to replace the part which has failed. 2) If the Hard drive & Memory test passes the Try powering on the unit and keep tapping F11 key Check if you can do a System restore or Recovery from this Screen before doing recovery please back up your data as all data on the unit will be erased. 3) If this does not work then you might have to order a set of RCD from Either you can call HP technical support or click on the web link given below to order the part. Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP Let us know how it goes! *Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.****Click the White Kudos star to say thanks********Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem**** RegardsManjunath

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I have a Packard Bell Easynote laptop. It was running well until yesterday when I left it on all day. On returning to it the screen was black (no screensaver showing) and the power light on. Wouldnt respond to anything I did so turned it off. When I turned it on again the sreen was extremely pink and then halfway through booting up it closed down altogether. Has been the same ever since. If I leave it for a while turned of it gets further with booting up before it closes down. The cooling fan is running and appears plenty of air. I suspect I may have had an overheat or a power surge. Any ideas before I give up and get a new computer


Dave H

A:Laptop Startup problems

wrong forum -post in the mobile computing forum. Please familiarize yourself with TS!

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Hi, I'm having a disaster of a time trying to get my laptop to function lately, and haven't been able to do so in nearly a week.

This is my laptop. Vista Home Premium/ http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=UK&toshibaShop=false&com.broadvision.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1058203

It all started last Saturday when I was looking at some books on Amazon, when Firefox crashed, followed by the laptop itself crashing and prevented me from doing anything but turn it off using its physical button.

At start-up, everything seems to be working fine, but every time I turn it on the furthest I get to is the "Please wait" loading screen after the Vista logo has been displayed, nothing really happens at this point, the loading icon continues to spin but nothing ever comes of it (I've left it for hours on end some days to no avail) aside from an occasional blue screen, which even I know is bad news. Earlier today however, I lucked out and got to the login screen. I entered my password, but didn't get past the "welcome" loading screen, so this was probably a one-off.

Sometimes the laptop fails to get to the Vista logo, and gets stuck on the black loading screen with the "© Microsoft Corporation" text.

I tried to use Safe Mode (and its variations) but all freeze and stop loading at AVGIDSEH.sys.

Startup Repair is often something I'm presented with and attempt.... Read more

A:Laptop Startup Problems

So normal and safe mode do not work?

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help.

My laptop's (Advent 8117 if that helps) been working fine, then this morning things went pear-shaped. To begin with things went fine - Everything seemed to load up as normal, I left the room for maybe 5-10 minutes and when I returned there was a black screen. I waited a while and nothing happened so I restarted.

It comes up with 'Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.'

It doessn't seem to matter what I click here because my 'Techguys' support thing comes up either way but now nothing on it works. To begin with I ran the Repair Environment, but it couldn't fix it. I also got to try a System Restore but I seem to have no points to restore to.

Now I can't get the Techguys page to do anything. So I tried running in Safe Mode but once again I'm faced with the unmoving Techguys page, and the same goes for when I try and load from the last working point.

The only thing I can think could be the cause is that a small ornament fell off a nearby shelf and caught my laptop. Could this have messed it up? It didn't fall far or hard. Would anything at all happen if this was the case?

I don't have any backup discs or a Vista Cd.

Any help on this would be much apreciated. I have no idea when it comes to this.

A:Laptop startup problems....

I would suggest using a bootable hard drive diagnostic - it's available from the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive. This topic ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ ) contains links to the most common ones.Since the Startup Repair didn't fix things (I presume that this is the Recovery Environment that you referred to) - then the issue is most likely with your hard drive (Startup Repair will fix issues with the Master Boot Record, Boot Sector, and the NTFS file system among other things).If the hard drive passes the diagnostics, then the next most likely thing is a corrupted driver (with video drivers being the most common) - but installing a new driver if Windows isn't working is a real challenge.

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I have a Dell Latitude 600. This past week, when I turned on the laptop, it boots up, but my hardrive seems to be red-lined. And I cannot run any programs, becasue it freezes up. It does run smoothly in Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/Networking, and in Diagnostic mode. Obviously it is something at startup, but I have gone in and turned everything off.

There was nothing downloaded, or done differently. I simply turned it off and the next day the problem occured, out of the blue. I am the only person who uses or has asscess to this notebook.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you...

A:Laptop Startup Problems

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Hello. I am trying to change the image on the startup screen (the blue screen with a graphic of a tower on it)of my Inspiron 15 using windows 8. I have looked at the personalisation control panel, but it only offers me options to change themes, not the startup picture. If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. My friend has a picture of honeycombe that came with system 8 as his startup screen, but he is away so I cannot ask him how he did it. I'm sure it's obvious and staring me in the face, problem is, I can't see how. Any help gratefully accepted.

A:Startup Screen Problems!

Go to Start Screen> (right top swipe) Select settings> Personalize and then click the desired Start Screen background. The change should be immediately noticable. Hope this works for you. Good luck.

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After a hard slam on the lid of my HP laptop -in order to shut it- it froze, I shut it down and when I opened it again it said 'loading files' or something like that for a few seconds, then it would only go as far the welcome screen and while the next screen should be the laptop accounts, it just freezes there, no accounts, welcome message gone and the screen "zoomed in". Every time I open it it's the same, even if I choose the repair mode that is offered at the beginning. Removed the battery, still the same. Is the damage too great, or is it something I can fix on my own?

Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop screen freezes on startup.

Hello, since you mentioned a physical trauma, you could start by re-seating the memory modules and the hard drive. Also, what exactly did happen when you choose the repair option? Can you start in Safe Mode? From the advanced diagnostic, could you perform a Microsoft System Restore to an earlier date?.
Did you inspect your keyboard and switches for any sign of being dislodged or damaged in any way?

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Sir,I am facing the same problem, i did boot it says 'windows faild to start. A recent hardware or software change might be cause' .. There are two options 'lunch startup repair (recommended) and start windows normally. I went through both, in case of 1st one, first shows files are loading then a screen comes with something processing but nothing happening rather than that, in case of 2nd (start windows normally) a screen of 'starting windows' reamains constant. I also went throuh bios option and under diagnosis i did self diagnosis of hard disk, % is not incriesing rather after sometimes it shows 'hard disk 1 quick (303), what should i do now? product number: D7Z60PC#ACJ, model- HP Pavilion g4 Notebook PC . Help me!

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i was playing a game when it froze and i was forced to do a emergency shutdown (holding power button for a few seconds). after that incident, the display is blank when the lapyop is turned on.

No error messages, no setup, no Windows screen, no nothing, just plain black. the power button is on. i tried taking the memory out and putting it back in, but that didn't help. could this be the hard disk? i have no idea what i should do.

also when the AC adapter is plugged in, the laptop starts by itself, without even having someone pressing the power button, this didn't happen before.

hp model is dv2020ca ,what might be the problem?

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I've had this computer for a long time and unfortuantely I've had major issues with it. Last night it was working perfectly and then when I tried to turn the computer on, it loaded and went to the startup screen with the microsoft logo and from there it got stuck. I tried to hit F11 and do a diagnostic test but when it was finished it told me the computer was not able to restart because of memory or something like that. I've also tried to take the battery out, but that didn't work either. I don't know what to do...can anyone help?   Product # LW233UA#ABAModel: g4-1104dx

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A:My Hp Laptop freezes at the startup screen.. Help!

Hi, Instead of using f11, try running diagnostices from the Bios Menu as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Bios option ( usually f10 ) and under the Advanced or Diagnostic tab you should find the facility to run tests on both the Hard Drive and Memory.  Post back with the details of any error messages. Regards, DP-K

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Hello guys!

I have a serious problem with my laptop... When ever i boot up, come out of hibernate or sleep my laptop screen turns purple, not all the way purple but purple-ish... Even the boot screen is purple, and than the color fades out and the screen goes back to normal.
Every time the screen is more and more purple and it takes more and more time for it to clear up. Today when i started it, after a 2 days not turning it on, it was purple much longer and took longer time to clear up, even when i logged on my desktop it stayed purple and faded down to the bottom of screen slowly. A few minutes later it is back to normal.

I did reinstall my graphic card driver, and i did change the inverter a year ago.

The laptop is about 4 years old with these specs:


• 17" WSXGA/WUXGA ACV (Amazing Crystal Vision) Display
• NVIDIA Geforce 8600M GT 3D Graphic Card with 512MB VRAM
• Chipset Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
• Memory 3GB (DDR2 533/667)
• Running Windows 7 with all latest updates


A:Laptop screen purple on startup!

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can someone help me
i have put my laptop on and that is all i get is a blank screen and its keeps going off and on what has happened and what do i do

A:Laptop startup, blank screen

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I have a HP probook 6555b and it over heated then shut off and when I tried to restart it it got stuck with the HP logo and the little "press the ECT key for startup menu" at the bottom left I tried tapping the ECT button as I started it but it just got a little white outline box around the letters (it's done this before but I somehow managed to get it to work ) can you help me?

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Dell Inspiron laptop loads Windows 7 but result is blank screen. Suspect power plan corrupt.

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Pc is a toshiba l505 laptop.
I put my computer into sleep mode by closing the screen and when I started it back up it would not come out of sleep mode. I held the start button to shut it off and when i started it back up nothing showed up on my screen. All of the lights on the bottom show, the fan runs, the cd drive opens and the hard drive has the normal startup hum however the caps lock and num lock lights do not light up on the keyboard and obviously the screen stays black. I looked around the net and a lot of people say the motherboard is blown and i should just buy a new computer. I would like to hear anyones opinion or a solution to fix this. Thank you.

A:Laptop Blank Screen on Startup

Please don't shoot the messenger,
Something on the motherboard has gone bad. It might be a 'fixable' or it might be a 'replaceable'. Given that it's a laptop, if you've gotten a couple of good year's service out of it, replacement is the better option. If it's still new enough to be under warranty then by all means exercise your option to let the manufacturer fix it.
Keep us posted

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I turn my laptop on and I get the normal screen with the HP logo and the loading circle, but it doesn't continue on from there. It just seems like it is endlessly trying to boot the system. I have the laptop set to go to sleep after 20 minutes of inactivity, which it did before I started having this problem. I wasn't around when the laptop went to sleep to notice if anything strange happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Model number is 1y1y0y, in case that helps.

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