Windows won't work

Fajitsu siemens / V3405
January 2, 2009 at 05:29:33
Specs: Windows XP, Centrino
Soon as i press the start button, to boot-up my laptop, it gets to the bit, where its a black screen, which in the middle says windows Xp, and under it is a bar, showing as if it is loading. i'v been sitting here over 12hours, and nothing has happened.

When i turn it of, and turn it on again, it says lots of things

Safe mode - freezes on the log in screen
Run computer as normal - shows the bar at bottom loading, nothing happens.

Somebody please help me!

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#1
January 2, 2009 at 06:00:39
Can you read and if possible post any of the info in the mesages shown on the screen?

Have you tried (via F8 boot options) last known good config?

Any changes to the system prior to problem arriving; as in adding in RAM, software etc.?

Do you have a full version XP CD or only recovery disk(s)?

If, when you go to switch on/power-up you hold down the on/off button a few seconds (say 2-3 at least) and then let go, does it still boot as far the "bar at the bottom" etc. and no further? That "bar" usually indicates that things is being installed - typically drivers etc... And if it appears to stall then a driver isn't being successfully accessed/installed etc.?

Also when did you last run a scan/chckdisk on the system?

How much RAM installed and is there more than one stick involved?


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#2
January 2, 2009 at 07:53:06
It says:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automaticlly shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last known good config to revert to the most recent setting that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed accidently, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose start windows normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Safe mod with command prompt
Last known good config (your most recent setting that worked)
Start windows normally

(i can choose any)

i choosed then 1 by one and none worked.

Safe mode - says windows is starting up
Safe mode with netowkring - stays as black screen
Safe mode with com prompt - says lots of hoolys.

Last known good config - shows the bar, and says windows xp.

Start up normally - same as last known config

I've only got 1 revovery disk, but before this happend, my pc wouldn't read cd's anyway i dont know why. it use to though.


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#3
January 2, 2009 at 10:03:49
mmm... couldn't read CD before the problem arrived? Possibly that is part of the problem; perhaps not...?

When you boot up can you access the bios settings? If so see what is shown there - both in terms of HD and CD/DVD unit?

Did you make "any" chages to the system prior to problem(s) arriving; changed any hardware - incl. RAM? Did you install any new software etc.?

Have to say that without a working CD/DVD unit your options are likely to be somewhat limited too in terms of resolution (if a CD of some sort or other is to be used, such as a recovery or a full version OS CD)?


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#4
January 2, 2009 at 11:52:08
i got BIOS settings yes

but i dont know what u mean about
When you boot up can you access the bios settings? If so see what is shown there - both in terms of HD and CD/DVD unit?


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#5
January 2, 2009 at 13:08:23
When a computer starts to boot up there is usually message on the screen (very early on) to the effect press "delete" (or whatever key) to access setup. That is how you get to bios settings.

Then you work your way thru assorted menus etc. to see what's there. If in any doubt... while you can view etc. - don't actually change anything. When you exit bios you opt to exit withut saving changes...

If the CD/DVD unit is there and the HD (hard drive) is obviously already there... then fine. If the CD/DVD isn't there then one has to determine why it isn't. These two items will be listed on the same page.

If you can get the CD/DVD unit working (again) then you have a few possibilities to get the laptop working again; until then you have almost no chance...?


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