Help with a laptop

Help with a laptop

Postby VINTAR on 02 Apr 2009 09:35

Ok so my sisters laptop is having problems. It boots to the password section in windows xp, then just freezes. Have to take out the battery to restart. It worked on and off for a while and i managed to start it in safe mode once yesterday, this morning i try start in safe mode and it starts loading the drivers and freezes. So my question is, is this a harddrive problem or a reinstall of windows?
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Re: Help with a laptop

Postby Grump642 on 03 Apr 2009 02:14

Need to know more about the laptop. Make, model, what is in it. Could be bad memory, bad batt( some will not run without a battery), or a number of things. If it hhas 2 sodimm's try taking one out and booting. If no luck, replace and try the other one.
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Help with a laptop

Postby VINTAR on 03 Apr 2009 06:08

Thanks for the response. Its an acer aspire. amd processor. I think one gig of memory, havent really checked. I suspected the battery charger cause the battery doesnt seem to be charging, when you pull out the charger, it immediately says charge battery. The weird thing is that i sent it to the agents and they found nothing wrong, but they used their own charger. Suppose i could get another charger and failing that, i will check the memory.
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Re: Help with a laptop

Postby Grump642 on 05 Apr 2009 02:46

Let me know how it goes. Make sure to check the cord.
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Help with a laptop

Postby VINTAR on 08 Apr 2009 06:20

Finally found the original xp and drivers disk, so going to try reinstall. He that doesnt work, then i will get a new charger. After that, all thats left is to get a new battery, and with the prices of those there days i might as well get a new laptop lol.
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Help with a laptop

Postby VINTAR on 14 Apr 2009 15:09

Hello all. Im still alive. Still posting via mobile phone. Should have a new work tuter later this week. Just to clarify the problem with my sisters laptop. Turns out it was the main board and a new one cost just about as much as a new laptop, so a new laptop it is. Probably get an asus this time as i felt the service at acer was appaling.
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Re: Help with a laptop

Postby Nightwatch on 14 Apr 2009 16:12

Good choice, I'd say. :thumbright:
(Your own PC hasn't finished yet, as it appears. Posting with a mobile phone must be a real trouble, I guess. :mozilla_smile: )
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Postby VINTAR on 15 Apr 2009 18:50

Nope, my computer is not finished yet. Just need the two biggies, namely motherboard and processor. Should be there soon. Trying to sort out the work one and my sisters at the moment. Actually, posting via mobile is not that bad actually. In fact on my old set up at work, i could never see the whole page of the forum and had to keep scrolling sideways to read long posts.
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Re: Help with a laptop

Postby Nightwatch on 15 Apr 2009 22:15

You must've one of those big screen mobile phones. :thumbright:

on the laptops matter, Sony ones are very good as well, those Viao models. I think it should be around ASUS price levels, if not a bit cheaper.
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Postby VINTAR on 17 Apr 2009 18:24

She will be getting an entry level asus, the sony viao is hugely more expensive. Ordered my work computer today. Insurance finally paid. Not as much as i claimed, but it'll do. It is an intel based comp with gigabyte chassis and motherboard, core2duo 3.0ghz. More than what we need at work, but thats what you get when you let me do the buying :-)
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Re: Help with a laptop

Postby ket on 23 Apr 2009 01:15

I've had loads of problems exactly the same as that, its entirely software related. You can usually fix it by running the XP recovery console from the CD.
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Help with a laptop

Postby VINTAR on 28 Apr 2009 08:11

Hey guys. Im still around. Ket, i tried a complete reinstall of windows and still the same. Anyways, the latest is that i was overruled at work and we got a laptop instead of a desktop. Nice asus. So we killed three birds with one stone being as we now have a work computer and my sister is using it personally aswell and we can just take it home so it doesnt get stolen. :-) only problem is that i dont get to use it much hence i am still typing away on my mobile.
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Re: Help with a laptop

Postby Nightwatch on 28 Apr 2009 13:57

Congratulations :thumbright:
Though it doesn't look like what you initilally had on your mind, but still the whole insurance payment-getting a PC phase is finished. I hope you'll get more PC time soon once the business requirements satisfied.
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