Boot Failure

Forum discussion tagged with Boot Failure.
  1. Question Windows often failed to boot, while Linux mostly boots fine.

    I bought 2 HP Elitebooks 8730w 17" laptops for bout $150 each back in 2017. One of them works fine, while the other constantly often fails to boot Windows. It fails about 70-80% of the time (at least). While Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) will be successfull (at least 90% of the time). For Windows 7, it...
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    RCA Tablet exhibiting some weird behaviour after not booting

    The missus has an RCA tablet that she plays a few games on. Had it for a couple of years. If I remember correctly it's orphaned at Android 5. Yesterday, it froze, so she forced it off by holding the power button for a while. She was unable to power it on. I said i'd take a look and took it to...
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    New Asus Laptop dies during booting up.

    Ive tried opening up the laptop, but its so hard ti pry the lid open. I could pull really hard but afraid that ill snap the keyboard. Sometimes ill get lucky and boot all the way to desktop. But then all of a sudden,it shuts off. No warning. Justs sudden death. I think its one of those battery...
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    Solved! Mistakenly deleted nforce nvidia

    I was cleaning my registry from virus last night and restarted it. After restarting the windows couldn't boot up past the loading screen. I tried removing the battery holding the power button for 30 seconds and doing it again. (obviously didn't work). I could not get into the safe mode through...
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    Acer Aspire E5-575G-57D4 No Bootable Device

    I have an Acer Aspire E5-575G laptop. Intel I5, Nvidia 940mx, 256 SSD, 8gb ddr4. Finding specific info for this device is hard, seems kinda rare, so here I am. I am receiving a No Bootable Device error message when trying to start it. Numerous different attempts listed below, simplified. Tying...
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    Solved! Laptop wont boot up..

    My dell laptop is not booting... Om this started yesterday.. My pc was frozen on startup.. So i waited almost 40min but no luck.. So I took off the battery re inserted it.... Then started having a problem encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer, no...
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    Solved! Can only use my Lenovo W520 in safe mode

    Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Intel I7-2720QM Windows 7 Professional 64bit 16 gb RAM Seagate HD 500gb mechanical (original) Nvidia Quadro 2000m Last Thursday night, I left my computer on for a few hours while I attended an event. When I returned, I found that my machine was frozen. In the lower right...
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    Solved! ASUS laptop black screen booting problem

    Hi. Last night, I was downloading and installing a game and accidentally unplugged the power supply and my laptop turned off because of poor battery life. After I tried booting again, it was showing me a black screen (monitor is turned off) and I was unable to turn it on since. I removed the...
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    ASUS ROG G703GM Fails to boot, let alone post. No battery indicator when plugged in.

    Symptoms: Failure to boot or post. No indication of a power source. No battery indicator when plugged in. Symptoms started about half a day ago. I stayed up til' 4am merrily playing games instead of writing a final. Plugged in my phone to charge, set the alarm and went to bed. Woke up to an...
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    Solved! asus laptop blank screen after cleaning

    Hey.ive just cleaned my k43sa laptop.i removed keyboard and dvd & hdd & ram. then installed all.after turning on , screen stays blank, keyboard won't work, fan is on,dvd drive is on,and all the LEDs are dead but the power.what should i do?please help
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    Laptop only boots after taking battery out holding power button and repeating a few times. **HELP**

    So.. A couple of days ago I went to boot my laptop ( Asus X552C ) and the screen was black (didn't show the normal Asus boot logo) but their was a back light on fans powered up lights came on ect. . I gave it a few minutes and nothing happened, so I tried the usual unplug all devices and try...
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    Needed: Creative Approach To Fixing A Simple Problem

    Recently my hdd went bad. Replaced with ssd with intent of clean install (mint). USB ports have not worked for quite some time and thus rufus and or netbootin aren't of use. (USB ports work intermittently at best... able to load free dos) DVD drive works, but will not boot bootable CDs. BIOS...
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    Solved! Windows installation problems

    Sorry if this is in the wrong thread never used this before, I have a dell insprion 15 laptop, I recently cleaned the drive fully. Since this takes several hours I let it run over night while I slept, I woke up in the morning and a screen had popped up mentioning pdf files files. Me being half...
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    Solved! Dell XPS L502x Laptop stuck on Dell logo on startup

    My Dell laptop has developed a problem where it refuses to go past the Dell logo as shown here. It just hangs on this screen until the power switch is pressed to turn it off. I’ve tried the following to try and fix this: ■ Taking the power cable and battery out, then holding the power button...
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    Phone starts but the screen has static backlight

    Yesterday night i power-off my phone as usual before going bed. Today morning when i tried to open my phone the manufacturer logo showing up but after that screen stays black with a static backlight. So android system not booting up. Screen is not broken i can say because manufacturer logo...
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    Toshiba Satellite pro S300M-EZ2401 Not getting to BIOS!

    Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite pro laptop S300M-EZ2401. When i press the power button, the lights & fans come on, but nothing shows up on the screen. The power light (not AC power light) is flashing green-orange-orange-green-orange-orange... (I don't know where to find the Toshiba blink codes...
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    Legion Y530 boot failure

    Hi I have lenovo legion y530 and I tried to remove the intel optane drive and install the samsung evo 970 ssd but when I did that it gave a boot failure. I tried to change the bios settings to legacy but it gave the same error. I am not sure whether its because of the change of bios settings not...
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    Computer keep restarting and never boots up

    Hello everyone. I have a laptop computer Dell vostro 14, that I reformated and installed new windows with windows 8.1, updated all drivers, everything worked well for a few days. But one morning, when i opened the laptop, it turned on by itself, and kept restarting again and again. I thought may...
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    Galaxy S2 boot failure

    My galaxy tab S2 doesn't boot at all, it doesn't even shiw the start up logo and i can't reach the recovery mode after hard reset ! Do i need to downlad a reboot file ? If so , where can i find it ??!! Thanks in advance.
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    Toshiba Tecra A8 / Satellite Pro A120 frozen on boot screen "Missing Operating System" WINDOWS 7

    So I Have an old Toshiba Tecra A8 / Satellite Pro A120. I was trying to load Kali Linux on it and was trying to learn it because I'm a noob at Linux. I succeeded in LIVE booting into Kali using a USB. I was running Windows 7 and it was working fine. I decided to install Kali and when i got to...
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    reset my switch alfa without a disk

    bought a new never opened SA5-271-356H,told me right off it needed repairs i followed internet suggestions that left me with boot from disk.the error was coded something about a 32bit.this tablet dose not have a disk drive so what can i do
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    HELP tablet TM1005 stuck

    My tablet tm 1005 (it works) is trouble booting. its stuck on the start screen and is not hard resetting either.I tried pressing the Volume buttons with Power button but it still comes back to the same screen and sometimes switches off! HELP required
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    Acer Aspire VX5-519G won't initialize

    Greetings, fellow users. Recently, I've been facing an unusual problem with my Acer Aspire VX5-519G. It's a fairly new acquirement, I bought it last Christmas and it has always worked just as I expected it to, fine. Last week I took a small trip to a near city and decided to take my notebook...
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    Boot Failure After Hard Drive Was Replaced

    Hello, I recently swapped my hard drive from my old laptop, to my new one. Everytime I turn on my computer it takes me to a black screen where it says that there was a boot failure, and I would have to strike F1 to get it to continue. Recently, it hasn't been leaving this screen, even after I...
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    Laptop won't boot even to BIOS after freeze

    Hello everyone. This morning, when I turned on my laptop, 10 seconds after it booted and the mouse pointer showed, it simply froze. At that moment I couldn't move the cursor at all and the hdd was spinning slower and slower until it stopped, same with the cooler. I tried to hold the power...
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    Sony VAIO Laptop Boots to the Windows 10 symbol but then Beeps continuously

    Product name: vpceh2n1e I've had the laptop for 6 years and only recently have had an issue trying to fully boot into windows 10. Sometimes when i turn it on it will beep for about 2 minutes before loading very slowly to the windows 10 login screen I've tried these thing and still no luck...
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    Booting problem in laptop.

    Why does my laptop turns off instantly when it starts booting? Sometimes it boots completely and after I use it for few hours and shut it down it will not switch on again. Most of the times it won't even respond to the charger or power button when its switched off. Sometimes while booting the...
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    Toshiba Satalite will not boot

    When i power on my laptop i get the toshiba leading innovation screen, then shortly after i get the blue screen stating: Your pc ran into problems. I force shutdown by the power button and restarts. It goes to the Toshiba innovation screen then says Preparing Automatic Repair. After Preparing...
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    Acer Predator 15 not turning on without charger

    I just bought my laptop in February and have been using it since then. last night, I left it on charge like usually i do after work. In the morning when i tried turning it on without the charger it didnt turn on. but would turn on as soon as its connected to its charger. i tried taking out the...
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    Dell vostro 3560 bios showing hdd but boot failure press any key to reboot error someone please help

    Dell vostro 3560 bios showing hdd but boot failure press any key to reboot error someone please help
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    My Toshiba Satalitte 855 started with the error "Bootmgr is missing" How do I fix it

    Everything has been working fine since I replaced the HDD with a bootable copy of win 7. I've been using it for a little over a month, my ISO image needed to be activated but I mixed up when I put an ISO of win 7 pro and my key id# is for ultimate or starter win 7. But that's here nor there at...
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    "No Bootable Device"

    I'm really not sure what the hell is going on with this thing. I've had my laptop for LITERALLY 4 months now, and it has completely shit the bed. To be honest with you, I don't really know where to start with trying to get this fixed. Everything that I've looked at that is supposed to help me...
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    Laptop won't boot after a mishap

    Hey all, I'm just a moderately competent computer owner; Toshiba Satellite L55-B5267 I had an unfortunate case of butter fingers and fumbled my metal flashlight right onto my open laptop. It landed right on top of where the hard drive is housed.    The chrome browser seemed to freeze and I...
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    Unknown Macbook Problem

    I'm working on a customers mac book pro which has the issue of constant restarting. When I first received the laptop, it wouldn't make it past the boot up screen. After trouble shooting with the various solutions google provided, the problem still persists. However, there are some boot ups now...
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    Asus S550C Black Illuminated Screen, No BIOS, NO POST, Trouble booting

    Hello, My Asus S550C laptop is having trouble getting to POST and booting. The hard drive, I have noticed, will power up and then wind down and remain doing nothing, as will the laptop which will continue to run a black, backlit screen, as well as all fans, lights, and the CD drive, but no hard...
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    Acer E1-532P Booting Issues: Crashes While Using Installation Disk

    Hello Tom's Hardware Community! I've recently gotten a used Acer E1-532P-4471 (Pentium) Laptop, as the old owners gave it to me because it didn't work. Being the "Computer Person" I am, I set off to try and fix it. I started by plugging it in and trying to boot. It wouldn't get past the post...
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    Acer notebook doesn't boot up

    Notebook: Acer Aspire 5542-5241 So, its old, but it has been a local and faithfull computer. The battery doesn't work or just last for 15min. I just arrived to my office, plugged the AC brick to the power outlet. Get the laptop out of the backpack, put it on the table. Power on. Plugged in usb...
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    dell latitude e6430 won't turn on

    hello, when i press the power button on my laptop the fans momentarily starts to run then they go off and the screen remains blank. After 5-10 seconds the HDD led starts blinking and the other 2 LED lights have solid light. whats wrong with my laptop?
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    HDD suddenly stopped booting (no media present). Can only access BIOS.

    MSI GP60 2PE Leopard running Win 10. Core i7 @ 2.6. Nvidia GeForce 840M. 8 GB RAM. 750 GB Western Digital HDD. I was using my laptop as usual, then left for literally 5 minutes to help my mom with laundry. When I came back, the power was off. I just assumed it ran out of battery, so I plugged...
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    Acer Aspire 5742z will not boot with internal CD/DVD drive connected.

    My Acer 5742z laptop (usually) will not boot with the internal CD/DVD drive plugged in. 3 out of 4 times it will reach the acer splash screen and then hard reboot (in a loop). When I slide the SATA CD/DVD drive out it runs through startup with no issue. SOMETIMES it will turn on with the...
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    Laptop not booting from SSD

    Randomly, for the first time, on my lenovo 710s Plus(13inch) I got the Blue Screen of Death error DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION and apparently this issue occurs because the iastor.sys driver, is not compatible with Windows 10. So I changed the storage controller from Intel Rapid Storage sata controller...
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    Stucked On Asus+Windows Boot Loop

    I recently had a 1 year old laptop (below are the specs), it was turned on whole day and I forgot to turn it off when I went to sleep. When I woke up, i found my PC turned off (already forgot what happened on when I turned it on) and in blue screen when I tried to turn it on. SPEC...
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    Needing help with laptop

    I have a Toshiba laptop C655D-S5126 I have taking the battery out and held the power button for 30 second and it still will not come on, I need help please?
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    vostro 3550 i3 dell laptop starting coming beep sound in 3 times how to resolve

    vostro 3550 i3 dell laptop starting coming beep sound in 3 times how to resolve
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    Dead motherboard reason for failed boot up?

    I have an HP Pavilion dv6 3033-sa with a broken battery and it won't boot up. The problem persisted for at least 6 months now. Before it would boot up after reseating the ram or holding the power button for a minute. After a while, we sent it to the repair shop but they said that the problem...
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    boot failure problem

    When I first switched on my Satellite Pro Toshiba laptop after returning from a weeks holiday ,after signing in the screen went black with the message "Boot failure : a proper digital signature was not found "I have followed all instructions and entered the Bios set up facility but when I get...
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    Black Screen Issues please help me!

    Omg someone please help me! I have a hp stream 11 and I tried to reset it but it failed and when i logged back onto my computer, after entering my password, it said "preparing windows" and after comes a black screen with a moving cursor. :/
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    Dell Inspirion 5748 New Ram wont boot.

    I have a Dell Inspirion 17 5748, I have made sure that I have the correct memory DDR3L 1600mhz that matches the max memory that can be installed in the laptop. I even verified with the manufaturer that the memory is set to work with the laptop. Memory is 8gb Patriot Viper 1.35v. BUt when I...
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    My screen shows diagnosing your pc

    It was not start
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    I press power button it starts to come for about 3 - 5 seconds then shuts off again.

    I press power button it starts to come for about 3 - 5 seconds then shuts off again.
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    No bootable device -- please restart system

    Hi! Can anyone help me? We tried to reset our toshiba satellite click 10 however after the reset and restart, i only got black screen with an error message no bootable device -- please restart system. Please help.. Thank you..
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    Toshiba core i7 BIOS failure

    Hello everyone, I have purchased Toshiba core i7, Model number S55T-B5239 before few months ago and it suddenly stopped working. I had took it to the repair station in my hometown and they even couldn't find the fault, they're suppected a BIOS failure and unfortunately they can't flash the...
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    Macbook Pro 13" 2010 HUGE problems

    So my macbook from 2010 stopped recognising my 128gb samsung 830 series SSD. I plugged it into my desktop computer and it sees it just fine so the SSD appears to be okay. I put it back in my macbook and tried booting it dozens of times, a couple of times it actually saw the SSD and booted into...
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    Laptop having trouble booting from SSD

    This didn't get too much attention in the SSD category so I thought I might repost this here. Please let me know if that's not allowed. Hi, Laptop: ASUS TP550LJ Transformer Book About a few months ago, I swapped out the 1 TB HDD in my laptop for a 250 GB Sandisk SSD. Then I installed a fresh...
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    Black screen no bios

    This morning I discovered my Clevo P650RS-G wouldn't boot and even wouldn't show the bios whatsoever. Keyboard backlight fades on like it would normally. Fans start spinning. Monitor doesn't turn on at all. (Stays off, not just a black screen). Im not sure if this has anything to do with the...
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    Toshiba laptop sometimes won't boot.

    Hello, I have a Toshiba satellite L50-B-256 running Windows 10 and I am facing a problem when I try to start the Pc. Sometimes after I hit the start button the screen goes black although the HDD seems to be still working (I can hear the sound and the lights are on). If this happens I have to...
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    Asus: Failed reset now in boot loop

    I will decribe everything that happened prior to hopefully give more info. Left my laptop unplugged last night so it turned off from low battery. Turn it on today and blue screen. Reboot everything seemed fine. Started using it as normal. Free day today so I figured I would move important docs...
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    Win 10 Home - MBR Error only on restart sometimes

    So, this issue started a while back, (not sure exactly how long, 2 months maybe). I restarted my PC because I game on this rig and leave it running most of the time and only occasionally restart it. When I restart the PC it tells me: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change...
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    Toshiba satellite Ultrabook usb boot fail!

    im trying to boot my usb with this toshiba laptop so i can install an os but when i use either UEFI or CSM, it just tells me that i need to "insert system disk in drive. press any key when ready." even when i have my usb inserted and i tried all ports. actually in UEFI it just goes straight to...