laptop HP pavilion 2000 only boots with Damn Small Linux (live usb) or HirensBootCD (from usb)

murciegal0

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sorry for my bad english

my laptop was working fine, then suddenly started to fail when booting

now my laptop shuts down after 5-10 secs with every other linux distro and windows xp,7,8 and 10

I know that my laptop is very old (2007) , but why only boots with Damn small linux and Hirens Boot CD ? maybe a virus ?

only boots from live USB

 

Saga Lout

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Sounds like a hard disk problem. If the only system that can work is the smallest one you can find,, there's either no space on the disk or there's a problem with the free space reporting.

That could also explain the failure to boot from the hard disk.
 

murciegal0

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hi, i took out the HDD and my laptop keeps shutting down after few secs, only boots into bios or with a live usb (damn small linux and hirens) , i also replaced the HDD with one from another laptop and nothing changes

i replaced thermal paste three months ago so i don't think is an overheating problem


is this a sign of a failing motherboard?

 
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