Laptop needs several tries to boot properly

pelgro

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Jan 14, 2015
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Hello,

A few weeks back my laptop started to have booting problems. It's kinda inconsistent and I haven't really figured out what might cause it, but I'm suspecting some sort of electrical overload maybe. It feels like it helps, when I take out the battery and power plug over night.

The problem I have is basically, when I press the Power button it often needs several tries to boot. Most of the times I can hear the CD-Drive spinning shortly, which is normal for my laptop, when it boots. When I look closely on my screen, I can see it light up a bit and then go dark again. This cycle repeats, with my CD-drive making the noise, until I see the ASUS loading screen. The number of cycles appears to be random, but it has gotten worse lately. 10+ tries this afternoon.

The laptop I have is an ASUS X550J-DM028H, bought in August 2015.

Normally I'd probably just try and sent it to the manufacturer, but that's not possible at the moment, because I'm studying 1 semester abroad. So it would be nice, if someone has a solution or maybe knows what the problem might be.

Thanks in advance.

Sincerly,
pelgro
 

Minky7

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Dec 2, 2015
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I don't know much about what causes boot loops but a good place to start is your hard drive. Go into this pc/my pc (depending on the windows version) and then right click on your boot drive (probably something like C: Local Disk), then click properties, go to the tools tab, run error checking, and then de-fragment/optimize (again depends on your OS version) afterwards.
 

pelgro

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Jan 14, 2015
6
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4,510
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Oh yes, I remember trying checking my hard drive, but it was a bit weird. When I tried and run "chkdsk c:" in powershell I'd get some weird error, but when checking my disk via the GUI it'll run just fine without any errors. That was a week or so ago.
I tried to run it again in powershell just now, but now it works fine and no error occurred. Don't know what's up with that :b

My OS is Windows 10. Sorry I forgot to mention that.

EDIT: [strike]I have an SSD in my laptop, so if I remember correctly de-fragmentation is not necessary?[/strike]

EDIT2: Just ran de-fragmentation and optimization. I then proceeded to reboot my laptop to see if it helped, but sadly the problem still persists.
 

Minky7

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Dec 2, 2015
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Strange... I guess you could try checking the RAM for errors. Type into the search "mdsched", click on the Memory Diagnostic Tool, then choose the restart now option.
 

pelgro

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Jan 14, 2015
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I did it, but my laptop had real problems booting again. After a while it booted luckily an the test ran successfully without any errors. Sadly though. It didn't seem to help, when I tried to boot my laptop this morning.
 

Minky7

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Dec 2, 2015
5
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Those are the only two things that can be easily replaced in a laptop, so if it is hardware then it couldn't be fixed by you. It could be software but it seems unlikely and I have limited knowledge on that topic. At this point it seems sending it in is the best option, even though it is a hassle.
 
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