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Laptop start up problems

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November 17, 2012 10:19:52 AM

Hello,
my laptop wont start up i press the on button it starts to startup for about five minuits its fine then a blue screen saying windows has to shutdown due to error appears

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a b D Laptop
November 17, 2012 11:44:17 AM

Hardware or software problem, that is the question.

First, you can try to start the system in Safe Mode (press F8 during startup). If it works, it would make it more likely a software problem, which can be remedied by reinstalling the system (or restoring it to the factory state if that's an option) after you saved your important files to an external drive.

Second, you can test the memory by running Memtest ( http://www.memtest.org/#downiso ). Of course you'll need another computer to prepare a bootable CD or USB drive.

Third, hard drive test, for example by running SeaTools ( http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/ ). SeaTools and other hard drive test sofware is also available on a "Hiren's Boot CD" just google it, and download via bittorrent.
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