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Laptop boots then restarts loop

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January 1, 2013 6:30:21 PM

Randomly after booting it up it would get to the windows loading screen and then restart.
It would do this as a loop until i pulled the battery out, after putting the battery back in it decided to chkdsk and failed. after trying to do multiple things to fix it start-up repair ran for 8hrs and i managed to get it to boot without any problems
This lasted the best part of 12hrs before it did it again.
this time i let the cycle go on for an hour before it eventually got past it. In that time i tried to press f8 during startup which just gave me a load of rapid bleeping

Only concern is if i shut down now i wont be able to get it back on.
How do i go about fixing this?

Im a bit of a tech noob but I've got a good idea of how to do some things.

Help appreciated


Edit: not really sure what forum to post this in.
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January 2, 2013 5:56:43 AM

is it a replace HDD job or will the restore disk be able to rectify it?

All my files are backed up so not worried about wiping it
January 2, 2013 5:39:20 PM

Definitely worth saving the rest of the laptop. Seeing as you have already run a chkdsk and it failed, you're going to have to replace the HDD. If you laptop is less than 2 years old, I'd recommend emailing customer support for your laptop. Usually, they will send you a new HDD for free. If it's older than that, you can probably still get a new HDD from them but it will cost you money. It may be cheaper to buy your own HDD. I would definitely double check with customer support though.