I have a Asus G73jh that will not boot up. It was running super slow the other night so I shut it down and re booted. a screen promted me with something like "computer was unable to start, need to run repair" so i ran the repair and it timed out and told me i need to bring computer the the repair shop or something.
I unscrewed the back and noticed the Ram was not seated so I seated it and made sure HDD was seated and tried to reboot but now it just takes a very long time to boot and only get to the login screen but the login section where you enter password doesnt appear and only shows my wallpaper with very low resolution mouse cursor.
I tried to to boot in safe mode, does the same thing, I tried a system restore but wont let me, it just goes right to the blank login screen with low resolution.
any ideas? bad hard drive? bad ram? idk what to do its a $1700 laptop out of warranty.
You can do a pretty easy test to see if it's maybe just a toasted Windows install.
Burn a bootable LiveCD (or USB thumb drive) with it's own operating system that doesn't need to use the HDD or Windows.
If it can run well you can narrow things down to the HDD or Windows installation.
yeah I will try that, I am pretty sure my HDD is shot, my laptop keyboard lights were flickering and i was banging on it pretty hard to get it to stay lit (lol i know, stupid, dont remind me) thats when it stopped working.