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Asus x52 F3SV notebook not booting past Asus screen

By JadedElf
Nov 16, 2009
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  1. Greetings,

    My almost 3 year old Asus X52 F3SV Notebook suddenly froze and shut itself down today. It will not boot past the 'Asus' logo screen. The furthest it got was 'loading windows', but quickly rebooted once that screen showed up.
    It has been running quite hot lately, but i cleaned the fan out last weekend, and it had been running without problem since then.
    I'm running Windows Vista Premium, with no other real problems until now, with up to date windows updates and regular Spybot and anti-virus scans.
    There were random multicoloured lines running through the Asus screen on the first reboot after freezing. Could it be my graphics card? (Nvidia 8600m). I did not hear any crackling/popping sounds, so I really hope it's not dead yet.
    I've looked around these forums, but couldn't find a similar problem/solution.

    Thank you.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Try running Bios defaults

    This settings area can be called:
    • Bios Setup
    • CMOS Settings
    • System Setup
    • even just Setup
    You can enter it by pressing the keyboard key that is displayed on your screen when first turning on your computer
    Its sometimes:
    • A Fn Button like F1, or F2, or F10 or some other Fn key
    • DEL key
    • (whatever the computer states on screen when you first turn on your computer)
    Once in Bios Setup, locate Setup Defaults (sometimes called Optimized Defaults)
    Apply it, then Save and Exit Bios Settings (which is usually F10, but it will tell you in the Bios Settings screen)

    If that doesn't help try reming and re-seating your Ram cards (even your hard drive)
    You can download your Manual to find the locations of these components, but they are usually located under the laptop, under the covers

    If it is your Video card (onboard) then that was be a big concern
    You may need to locate the disassemble guide online, then blow out all internal dust

    It may also require a CheckDisk scan
    You can read HERE on how to do that outside Windows
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