Boot Failure

By Medic
Jan 27, 2009
  1. When I turn my laptop on the initial loading screen appears showing memory allocations, but will not continue further. I can't get into the BIOS, a message appears saying "loading BIOS please wait" but it never loads.

    I tried using my reload disc, but the laptop freezes up before reading it.

    Any help appreciated.
  2. Medic

    Medic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    After a few unsuccessful attempts I left it overnight and turned my laptop on again this afternoon, and it booted up normally.

    I am baffled as to why this would happen and am tempted to run the reload cds anyway, although I have lost some discs for various programmes along the way (including my antivirus). Or would using the restore points be a better idea, or just do nothing?
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Save all your important data, and get ready for a hard drive replacement.
    Tell us your brand, model, and configuration
  4. Medic

    Medic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The hard drive is a Toshiba MK4018GAS. I'm not sure what you mean by the configuration.
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