TechSpot

HP laptop wont boot up....HELP!!!!!

By animalgirl1891
Oct 24, 2007
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hi,

    i hope someone can help me.
    i have a HP compaq nc6000 laptop, it worked fine yesterday but now when i go to turn it on it comes up with the following:- " The last attempt to restart the system from its previous location failed. Attempt to restart again?" then gives two options "Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu" & "Continue with system restart"....... i choose continue with system restart, it starts to resume windows but then doesn't do anything, then for a split second a blue screen comes up with loads of writing on it, but it goes to quick to be able to read any of it.

    please help
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Press F8 just as windows begins to load and select safe mode from the menu and see if it will boot into that.
     
  3. animalgirl1891

    animalgirl1891 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi rik

    already tried that, but it just shows the same black screen with the two options i mentioned in my thread, no mention of safe mode anywhere.???????
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    It should have come with a windows recovery disk. Give that a try.
     
  5. animalgirl1891

    animalgirl1891 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if I use recovery disc will I lose all of my photos, documents etc??
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Probably, but you should have important data backed up.
     
  7. animalgirl1891

    animalgirl1891 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    would it not take it back to the last restore point?
     
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I doubt it to be honest. Most "factory" recovery disks will set everything to "new" condition.
     
  9. animalgirl1891

    animalgirl1891 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what do you think would happen if i just select the "Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu", would that take it to the last restore point??
     
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Possible, but there are no guarantees that it will work tho. Because we dont know what caused the problem in the first place its near impossible to predict what will happen.
     
  11. animalgirl1891

    animalgirl1891 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think im gonna have to risk it, living without a laptop??? cant be done!!! :) thanks for your help
     
     
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Good luck.:) Let me know how you get on.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.