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Laptop Issue

By TechGamer
Aug 30, 2014
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  1. My brothers schoolwork laptop is frozen the problem occured like 2 days ago were the laptop seemed to be freezing for a couple of minutes and now when he trys to switch it on

    Bios is not booting up.

    and the only options he gets is launch in repair safe mode and start windows normally. which end up both the same in a black screen and a little black cursor with nothing to do but move the cursor.

    after this happened my first reaction was for a complete format so I tried to install him a new copy of windows but my bootable device isnt even being recognized by the system it always ends up in the same screen for the windows startup.

    edit:eek: ok so I dug a little more.psh..never had a laptop and found out the bios is on the asus logo screen.....well anyhow I booted up the system from the pendrive and the result is always the same the black screen with cursor only
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2014
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    The laptops hard drive has failed...
     
  3. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 424   +38

    what does that mean? when I boot up normally from the options the black screen appears do I need a new hard drive or?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    The black screen with a blinking cursor means that the laptops bios can't find any bootable device. This device is the hard drive where Windows is installed. Yes, you will need a new hard drive installed and Windows will have to be re-loaded
     
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  5. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 424   +38

    thank you for clarification
     


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