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PACKARD BELL laptop just wont start/ boot !kidz r drivin me nuts!

By masgoth
Jan 4, 2008
  1. hi all, thanks for looking,
    problem......
    i have a packard bell easy note laptop that refuses to boot/start at all.
    i was having problems anyway so i did a recovery/ formatt where it wiped off all software and restored it back to factory settings.via the start menu( cant remember which button!)
    as these do not come with a recovery cd!
    now when i press the start button i get the error recovery screen with safe mode etc
    if i press anything i get the windows loading bar for about 3 seconds,screen flashes blue with some kind of message(which vanishes so fast you cant read it,very helpfull!) then turns off or restarts only for the same thing to happen,
    please bear in mind that im really not to clever on the pc side so any help in pc thick /english please!
    thanks for your time
    ta gary
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Take the laptop to a repair center. They will sort it out for you... At minimum you will need an XP CD
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    your HD boot sector is corrupted.
    I suggest taking out the HD, formatting (wiping it completely) on another computer and reinstalling.

    OR if you can, boot off the XP CD first, then do a complete format. You will need to delete the existing partitions. Reinstall the OS after formatting and partition deletion.
     
  4. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 829

    you could try to fix the boot sector (if broken) with ultimate boot cd. it contains alot of tools even for hdd's. its worth a try!
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Yes mscrx,
    That "ultimate boot cd" is a great tool... now if Gary can understand how to create it and then use it
     
  6. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 829

    thats no big deal. there is alot of documentation and I've seen the fully created cd as an iso available on some university ftp's.... not sure where that was but google should
     
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