Laptop doesnt turn off completely, Black Screen appears

By 123anna
Dec 7, 2008
  1. my laptops starts fine,works fine but when i turn off my laptop or hibernate it,it doesnt turn off completey.....after the message of "windows is shutting down" a black screen appears and the laptop remains on even if i leave it like that for the whole night....ihave to pull the battery out or turn off the laptop by pressing its starting button. please help
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This could be caused by a corrupt or failing hard drive
  3. 123anna

    123anna TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can u please tell me how to fix this? also tell me y and how does a drive gets corrupted
  4. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    Something called bad sectors can make a hard drive corrupt. Think of them as little teeny compartments where data is stored. Get enough bad sectors and the hard drive doesn't quite know where to locate things, or maybe they're like road blocks. It usually happens with old hard drives, and so the answer is to buy a new one.
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