Laptop won't boot

By McMajik ยท 4 replies
Dec 17, 2008
  1. Ok...first time here

    My laptop won't boot. It turns on, shows the bios, gets to the point where it would boot, but doesn't. It won't boot from HDD or CD. I tried CD without the HDD in too. Not only that, but i can't access the bios settings either. But, i can get it to show the start screen of a Linux Live USB stick (the try linux, install, memory test e.t.c screen). I can get it to do the memory stick, but the try and install functions just make it hang. The memory test showed that my second ram stick was dead, so i took it out, but it still doesn't work.

    Its a Tiny laptop, with an intel pentium M 1.6 GHz processor, an ATI radeon mobility 9600/9700 graphics card (not sure which one, system info when it was working contradicted itself)

    Thanks in advance,

    EDIT: if it helps, my laptop is a tiny powerlite c825
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  3. McMajik

    McMajik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ...that thread offers no help what so ever. Did you read my post?

    My laptop DOES power up. It goes through the BIOS fine. It hangs WHEN IT ATTEMPTS TO BOOT.
  4. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    did you replace the HDD with the new one, or CD-drive? can you see in bios screen hdd,CD model and serial number?
  5. McMajik

    McMajik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no. When i press F2 to access the bios screen that would have it, it doesn't do anything, and continues to load. I have replaced the HDD once, but i didn't have any problems after that (until now). And the CD drive is the original, but it still works (I've tried it in another laptop that didn't have a DVD reader originally).
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