Vista boot up problem

By Hodsocks
Nov 2, 2009
  1. We have a laptop with Vista installed but at the moment it won't boot up, it gets almost to the sign on screen and then the small circular busy icon appears and the computer says "hibernating" and then it sits there doing nothing, if we reboot the same thing happens.
    Any suggestions anyone?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Firstly check if you can get to Safe Mode or not (press F8 at Windows Startup)
    But you may be best to try removing the laptop battery and power cord then holding in the ON button for 30secs then just placing the power cord in only and then turn on the laptop
    Lastly you could try a Bios update for your "laptop", a bios update has the added ability of resetting all CMOS Settings to defaults (and may cure the issue with the latest Bios version update) Note: Keep the main battery in for this one

    Try those 3, one at a time and let me know if it helped
  3. mentormatt8

    mentormatt8 TS Rookie

    Try booting from a CD, then run chkdsk

    This could be a bad hard disk problem, a corrupt hard disk. You could fix this by booting from the rescue CD, and running chkdsk on your system disk c:
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