Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257

Subscriber

Topic # 60199 21-Apr-2010 16:05
Send private message

Hi,

Need some help/advice please.  My other half did two silly things to her laptop last night.  First of all she unplugged it (it has no battery installed) without shutting it down against my advice, then she dropped it on the floor a couple of hours after that.

After the drop, Windows 7 would go through the CheckDisk routine each time it was booted.  I was using it this morning, and twice it completely froze requiring a hard reset.  Both times everything stopped responding but the mouse pointer, then about 5 seconds later the mouse pointer froze too.

After this happening twice, the laptop now refuses to boot past the 'Starting Windows' screen.

I've tried booting into safe mode, doing a Windows repair, booting from the Windows install disc etc but nothing gets me past the 'Starting Windows' screen.

I'm thinking that the hard drive is damaged, but before I go down that track, was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions on what the problem may be?


Cheers.

Create new topic
Banana?
4254 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 967

Subscriber

  Reply # 323489 27-Apr-2010 11:39
Send private message

Have you got another computer you can plug the HDD into and do a CHKDSK? That will find and block off any bad sectors.



1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257

Subscriber

  Reply # 323580 27-Apr-2010 13:04
Send private message

trig42: Have you got another computer you can plug the HDD into and do a CHKDSK? That will find and block off any bad sectors.


It was automatically running CHKDSK every time it rebooted after the drop, and said it was doing its thing.  But now CHKDSK no longer runs and Windows starts booting, but only to the point where my original post says.

It is a 7 year old laptop so I am reluctant to spend any more money on it, especially if it isn't the hard disk at fault...

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39


Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.