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Laptop intermittently has no boot or if in working freezes

Laptop only starts up occasionally and when it is operational if it is moved in any way it freezes and needs a reboot (if a reboot is successful.) upon startup, the cd drive motor whirrs, and if startup is successful moves onto the hard drive. When it is not successful the cd whirrs, then there is a pause, then it whirrs again, then another pause etc. but the screen stays completely black.I reckon it is possibly an issue with the cd drive, or a BIOS issue, but would rather not pay for something that is not definately going to resolve the issue.  the laptop in question is a medion mim2310 (pink) thanks. 
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  • squizzyfish Nov 11, 2008

    doesnt even get to the bios options.
    the one time it did it switched off before safe boot completed.......
    any other ideas?

  • haldors Jan 08, 2009

    Hi,

    My problem is the same with the same laptop:
    ---
    laptop only starts up occasionally and when it is operational if it ismoved in any way it freezes and needs a reboot (if a reboot issuccessful.) upon startup, the cd drive motor whirrs, and if startup issuccessful moves onto the hard drive. When it is not successful the cdwhirrs, then there is a pause, then it whirrs again, then another pauseetc. but the screen stays completely black.
    ---
    Unfortunatelly, the only difference is that it never boots, but the rest is exactly the same.

    Can anyone offer a solution?

    (pls do not suggest me to bin it or to change to different laptop or model. that's not my goal!)

    Thanks!

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Run in safe mode
press F8 key when u poweer up
then go to safe mode
then run this omman din run"chkdsk /r"
then press y.
then restrt the system.
thatds it

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