My PC is working fine, when my mouse starts lagging and a blue screen pops up, telling me to reboot my computer. so I do, and when it comes on, a screen comes up saying American Trends and some other...
The message you are seeing (ami trends) is the 1st stage of the netbook booting (the bios), this checks that all the system components are present in a sequence.
From what you are describing, it looks as though the hard drive has slowly been failing and this would account for the lagging mouse. The Bios error message "hard disc error" confirms that the bios has not been able to detect the hard drive, which could mean that the drive has failed, the drive controller has failed, or, (possibly) this is virus related. Pressing F1 to resume will achieve nothing, as this is a sort of skipping step that ignores the problem.
Before going into the stages below, try to access the bios (press F2 just as it powers on), look for the screen which lists the boot order and drives attached, see if it "sees" the hard drive (primary master) and that it is selectable. If so, reboot and see if it now detects it. Sometimes removing and reinserting the drive is enough to get it to be recognised
If it then works, worth virus scanning the drive to be on the safe side
Fixing the problem:
Firstly, you need to see if the hard drive has indeed failed, the best way is to substitute the hard drive with another one known to be good. If this is recognised in the bios, than this has most likely been the issue. You will need to reinstall windows (external CDrom and windows OS needed)
Secondly, if the hard drive is not detected by the bios, the fault lies in the hard dive connection ( check the connection from the hard drive to the motherboard, make sure it is firm and not loose, sometimes even a loose fitting drive will not be recognised). If it still is not recognised then the problem lies with the motherboard and will possibly need specialist repair
Apr 20, 2011 |
ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook