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Satelite M40 Boot problems

When powering on the laptop it goes through the post screen arrives at the windows loading page but will not get past that. when attempting to wipe the hard drive it freezes on searching for previous versions of windows

Works fine with a live cd though, no bad sectors found on chk dsk ran checks on memory which is fine. So is it motherboard or hdd

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Hi there,

It sounds like your hdd. If you have access to another computer, download a program called SeaTools for DOS, from the Seagate website:
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools

This program will make a boot disc that will check ALL sectors on the drive. If bad sectors are found, you will be given the option to fix.

Let me know how you get on.

Tim

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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    satrams Jan 08, 2013

    Excellent answer, Tim. I can attest that the Seatools for DOS program works great.

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