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Laptop won't turn off

Using Windows Vista Business. During startup, got message I didn't have time to fully read...something about login... Screen went blank and froze. Tried Ctrl,Alt,Delete..didn't turn off. Been well over 2 hours. Hasn't freed itself. What can I do now?

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Unplug the power cord, remove the battery pack, and leave it out for a minute or so. Reinsert the battery and turn the computer on. Does it boot normally now?

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SOURCE: A disk read error

Hi,

The "clicking" and "disk read error" indicates a hard drive failure.  When the PC boots it can no longer read some files from or the entire HD.  The corrective measure would be to replace the HD and install your OS and programs. Alternately, you may try and reformat then re-install but then you would be operating with an unpredictable storage media and perhaps prolonging the inevitable.

If your reason for Safe Mode is to be able to access your files for purposes of backup, the constant trying/on-off just might worsen the condition of the HD. You can still try recovering by installing the HD in question inside a 2.5 enclosure to USB and install it as a removable device in a 2nd PC where you can try recover files.

Should you install a new HD and install the OS in your Gateway, you actually can use that to try and recover from the old HD. Recovery is 50/50.

Good luck and kind regards.

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SOURCE: Error Message Upon booting up

go to bios and load defaults. if still same thing happens after reboot. Boot from OS cd, on windows etup page, choose "R" to run recovery console. Choose OS. Run CHKDSK /R.

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SOURCE: My Satellite A40/A45 Series won't boot up.

If NTLDR is missing, you will need to do one of two things:

1) follow this link and follow instructions to create a NTLDR boot disc and get back up and running

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2) boot to Windows CD and repair Windows installation

Hope this helps - remember to rate :)

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SOURCE: a disk read error occurred, press ctrl-alt-+delete to restart

Restart your machine and while rebooting, press F8 button and boot your system on safe mode. After booting in safe mode, try to reboot it again.

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SOURCE: My laptop is stuck (locked) on the password screen.

There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available, but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password
You can use the ISO to burn a boot CD. Follow these instructions:
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2. Burn to a CD using a CD burning tool such as Nero or Roxio or MagicISO
3. Insert CD into drive and reboot.
4. You may have to select an option in the BIOS to get the computer to boot from the CD.
Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.

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I have Vista for Business on a computer. Suddenly the log on picture shows on the screen, but the computer says the user information is unavailable and won't let me log in!


This sounds like a failed update. Restart the computer and hit either F2 or F8 or possibly Tab or Delete once the splash screen comes up. This should give you a windows startup option for safe mode. Click Safe Mode with Networking and let the computer startup. This will bypass all current startup items and possible problematic services. Login and start up Task Manager. View startup items and look to see if anything is starting up that says "Windows Update" or if anything else stands out that shouldn't be there. Names that are random garbled letters, etc. Disable these for normal startup. Now click on control panel under start menu and go to windows update and see if any updates failed to install. If they did, disable install automatically in windows update.

After this go to "run" and type in msconfig. Click normal startup, hit apply, when the message that says "restart computer" pops up click yes and let it restart the computer normally.

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This is a common problem we see in the shop. However, you've gone to extreme in troublshooting! My guess is a component is overheating, and since you didn't mention the Ram, I would replace that and see what happens. Also, is the system taking and holding a charge? If the battery is bad, or the power-adaptor isn't delivering electricity to the battery/board, it may eb shutting off simply because there is no more power.

Please check those things and let me know how it turns out.

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you can login to safe mode using F8 key on boot or just waite for fully updates instalation it can take some time and can reboot many times if it's installed many updates

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What OS are you having?

On XP you can try this:
Boot computer and press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you See Windows welcome screen / login screen. It'll show classic login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in username field and leave password field blank, press Enter and you should be able to login Windows.
Now you can reset windows password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".

On Win 7 or Vista:
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Simple test: try to boot from a Linux Live-CD, one like
http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180
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Had that problem a few times myself.
Only way I could fix was to restore back to factory condition.
As you boot, watch bottom of screen closely.
depending on system, Should need to press F2, F10, possibly F12, might even be Del.
Most likely you didn't get restore disk, or have made one.
If you do, insert disk before boot up. System should boot to DvD.
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No, it is not hopelessly broken. I would suggest this:
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Method 1:
Use the following procedure to repair the file system on the hard drive:
  1. Turn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.
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  4. Select a keyboard layout that matches your country/region and click Next.
  5. When the login prompt appears, select the user name with Administrator rights (not Administrator) from the User Name drop down. The user name with Admistrator rights is most likely the first user name that was entered during the initial computer setup.
  6. Type the logon password into the Password field and then click OK.
  7. A System Recovery Options window opens.
  8. Click Startup Repair.
A Startup Repair window opens and automatically scans for startup problems.
  1. Perform the actions suggested by Startup Repair: system restore, correct damaged or missing files, or other action.
  2. After Startup Repair has been used, try to open Windows.
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    • If Windows Vista does not open, perform the first portion of this section again to open the Startup Recovery Options window and continue.
  3. From the Starup Recovery Options window, click Command Prompt.

  1. Enter the following at the command prompt:
bootrec /fixboot
  1. Enter the following at the command prompt:
bootrec /fixmbr
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    • If Windows Vista opens, you are done.
    • If Windows Vista does not open, continue using these steps.
  2. Perform a full system recovery using recovery discs. For more information refer to the HP support document Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows Vista .
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