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Boot up problem

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I have a FUJITSU PI 1536 with a boot up problem, this machine as been working flawless up until about a week ago, then all of a sudden i have to keep pressing the on off power button to try and boot up, sometimes it could be half an hour pressing the button sometimes 10 mins, the led lights come on for a few seconds then go off no beeps, hard drive does not boot and a blank screen, if i keep turning on and off eventually the laptop boots up and loads with no problems, and it will run as long as i have it turned on, but when i turn it off i have the same problem again, i have removed the battery and the hard drive to try and boot to no avail same problem, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I am running windows xp home add with 1gb memory, thanking you in advance.
Regards
Kev

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  • wilcokl Apr 15, 2009

    Hi Guru
    Thanks for the quick response, this is weird i have just dowloaded the diagnostics for my Fujitsu hard drive run diagnostics, and the result was no hard drive recognised, also in recovery console hard drive not recognised, yey i have the laptop on atthe moment booted up in windows, gone to my C drive which is showing my programes and properies, i do not undertand this help!!!!

    Regards

    Kev

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Back up your data from the hard drive and then use your xp disc and go into recovery console and run

chkdsk /r

and fixboot and fixmbr and try again.

Also if you find out the manufacturer of the hard drive and go to there website you should be able to get diagnostic utils to test your hard drive.

Also if you go to www.memtest86.org you should be able to burn an iso disc to boot from to test your memory.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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    Shane Russell Apr 15, 2009

    I would go to start --> run and type cmd and click on ok

    Then in the command prompt window type

    chkdsk /r

    it will prompt you or should do and say it cant do it properly and do you want to run chkdsk on reboot press the y key / letter and press enter and reboot and it should run the chkdsk when windows manages to reload

    Is it a sata drive as it may not be loading the sata drivers when trying to boot the cd or when going into recovery console so you may have to get the sata drivers onto a memory stick or floppy disc or slipstream the sata drivers into the hitachi disc ( might be able to use nlite to do this )


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