I just started having this problem. I can't manually power on/off. Have to remove battery to shut down. When I replace the battery I cycle through the Windows Mobile screen, then a 3G screen, then it freezes when I get to the ATT screen. ANy thoughts?
Unfortunately, if you can't solve this problem with the other fixes, you will need to completely reset your phone. You will lose all of your self-installed applications, contacts, SMS messages, or anything else unless it is on an SD card or a copy on the web such as webmail/calendar data. Hopefully you backed up your phone somehow.
RESET THE PHONE AS IF IT CAME STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX:
Power down the phone any way you can. ON/OFF button or removing the battery.
With battery back in place, phone off and all prayers completed for the data about to be sent to heaven, hold down the UP portion on the navigation wheel (the wheel in the center of the phone with the clicky center button) and while still holding this button down, press the power button on the top right of your phone (you will have to press it for more than a second as you probably already know.)
You will get this scary looking black screen with colored text asking for confirmation of the reset. You can chicken out and abort by pressing any of the number keys.
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same thing happens to me - most of the time it will just randomly freeze; occasionally i get an unresponsive black screen. this 24' aluminum imac usually has startup problems also - sometimes it will "gong" and nothing else; sometimes the apple logo will come up and then nothing else; sometimes it will load the logo and then spin for a few seconds and then freeze - the only option is to manually shut down. there is no rhyme or reason to it
At least the following works on my first generation Flip Ultra camcorder (not Mino). Remove battery, put it back next morning. After that be careful not to touch "on" slider switch on the side of the camcorder while Flip logo is still on the screen. I mean turn the device on by using the slider switch and do not touch that switch again until Flip logo on the screen is gone. Doing the opposite (trying to use the "on" switch again while device is still "booting" and Flip logo is on the screen) will lead to the Flip Ultra freeze.
Hold the power button down. Keep it down until the unit powers off. Then press power to start the machine up, and as soon as you hear the starting chime (boooong) press Command+Option+P+R and keep them held down until you hear the startup sound 3 times. Then you can let go and it should start normally.
Same problem here with my wife's Asus laptop. Called Asus and they said to unplug charger, remove the battery in the back, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Then, replace battery, then charger, then press the power button and wait for startup. First time it got stuck at the windows loading bar screen for like 5 min. which is abnormal. Did a hard power down (press and hold power button til it shuts off) then restarted again. That time it worked and all is well so far. Could have been due to a static charge as she was on our couch with our dog backing up movies so charge might have entered through the CD/DVD drive opening. (?) Not sure, but if you are sitting on a static-prone couch with your laptop its probably best to sit on top of a bounce sheet.
first, ensure your system restore is turned on and make a restore point right now!...assuming you have run a thorough disk check and de-frag.
then, trust the system restore. I have used it with success 100% of the 20 or so times I have used it. Next, start using the "Hibernate" power down mode. I have found this to work wonders with third-party driver problems. It seems that once a good startup happens, then freeze it (and continue to get a good startup) with hibernate from then on. Last, check about every month for the quantity of restore points that have taken place automatically by Windows. Sometimes, depending on the size of the hard drive, too many points can begin to encroach on your free space that you want for virtual memory or data. So for example, I see 15 restore points in the last month, I will dlete them all by cancelling system restore. Then I use "clean disk" scandisk and defrag. Then I turn restore back on.
Sounds like it may be the index in your Music Library. Try going into Recovery Mode; remove battery, hold power switch to ON, replace battery, release power switch when the Recovery Mode screen appears on the screen. Run Option 1 CleanUP, after it completes run Option 4 Restart. You will get a Rebuilding Library screen when it reboots, that's normal, then it should go back to your startup screen.
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