Laptop Freezes During Startup, before I can press any buttons or anything.
A few days ago, my laptop began to freeze halfway through the loading process, during the first screen after I turn it on. My CD drive is stuck shut, and no matter what, it freezes just as it starts up. If I press F2 for setup, it says "Please Wait" and still freezes halfway through, and F8 and F12 do nothing. It just keeps freezing halfway through the "In Touch with Tomorrow, Toshiba" screen, and it doesn't even sound like it's starting up on the inside. Can somebody please help? Remember, I absolutely cannot press any buttons, and the CD drive won't open.
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It could be a corrupt bios, which can be deleted with the removal of the bios battery or by the 'JBAT1' terminal to pins 2-3 then back to 1-2.
The bios is probably set to halt on all errors and thats why it only goes so far.
If there is no action at all; then there is a power failure to the motherboard or the processor has failed.
Depending on your notebook age is whether it's economical to repair.
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Start in Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot. Then...
Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig > Startup tab and uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running.
This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when you initiate.
It sounds like a memory problem. I would get a free memory diagnostic utility off the internet, load it on a flash drive and see what it tells you. You may even have such a utility pre loaded on the noteobook. Check during startup what functions are avaialble such a "diagnostics" on the bottom of the screen during startup (before Windows loads). If it is still within an exchange period then I would exchange it for another one. I used to sell notebooks and unfortunately Compaq's were the most often DOA and returned notebooks that we sold, even more so then the lowest end eMachines notebooks. If you can get another make and model I would do so now. IMO HP has gone downhill considerably since the notoris HP/Dell/Nvidia fiasco of a few years ago.
This sounds like either a hard drive problem, when you power on the laptop there should be an option to enter BIOS or Setup (usually F2) once inside of the BIOS you should be able to run a diagnostic. and that will tell you if there is anything wrong with the hardware. If everything passes that test. you may have some serious Virus problems.
Scanning computer to eliminate malwares, spywares and the viruses from your laptop.
2- Repairing and cleaning Windows registry.
These two tips are found to be very helpful to fix the laptop shutdown problem. Almost all the computer users surf internet which could result in viruses attacking your system. Some of these infections are really pesky and cause the machines to shutdown randomly.
The registry errors, however, are the internal errors and can become a cause of system crashes and freezes. The registry keys shall be in good health to keep a system perfect.
When I noticed my laptop keeps shutting down everytime, I tested the Intel Software Partner, RegInOut to fix the random shutdown problem with my laptop.
It is also important to remove the suspicious applications and programs in the computer to avoid Windows freezing. In this type of infection not only your Windows registry gets corrupted and needs massive repair but also there is virus based penetration in the Windows set up. In this situation it is recommended to conduct a virus scan as well.However, if your Windows freezes up, the best solution is to repair the computer registry.use registry cleaner reg in out
Start your laptop in safe mode. Run msconfig from Start -> Run. Click on Startup tab. Disable all items under startup tab. Restart and run your laptop in Normal mode. See if the problem remains
Seems like the program that controls your special keys (volume control) causes your computer to freeze!
I would recommend reinstalling the drivers/application for it. Try this download and let me know what happened: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-31502-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=228&product=435618