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Laptop won't boot. Continously restarts itself.

by Nintendork22 / February 14, 2008 9:02 AM PST

Hey everyone,

So I turned on my Asus F3T laptop which runs Windows Vista today. It began to boot, showed the Asus logo with black background, and then restarted itself. It has been doing this over and over all day. Hitting F8 will not bring me to a menu where I can choose to start in safe mode. I don't think it boots far enough to let me do that. I have been able to pull up some menus with F2 and F9 but I have been tentative to fiddle with the settings too much. I have a strong feeling this was caused a windows update. It was either yesterday or the day before.. about 15 updates installed and seemed to have difficultly being installed. I have no idea what to do and don't want to lose data on my hard drive. My computer did not come with an installation disc, just a recovery disc that would clear out my hard drive if I used it. Please help!

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Try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 9:14 AM PST

Put a new hard disk in the unit then restore the system. Put the old drive you didn't backup into a nice USB external case and copy your files out.

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Did you get it working again?
by Poostriana / February 15, 2008 10:42 PM PST

Did you solve the problem - I've just had the same problem with my daughters laptop? I was hoping you'd found a way to get the laptop working again.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2008 11:10 PM PST

I used the method I outlined about 20 times this year. It's very cheap compared to data recovery houses.


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