Error with laptop booting please help!


I am having an interesting predicament with my Asus UL50VT Laptop I bought about 2.5 months ago. Just today, when I returned home from class I found my laptop with a black screen and a blinking cursor in the upper-left corner (like a command prompt). I could not type anything into it however. I am able to boot the computer using Asus' Express Gate they put on my computer. In this I am able to view photos and listen to music from the both hard drives on my computer.

Earlier today, I accidentally left the laptop on for about 45min in my backpack in class (forgot to hit the sleep button) which caused it to get reasonably hot. After I realized this and put it to sleep, I brought it back to my apartment. I was then able to unsleep it and watch a movie and do homework with no problems. I did not return it to sleep before my 2nd class where the problem occurred during.

The issue is when I boot it normally it will show a brief Asus screen and then go right to the command prompt-type window again. I am able to enter the BIOS, but am not able to start the computer in Safe Mode.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this happening or know what a solution may be? If you need any other info I can provide it for you gladly. Thank you in advance for your consideration with this problem I have been having.


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Have you tried changing any of the settings for the Express Gate in the bios?


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Have you tried updating the BIOS? It could also be possible your MBR is damaged...
Is the Asus UL series one of the smaller notebooks lacking a DVD drive? If not, go here to download a Windows 7 Repair Disc, and burn it to a blank DVD, boot from it on the computer and run startup repair.

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

Alternatively, if you don't have a DVD drive, you can use a USB pen drive.
Install Windows 7 From USB Drive/Pen Drive
(In that tutorial, change the installation files into the repair files, follow same procedure)

I Hope this helps :)

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