Error with laptop booting please help!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by jkane0187, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. jkane0187

    jkane0187 New Member

    Oct 19, 2010
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    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.
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Have you tried changing any of the settings for the Express Gate in the bios?
  3. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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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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