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Notebooks Laptop stuck in post

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by samuraiweasel, 13 Dec 2010.

  1. samuraiweasel

    samuraiweasel New Member

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    Hey Guys

    I have a laptop here (a friend's) that wont get past post.
    It only gets past if i remove both the dvd drive and hdd.
    I have tried other ram sticks but it gets stuck right before the names of the detected ide stuff would show up.
    The hard drive does spin up as well as the dvd drive.


    It is a Gateway ML1309.


    POST looks like this

    Phoenix trusted core (tm) NB
    copyright stuff
    all rights reserved

    bios version 83.10


    CPU=Intel (R) Celeron (R) M CPU 520 @ 1.6ghx
    632k system ram passed
    478 extended ram passed
    1024 kb l2 cache
    system bios shadowed
    video bios shadowed




    usually now it will show the hdd and dvd drive stuff but it just sits there even if i press f2 to get into bios.

    if i remove the hdd and dvd drive it shows

    Phoenix trusted core (tm) NB
    copyright stuff
    all rights reserved

    bios version 83.10

    CPU=Intel (R) Celeron (R) M CPU 520 @ 1.6ghx
    632k system ram passed
    478 extended ram passed
    1024 kb l2 cache
    system bios shadowed
    video bios shadowed


    Kernel Library version: 03.01.00.07
    strong ROM version :03.10 Build : P
    ERROR
    0280: Previous boot incomplete - default configuration used

    press F1 to resume F2 to setup


    :wallbash:

    :sigh: Im getting annoyed here guys so please help me out...

    Thanks
     
  2. StingLikeABee

    StingLikeABee New Member

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    Sounds like the HDD is buggered. If it is, then it often prevents the PC from progressing past POST, as it gets stuck seeking the drive, and that's why it progresses past the HDD seek when you take the drive out. Easy way to test it out, replace the existing HDD with one that you know works. I've come across the same problem often.
     
  3. samuraiweasel

    samuraiweasel New Member

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    It does it even with a brand new HDD.... :(
     

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