Laptop and Computer boot problems resolved in St Helens
When a Laptop or Computer will not boot properly there their are a number of items which can cause this and each machine type and model deals with them slightly differently.
No Boot Device or Operating system not found
Generally, when you see this message (Displayed on a black background) it means that the Laptop/Computer can't find the device that your machine stores its operating system (Version of Windows). This is usually a standard mechanical hard drive of either 2.5" or 3.5" depending on whether it is a Laptop or Desktop computer. When a hard drive has failed the only way to resolve is to replace the drive and reinstall windows. If the drive has stopped spinning it may be difficult or immpossible to recover any data so make sure you keep that backup upto date.
Some machines, virtually every one manufactured since 2005 uses a system called SMART which allows the Hard Drive to communicate with the systems bios and report its current status. If your machine is showing a SMART error then the hard drive is failing and will need replacing as soon as possible. It would be pertinent to make a full backup now.
Video showing how we carry out the replacement of a laptop hard drive
Errors with the Windows Installation
We regularly see LAPTOP BOOTING ERRORS, laptops which have been working fine, shut down correctly however when the user boots it up the following day there are boot errors and there are no explanations as to what has caused the problem.
For instance, you could be left with a black screen with just a white mouse pointer, the machine may appear to be booting correctly and then just switch off and restart or you see the dreaded windows start-up repair in Windows 7, you may get a message saying NTLDR is missing or finally missing operating system. In Windows 8.1 or 10 you may get a message that Windows is repairing and then fails to do so.
Some of these errors relate to missing or corrupt system files, others point to the hard drive having failed. The important point for you, however, is that PC Doctor has experience resolving these problems on an almost daily basis, we can turn around these repairs very quickly and always at a fixed quote so that you know what you will pay before any work starts.
Sometimes the errors are so bad that a restore to factory settings is the only thing that will fix the laptop, the good news is that we do that repair for a fixed price too.