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FlyGuy45

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#1 6 years ago

Howdy all,

I call on your great support once more. My laptop, an ASUS N61JQ, has been having some issues recently. Sometimes, when starting it the device will fail to load windows and will crash at the Windows logo or at the splash-screen reading ASUS. It simply shuts off, and I can hear fans stop spinning.

I have re-installed Windows, although I have not completly reformated. If I were to reformat, could someone help me set me up with a method for doing regarding a USB stick (using WinFlash?) and how to create a new partition?

Any suggestions would be great. I can log onto it sometimes, but it is erratic when it wants to comply.

Cheers.




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#2 6 years ago

Could also be an overheating issue. You could go to BIOS and look at the temps to rule that out.

As for formating, the easiest way is probably to use the windows install dvd, which is usually bootable. You may have to go to BIOS and change the boot order so that your DVD drive is in the first place. If that's not an option try a program like linux live usb creator, which will help you write a bootable OS to an USB stick. You still may have to change boot order so that the PC reads the USB stick first.

You can create partitions if you install windows from command prompt. I think it is the step where you choose the install location, from there you should be able to delete old partitions, format the HDD and create new partitions. Here is a short guide.




FlyGuy45

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#3 6 years ago

Thanks, Mr. FancyPants!

I resolved the issue! The issue manifested its self a couple months ago with a Windows update. I figured it was related. When I reformatted everything was going well, but when Microsoft wanted to update something went wrong.

I eventually system restored to a previous installation, but there existed an error with an update that could be removed. My computer was stable enough to schedule chkdsk and the results returned and remedied 88 issues. Now, the computer suffers no issues! Shut off automatic updates and called it a day.




FlyGuy45

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#4 6 years ago

Thanks, Mr. FancyPants!

I resolved the issue! The issue manifested its self a couple months ago with a Windows update. I figured it was related. When I reformatted everything was going well, but when Microsoft wanted to update something went wrong.

I eventually system restored to a previous installation, but there existed an error with an update that could be removed. My computer was stable enough to schedule chkdsk and the results returned and remedied 88 issues. Now, the computer suffers no issues! Shut off automatic updates and called it a day.




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#5 6 years ago

Glad that it works, not sure if skipping updates is a good thing to do, in the long term it makes your PC vulnerable to malware. The next time you try a fresh installation try to get an installer with the latest available service pack, that can help solving update related issues.