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Just wanted to start off by saying if this is the wrong section I'm sorry, please feel free to move it and let me know where if need be!

Alright so I have a laptop a Samsung Laptop <-- specs/info here.

Basically, one day after not using the laptop for a day or two, I go to use the laptop and the screen is black, but on. It's lit up, but just totally black.

I try to reboot the laptop, it freezes at the windows screen. I try to reboot it, it offers recovery, it goes to a black screen and hangs.

Just to clarify, I would leave it for at least an hour just to be certain. It has run a disk check at some point when windows kept failing to boot properly and freezing, and it came up empty.

Sometimes it will go into a loop, other times it will just straight up freeze.

The problem is I'm not sure how to debug the issue outside of replacing the HDD or ram, and I don't want to buy a new set of ram or a new HDD without first knowing what the issue is.

I tried reinstalling windows off a USB, like I've done many times in the past for multiple rigs and laptops. It gets to the point where it asks you for your country and language, I click next, and it hangs after on the screen for preparing to install windows.

I'd just like to add, at this point I haven't selected a HDD, I haven't selected anything, done any formatting, nothing. It hasn't even gotten to that point yet, which leads me to believe the HDD isn't the issue.

If anyone knows of anything I can try to help debug this rig it would be greatly appreciated. When I access safe mode, it loads up and the mouse works, but I never get the popup that says "blah blah blah continue in safemode yes/no" and the desktop just remains black. No keyboard access, no CTRL-ALT-DEL working, no right clicking, just a black screen with "Safemode blah blah blah" in the corners and no icons. It's very bizarre.

So any testing that can be done needs to be done during boot sequence using a USB. This laptop is probably 3 years old but I must say, its been babied. I never dropped it, rarely moved it around. It wasn't used much for its intended use: portability. It mostly sat in the same place only being moved to be dusted or brought upstairs occasionally. I don't believe physical damage is the culprit but it's definitely an odd issue to have coming out of nowhere. The laptop was running perfectly prior to finding it like that.
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The first thing you need to do is MEMTEST.
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Yeah I'm a bit of a memtest noob. I'm assuming I can use the iso to create a bootable USB much like I did with my windows ISO?

Thanks

EDIT: Need to be a little less ADD and read a bit more, thanks for the link I'll try it out!

Do you think the symptoms I described are bad memory?
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It's very possible. Bad memory can cause corruption, random locks, freezes, etc.

If MEMTEST throws errors, pull the memory, polish the contacts with a pink eraser, reinstall, and run MEMTEST again.
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Thank you very much for your responses. I'll do that and I'll post back to let you know the results.

Also wanted to mention I lol'd here at work when I saw your location. smile.gif
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I forgot to check it this AM (left it running) but it had made several passes no problems.

I actually started doing it on my PC also because I can't run it at stock settings 9-10-9-28-2T 1.5V 1866mhz and pass p95/ibt, so normally I set it to 1600mhz and all is fine oddly.

It passed as well, so I set it back to the manual settings 1866mhz and I'm running that now.

But as for my laptop which was having the serious issues, it is all stock settings and it passed with flying colors.

I did notice however that it was mentioning my CPU is 94c. This is very hot, especially considering it's just running memtest.

I decided to try and open it and check out the heatsink + fan, clean them up, clean out the thermal paste and reapply.

I got most of the way there but the darn laptop just will not open. All screws removed and half the bezel unhinged... frown.gif
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Look for a teardown / disassembly video on YouTube. There might be a screw under the keyboard.

That is quite hot. The fan could be seized or clogged.
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Look for a teardown / disassembly video on YouTube. There might be a screw under the keyboard.

That is quite hot. The fan could be seized or clogged.

It's 3 years~ of 24/7/365, I probably should have known better. I figured since the ambient in that room was quite low it wouldn't be an issue, and I never had any noise issues with the fan.

I'll have to crack it open this evening, if I can lol.
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Alright finally I have an update, sorry for the delay.

I got it open and sure enough the compound was dry and looked like it was poorly applied in the first place (it was a mess, they put like 3x the amount required and it was all dried and everywhere)

Once I replaced it with Arctic Silver 5 applied properly, during memtest it was recording 66C instead of 96C. That's a huge difference.

This all being said, the memory gave no errors after many hours of testing (let it do the full pass at least 4x)

Whether I try to boot the current windows installed, safe mode, recovery, recovery from the bios, recovery from a CD, reinstall with a CD, reinstall with a USB, at a certain point although the mouse is perfectly usable, it goes into a continuous loop as if it's waiting for something that never happens. For screens where I don't have a mouse cursor to see if it's completely frozen or not, it just hangs there waiting for something that never happens. On the odd occasion during the windows boot up, it will restart suddenly and try again, but most of the time it just seems to hang there.

Any ideas of what this could be? I never get to the point where I'm even copying files over for the windows install, I get to the point right where it says Preparing Setup... (paraphrasing here) and it will just stay there forever, much like when I do recovery it says "Please Wait..." forever.

I've never had an issue quite like this with a computer before. It boots up, turns on, everything seems okay when doing so, but somewhere along the way it just can't continue. Ram doesn't seem to be the issue, HDD aren't even at the point of being selected yet in the setup, so it isn't like I even get to choose format or anything yet, it simply never makes it to that screen. Processor might be fried from overheating I guess, to be honest in all my years I've never burned out a CPU so I can't tell if that's the case here, I just hope it isn't the motherboard.
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Boot a Linux live CD, such as this one. Booting another OS eliminates Windows or your Windows ISO as the culprit.

If that doesn't work either, the heat may have damaged some hardware.
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