Laptop Startup Problem
I have an ASUS N76VZ laptop and it often won't start windows properly.
It gets to the starting windows screen and it just says starting windows, the windows icon never appears (windows 7). The hard drive light is not blinking when this happens, and it will stay like this as long as I leave it like this.
I had windows 8 before and I thought that it was the problem, but apparently it wasn't. I re-installed windows 7 thinking windows 8 was causing the problem but It does this with windows 7 too.
I had windows 8 for a good 2 months before this started happening.
I am currently running windows 7 64 bit, and this laptop has two hard drives.
When this problem occurs, the hard drives keep running, but the computer just isn't accessing them. I'm wondering if anyone knows if this is a problem with the SATA bus, or with the hard drives themselves (western digital, not sure of the model, I can look it up if necessary). If it is the hard drives, this would make things a lot easier for me as I could just buy two new hard drives and the problem would go away, but I'm afraid that if I buy new hard drives and it turns out to be a problem with the SATA bus, then I'll have two new hard drives that I bought and can't return and I'll still need a new computer.
I'm in college and I really need a working laptop. It still works but sometimes I have to try two or three times before I can get it to turn on correctly.