Intermittent boot problem - stuck at spinning dots (sometimes)


spapakons

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If the power supply or other parts are still under Warranty I would have the computer checked and replace it as needed. If for example it doesn't give accurate voltages (3.3V, 5V, 12V lines) the RAM or the graphics card would malfunction and hence the freezes. At next attempt the voltages are closer to the correct values and the system boots. At Service they can check the power supply with a tester, they can check RAM for errors with a utility such as Memtest, they can check the whole hardware using a utility such as Burnin Test, the hard drive with Hard Disk Sentinel etc. You could download these tools and check for yourself before leaving it at the Service. Also it doesn't harm to update all your drivers to eliminate the possibility of a faulty driver freezing the system at startup. Download the graphics drivers directly from nVidia, don't rely on Windows Update. I would even try a different output for the monitor. Try another HDMI or Display Port.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 64-bit (build 22621.1105)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v22H2 (build 22621.1105)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4

Garrett

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My symptoms were exactly same as yours, would boot fine for days then spinning circle no boot, restart and all fine. Never had issue again since setting to single monitor.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 530 On Board
    Sound Card
    Realtek On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 SSD
    PSU
    be quite Straight Power 11
    Case
    be quite Pure Base 600
    Keyboard
    MS USB
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Browser
    Edge

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