HP G60-230US laptop won't start - intermittant problem
I have an HP G60-230US notebook (2 years old) with intermittant start-up problems. When I power on, it will hang on a black screen with the green running dots and "Microsoft Corporation" at the bottom.
I have tried manually powering down, unplugging the device, removing the battery, and pressing the start button manually for 30-45 seconds. I've also tried launching Start-up Repair, or pressing F8, without success. A black screen appears that says "Windows is loading files" and then it will revert back to the green running dots again.
After an hour or more, the repair will launch, and then hang. Only then will the machine finally start after I power down and re-start again.
This problem started 12-14 months ago. Warranty techs are unable to locate a problem (hardware or software). No viruses. The device has been wiped clean back to factory-ready twice, without success. Running Windows Vista but told there's no guarantee that's the problem. For this reason, I hesitate to spend $ for Windows 7. Warranty is running out soon. Any suggestions?