Win7 PC freezes on startup

  robzwolf 10:03 12 Apr 2011
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My wonderful Medion Akoya E4120 D desktop PC crashes when it turns on. I press the power button, then it says 'MEDION', then it gets stuck at a screen with a flashing line. I can get round it by pressing F8 and the MEDION screen and choosing to boot from the hard drive, but shouldn't it do that by default? I can't think of anything that could have brought this on. The computer is about 5 or 6 months old. It's got a 3 year warranty. I'd rather fix it here and now, rather than unplug and muck up my entire computer setup and have it sent off for two weeks! Also, I'm only 13 so ... :-) don't use too technical terms please :) even though I can understand a lot of the stuff.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:42 12 Apr 2011

but shouldn't it do that by default?

Yes it should. first check you haven't left a blank CD/DVD in the DVD drive (causes my Medion to hang on start)

also try checking the BIOS (probably by pressing del on starting)

is set to boot from DVD as first boot device and HDD as second or even set HDD as first boot device. For example Do not make any other changes in the BIOS as it may stop your machine booting at all

Remember to save and exit (F10) then see if it works

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