Laptop Boot Problems
Posted on 2000-03-22
I am not able to make a successful boot on my laptop computer.
I have an older Texas Instruments Extensa 560CD laptop computer which I use infrequently. I started it several days ago after a six months nap and am not able to get a complete successful boot-up in standard mode. It goes through the boot cycle, checks RAM, starts Windows, brings up desktop, task bar, icons, and then the keyboard and mouse freezes (hour glass just keeps on spinning). I am running Windows 95 (B) with 32 megs of RAM.
The computer starts and runs in Safe Mode, but, of course, not very well. I have started it in Bootlog.txt mode and reviewed the log text file. Everything appears to load ok until it gets to loading fonts. Then I get the following message
LoadStart = c:\windows\fonts\MARLETT.TTF
LoadFail = c:\windows\fonts\MARLETT.TTF Failure code is 0016
LoadStart = c:\windows\fonts\SSERIFE.FON
LoadSuccess = c:\windows\fonts\SSERIFE.FON
LoadStart = c:\windows\fonts\ARIAL.TTF
LoadFail = c:\windows\fonts\ARIAL.TTF Failure code is 0016
I get the same failure code (0016) for another 20+ fonts (ttf) that it tries to load. At the end I get the following summary.
LoadSuccess = USER.EXE
LoadStart = MSGSRV32.EXE
LoadSuccess = MSGSRV32.EXE
Init = Final USER
InitDone = Final USER
Init = Installable Drivers
InitDone = Installable Drivers
Init = TSRQuery
InitDone = TSRQuery
How do I solve this boot problem without throwing the computer against the wall. Or, in the alternative, there is nothing on the hard disk I need so can I install or re-install Windows. I have not done this before so I would need some suggestions to get started…
Thanks to all for your help.