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Lightstorm
08-06-2015, 01:46 AM
My GL551 started acting up earlier today and when I tried to reboot it, thinking that it was something else running in the background, It refused to boot back up. After hard rebooting my laptop a few times, I hit F3 at the boot-up screen and it discovered a problem and rebooted. When it came back up it gave me the message "Diagnosing your PC" and after several minutes, it gave me a new message "Repairing Disc Errors. This might take over an hour." It's been over two hours now and I'm starting to grow worried. It's less than a year old and shouldn't have such a big problem already.

Clintlgm
08-06-2015, 02:40 AM
Well if your boot drive is a spinner I would say it's a good chance that it is failing. No problem just get a new SSD and restore your latest Disk image to it and continue on like nothing happen.

Asoryu
08-06-2015, 03:32 PM
My GL551 started acting up earlier today and when I tried to reboot it, thinking that it was something else running in the background, It refused to boot back up. After hard rebooting my laptop a few times, I hit F3 at the boot-up screen and it discovered a problem and rebooted. When it came back up it gave me the message "Diagnosing your PC" and after several minutes, it gave me a new message "Repairing Disc Errors. This might take over an hour." It's been over two hours now and I'm starting to grow worried. It's less than a year old and shouldn't have such a big problem already.

If it's under warranty get it sent back and repairs before your warranty ends.

Lightstorm
08-07-2015, 03:51 PM
That's what I'm thinking about doing. I just need to find the necessary link to the form that I need to fill out. I let the Repairing Disc Errors screen linger all day yesterday and after seven hours it finally reached the desktop, but it was running so slowly that it wouldn't even load my anti-virus/anti-malware software, let alone anything else. This morning, when I tried to turn it on, it didn't get past the boot up screen before it gave me a new error message "Your PC needs to be repaired".

Clintlgm
08-07-2015, 07:32 PM
You never answered whether your OS Drive is a spinner? if so you probably don't want to send your whole notebook off to repair. Its just a good time to upgrade to a SSD 256gb Evo (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_11?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=samsung+850+evo+250gb&sprefix=Samsung+850%2Caps%2C199)are about a $100.
You can download the Win 8.1 ISO (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media) You can even create the USB Install media on that link.
Asus support Downloads (http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1) for all your latest Asus Approve Drivers.

If you think you want to RMA to repair Station here is that support link http://www.asus.com/us/support/

Lightstorm
08-07-2015, 07:47 PM
I honestly don't know if it's just a spinner or not. I'm not even sure how to check.

Clintlgm
08-07-2015, 08:10 PM
Well your spec Sheet that you looked at when you purchase the notebook should tell you if you have a SSD or M.2 or Spinner Hard Drive. It would probably only be cost effective is its a M.2 to send to repair as it will take them 3 weeks or so to get your notebook back. However you do need some skill level to clean install to a new SSD.
You could pop open the bottom cover to expose the hard drive you should be able to tell by looking at it. I'm not that familiar with the 551 but the bigger ones usually have a cover on the bottom that removed exposes the Hard drives and Ram. You can download a manual for your notebook book at Asus Support Downloads (http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1) This will show you where everything is and how to determine what you have. There are software programs that will tell you also but if you can't get booted into window they won't do you any good.