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Laptop doesn't boot up even with hard reset

Q: Laptop doesn't boot up even with hard reset

Yesterday my laptop suddenly stopped responding. I followed the tutorial and removed the battery and tried booting up the laptop using the charger. It doesn't work. I can see the charger port going from white to orange and then blank in quick succession. Then I tried keeping the battery and the charger plugged in for a long time without turning on the laptop. The charger remains orange for more than an hour before turning white. I tried running the laptop after couple of hours and it boots up fine. But on the other hand, charger starts to act up again cycling through nothing, orange and white. So when the battery charge falls below 15%, it goes through low battery and then showing a bit of charge then again warning.

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Hello everyone I'm having a strange randomly occuring issue with my laptop doesn't network to want the Laptop but drive hard instead from boot Firstly let me describe the boot order set in the BIOS Quote HDD HDD FDD USB LAN Now it was recently disassembled to bits to give Laptop doesn't want to boot from the hard drive but network instead it a thorough cleaning and address minor issues like loose hinge and broken battery latch After that when I booted it up for the first few times - it worked just fine The problem appeared after I hibernated it for a few nights each time I powered it back up it wanted to resume windows didn't show the usual text quot press F to go into bios quot etc but instead it entered Intel UNDI PXE- build and attempted to boot from the network but failed that's okay with an error message quot Check cable connection quot followed by quot Exiting Intel PXE ROM quot and it repeated the process again - stuck in a loop spamming the screen with text I can press the power button del F F and nothing happens or it'll restart same with CTRL ALT DEL now why does it do this I have no idea It does do the same thing on fresh boot The CMOS battery is fine it keeps time and settings After restarting a few times in various ways usually it will boot properly I don't have any external devices plugged in except wireless mouse I would really love some help with this it's very annoying and I simply don't know what to do

A:Laptop doesn't want to boot from the hard drive but network instead

If the hard drive is not detected the BIOS will just move on to the next item in the list. Your seeing the boot from lan on screen because its the last option and that's where it stops. Double check that your hard drive is securely mounted and any cables are firmly attached. It could also indicate that the drive may be failing. I'd double check all your internal connections first, as you've had it opened up.

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Last year my friend was given an old laptop by our local school who from hard drive boot 7 properly. old laptop transplanted doesn't on Windows was replacing it We opened it up to salvage for parts there wasn t much useful in it and he allowed me to keep the hard-drive to add some storage to the Linux machine I recently built specs below Before I wiped it I wanted to see if Windows 7 on transplanted hard drive from old laptop doesn't boot properly. there was actually anything on it and I was pleasantly suppressed the hard drive contained a copy of windows There are some softwares that I could use that can only run on windows so I decided not to wipe the hard drive When I boot it up though it asks me to boot in recovery mode runs through several dialogues and invariably ends up at a quot Windows cannot repair the computer automatically quot Running windows normally simply reboots the computer and again asks me if I want to run windows in recovery mode spoiler alert again choosing to run windows normally again reboots the machine and so fourth The error message and my computer specs below Specs AMD Athlon X K GHz Quad-Core ProcessorGigabyte GA-F A M-D H Micro ATX FM MotherboardAsus GeForce GTX GB Video Card EVGA W Certified ATX Power Supply Corsair Vengeance GB x GB DDR MHz PC Desktop Memory x Seagate Barracuda GB Hard Drives both removed temporarily Error Message Code Select Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log br -------------------------- br Last successful boot time PM GMT br Number of repair attempts br br Session details br -------------------------- br System Disk Device Harddisk br Windows directory D windows br AutoChk Run br Number of root causes br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Check for updates br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name System disk test br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Disk failure diagnosis br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Disk metadata test br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Target OS test br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Volume content check br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Boot manager diagnosis br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name System boot log diagnosis br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Event log diagnosis br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Internal state check br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time taken ms br br Root cause found br -------------------------- br Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem br br -------------------------- br -------------------------- br Session Details br -------------------------- br System Disk Device Harddisk br Windows directory D windows br AutoChk Run br Number of root causes br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Check for updates br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time Taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name System disk test br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time Taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Disk failure diagnosis br Result Completed successfully Error code x br Time Taken ms br br Test Performed br -------------------------- br Name Disk metadata test br Result Completed successf... Read more

A:Windows 7 on transplanted hard drive from old laptop doesn't boot properly.

Windows does not like being moved to a different machine without reinstalling.  At any rate Windows licence is almost certainly tied to the original laptop and therefore can't legally be transferred to a new machine.

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,157945.0.html
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A:Pc doesn't want to reset and boot up to safe mode.

Make and model?
What operating system? I assume win 10?
you are probably going to have to boot from a windows disk or a rescue disk to be able to run antivirus and malware removal tools
click here

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A:Please help! Windows 7 won't load on this laptop (factory reset doesn't help)

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Unit has been working fine.  Went to put into hibernate mode as usually do, but did not have that option.  Put it to sleep.  Now won't wake up.  30 second push of power button with battery removed didn't help.  Any ideas?

A:Aspire 5560-sb256 won't boot. Battery reset doesn...

start pc logo comes on then windows and says loading files..then screen goes blank..tried alt f1o ..finally said restore to factory settings...then back to acer startup and same thing all over again

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A:Laptop doesn't boot, screen doesn't turn on, no error beeps or booting sounds are heard

This fixed my problem with my Lenovo. Thanks so much!

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19516269
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I used the media profile to download Windows 10 to a USB and everything worked fine but now there's another problem. My laptop was working after reinstalling Windows, but then I shut my laptop over and went away for ten minutes or so and I've came back to a black screen with no display at all. The white LED is on so my laptop is on. It has around 40% charge in it as of typing this. The screen is unresponsive. Please help again but thank you for helping me fix the first issue.

A:Re: I hard reset my laptop, error occurred and now my laptop...

Hi @kirsty_mcq17, Thanks for the update on your situation. I understand that you are now having issues with the display being blank and the system unresponsive. Have you tried doing a hard reset since the system stopped responding? If the system will not boot into Windows normally, let me know if you get any errors. You can also try using Safe mode. Once you are able to log back in, please make sure you download the latest HP drivers and Windows Updates. From what you described, it sounds like the system may have gone into sleep or hibernate mode. This document will take you through troubleshooting possible issues with those features. If you feel this post has answered your question, take a moment to click Accept as Solution. Thanks!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Re-I-hard-reset-my-laptop-error-occurred-and-now-my-laptop/td-p/5672477
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My laptop was running slow so I thought I would do a hard reset since I didn't have any important files on it. So I reset it and I got a blue screen error, then a listing screen with a popup box saying there was an error or my computer restarted and I should press OK to install. I found a solution online to get past the popup box, I don't remember what it was though, but now my laptop is stuck in a state of constant reboot. It goes like this:Blue HP Logo with loading circle,Black screen,Blue HP Logo,Installing and configuring Windows install screen that doesn't move past 64%,And then black screen. This process constantly repeats.Please help.

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After spending after boot reset. only hard will PC many hours perusing various threads on numerous sites I find myself no PC will only boot after hard reset. further on troubleshooting the following boot problem The PC will not boot from cold but will work perfectly after a hard reset Apologies in advance for this massive post but it will prevent exploring places I have explored already I built the following system for my son for Christmas ABIT NF V mb AMD PC will only boot after hard reset. Sempron Boxed with fan single stick mb Kingston DDR Memory ATI Radeon mb video card Sony DVD drive Single Western Digital WD JD rpm SATA gb HDD Zoom G-Wireless USB mbs card TV XP global TV tuner card PCI LG S TFT monitor W PSU with V on the V rail Windows XP home On first assembly everything booted up and worked fine The following day on a cold boot the system hung before during POST No single normal beep and fans were turning and both HDD and DVD drive lights came on The reset button did not have any effect A couple of hard power-offs did the trick - system booted into windows fine Again the following day on a cold start the system hung but I had a couple of different POST codes at different times Two tone siren short beeps repeating longer beep about sec long but did not self shut down just continued with the beeping until I switched the power off reset had no effect On investigating various web sites threads I decided on replacing the PSU two tone beeps out of limit voltage detection and on looking on ABIT TEQ the V rail was a bit unstable about - I also increased AGP and Vcore voltages by small amounts as recommended on the Abit Forum threads but no improvement I replaced the PSU with a Jeantech W unit Bet you can guess though New PSU did not help I have since done three clean installs of windows and formatted the HDD to try to eliminate virus driver snags Incidentally on the windows install the soft reboots initiated by windows setup resulted in single repeated beeps and system hangs Hard power off and reboot again enabled a normal boot back into windows Other threads suggest that the single repeating beep is not a terminal main board problem and I suspected the CMOS battery not enough juice to store the configuration hence the hanging on cold boot but changing it has not helped either I have also swapped RAM and graphics card ATI radeon XT from my other PC to eliminate those components as suspect Also tried running the RAM as rather than - Symptoms remained each time I then noticed that the DVD rom was not always recognised in the BIOS and so suspected an IDE channel failure After discussion with tech support people at ABIT I then RMAed the motherboard and replaced it for an ASUS K V X SE Since fitting the ASUS board the only remaining problem is that the PC will still not boot first time from cold You have to do a hard reset and then it boots fine and runs very well into windows I have now been investigating threads about the WD JD hard drive and its compatibility with the VT R chipset I have jumpered the HDD to lock at mb s Have also swapped in a different DVD drive but no change I am left with thinking that this is a BIOS setting issue or a SATA IDE conflict or BOOT issue I have tried play with boot order and the RAID screen but there appears to be nothing to change there I have also flashed the BIOS to from the ASUS web site I have checked for motherboard shorts seems clear I am also thinking of getting an EIDE HDD just to see if this is the problem but can t see why SATA shouldn t run with IDE on the same board So far I have Changed PSU twice Changed the mainboard Swapped in RAM Swapped in Graphics Card Changed GPU fan supply source Changed CMOS battery Changed voltages in the bios at the advice of the tech support man in UK Run various software based hardware checks eg PC Check and memtest which have all passed Sorry bout the war and peace but having read many threads it seems to pay to be thorough I really am starting struggle... Read more

A:PC will only boot after hard reset.

Wow, sounds like you've essentially swapped in a brand new computer.

You didn't put jumpers on the hard drive, did you? I've heard of that messing up SATA drives. Poke around the BIOS and mess with the drive settings, including raid configs that might not exist. it definately sounds like a BIOS problem related to your hard drive.

That does seem like a royal pain though.
 

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i want to hard reset my laptop bac to out of the box factory settings but everytime i try it with the f11 option it keeps asking for a disc to continue. laptop didnt come with a operating system disc. and if i try to fully reset it throught the options menu it doesnt do anything, all it does is say this will take a moment then that screen closes and nothing ever happens it takes me back to my desktop but never resets my computer.

A:i can not hard reset my laptop

Hello, Your PC came with Windows 8.1. The Win 10 upgrade killed the recovery partition. You need an HP Recovery disc set . The Grzy

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My mother has Computer sometimes hard boot reset without won't an HP that runs Windows Vista Premium Home Its about - yrs old Two weeks ago the power went off for a few minutes when it was on Computer won't boot sometimes without hard reset or in sleep mode When she tried to turn it back on she could see the quot cd light quot blink once or twice the fans came on but no power I found the directions to unplug all the cords and hold the power button down to reset it Well it worked I then ran Malwarebytes and it did find one or two things but they were removed Today she called me to tell me the same thing happened But the power never went out She had it on and it must have gone into a sleep mode and Computer won't boot sometimes without hard reset nothing worked to bring it out She had to reset it again Does anyone know what would be causing this to happen I m wondering if its something I could easily fix myself or if we need to bring it to someone to be repaired

A:Computer won't boot sometimes without hard reset

Hello kat91119,Some people have been able to awaken the monitor when the computer is in "sleep" mode by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL (not holding them) and then clicking cancel. You could try going through this troubleshooting guide: How to Troubleshoot a Vista or Windows 7 Sleep Mode Problem.You will note that they recommend updating the display drivers and the system bios, first. I wouldn't worry about the bios at this point but would check the computer manufacturer's web site to see if they have an "updated" display driver. How to determine the dispaly adapter name and version then go to manufacturer's website:First, click "Start" (the globe) and right mouse click on "Computer" and click "Properties."Select "Device Manager" then click on the (+) next to "Display Adapters." Write down the make and model number.Next, right mouse click on the Display Adapter and click "Properties," "Driver" tab, and write down driver date and driver version.Now you can go the computer manufacturer's web site (i.e. Dell, HP, Acer, etc.), look for "Download Drivers and Software" (may have to click on Support, first). Enter either "Tag number" or exact "make and model number." Select the computer operating system (Vista 32 or Vista 64).Look for your exact display adapter, note date and driver version. If newer, download and install.Finally, proceed with the troubleshooting guide.I hope it helps.

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Sometimes after a power failure, the computer wont reboot from the hard disk. Instead we get a statement which says, and I loosely quote: Boot hardware not found. Insert disc and press F1 or press F2 for setup.

Last night the disc wouldnt let it boot up either. I went to F2 and tried to change the boot from the CDROM to the hard disk, the problem was HARD DISK was not in the window as a selection. Finally after doing some things that now I cant remember, I went back to the same window and low and behold Hard disk is now a part of the selection. The computer then booted from the hard disk, and is now operating fine.

Can someone explain to me what I did to get it working so that when this happens again I have the method of repair at hand. Thanks so much.

Mike

A:How To Reset Boot From Hard Disk

You probably clicked on Automatically detect hard drive in the Bios. You should purchase a UPS device to stop your computer corruption from power failures. In time your hardware will be damaged.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/81082/how-to-reset-boot-from-hard-disk/
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Hi all nbsp Just reset laptop, deleted OS Hard yesterday I tried using my laptop at which point it froze and I had to force it to shut down After several failed attempts at switching it on again it gave me the error message that it found no bootable device nbsp Looking on the HP website I saw that Hard reset laptop, OS deleted they recommended a hard reset which I performed However now when I switch the laptop on it asks me to install an OS nbsp I do have a repair disc however I have no system image for my own laptop which I can use to resotre it I do have my files backed up I've tried using my brother's laptop's system image we have the same model but my laptop would not recognise it on the external hard drive on which it is saved nbsp Does anyone know how I could get my OS back without purchasing a new install disc nbsp Thank you nbsp in advance for the help nbsp Extra info in case it is relevant nbsp Laptop was purchased in Summer Upgraded to Windows from in Summer Have had no problem with Windows until now nbsp

A:Hard reset laptop, OS deleted

Hi, As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 7, you can just create your own Windows 10 installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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My laptop won't start.  I have read through this blog, and did a hard reset (twice) and it still won't start.  I've had this issue in the past and have been able to solve it with a hard reset, but not this time.   What else can I do? The battery still had some "juice" in it as recently as last week, as I was able to use it without power for a few hours with no problems.   Thanks.  

A:Laptop still won't turn on after hard reset

Hi there @PaulaEmde,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your notebook is not powering up. I am happy to help with this. When it is plugged in do you see a charging LED lit?When you try to power it on, is there any sound of the unit starting, like the fans spinning or the sound of the hard drive spinning up?Do you have another power adapter available that you can try?Have you tried a different electrical outlet?Do you have a direct power connection, or are you using a power bar, or UPS? For now give these a try, and let me know the results and the answers to my questions. Hopefully one of these will resolve the issue, but if not, the answers may help to localize the cause.Using and Testing the AC Power AdapterHP Notebook PCs - Computer does not start (Windows 8)Improving Battery Performance (Windows 8, 7, Vista)

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Initially I was facing a problem wherein the keys A,S,D,F and some other keys were not working. The mousepad was also not working fine. I searched the net and got a page that suggested hard reset. Hence, I did the followingStep 01. Turned OFF the NotebookStep 02. Un-plugged the Power/AC Adapter and also removed the BatteryStep 03. Pressed and Held the Power Button of the Notebook for a full minuteStep 04. Re-inserted the battery back in  As soon as I re-inserted the battery, the following happenedPower button with LED indicator - is continuously onBattery charging LED indicator - is continuously onPower/standby LED indicator - is continuously onScreen is blank. Nothing is displayed on screen If I remove the battery the lights shut down. As soon as I put the battery the lights are on. Pressing the power button continuouslt doesn't help. Can someone please help in resolving the issue and starting my laptop.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Laptop-does-not-start-after-hard-reset/td-p/5679394
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my speakers and microphone had stopped working...everything else was fine so i followed the steps to resolve issue on hp support.when it asked to do a hard reset i followed the instructions but my laptop will not now restart...am just getting a very quick flash fron on button then nothing...need help to resolve this

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A:How to reset a Laptop Hard disk password

SORRY, you'll have to read the tech guy forum rules on this one. No one here can supply Information on unlocking passwords etc. We cannot verify your reasons for doing so!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-reset-a-laptop-hard-disk-password.773789/
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Can't start windows after hard resert. Had successfully upgraded to windows 10 and was working properly. Did not completely get iso image for windows 10. Tried starting with hp recovery got fail error 570

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Hi @deenot,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with recovery error 570. I will be glad to help you. Please look at the following links.HP Notebook PCs - System Recovery May Fail or Display Error Message (Windows 7, or Vista)Microsoft Error code: "570 User ID Failed" Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Gud day, asking for support how to hard reset HP Stream x360 Convertible LaptopCo'z when i turn on the unit the light was blingking the same when sleep mode???

A:Hard Reset HP Stream x360 Convertible Laptop

Hi @Yes69? ,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Notebook and Notebook does not turn on. Try performing a hard reset. When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows 8.Please let me know how this goes.Thanks.

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Hello, I was hoping maybe somebody could help me with this laptop. The issue I'm having is most of the time when I walk away from it and leave it on, upon returning the screen is just black, the computer is running but there is no response on the keyboard or mouse, which requires a hard shutdown and a restart. It then says it was not shut down properly, I start it up, and it runs fine until the next time I walk away and it does this freeze thing. I also want to note that it does not always do this, sometimes it sleeps like it should, but the problem is increasing in frequency.

A:Laptop screen goes black, requiring hard reset

No I have had this before its the drivers, the video card is going out, anything? Nobody on this forum has seen a laptop that would keep running but freeze on a black screen after going idle?

Take a guess!

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Dear HP, My laptop will not turn on anymore. Nothing happens. I tried the hard reset, by unplugging everything. Also battery and power cord. pressed on/off button for 30 seconds. When I put in the power cord. The led next to it, is not burning. Dear HP, do you have a suggestion what I can do to fix this problem? With kind regards,Richard

A:Laptop wil not turn on anymore. Hard reset is not working

If the power jack LED is not on we can figure it may be the power supply. It might not be putting out power. Just about any electronics shop can test its power output. How old is the unit? Still under warranty?

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A:Solved: Windows 7 Freezes, have to hard reset, then wait 10 min until I can boot back

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A:Computer doesn't boot into hard drive(s)

When you say it hangs when trying to boot from your hard drives, do you get any kind of message? Or just a blinking cursor in the top left of your screen?

Also, I'm assuming you are using the default boot manager to choose which OS to boot?

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A:Ext Hard Disk doesn't boot but is partially seen

Well if you can still get it to connect to the computer (whether it looks normal or says it needs to be formatted) download HD Tune ( HD Tune website ) they have a free trial and see what it looks like under the health tab for your portable hard drive. Do you see anything in yellow or red? Is/was the drive ever making any clicking sounds? If you can't get it to connect to the software then another option if you don't care/don't have a warranty anymore you can open the case and take the hard drive out, then hook it up inside your desktop to see if it will show up.

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A:Laptop doesn't boot

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic55208.html

also
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html

a no-posting laptop probably will require professional repair.
 

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A:My laptop doesn't boot normally!!!

The cooling fan is not working right and based on the bad display once the sytem does boot up I think maybe the video card has been damaged. One way to tell is to connect to an external monitor and see if you still get the weird display. 

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Hi all.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000. Runnin on windows XP. However i spilt orange juice on it a couple months back and since then it hasn't really been the same. Lately it's been working fine but this morning i pushed down the power button, the laptop begins to boot but then after about 5 seconds switches off. The Caps lock,scroll lock lights flash. But the screen remains black, no back light or anything. I have no idea what is wrong. Please help!

Thanks!

A:HELP! laptop doesn't boot.

Hi V.P.


If the cpu fans have failed, the system could be shutting down to save the cpu/motherboard from overheating. During the brief 5-second start-up, do you hear fans spinning?

Try:
1) Start pressing the F12 key as soon as you can while the system powers up. See if this yields menu. If yes, try selecting the Diagnostics item & see if the diagnostics will run.
2) Should you not be able to get as far as the diagnostics, see if you can press the F2 key and successfully enter Bios Setup. If yes, see if you can select a "Save Default Values & Exit" option.
3) If the diagnostics do not run, or if running them yields no useful information, and if you either cannot enter Setup, or if entering default settings doesn't help -- then try:
---a) open the CD/DVD drive and place your Dell Resources CD in the tray (or if you have an "Ultimate Boot CD" or "Knoppix" CD, you can try one of those). Do not close the CD/DVD tray yet.
---b) power off the notebook
---c) unplug the AC adaptor & remove the battery.
---d) close the cd/dvd tray.
---e) plug in the AC adaptor.
---f) power on the notebook, immediately tapping the F12 key.
---g) select your cd/dvd drive from the list of bootable devices
---h) if your notebook boots OK from the bootable CD, run the diagnostics contained on the CD.

Should none of the above work, you likely have a hardware failure that is going to need a knowledgeable repair tech to diagnose. If the motherboard is badly damaged, you'll want to save what parts still work, save what data you can from the hard drive, and sell the old parts to help pay for the PC that will replace the 6000. Replacement motherboards aren't cheap ... but if you don't mind risking your cash, and you are good at reading the Dell Service manuals (there is an in-depth manual freely available for your laptop --- http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...0/en/index.htm ) --- then you could try the repair yourself. If you run into trouble inside the case & damage your replacement parts, you can find yourself $150 or so less wealthy - and still without a working computer. If Dell repairs the unit, it can cost nearly as much as a brand-new laptop -- I rarely recommend that: except for units where the work is covered by the warranty (and spills are not usually covered).

If the diagnostics run, & turn up some clues, let us know if you have questions
. . . Gary


P.S. ... after "step d" above, you might also wish to try attaching an external monitor.

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It just happened, it was working fine and suddenly the next day when i turned it on, this is what happens. What could be the Problem for this ? hmm, Graphics Card??
or what

Here's the Specifications
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A:Laptop doesn't Boot

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
Also I don't understand the pic ?
 

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A:Laptop doesn't boot up- Help!

probably more than the computer is worth. check ebay for a replacement.
 

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A:Why doesn't this LapTop Boot Up?

I highly doubt it is a power issue. It appears that the issue is with Windows somehow. There was some setting that got screwed up when installing SP2. Have you tried doing a repair install?

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A:Laptop doesn't boot.

Remove all non essential hardware till you find the bad component. Remove any USB drives in the computer (USB Flash, HDD, Card Reader, Camera, Phone etc) Remove the battery, Run the computer only on the power adapter. Do you get the same? Remove the HDD, Remove all but one stick of RAM. If you still can't get to the Bios, then there is a major hardware issue motherboard or processor that has failed.

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A:Gateway laptop doesn't recognize hard drive

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A:chkdsk at boot doesn't clean up hard drive problems

run it again with the chkdsk /f switch (or is it /r) and chose Y for yes when it asks to do it at next boot then reboot. It should fix up the problems.

Oh my bad, didnt notice that you already did that. my apologies

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A:Solved: PC doesn't boot up when External Hard Drive plugged in...

This is a fairly common problem without a common solution. On 2 of my machines, after trying it for the ump-teenth time, the machines suddenly started to boot with the externals plugged in.

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And definitely check the boot order. If USB is near the top, move it lower on the list or remove it altogether, if possible.
 

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A:[SOLVED] hard disk doesn't boot, start up windows

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A:Laptop powers on but doesn't boot up.

'fraid to say it doesn't look good at all. If it were just your hard drive that were the problem you'd at least have a message from your BIOS saying something along the lines of "Operating system not found". The lack of any BIOS activity at all indicates motherboard failure (assuming you're certain it's not a display issue, but it doesn't sound like it to me).

24V input on a laptop designed for 19V is a massive difference, though: never more than 0.5V above or below is the rule of thumb. I'm not sufficiently qualified/experienced to tell you that you cooked your motherboard, but experience tells me your mobo is cooked nonetheless. I've had two laptops die due to motherboard failure - the first simply stopped working from one second to the next, but the second died a slow and painful death where it simply became less and less reliable, until it finally stopped booting in the way you describe. The point being that readjusting the voltage on your power adapter may have been enough for one last power-on, allowing you and your laptop to say your final farewells.

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A:when restart laptop doesn't boot

I'd suggest posting over in the Internal Hardware forums for some more expert advice:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/ 

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Is this a new laptop still under warranty or not?
 

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Sounds like the drive is failing or has failed.  Power on, press f12 several times until a boot menu appears and enter the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended test on the drive -- if you receive an error such as 2000-0142, etc., the drive has failed.  If you need help selecting a replacement drive, we'll need to know the system model information (i.e., Inspiron 5730, N5110, etc.).

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Have quite some experience with the aesus tools, never failed here, but have no idea about what went wrong in your case, can be anything, software or hardware. One thing:





Quote:
and selected to clone the disk from the external to the internal hard drive


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hi,

Do you work in an IT shop or have much experience with computers?

What laptop were you using?

It sounds like you may have snapped a cable somewhere or dislodged one somewhere.


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3 beeps usually indicates an issue with the motherboard.
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Quote:
I wanted to help a friend of mine by downgrading his Windows 8 laptop.


YES & NO, down to your UEFI/BIOS firmware setting.

As this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8.

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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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OK have you tried a hard drive diagnostic in the BIOS (F10)? If the hard drive is not visible there I think we need to begin talking about a replacement. Providing us the model of the laptop is a good way to help us help you.

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A:laptop hard to boot after virus scan

Hello Nasdaq, and thank you for taking the time to help me. 
 
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Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : James [Admin rights]
Mode : Remove -- Date : 09/10/2014  17:37:15
 
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 2 ¤¤¤
[Suspicious.Path] BrowserSyncSetup.exe -- C:\Users\James\AppData\Roaming\BrowserSync\BrowserSyncSetup.exe[-] -> KILLED [TermProc]
[Suspicious.Path] IEBrowserSync.exe -- C:\Users\James\AppData\Roaming\BrowserSync\IE\IEBrowserSync.exe[-] -> KILLED [TermProc]
 
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 21 ¤¤¤
[Suspicious.Path] (X64) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2796882250-677299055-3329080932-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | BrowserSync : "C:\Users\James\AppData\Roaming\BrowserSync\BrowserSyncSetup.exe"repair update startup [x] -> DELETED
[Suspicious.Path] (X64) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2796882250-677299055-3329080932-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | IEBrowserSync : "C:\Users\James\AppData\Roaming\BrowserSync\IE\IEBrowserSync.exe" [x] -> DELETED
[Suspicious.Path] (X86) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2796882250-677299055-3329080932-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | BrowserSync : "C:\Users\James\AppData\Roaming\BrowserSync\BrowserSyncSetup.exe"repair update startup  -> ERROR [2]
[Suspicious.Path] (X86) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2796882250-677299055-3329080932-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | IEBrowserSync : "C:\Users\James\AppData\Roaming\BrowserSync\IE\IEBrowserSync.exe"  -> ERROR [2]
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : 75.76.84.102 75.76.84.103  -> NOT SELECTED
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : 75.76.84.102 75.76.84.103  -> NOT SELECTED
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet002\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : 75.76.84.102 75.76.84.103  -> NOT SELECTED
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{9C3F8858-6950-476D-AED0-2B3C81110734} | DhcpNameServer : 75.76.84.102 75.76.84.103  -> NOT SELECTED
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{FF494F62-D114-4F9F-A06B-5730E5B90BCA} | DhcpNameServer : 172.18.206.215 172.18.206.215  -> NOT SELECTED
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{9C3F8858-6950-476D-AED0-2B3C81110734} | DhcpNameServer : 75.76.84.102 75.76.84.103  -> NOT SELECTED
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{FF494F62-D114-4F9F-A06B-5730E5B90BCA} | DhcpNameServer : 172.18.206.215 172.18.206.215  -> NOT SELECTED
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[PUM.Policies] (X64) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2796882250-677299055-3329080932-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System | DisableRegistryTools : 0  -> NOT SELECTED
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A:Re: My laptop does not boot, it cannot detect the hard drive

 think that at this point, the best thing for you to do is call us. It might be that the computer is just shy of a year and is still in warranty. What ever the case, a phone support professional can certainly discuss your options with you.  What you can do, is use the following link to create yourself a case number, then call and it may help speed up the call process:Step 1. Open link: www.hp.com/contacthp/Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detectStep 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options - click on Get phone numberCase number and phone number appear. 

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Hello Golf007,

Welcome to the forums.

This sounds like the Vista indexing service indexing the files on your HDD. This will take a while, but it should only do so when your not using your computer. More info here. Indexing Options

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Well, decided it wasn't worth the hassle. Backed up the personal data and did a factory recovery.  End of story.  Would be nice to know what happened, though.

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To make sure it works you can use EasyBCD and make it do that.

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You might consider doing a clean install at this point. A clean installation, over an upgrade, seems to resolve a host of different problems. The only issue might be whether or not your Win-10 has been activated. I'm unclear if you are able to still fully access your system, but if you can get to the 'System' (Start > Ctrl Panel> System), take a look at see if it shows if it's been activated.
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Well...I have had to run System Repair a couple of times when attempting to correct boot problems (self-inflicted)...so I would try running it again.
 
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Hi my teenage son s Toshiba Satellite Laptop L -S won t boot from hard drive On powering up displays Toshiba logo and allows F to SETUP or F to Boot Menu Does not allow F to Safe Mode Without action screen then goes to black with cursor in Drive Won't Toshiba Hard Boot Satellite Laptop from upper left corner Have tried the following Made Windows repair sik from other computer Will boot from repair disk Repair routine does not find problems Tried to restore to previous good Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot from Hard Drive restore point - spends much time copying files hard drive seems to be working but still will not reboot Removed hard drive and used EZ-CONNECT to put on USB port on other computer Can see and copy files on hard drive Ran virus scan on hard drive using MALWAREBYTES Found some minor viruses and repaired Reinstalled hard drive tried booting into HDD Recovery mode by powering on while pressing quot quot Displayed quot HDD RECOVERY MODE quot at bottom left of screen but did not do anything Tried the quot remove battery disconnect AC power press power button for seconds quot trick No success So now what The hard drive seems to be okay but it s certainly not booting from there The motherboard seems to be okay since it boots from a repair disk I don t know what to try next Thanks in advance for your help

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot from Hard Drive

Forgot one other thing I did - while I had the hard drive hooked up to another computer via EZ_CONNECT, I ran chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r on it. Both completed normally with no errors.

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We're having a problem with my son's computer hard laptop due drive. won't Toshiba to full boot that we haven't been able to solve or find an online solution He has a Toshiba Satellite L Toshiba laptop won't boot due to full hard drive. with a GB hard drive He was using it to play xBox live using the ethernet connection and after some time he noticed the computer screen was blank with a movable cursor He turned off the computer hoping that the problem would resolve itself when rebooted He shut it down with the power button but when he powered it back on it went to the Windows Error Recovery screen He launched Startup Repair but that resulted in a black screen with the mouse cursor Starting Windows normally brought him back to the Windows Error Recovery Screen after sitting on the quot Starting Windows quot screen for a minute or so Using a Windows install disk to attempt a repair install only brings up the same black screen with the mouse cursor Booting from a Linux thumb drive gives quot error mounting quot message when trying to access the hard drive and says quot a file system wasn't safely closed on Windows quot We've followed the quot Troubleshooting Windows Failure to Start quot guide on this forum and nothing has worked to load or repair Windows until Step Partition Wizard boots and shows the hard drive with partitions A screen image is attached His main partition is full but we can see all of his files when we explore that partition We were able to copy the two smaller partitions to an external hard drive but get an quot out of memory quot error when trying to copy the GB main partition Obviously the full hard drive is a problem and we wonder if the computer may have gone into hibernation and is an additional complication to accessing the hard drive We've thought that if we could delete some files on the hard drive maybe Windows would boot but we can't access the drive to delete them At this point with a full hard drive and seemingly no way to back up his files we're looking for help before trying to make changes to the drive which might further put his data in jeopardy As you may have guessed he has no backup of his important files so we want to make sure we are doing the right thing before we proceed Thanks

A:Toshiba laptop won't boot due to full hard drive.

I would run a chckdsk /f with an installation DVD. You can also pull off stuff from the full drive with a live Linux CD or use that.

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