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Laptop Will Not Turn On or Boot.

This Tip is written to help you troubleshoot the common hardware issues that can cause your Laptop not to boot or start properly.

Sometimes a common cause of this non-start problem is found to be very easily resolved through steps I have outlined in a previous Tip.

Please view this first to eliminate this as a potential issue before proceeding with this hardware troubleshoot.

If the issues persist after following those steps then a hardware problem is the main suspect here. Often this will be signified by a series of bleeps which are codes to indicate where the problem lies. This issue is further discussed in the video below.

The main faults associated with apparent non-start are;

- Faulty or improperly seated RAM.
- Power supply issues or problems.
- Faulty or improperly configured monitor.
- Faulty or badly seated Graphics Card.
- Faulty motherboard.

For the purposes of this Tip, I have included a very useful video dealing with issues that are 'consumer friendly' ways to resolve such a problem. Problems beyond this will require specialist intervention and it is advisable to seek specialist technical help if all these steps have failed to resolve the issue.

Pictures speak a thousand words - Click here to view the video.

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error 0xa0000001 in window

Possibly but it may be caused by many other issues.
This is from Microsofts web answer;

There are many reasons why your system may crash due to these stop errors. The most common scenarios are: Faulty drivers, Hardware issue (especially RAM) or Anti-virus software problem.
You may want to try the following and check if it helps.
Method 1:
Run Memory Diagnostics test to check for any memory problems. Refer the following link for the same.
How do I know if my computer has a memory problem?
Method 2:
Update the chipset, video card, display and network adapter drivers to the latest by visiting the computer manufacturer's website.
Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
Update drivers: recommended links
Method 3:
A clean boot helps to verify if any third party application services or startup item is causing this issue.
You may refer the following KB article to put the computer in clean boot:
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
After the trouble shooting steps please refer to clean boot link to put the computer back to normal start up mode.

Jan 20, 2014 | HP Pavilion Computers & Internet

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Laptop asus pro31series won't start?

The most common reason a computer won't start can be a piece of hardware has failed or is causing a problem but that hardware isn't usually a hard drive, the part of your computer that stores all of your files.To fix such kinds of issue, you can take the following steps.1.create a bootable usb or cd ,there are kinds of software for you to complete this step, you can choose Fix Boot,EasyBootDisk or Windows Boot Genius. I suggest you to use Windows Boot Genius, it is easier and more effective.2.boot your computer from the created disk3.fix the issue after run the softwareBy the way, before any further steps you should make sure the power supply is good. Any hardware issues such as pc power and cable,motherboard corrupted should be troubleshooted.I don't suggest you to try the solution above until you are sure there is nothing to do with the hardware.

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I have a v-epc-001 and when I turn it on it just shows wireless book and a progress bar with 'loading device drivers' underneath it...it never boots to windows

Few computer problems are more frustrating than a laptop that refuses to boot, as troubleshooting becomes infinitely more difficult when you are unable to get into the operating system. By understanding the common causes of laptop booting problems, you may be able to spare yourself the cost of paying an electronics store by resolving the issue on your own.
Laptop computer
Error Messages
If a laptop is unable to boot, there will usually be an error message giving you some idea of the problem's cause. Read this error message to know where to begin in the troubleshooting process. Some common error messages seen on laptop computers during the booting process include "NTLDR" messages, which deal with the operating system, and messages relating to the hard drive and the power supply.

Identifying a Software Issue
If a laptop has trouble booting and displays error messages generated by Windows, the cause is often a failed driver installation or other change that rendered the computer unstable. This type of issue can often be resolved by starting Windows in safe mode, then using the System Restore utility to roll the computer back to the previous configuration. If an external peripheral was recently added to your laptop, such as an external DVD drive, try booting the laptop with the device disconnected, then reconnecting it once Windows is fully loaded.

Identifying a Hardware Issue
Random booting issues on a laptop--those that seem to come and go with no explanation--are often caused by a problem with the hardware. Other symptoms of a possible hardware issue include a system that does not get past the POST screen (the initial monochrome screen displayed when the unit is turned on), or an error message containing the word SMART (this refers to an internal health monitoring system used by hard drives).

Identifying a Heat Issue
For all electronics, heat can be a killer. Heat-related issues can be caused by using the laptop in an unsafe way (such as by putting the laptop on a surface that blocks the air intake port), or by dust building up inside the cooling system. An unacceptable level of noise emanating from the cooling can generally signify that the cooling system needs to be cleaned in order to prevent a more serious issue. If a laptop has a booting problem that only tends to arise after the machine has been in use for extended periods, heat is likely to be the cause.

Do not neglect your laptop's power supply. Laptop power supplies are often quite fragile, and are susceptible to damage from heat (exacerbated by being trapped under a desk or chair) as well as damage to the shielding surrounding the cable. Problems caused by a faulty power supply are often not instantaneous; it can take time for a power-related issue to become evident. To avoid booting problems that may be caused by a power issue, replace your laptop's power supply at the first sign of physical damage.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thank you.

Aug 22, 2011 | ASUS Eee PC 900 16G Notebook

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the keyboard on this laptop jumps perpetually to where the mouse


in which application is happing


if is haps in Ms-word or mail is software issue

if you want to conform the hardware(touchpad)
you can boot with resource disk-choose custom test-run a test on pointing device that will tell you the status of the hardware

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your problem is called BSOD (blue screen of death).
many thing can cause this problem.
most common thing that cause BSOD are Operating system, memory and harddrive.
sometime motherboard+cpu can cause BSOD too, but not as often as memory+hdd+OS.
you should re-installed it first, if you still have BSOD,
ask your technician to check hdd and memory, if they can check motherboard + cpu, it would be good for you,

Jul 04, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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