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PC will not reboot.

When I power on the pc, I hear 3 beeps and pc doesn't reboot. The only thing that appears on scree is that monitor works I have an IBM think pad. It worked fine yesterday, but today when I tried to start it, it acted like it was going to power up and then I got 3 beeps, black screen, and nothing. Any ideas?

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  • brad191 Oct 06, 2008

    t30 powers-up but hard drive doesn't spin-up.  Nothing shows on monitor.  Hard drive is working (tested on another t-30).

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Either something has wiped out your operating system and you need to reformat the hard drive and reinstall it, or your hard drive went Since it worked fine the day before and just did this right away, my guess it that your hard drive went bad. But you can try both options though. Hope this helps.

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