This problem only started a few days ago and its driving me up the wall!!! This laptop will be a year old in about 4 days so im very anxious to get it fixed. The problem is that it wont boot up! I hit the power button all the quicklaunch LEDs turn on, the fan turns on, and the cd drive works but nothing....a blank screen and i know its not the LCD because there is no hard drive activity. Now the weird part, if I turn it back off and remove the battery and run it of the A/C ONLY then it will boot up and i have a fully functional Dv2000. I cant figure it out!!!
Please help I do not want to resort to a system recovery :-(
Re: Black screen wont boot, will if battery removed.
Its most likely windows......Im just about ready to upgrade to vista ultimate so im not too worried anymore. Installing ultimate will erase my entire hard drive so it should fix the problem if its windows related. I will post here if the problem is fixed.
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I would suspect a glitch in the MBR/software, a black screen with a white cursor in the top left, BUT, Try this , when you shut down always unplug, remove battery when you use at home connected to AC. At boot in BIOS, BOOT sequence, change to Boot from HDD first. Also remove DVD's, CD's from the DVD/CD rom drive, if the machine has boot from DVD/CD rom as a default, it will try to read the disk in the drive first, delaying a switch to second HDD boot. This is a general idea in the Boot sequence procedure: http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/change-boot-order-xp-vista/
Try holding down the esc button during a cold boot, as soon as you hit the power button you must hold down the esc key. Try it a few times waiting at least ten seconds between boots. If a screen comes up choose hard drive and computer should boot. This is only a workaround to a manufactures defect on the motherboard and will not fix the computer. But if it does post when you do this you will know it is a defective motherboard.
It sounds like two possible things. One thing may be that your screen is not working anymore. Can you get a monitor and plug it into your port located on the side of your laptop? If your screen pops up on the monitor this tells us your screen is either in need of replacement or a connection may be loose.
If that is not the case......
Another thing is your hard drive may not be initiating. If you feel confident enough I would open the back where the hard drive is located and make sure the hard drive is not loose. Does it give you any beeping sounds when you turn it on? Can you count the number of beeps? This will tell you what the problem is on boot up. Also, is it a black screen with a cursor blinking?
is what happen to your laptop is lower specs i thought..so you need to re-install the windows comptaible to your laptop and meet the specs...but before you do that you need to back up 1st your important files..