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Hp laptop computer will not boot up. The power comes on and you can not hear the hard drive start spinning - no hard drive clicking either. You can hear the fan start blowing....but nothing on the lcd screen. no beeps at startup. the only way to turn it off at that point is to hold down the power button for about 5 sec.

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Have you installed a new video card or monitor recently? if so try plugging in your previous monitor or plugging your monitor into diffrent ports. (VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP). lastly, it might just be that your monitor has just died. if there was a boot problem your BIOS would show something like this....data:image/jpeg;base64,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    have you installed a new video card or monitor recently? if so try plugging in your previous monitor or plugging your monitor into diffrent ports. (VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP). lastly, it might just be that your monitor has just died. if there was a boot problem your BIOS would show something like this....data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wBDAAkGBwgHBgkIBwgKCgkLDRYPDQwMDRsUFRAWIB0iIiAdHx8kKDQsJCYxJx8fLT0tMTU3Ojo6Iys/RD84QzQ5Ojf/2wBDAQoKCg0MDRoPDxo3JR8lNzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzc3Nzf/wAARCACyARsDASIAAhEBAxEB/8QAGwABAQADAQEBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUCAwQGAQf/xAA0EAABAgQDBQcDBAMBAAAAAAAAAQIDBAURBhIhFjFVlNETIjVBUXSyFBVhIzJCcVJigaH/xAAVAQEBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAf/EABgRAQEBAQEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABMQIy/9oADAMBAAIRAxEAPwD80rmJa9ArM/Cg1ioQ4TJmI1jGzL0RqI5URES+44dq8RccqXNP6lvEkagxZ2cbEZaahRIjVViKxHOsl1VUat1zZrIqa6qq2VETjmNl4026K58ZkN77vbCarUal/wCCW9NVvu8rkmRbrg2qxFxypc0/qNq8RccqXNP6nyoOpP0Kw5KyR2xWuVyo+7kVjcyIq+SPzb7La2/U2SbKB2Eqs1EjrEVF7eyKlu821tPJM3nrp/RUYbVYi45Uuaf1G1WIuOVLmn9TCqvpi/RNpy3bDZaK5zFRzlzXuu6++2npb8nXUotFiwYj4GVJr+KQ2qxiapazcne0Vb3tZLJ3lS6hz7V4i45Uuaf1G1WIuOVLmn9TrmVw5FmI74auTPGjOZq5rURVfkTKjf22yed9+libU1kHy0r9E1rXsa9sVEzXcudytdddF7qt/Oi6bgN+1eIuOVLmn9RtXiLjlS5p/U6pmXw9L2Y98WJEyws6QYt8uZLustlRVS6afi2+5m2Ww2kFI8WM/Kr8uWHEW6r3V0RUvl1ddVS991wOLavEXHKlzT+o2qxFxypc0/qaal9rSBDSRa9YquVXr2jlRqXWyatS90tr+NxTdGw9GkJRkfuRmQ0SI6FDVqro2+qJq7R1r3T1XyA4tqsRccqXNP6jarEVr/fKlzT+ptm1obZaahyd1iOYiwnxEcqoqPdon5VuS/le9lMaY6ipTnQ57Msd8S66LdERFyoioi2RVVL+dk3aJcMNq8RccqXNP6javEXHKlzT+pugrQGRYTkWIn6rkej7vaje/Zf263vDtp/F10S6GCMoSQXZnPWJ2LciZ3N72XvX7q65tyJoqb1QDDavEXHKlzT+o2rxFxypc0/qR1TWyHwCztXiLjlS5p/UbV4i45Uuaf1IwAs7V4i45Uuaf1G1eIuOVLmn9SMALO1eIuOVLmn9RtXiLjlS5p/UjACztXiLjlS5p/UbV4i45Uuaf1IwAs7V4i45Uuaf1G1eIuOVLmn9SMALO1eIuOVLmn9RtXiLjlS5p/UjACztXiLjlS5p/UbV4i45Uuaf1IwAs7V4i45Uuaf1G1eIuOVLmn9SMALO1eIuOVLmn9RtXiLjlS5p/UjAD1mIp+jtqVTaynZpntorUV6d3NmairdHIvlEW/8AummiEakT0tKQ5lk3DfEZG7NFY1NFRsRrnX1TyRU/6Y4i8eqfu4vzUnEmRbr0DahQtFWnOv6Zbpfs7XXv6pn71tNL/wDPjKpS4UeGsGQY2GsOMyK7sruRX50aqIr1SyI5m/XurrqqrABUWqDVZWnMnGzMKJFbHZlRjUTXR29b6b/Rf6N8Sp0Rt3QKa7tEcqpmalnd9FbpmW1morfPNe6nngBZgVWXla3NT0KCj4cRsXs2RILVRFe1US7VulkVSk+u0Vak+ch097HOc9yKjO9dypdV79l0V1kslr+Z5QAWln6W+T7ONLRXx0lWwmPto16Z1VU73qrP/dDRTJySgQHQpyC+K10xBerU3KxudHJvTVcyW/ryJgApwZqnJVe3fKr9KrdYSNuqLlS6ol7b7qnl+PI6vudMhq1ZaUdCT6WLCflZq5zoWVFVVet0zXduS1/MhAC7O1CjxGRfo5BIL1W8O8O+nes1bvXVLt7yb7bvXfHqtFizEaN9A7NEjxIqL2dlbfVqJZ6JZq70t3k9L6ebAF+RrMrL4jm6k6HESBGdFc2GjUVUzLdEXVN39+RlEqVBc1ytpr0eqKt7J/giZd/+V3ZrX8rWPPACpNzsjM1WBMvl3fT2hJGhMajP2oiORLL5236bzum6tSJqJ2kWRVXvd+o/JZ37bXSz7JbfltrbelzzoAvfcqS+GrHSbmJnjOhty52w0c9itS2ZM1mtc3y3p6GqaZJVGzqeyXk2wmJmbGfkVy29VcuZdF1sm/cRgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUcQ+PVL3cX5qTihiBLV2op6TUX5qTyc5CgAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAo4h8eqXu4vzUnFHEPjtS93F+ak4nPmLdAAVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUcQ+O1L3cX5qTihiDx2pe6i/NSeTnzFugAKgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKGIPHal7qL81J5RxD49UvdxfmpOJz5i3QAFQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFHEPj1S93F+ak4o4h8eqXu4vzUnE58xboACoAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACjiHx6pe7i/NScUcQ+PVL3cX5qTic+Yt0ABUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABRxD49UvdxfmpOKOIfHql7uL81JxOfMW6AAqAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAo4h8eqXu4vzUnFHEPj1S93F+ak4nPmLdAAVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUcQa16pe6i/NScUK+lq5UU9JqL81J5JkAAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUcQ+PVL3cX5qTgCc+YtAAVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAf//Z

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You hit the problem right on the head, NO BOOT. All computers have to have a system disk to read whether it is on a floppy or hard drive. your computer is not reading your hard drive. It either is really screwed up from the boot, or it has been formated and has nothing to read. Try installing a new copy of windows or inserting some type of bootable disk. if that works, Install your windows operating system. Insert a disk in your D drive or your CD drive letter and turn the computer off, restart the computer and the disk should boot your computer. Good Luck.

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