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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,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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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My HP xw4300 does not start?


What happens when you hit the power button to start it?

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.

Apr 02, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Fan just work for seconds


Replace the fan or your computer will run hot and keep turning off.

Or are you saying this is what happens when you power on the computer? if so: When you press the power button do you hear fansrunning, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lightsconstantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer ofthe DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the laptop is trying toboot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Mar 28, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop fails to boot. no post beeps no video Power light comes on Hard Drive light comes on briefly and the Drive can be heard spinning up then stopping. Laptop was originally purchased in North Korea


Clean first its ram module edge connector with soft eraser. But disengaged first its battery, power source and completely shutdown.

Then put it back and try to boot. If this doesn't help let me know . Leave a comment.

Apr 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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