Geekman, my hardrive only does this 50-75% of the time. It does turn on after fighting with it for 10 - 15 minutes. Usually the way i get it to turn on is when the hard drive does not turn on i smack the area in which the hard drive is located, or i will spin the computer to get the momentum to get the hard drive spinning. Once on, it will run all day with no problems. I have a new hard drive for it, but i don't have a reinstall disk for xp as i bought the laptop used.
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Re: my laptop doesn't Boot
The Key symbol at the top left hand corner of the screen means that the laptop is protected with a password, you need the password to start the computer, if you got it second hand ask the person you got it from for the password..
Depending upon the brand of the laptop, the password can be stored in the BIOS, this password can be removed if the BIOS battery is removed, wait fot approx. 1 hour, insert the battery and configure the BIOS setting and the laptop is functional again.
If the password is stored in an EEPROM chip then your laptop is a piece of junk and the cost of a replacement motherboard would not be worth it (put your money towards a new laptop). If by luck you know of a knowledgeable hacker he/she may be able to help you out, it requires a bit of hardware and software to reprogram the EEPROM chip.
Your problem is simpler, basically you have a faulty hard drive, the clicking sound is proof.
You can replace the hard drive, install the operating system software on the new hard drive with all the drivers for your hardware devices and your programs etc.
Chances are you have lost your data on the hard drive (hope you have backed up your data).
If you manage to get your laptop running for a short time, then you may be lucky to save your data before it crashes again.
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Step 1: Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key this will vary depending on your computer and operating system Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hard drive is missing from the system. Or, just does not recognize it.
obvious - Remove any USB devices like drives and any media from disc player.
Its trying to load, but can't find bootable hard drive, CD, or USB...
the hard drive and reseat (reconnect). Check BIOS by pressing an F key during
boot. Look on the screen for correct Function key. Might be F2 key. Verify
BIOS recognizes the drive. It must be listed! There is no going forward if
it's not. Check boot order and make internal hard drive first. Save and
At boot up, after the POST, each time the HDD led blinks, the laptop produces a loud "beep", and refuses to boot, as if this phenomenon prevented the HDD to be read.
If I press the power button, it stops beeping. When I release it, it starts beeping again.
If I press F8 at the beginning and then ask for a normal boot, It boots normally. Anyway, in windows, I have some strange activity, like I would continually pressing Alt+Tab. If I press Esc, it stops immediately and then all seems to work fine.
restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults after windows has loaded your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP: The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include: IDE0 means Pri master IDE1 means Pri slave IDE2 means Sec master IDE3 means Sec slave
Here is a solution for your problem.Please follow the below steps to boot your laptop.
1. First of all insert the CD from which you want to boot your laptop.
2. Shut down your system.
3. Press the power and then start it again and press the "C" key to boot from the CD.
If this method doesn't work, you can try pressing F2 or F12 at startup and selecting the CD drive from the list of options.
If neither method works, hold the "Esc" key while restarting the computer and press F1 when prompted to access the BIOS. From there, you can change the boot order so that the computer attempts to boot from the CD before any other devices.
This will surely help you out.Thanks you.Have a good day.