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Laptop startup problem

Yes I tried this. I also reseated the memory modules.
looks like it's the hardware problem.

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    Compaq Presario V3000 doesn't start, I don't know if it is a HW or software problem!

  • saurabhh Dec 01, 2008

    Same problem.

  • abd_musawir Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same problem too. :(

    Cannot startup. Need to turn on and off several times and if I'm reaaally lucky, the laptop will startup.

  • Muisyo Dec 30, 2008

    Once i power on the laptop,all lights seem to be o.k but it doesn't load neither start-up nor operating system.What might be the cause for this?



    Alex

  • derekmorgan Dec 31, 2008

    Same stuff, lights but no screen or response

  • Muisyo Dec 31, 2008

    The harddrive is o.k,DIMMS o.k,processor o.k.Please assist.



    Muisyo

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There are several possibilities here. Hardware like the hard disk drive or operating system problems and hopefully that's all it is. I'm assuming all are running XP with all the upgrades. The F8 key while booting XP will give you the option of starting in the SAFE MODE. In this environment open your web browser and go to TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS, DELETE. Ignore all warnings and delete all files and delete all cookies. Reboot.
On reboot see if XP will boot normally. If not reboot ad enter the safe mode again. Either way go to 'start' 'all programs' 'accessories' 'defrag' and run 'defrag'. reboot and hope all is well. If you are able to get through these processes and there are still problems along the way it would seem that there is either a hard drive problem or a corruption of the XP operating system. Your computer willl need expert hands on advice.

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