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Computer does not boot up The problem maybe the RAM, it could be faulty or just needs reseating to make proper electrical contact.
Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up then remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM for you. Just like you sometimes need a mechanic to repair your car, sometimes you do need a technician to diagnose and identify the fault or faults on your computer. Not only does a good service technican have the experience to deal with this type of problem, they also have the equipment that allows them to look at things the average computer user can't see, and he has a collection of replacement parts that can be used to quickly test individual components on your computer.
If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LED flashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faulty inverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

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SOURCE: I have a sony vaio

this problem about your hard disk or there is no bootable file detected so first you can log in to bios and check your hard disk is detected there if there is no hard disk ?? just remove your hard disk from laptop and reinstall it back and again log in to bios and try to check your boot priority of your hard disk is first and restart your laptop. if still have the same issue just replay me. thank you.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

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SOURCE: won't boot screen black

A black screen on startup can be so many things! I have learned this lesson the hard way. Never turn off the computer when it is half way through the boot procedure. Even when it is taking forever, or having a major problem you must let it run through if possible. Interrupting it once may be ok, but twice or three times is a no no. After you have carelessly restarted and shutdown a few times the black screen may appear. But this time it may be beyond repair for the average computer user. http://tips4pc.com/articles/computer%20troubleshooting/how_to_repair_a_damaged_boot_sec.htm

Good Luck!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5542 won't boot up. Power light comes on but screen is black and computer not making startup noises

try tapping f8 when booting up that gets you into safe mode. then try doing a system restore to before your problems. safe mode can take upto about 20 mins before welcome screen. try it this may help

Posted on Jan 07, 2012

SOURCE: my inspiron mini won't boot up,I just get a black screen and it says the file is possibly corrupt.The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum

Oh wow, and I bet that lil netbook does not have a cd drive, huh? Now you're kinda up the creek without a paddle.

Run the Check Disk utility but you need a drive to do it.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012

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SOURCE: Toshiba satellite M45-S169 won't boot ubuntu from DVD

Your really pushing the lower minimum requirement limits if you're trying to use Ubuntu 11 or Ubuntu 12. Especially with your on-board graphics chip which borrows system ram.

Try Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) instead.

Go Here and download the 1st link on the list under Desktop CD:
http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/

OR...

Here is a direct link to the ISO file you need to download and then burn to a CD:
http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/ubuntu-10.04.4-desktop-i386.iso

If you don't have Software for burning iso's to CD's then download and install this totally FREE CD Burning program:
http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.5.7.0.exe

Posted on May 31, 2012

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