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Re: Panasonic CF-72 laptop won't go into windows.
Hard drive is acting weird but it could be corrupt system files as well Best thing to do is to restore the laptop back to factory defaults and see if it goes thru, if it doesn't go thru then try another known good hard drive and if you can restore it back to factory defaults with the known good drive then you know that the original hard drive is bad.
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This laptop has a SATA hard drive. The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
On any Panasonic Toughbook, I would try to hold down the power button for 12-15 seconds continously unit you hear an audible beep and that will cause the unit to "reset". Then you should be able to power back on as normal. If this does not work, try unplugging the Toughbook, taking out the battery pack. Do not yet put the battery back in but plug it back in. Then try to start the unit. If this does not still work, then try holding down the power button again for 12-15 seconds. If the unit is just stuck in suspend or hibernate then one of these actions is almost certain to work.
From Richard, Montreal Based Panasonic Canada Authorized Toughbook Dealer since 1989.
try taking out all peripherals like mouse printer keyboard leave screen pluggged n then press and hold the power button for 2 minutes then plug in your mouse and keyboard and see if it boots hope this helps
Yu possibly have a virus You will need to format the hard drive and reload Windows if this doesn't work you will need a new hard drive. Try to "defragment the hard drive 1st. check the disk for errors.
i repair laptop every day and i have never seen and inverter board shut down the computer.in less it was total shorted. it sounds more like the fall my have damaged the hard drive. if a the drive wont spin it will cause the laptop to power down cause the little motor will over heat in a matter of seconds.if the laptop was on when it fell then its more than lickly the drive.