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My IBM Think Pad will not boot up when I turn it on.

My IBM Think Pad will not start up, when I turn it on all I get is a black screen.

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  • davidpegram2 Sep 06, 2009

    No I can not hear the hard drive and there are light
    flashing.It does ask for a pass word I think, I get
    this prompt and when I enter a pass word I get a
    circle with a hand inside of the circle and a line
    drawn through it.

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    Does the the computer appear to boot up? Can you hear the hard disk spin up and does the hard disk LED light flash? This info will give me an idea of what is wrong with your laptop.

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That's the BIOS password it's asking for. The symbol with the hand in a circle with the line through it is telling you that you've entered an incorrect BIOS password. The system will not boot until you enter the correct one, or manage to reset it through other means (will void any warranties, if applicable).

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Hook up an external monitor to try.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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Do a search for memtest86.iso. Burn this image to a cd and reboot your computer. When your computer reboots it should begin checking your memory for errors. If you still have problems it might be your hard drive.

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There are two possiblities, first is your data cable it may damage so you need to change it or your data cable not plugged properly so check it. Secondly, you need to reset your boot order to resolve your issue.

Thanks & Best of Luck

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