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Computer wont completely boot

My computer will not completely boot. I know my battery is dead but it happens when I am pluged in. Someone told me this could be the problem

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Nope a bad battery will not keep a machine from booting..

Does it shut off or do you get an error or does nothing come up when you turn it on???

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