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Notebook won't start

When I start notebook only goes as far as cd rom on boot up page then I get a blank screen. It looks like halft the boot up configuration is missing.

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  • Katigirl Jan 02, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response, I was able to put the hard drive first but it didn't make a lot of difference. I can't get the black page for last known configuration or access the hard drive. Appreciate your assistance :)

  • Katigirl Jan 10, 2008

    Thanks everyone who gave advice it was really appreciated. Turns out it was my hard drive after all.

    Regards
    Katigirl

  • Katigirl Apr 09, 2008

    Was the hard drive

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That does not mean that the hard drive is bad. if the hard drive is recognized, then the hard drive is still good. you can though, test the hard drive in a known working computer to test

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  • Sean Huffstickler Jan 09, 2008

    you may, at extreme, need to do an in-place-upgrade. this is not hard. take your windows xp cd, with the operating system, boot from it and load the screen. from there, press enter as if installing, then it should find a version of windows already installed, and ask if you want to repair it or go on. F3 to exit. press repair, and let it do it's magic. afterwards you may need to activate it via internet or phone.

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Press the key F1 or F2 or F10 or DELETE when you try to restart your computer before 5 seconds that will open the BIOS page so go to boot order and change it instead of start with cd flopy hard drive put the hard drive first save it and restart the computer it have to work good un less there is a problem with your hard drive or windows software if that is the case restart the computer and press F8 before 5 seconds and you'll see black page with the next options last know good config and save mode click on last an then restart the computer if does not work try save mode of you can acces tue hard drive that means bad windows software if not bad hard drive

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