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Help on turning on computer

Hello, I attempt to turn on my computer and it does as follows: I press the on button, it acts like it's going to turn on and then it suddenly shuts down. What's the problem?

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Re: Help on turning on computer


Its hard to answer based on the available information. Basically it could be a number of things.

ie. the RAM is faulty, the first thing it reads from the OS tells it to shutdown due to some malicious software etc. etc...

Can you try to boot to the bios? If you can do the diagnostics to see if there are any hardware problems.

Also, you may want to see if you can put in a bootable disk to see if it works. I suggest you use the recovery disk that came with the laptop.

good luck.


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Why My Inspiron mini will not start?


It is unfortunate that the computer is not turning on. Request you to try following the below steps which might help:

    (1)Turn off the computer.
    (2)Remove all the external peripherals like AC Adaptor, flash drives, battery, etc.
    (3)Press and hold the power button for 30sec which releases the static on the computer (if any)
    (4)Put back the battery and plug in the AC Adaptor.
    (5)Let the computer charge for some time.
    (6)Try turning on the computer.
    If the computer doesn't turn on then check hoe the Power LEDs on the system, battery and AC Adaptor react. Then I can check and help you further.

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Laptops use the convenient touchpad and integrated scroll mouse that allow you to use just your finger to navigate Web pages, documents and open files and programs. Just like all other hardware, the laptop's integrated touchpad and mouse can experience errors and problems that cause you to lose functionality for a length of time. Whether the laptop's mouse is not working because of internal errors or conflicts with another device, several "tricks" can work to restore it.

Locate the function "Fn" button on your laptop in the lower left corner of the keyboard. Look in the keyboard's upper row (the F1 through F12 buttons) for an icon of a touchpad or computer mouse. This keyboard button acts as the toggle switch to enable and disable the built-in mouse and touchpad function. Press and hold the "Fn" button together with the mouse icon button. Look for the disable/enable symbol that briefly displays on your screen. Slide your finger over the laptop's mouse and attempt to use it as normal. Press the Windows keyboard key if using Windows 7, type "main.cpl" in the search box and press "Enter." Press the left arrow key to navigate over to the "Device Settings" tab. Press the tab key to reach the "Enable" button in this section. Press "Enter" on your keyboard. Press the tab key to reach the "Disable internal pointing device" check box. Press the space bar to remove the check mark. Put your finger on the touchpad, and move the pointer down to the "Apply" button. Click "Apply" to save the settings. Close the mouse "Properties" box. Press the keyboard "Windows" logo key to open the "Start Menu." Press the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate to the "Shut Down" or "Turn Off Computer" menu. Press the up or down arrow key to highlight "Restart." Press "Enter" to restart your computer and attempt to use the laptop mouse as it should normally function. Open the "Control Panel." Go to the "Add and Remove" or "Uninstall" programs section. Highlight any secondary mouse devices in the list that you have installed for your laptop, such as an external USB mouse. Select the "Uninstall" option to remove any software and settings associated with this secondary mouse. Restart your computer and attempt to use the built-in laptop mouse as normal. Check to see if the mouse is working properly. Press the keyboard's "Windows" button to open the "Start Menu." Press the keyboard's arrow keys, "Enter" button and "Tab" to navigate to and open the "Control Panel." Go to the "Hardware and Sound" section, and press "Enter." Navigate to "Device Manager," and press "Enter" to open it. Find "Mice and other pointing devices from the list" and open its "Properties" dialog box. Select the "Driver" tab and choose "Update Driver." Allow Windows to search the Internet for drivers and to update them automatically. Restart your computer after the drivers are updated, and use your mouse as normal.
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My sony vaio eb (e series) wont turn on, the power button flashes green! PLEASE HELP!

test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty

even something as small as faulty fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive check all power and data leads make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd drives need to have current go through make sure these devices are working

check the CPU central processing unit make sure it has thermal paste and dust free secure seating

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Hello sir, I have a problem with my Toshiba Dynabook 2140. I have changed its hard disk and I can't go to the bios setup menu how can I go to it. I have tried many times on hitting Del, F10, F12,...

Hussain - Greetings!
Do the following:
1. Turn on computer by holding down power button while pressing the ESC key.
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2. Release ESC key
3. Press F1 key

You should now have the BIOS screen
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> Open the Laptop back panel. Locate the CMOS battery, remove it & then with the
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How to go in safe mode?


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While pressing the F8, a windows option will be the next screen to appear, amongst the windows option, you will see safe mode there, use your keyboard arrow key to scroll to safe mode and press enter.

By now,your computer should be loading on safe mode.

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Best Methods to resolve the problem :
Update to obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP
Possible causes of this error may include the following:• Hard disk damage :
• General hardware configuration problems with the BIOS, the memory, the hard disk, or with other devices
• Incompatible device driver
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Method 1: Use the Windows Error Reporting toolMethod 2: Method 2: Remove any hardware or any software drivers that you recently added.
Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.
Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
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Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Unplug any new external hardware devices, and then try System Restore. Start System Restore as appropriate for your situation.
Method 3: Run Windows Update, and perform a Microsoft OneCare full service scan
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