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Notebook locked on shutdown

We have a digital hinote VP notebook running on Windows 98 that has been freezing on shutdown. The F8 button has initially fixed this, allowing us to reboot using DOS but it has now locked up.
The screen is frozen on shutdown and the menu panel alongside is showing a padlock. The F8 button no longer has any effect.
Can you help us please??

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Re: Notebook locked on shutdown

Did you try removing the battery?
in worst case, you will have to open the laptop carefully and you should find a lithium battery inside, disconnect it to reset for a few minutes, reconnect.

hope this helps

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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then u not need winxp recovery disk.
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Go to satrt menyu then run then type in run "chkdsk /r" then press enter then press "y"
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Please help


Based on your description, it would seem that Windows is looking for a program that is no longer there and either halts/freezes or does some other thing out of the ordinary.

Initially, suggestion/procedures are:
1. Boot in "Safe Mode", that is press F8 before Windows start to boot and arrow up to select, hit enter;
2. It may take some time but soon as Windows has booted in Safe Mode, go to "Start", click on "Run", in the next small windows, type "msconfig" less the quotes, hit enter;
3. In the msconfig window, un-check everything you feel would not be needed. They maybe updates and autochecks. Normally, what is only important is your anti-virus. Or you can try unchecking everything, restart Windows and see what programs does not run or if any glitch(es). Thereafter, you can F8 again an check to restore the missing programs.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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■ Press and hold down the power button for at least 4 seconds.
■ Unplug the notebook from external power and remove the battery pack.

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