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Sometimes it boots sometimes it wont

I saw on some of the other forums people having similar issue, didnt see any intelligent solutions thats why I'm here system board ? short somewhere else? what? plz help

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    mike stotz Feb 10, 2008

    I appreciate the help but unfortunately to no avail.  Today I haven't been able to get it to boot.  Not even to several different bootable discs I have (i.e. 2 different windows disks, A recovery utility cd I have, )  I'll be a little more specific as to the symptoms.  When I press the power button it appears to post, then hard drive light illuminates for a second or two, then pc goes to look towards the dvd drive ( to look for any bootable media, as it should) then thats all she wrote green power light stays lit, but thats all the function it has.  When I could get it to boot I went into bios and made sure all settings where correct, which they were.  
    I think it might possibly be a problem with sys board.  All the different trouble shooting I've done points that direction.  
    The notebooks owner is one of my best customers and I've love to get this resolved as promptly as possible.       
    Where could I obtain that tool you mentioned earlier, I'm very interested. 
    Thanks a bunch, Mike Stotz 


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Hello Mike:

Sometimes is the trouble here..but lets go through a few things to check...perhaps maybe one of mine someone else didn't think of...

1) remove the battery and unplug from the wall. Hold power button on...plug into power...let boot.

2) Perhpas it is software related...your MBR could be corrupt...boot to DOS (you can create a dos diskette from boot.com) or simply hit F8 to boot in DOS mode. at the C prompt type FDISK/mbr. This will not harm your data...it will rebuild your Masterboot record. There a few nasty viruses that hide in the MBR (Master Boot Record) running this ustility will wipe it out.

3) On the otherhand you could have a more serious problem...motherboard or CPU. TRoubleshooting this items in a laptop is a bit trickier than a desktop...you could purchase one of those troubleshooters for about 20 bucks...you plug intoLPT1 and USB...power laptop and read the lights.

Hope I have been soem help...

Good Luck my Friend

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