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Computer won't boot up

My desk top turns on, and shows a blue screen with HP in the center and
v 3.13
It reads esc- Boot menu , F1- set up, F10-System Recovery .
I tried Esc and F1 But my keyboard doesn't respond. What do I do?

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  • brennanone Jul 12, 2008

    I have toshiba laptop and when I try and turn on computer the power supply is Ok but I get a blank screen and when I try cap locks that light does not light up. Do you think I have a problem with the mother board or is there something else wrong with the computer. I just get a blank screen and also my softwear drive does not seem to operate.

    HELP

  • ndekranes Sep 19, 2008

    i have a compaq, an the compaq screen pops up as i turn it on, the fan's kick in for a bit but the keyboard is not getting power it seems, no lights come on, then after a while SOMETIMES it goes to an all black screen with a little white underscore flashing at the top left, then one light comes on but no other lights come on if i press it, an no buttons work, it was working fine just before, all i did was just turn it off for the night

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You must hold down the F10 key( for system recovery) when you turn on computer. hold down as computer starts up,hopefully it will then repair itself and boot up. If not,start up computer holding down F12 for advanced diagnostics and run some test!! Good luck

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