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Re: Coputer bois issues
Pull the battery, and try on ac only. is the hard drive spinning, re-seat the memory , find the reset button its a very small hole somewhere on the case. looks like the kind you see on cd rom emergency ejects.
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Hi, to boot your computer from CD, USB you need to set it on the bios setting menu. To make it you need to restart your machine then when you see the manufacturer logo (ie. Vaio or Toshiba) or when you saw motherboard manufacturer details (Usually 3-5 sec after restarting) try one of the f2, f9 or f12 keys (depends on your computer model) then enter the bios setting and search to "boot from" or something similar. after that you probably have choice to change it.hope it can solve the problem and please let me know for any further issue.Cheers
1) Place the operating system recovery CD that came with your computer into the CD or DVD drive. Restart the computer. 2) Wait for the computer manufacturer's logo to pop up on the screen. Press the keyboard key that brings up the recovery menu, which is usually "F2," "F8," or "Ctrl" and "F11" pressed simultaneously. 3) Select the specific language you want the operating system to use from the menu at the top of the screen. Select "Next." 4) Choose the option labeled "PC Restore," "Repair Your Computer" or something similar. Click "Next." 5) Select "Restore" and then click "Enter" to start the process. Click "Restart" once the process has ended to boot the restored computer to its operating system Use a system utility software ReginOut to optimize your PC.
That means the hard drive has failed. You'll likely need a new hard drive. Go into the utility system using F2 and see if it still sees the hard drive. If it does, and you don't hear something going "click, click, click" or "kchunk, kchunk, kchunk", there's hope. If you don't hear those noises, and can borrow a Windows disk to boot from, you might be able to correct the issue running the check disk utility.
I would recommend you turn it over to someone that really knows what they're doing.
The configuration utility is your bios. You should be able to turn on your drive from there. Push the F2 button repeatedly on startup. It might even start beeping at you but continue to repeatedly push the F2 button until you get into the bios page.
Please press and hold the F2 Key while restarting the Computer to access the BIOS Utility Windows/BIOS settings. Please make sure that you press and hold the F2 Key at the Sony VAIO Logo screen while restarting the Computer to access the BIOS window. You may need to press the F10 Key to Save the changes made, F9 to restore the default values or Esc to exit the BIOS.
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Please download and Run the BIOS update utility for resolve this issue. You can download it from the link below.
If the problem still persist, reboot the Computer and keep tapping the F2 key when VAIO logo appears on the screen to enter BIOS mode. You can manually disable the function System and BIOS Shadowing. This will resolve the issue.
When you say screen goes very dark when it booted to windows so it means that when you turned on the laptop when the dell logo flashes the screen was fine? if thats the case could you please try this. after turning on the laptop you will see the dell logo flashes immediately keep tapping on F2 and then it will show you the BIOS setup utility, please check if in BIOS setup display goes dark as well. If yes then try this, after turning on the computer when dell logo flashes keep tapping on F12 to boot menu then select utility partition to run the diagnostics. Please run test on the LCD check if display goes black when running the LCD test. Then try this when you sees the dell logo keep tapping on F8 to boot in safe mode check if in safe mode display goes very dark. Try this too, boot in F8 then select last known good configuration check if the settings on your display will be fix. If you can boot to safe mode no problem then uninstall the display or video driver. then restart computer.
You can also try to connect an external monitor if you have one just try to isolate if issue is on the LCD or the video card. If the display is dark as well in external monitor then video card needs to be reseated if fails then replaced. In situation like this most video cards is integrated to the motherboards. So replace motherboard.
Try this - go to BIOS (while you see ACER logo press F2 (or other key, it should be shown below the logo)) and select setting called something like "Restore Defaults" or "Load System Defaults" or "Optimal Settings". When it asks "Are you sure", pres Y then Enter. Tell me what happens.
Some very old Sharp PCs require a Setup Diagnostics Disk to access BIOS.
Shuttle - Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance
Press F2 or Del on startup.
Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
Press F1, F2 or F3 after turning on the computer.
Toshiba - Portégé, Satellite, Tecra
Press F1 or Esc after powering on to access BIOS.
The following companies are either closed for business or no longer manufacture or support mainstream computers systems so verifying the following BIOS access information is nearly impossible. I have included what I could dig up for anyone who might be interested: ARI / ALR / AST (Advantage) - Press the Ctrl+Alt+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Del keys. Cybermax - Press the Esc key. Tandon - Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys.