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What is Dry Boot of laptop and how to perform it?

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Dry boot is a way to reset HP laptops. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Here is how to do it.
Disconnect the power cord, remove the battery, press and hold the power button for about a minute. Then re-insert the battery and power cord and try to turn it back on again.
If you are still having the same issue, remove the battery but leave the power cord and try to turn it on. Oh yeah, disconnect any USB devices and a monitor (if you connected a monitor to your laptop), make sure there is no disc in the drive either.
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I am even facing the same problem,but this dry boot really helped to solve my problem. so will it be good to perform this dry boot daily

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Can i use pc 133 in place of pc100 on a compac armada e500 ?added 2-256 133 and it turns on but nothing on screen

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