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My pc shuts down just after booting up. Could not get it to power backup with or without the battery. The next day I tried and it powered up briefly as it went thru a chdsk routine. It started up after that normally for a few minutes and went down again after a few minutes. The power light will be on even though the laptop will not fire up and eventually it will go out. Any ideas - the Geek Squad folks thinks it is a harddrive problem. To test that theory -- I tried to start up without the drive installed. It would not turn on -- don't know if that is a valid test as I have never pulled a harddrive out and tried to bootup my laptop.

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Without a hard drive, you would get a message telling you there was no bootable device.
Check the battery--does it do this stuff without the battery in the computer? If it starts normally, then it's the battery. Does it start up and run for a few minutes, then quit--but you are able to restart it after a few minutes just to repeat the cycle? Then suspect heat. Bad fan or dirty fan (lack of CPU cooling).
You didn't say if Windows actually starts. Can you boot it from a CD / DVD? Can you get to the system prompt and keep it running? If so, suspect a corrupt Windows system.

BTW--when doing a power check, be sure your adapter is putting out the correct voltage--~18 v.

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The hdd is underneath the laptop.

very easy to pull out.once you have tried that then try the memory

it could be a dodgy memory.

the geek squad most likely want to rob you all the way to the bank

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