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System will not boot

Hi! i'm responding to your answer to my earlier question. i'm not sure how to respond back to you so i clicked the ask me icon under your user name. sorry if this is not the appropriate way to respond, but it seems like nobody on the internet has a clue of what i'm talking with my laptop except you.

first i removed a 256mb ram chip from back got same error message.

next, as you said it seems like a HD issue. i think so too. when i tried installing win98se, system states that my computer does not have a HD, or HD not functioning properly or i need a special device driver. assumption is HD is bad. attached is a pic of the back of my laptop. i can't get the back/bottom panel off. i've removed all the screws but i cant seem to pry it open. any help again is GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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They sometimes snap in so you might need to use a little force make sure all the screws are out and run a small screwdriver under the edges by the screws and see if it stops when it does just pry a little and the door should pop off (there maybe 2 or more so keep going). After that look for screws holding the hd (there may not be any) after removing them slide it to the side with some room and it will just fall out. If there are any more questions please ask, sorry for the long delay I didn't know how to check these I will get back to you sooner now.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

  • Chad Hall Jun 08, 2008

    Oh and also you may want to run the install again and push f7 when it asks for a driver(that is what it is in xp) I had to do that on one laptop I have owned.



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