I have a problem my laptop wont boot it powers up and thats it if i keep turning it off and on it will eventually boot up but then it locks up the fan on the cpu is working so its not hot any ideas.Thanks its a toshiba tecra 9000
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Re: no boot up
Mr Diaz what operating system are you using and when it boots up does the fan race or go to a high rev sound? There are a couple of things to look at. let me know what you got and we can walk through this.. Take care.. mark
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Try to boot you computer to safemode, turn off computer then turn it back on then keep on tapping F8, then choose safemode, if youre able to boot to safemode, do system restore going back to the time that its properly working, click start > all programs > accesories> system tools > system restore then pick a date when you think that its properly working..
If its not able to boot to safemode, you will need to reinstall the operating system using the recovery disc that came with the computer.
This could be a hardware problem. Lets try to eliminate the possbility of a software issue. Try to boot up the computer in safe mode first and let us see if it will give you the same problem. Turn on the computer then keep on tapping F8 key. Press safe mode when prompted.
Let me know of any development when you are done with the process.
beeping sound means that you have a bad power supply. Normally when booting your laptop, the power supply supplies enough power to boot to the operating system. You consult HP to replace your power supply in your laptop.
Number of Blinks or BeepsLocation of Blinking LEDsComponent Being CheckedError ConditionContinuous glowBattery power LEDBatteryThe AC adapter is attached and the battery is charging, but does not yet have sufficient charge to power the notebook.1Caps Lock/Num LockCPUCPU not functional2Caps Lock/Num LockBIOSBIOS corruption failure3Caps Lock/Num LockMemoryModule error not functional4Caps Lock/Num LockGraphicsGraphics controller not functional5Caps Lock/Num LockSystem boardGeneral system board failure6Caps Lock/Num LockBIOSBIOS authentication failureContinuous blinkAC power adapter LEDPower adapterInsufficient power
If you haven't tried it yet, pull the battery out and try booting from the adaptor only.
If it boots normally, then your battery pack may be bad (shorted cell) or the regulator that has the job of charging and monitoring the battery pack while keeping your system running may not be healthy.
If you own any multimeter (at the cost of Chinese DMMs, everyone should own one), check the battery pack for charge.
Under normal conditions, they should measure a couple of percent higher than their rating.
You will have either Lithium Ion or Nickle metal hydride batteries in the pack so should measure some multiple of the nominal cell voltage of one of those types that are respectively 3.6 & 1.2 volts.
See if you can run the Pre-boot System Assessment (PSA) diagnostics. To run the PSA+ Diagnostics on this system, perform one of the following actions: 1) Hold down the <Fn> key while pressing the power button. 2) Turn on the system, press <F12> at the initial Dell™ logo screen, and select “Diagnostics” from the boot menu. 3) Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery. While holding down the power button, insert the AC connector into the back of the system. The system then starts and the message “Diagnostic boot selected” displays. The system then launches the PSA+ Diagnostics. According to Dell specs, there is no error code listed that you described, (Flashing Caps LED). Also try reseating the memory modules, (you might want to try this first). Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.