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Your keyboard is probably set to the wrong region.
Start, control panel,Regional and language options,languages,details.
select united kingdom keyboard and delete the usa one.
this is right for XP - If your using Vista it might be different.
Also I bet the @ key will give you a " sign so this could be a temporary fix
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
SOURCE: Computer won't boot up
you must hold down the F10 key( for system recovery) when you turn on computer. hold down as computer starts up,hopefully it will then repair itself and boot up. If not,start up computer holding down F12 for advanced diagnostics and run some test!! Good luck
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
SOURCE: laptop advent 7098
Let me start by saying, this message is usually an indicator that the hard drive has failed and needs replacing. Sometimes you can get away with an operating system reload, but more often is hard drive replacement.
To check the bios settings, you will need to enter the bios at start up. There will be a screen that tells you which button to press (usually F2) in order to go into the bios or utility set up. Some machines don't give you much time to do this, so you'll need to be quick. When in the bios, check to see if the hard drive is enabled, if there is that option, some don't have the option.
If the hard drive crashed or failed it wasn't your son's fault, it would have crashed no matter who was using it at the time. Hard drives do this, they have a small electrical motor in them, and just like the starter on your car, they work or they don't, and will fail without warning.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
it sounds like a problem regarding the POST process (power on self test) which is the first thing your computer does when booting up when testing the components that make up your system to make sure it has what it needs to start booting. which in your case could mean you may have a hardware problem. do you know what jumper on the motherboard you were trying with?
Try to reset your cmos by removing the cmos battery, waiting a few minutes, reinstall the battery and try to restart?
if possible post what system you have to get more details on how to reset your motherboard:
look for your system here:
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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