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Laptop does not Boot - Screen Blank -- Fan On

My Dell Inspiron 700 laptop with Windows XP suddenly will not boot up. I have tried a Boot CD which has worked in the past but that is not working either. The DVD drive turns on for short time but it is not reading the disk.

I can hear the fan going so I know it is getting power. I have read that I should try booting in Safe Mode but I am not even getting past the BIOS.

Thanks for any help you might offer on this.
Tom

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  • redmen1969 Jul 11, 2008

    I was able to boot the machine. Pressing F12 while also powering up runs a pre-BIOS diagnostic. Once this ran the system came back to life...thanks.



    Tom

  • ikons Aug 08, 2008

    I have IBM R-51 model and i have the same problem that the fans are working but screen wont start up..I tried to boot it in safe mode but still its showing blank scree.Jump start is also not working..Please help me out...

  • farid690 Dec 26, 2008

    my laptop thosiba laptop not running, may data will loss ?, can we recover taht data

    thanks

    farid

  • graffranch Mar 31, 2009

    This is the same problem I am having but the F12 solution has not worked.  Can anyone help me?

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Sounds like your hard drive may be going out, do a check disc.

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