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Ok turn my gate way 6520gz on it does its bios screen normally then it goes to the screen where i would press f11 for system restoration like normal, then it just shuts down. battery fully charged, mother board is ok cuz it make a beeping sound when i did the test. could it be hard disk failure?

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  • sciguy48117 Mar 27, 2011

    um i can turn the caps on or off but it does flash on the off like the rest of the lights when i power it on.

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Yes it may be. When you cut it on will your Cap Lock light come on? If it does most likely it is your Hard Drive. You also if you have a system bootable disk place it in your CD-Rom and see if you system boots to it. If it does then your hard drive has a failure or a Virus has ate your boot sector.

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  • sciguy48117 Mar 27, 2011

    um i can turn the caps on or off but it does flash on the off like the rest of the lights when i power it on.

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I have a hp paviliona1340n and the screen comes on an shows the hp logo,but then the screen goes black and says reboot device and press any key, what can i do to get my computer running back to normal


a1340n,windows what?
this pc Desktop is now retired at HP, no support. 12 years old now.
that depend on 2 things what is wrong.? (hdd or OS dead)
came new with XP the dead OS>.

if you have the HP hot key f11 working
or of you have the HP install media kit for it.

i guess the screens ok, and BIOS is OK, hit the bios key yet? power on hit what the screen tell you, at power on.
if that works and the OS fails to boot?
that means the startup files are bad on hdd
or HDD is bad
or the OS is corrupted.

what I do is boot to linux live cd/dvd or usb stick
if that works we know the HDD is the problem in 1min flat.
the we, hit f11 at power on and pick restore, and pick

the 2005 is us on the cusp of having F11 working or not
F11 is the key that has the full XP install on the HDD.
we run a linux (knoppix 7) DVD there and do the DISK test there.
if that fails the HDD is bad.
see it run here, this live DVD OS is the best test disk around.
and 100% free. if you can burn it or burn to USBSTICK mem.

http://www.pcdied.com/brick-dead.html#Knoppix

running knoppix tells me pc is ok
and at same time the HDD is good or bad.

if the F11 key works, then if lucky you can do repair restore.
or a start up file fix.
F11 runs the HP restore partitions,
id read you service Guide for you and look but HP deleted it.

Aug 08, 2017 | HP Computers & Internet

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Won't load windows


You may want to try pressing F11 before the Windows Logo screen and select the option to restore from a previous point.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01835735&tmp_task=solveCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4007372#c01835735_command

Using System Restore when Windows 7 cannot start normally Use the following steps when Windows does not open normally.
Show me how
  1. Turn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.
  2. Turn on the computer and press the F11 key repeatedly as the computer starts.
  3. Under I need help immediately, click Microsoft System Restore.
  4. Use the steps in the Restoring Windows 7 to a previous point section to use System Restore.

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How do I factory reset a dell inspiron 1100 notebook?


for windows xp start your laptop and press ctrl +f11 and then follow the instructions and if you are using windows vista or 7 then go to bios by pressing "F8"
As the computer starts, press the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
* Press the (Down Arrow) to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press Enter.
* Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
* Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
* Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
* In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
* Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
* Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
* When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

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My laptop starts up and you can hear it the screen flashes and then goes blank


Either you have an operating system problem or memory issue.

First, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly when powering on). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, all your updates will roll back to that date. Follow the process.

If still a problem, disconnect all cables. Be certain to dispel static electricity by touching metal. Remove the battery and memory cover. Try reseating (removing and reinserting) your memory (try one module at a time to test).

It's also possible that your Master Boot Record is corrupted. To fix, you'll need your Windows system CD:

1. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
2. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
3. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password (no password, just hit Enter, unless you changed the password).
4. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Also run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.

If still a problem, the last choices are Factory Restore and reinstall. Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), is dependent on your hardware manufacturer. Boot your system and press F10, F11, Alt+F10, or Ctrl+F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.

If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.

Hope this helps.

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Hello my Toshiba Satellite C650 laptop turns on and then the screen goes black with a - on the top left hand corner and a very loud buzzing noise, I press F12 and get into the menu i first tried safe mode...


Hello.

Either you have an operating system problem.or memory issue.

First, try Safe Mode again (press F8 repeatedly when powering on). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, all your updates will roll back to that date. Follow the process.

If still a problem, disconnect all cables. Be certain to dispel static electricity by touching metal. Flip the laptop and remove the battery. Remove the memory cover. Try reseating (removing and reinserting) your memory (try one module at a time to test).

It's also possible that your Master Boot Record is corrupted. To fix:

1. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
2. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
3. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password (no password, just hit Enter, unless you changed the password).
4. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Also run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.

If still a problem, the last choices are Factory Restore and reinstall. Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), is dependent on your hardware manufacturer. Boot your system and press F10, F11, Alt+F10, or Ctrl+F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.

If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.

Hope this helps.

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When turned on it show black screen and automaticaly shutdown


Hello.

Either you have a memory issue or operating system problem.

First, disconnect all cables. Be certain to dispel static electricity by touching metal. Remove the cover. Try reseating (removing and reinserting) your memory (try one module at a time to test).

If still a problem, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, everything, including your documents and other files you saved on the hard drive, will roll back to that date.

It's also possible that your Master Boot Record is corrupted. To fix:

2. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
3. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
4. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password.
5. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Also run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.

If still a problem, the last choices are Factory Restore and reinstall. Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), is dependent on your hardware manufacturer. Boot your system and press F10, F11, Alt+F10, or Ctrl+F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.

If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.

Hope this helps.

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Hello.

Either you have a memory issue or operating system problem.

First, disconnect all cables. Be certain to dispel static electricity by touching metal. Remove the memory cover. Try reseating (removing and reinserting) your memory (try one module at a time to test).

If still a problem, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, everything, including your documents and other files you saved on the hard drive, will roll back to that date.

If still a problem, the last choices are Factory Restore and reinstall. Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), is dependent on your hardware manufacturer. Boot your system and press F10, F11, Alt+F10, or Ctrl+F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.

If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.

Hope this helps.

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  1. Take out your battery and the power button for about 60secs.
  2. Start the laptop using the Adapter [without the battery]
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  4. It could also be a RAM problem,try changing the RAM if you have two start with one and exchange them.Clean the edges of the RAM where it get fits into the slots and blow some air in the slots to clean it up of any dirt.
After that when the system starts you can do the system restore START--ALL PROGRAMS--ACCESSORIES--SYSTEM TOOLS--SYSTEM RESTORE to restore it back to an earlier date when laptop was ok. THEN LATER ON PUT THE BATTERY BACK IN.
  • Try restarting after an hour gap.
  • If this doesn't solve your problem call the company people.Their might be a Video Card problem or any other internal hardware problem.

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windows corrupted maybe try to reformat your pc and install back windows.but dont forget to take out your hardisk and backup your important things ok

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