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Hi there, my laptop starts up but reaches a stage where it asks me to enter boot disk, then it doesnt do anything

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Go to BIOS and check the first boot device is your hard disk or not . If not change it to hard disk

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When a computer powers up the basic control program (BIOS) first addresses the graphics, then the CPU, then the memory, then the hard drive, then other devices.

If you see nothing at all on the screen, then it is probably a problem with the graphics card.

Check the lights on the front of the laptop. If you see a power light but no activity on the hard disk activity light, then the boot is failling at the 1st stage, before it even reaches the hard disk stage. this means a graphics problem.

If the hard disk was preventing the computer from biooting you would see the first 3 parts of the boot procedure on the screen before it stops at the hard disk stage.

Remove the battery. Connect the power cable without the battery and try to boot. If it boots, the battery is the problem.

Connect a desltop PC VGA cable to the laptop's VGA port and connect it to a desktop PC monitor and send the image to the external monitor by pressing th Fn key simultaneously with the Function key with a picture of 2 monitors (normally F5, F6 of F7). If the image appears on the external monitor, the graphics card is ok.

If the graphics card is OK, then the problem will be a faulty LCD Panel, LCD Panel Power Inverter or LCD Panel Cold Cathode backlight. If not then the problem is the graphics card.

Ask a technician to test and replace any of these faulty parts, if necessary.

If it is the graphics card, then the repair is either Ball graphics Array Reflow or Reballing, both of which can be expensive, have a marginal success rate and the fault can reoccur after repair.

Only a specialist with an Infra Red workstation can fix the graphics card,. typical repair warranty is 3-6 months. If it's too expensive to fix, it may be better to buy a new laptop.

I hope this helps.

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Try this 2-4 times you done it.

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Dont worrie M8, all files can be saved if the disk is ok
I suggest you run the installation again, but when it comes to reinstall or repaire you select "REPAIRE", then the os will try to repair your system and not reinstall it, that will keep all things on the disk. If that dosent work you have to remove the disk, connect it to another pc/laptop and move the files she dont want to loose. Then put the disk back and reinstall it from the begining.
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1st chose harddisk and hit enter
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