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Laptop will not boot up

I was running Itunes and it froze. I had to shut my computer down, and tried to start up again and it won't. I can't even get any screen display.You can hear it starting, see the hard drive indicator light start, then stop suddenly. It is powered up, and even tried putting in the recovery disc and it tries to log on that, but same thing happens, the HD light comes on for sec, you can hear the cd turning, but then it stops. No opening screen display of any kind. This is a new hard drive, recently replaced and has been working fine. Computer is 3 years old.

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    My Compaq Presario R4000 laptop will not boot the Windows XP. It was working fine until I was down loading family videos onto the unit. Up till today, the unit accepted the videos. This time it did not recognize them and the unit evenually froze. Upon re-booting, the Companq sysmbol shows up, asks me what mode I want to start and no matter what I choose (Regular, safe Mode etc.) it will not boot Windows XP. Rather the sceen stays blank, even after a considerable amount of time. I noticed the HD light icon does not respond. Is the hard drive shot?

  • RadzPrower Nov 07, 2008

    Today my laptop has suffered a similar problem. I was using Adobe Flash to make a flash video when a message came up telling me my battery was low. I decided to put it into hibernation mode to prevent me from loosing data or my place in my work. Start, Shut Down, Hold Shift to switch to hibernation mode, enter.

    This is where things got weird. I'd done this hundreds of times before, but this time it was VERY slow. The windows slowly disappeared from the top down, then the Windows logo and the status bar showed up. The total time it took to go into hibernation was probably a minute or more compared to about 15 or so seconds normally depending on what I had open.

    I tried starting it up about an hour later after I'd found an outlet and let it charge a little before I booted it up. The fans and HDD seem to start, but the display doesn't show. I'm not entirely sure if the fan and HDD continue to operate since I didn't really pay that much attention and I'm in class right now so I can't check. But I do believe that when I turn the laptop on, the monitor flashes like it always does when the POST screen comes up and also goes off just like it would normally if Windows XP was starting.


  • mandykeith08 May 19, 2009

    mine is doing the same thing ,i got on ebay and purchased a boot cd and i am going to try that. they say it will boot it and it should run like a new one! goodluck!

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There could be several reasons for these problems and all of them are something that a tech or a computer savy friend needs to check for you.

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