Screen does not display(black) and machine won't boot
I loaned out my laptop (duh, O.K. I shouldn't have) and now it won't boot, and the screen stays black. The power on indicator lights, the battery charges(came back dead) and the HD whirrs, and the fan operates. I did note that now my memory sticks are gone ( I will deal with theft issue). Does this laptop need the RAM sticks to boot? Nothing happens when I hold down F2 during power on, and also it won't boot if I put my Windows CD in prior to power on. The HD LED lights at first, then goes off, amybe it's telling me that it's looking for media, and not necessarily the HD. Other than wringing the guy's neck, what can I do to diagnos this?
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When this happened was the laptop overly hot? If the laptop's head got too high it could have shutdown to protect itself. It wouldn't boot until the heat had disparate. Sit you laptop aside for about 30 minutes and see if it will boot then. If it does you might want to check out a cool mat.
Hi there. It won't be a bios problem if it allows you to selet the usb to boot from. Sometimes when you try to boot ubuntu off of a usb it gives you a black screen for as long as 2+ minutes. usb drives can be slow but if it still will not boot then it is likely a problem with the boot loader on the usb stick. I would try installing ubuntu to the usb again to see if it works. If it still won't work then there is more than one way to install ubuntu to a usb. Leave a comnent here if you still can't get it to work and i can give you some more instructions of how to make it work. It shouldn't be a problem with your computer though.
Yes, this sounds like the traditional black screen issue, but it's
different! This machine is a Dell Dimension 3000 with XP. System won't
boot. After Blue Dell BIOS splash screen with F2 & F12 options, it
just goes black. There will ultimately be a white cursor in the upper
left hand corner. I can edit BIOS with F2, I can get in to the boot
menu with F12, but I can't do anything after that. I can even get in to
the Safe Mode menu (F8), but it never boots.
Restart the machine and repeatedly tap the F8 key. When you see the advanced boot menu appear choose safe mode.
You will see white text on screen that will stop on a system 32 driver, wait a minute and let it boot through.
Next, go do device manager and uninstall the display drivers or roll back the driver to a previous one. Reboot
the machine and it should boot into windows normally. You may have to
reinstall the display drivers if they don't reinstall themselves.
Please post back if you need anymore help or advice.
Boot the machine into safe mode. Right click on My Computer (XP) Computer (Vista) and select manage from the sub menu. When the window pops up select Device Manager. A device list will populate. When it has look down the list for Display Adapters. Click on the + icon next to Display Adapters to it expands. Right click on the display adapter and select uninstall.
Restart the computer and let it boot in normal mode. If it boots in normal mode let it detect the Display and install the drivers for it. I would be a good idea to update the display drivers via the Dell support website.
If it still won't display in normal mode please post back.
its a sensitive problem, 1st remove your CD-Rom drive then start your laptop, if consist then open the skrews of hard disk portion and remove it also then open your laptop it will display the screen.
otherwise contact your hardware doctor.