Hi, I cannot seem to get my laptop to boot up, the battery is fully charged but when I hit the power on button, the hard disk light flashes once and then nothing. Cannot even get to the point of getting error messages. Urgent help would be appreciated.
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The most likely cause is that you have picked up a virus in an email and unless you have a clean backup of contents all is likely lost without expensive intervention at very high tech level within Microsoft and even then it may not work. Can you boot to safe mode? If so, try to run spyware to seach the disk. I'm not optimisitic that you'll be able to boot to safe mode even.
Do you have the rescue disk that came with the system? Try rebuilding the system, although you may well perpetuate the virus regardless of using the factory rebuild disk because it is extremely difficult to delete even with multiple reformats.
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
Same issue - solved by disconencting everything (main battery, CMOS battery, RAM, hard disk and wireless card). Held in power button for 20 seconds (HP say this removes any electostatic charge on the main board).
Reconnected everything and machine booted to Windows.
Ran HP's onboard diagnostics and everything checked out OK.
Hi, The Access IBM button is F11. This lets you boot the recovery partition. It is possible the previous owner removed the recovery partition to regain the hard disk space it uses.
If the recovery partition is gone, you can order the recovery disks from IBM/Lenovo.
Also, make sure you have the BIOS boot sequence in the correct order.. the primary boot device should be the cd-rom for installing the Vista disk. It is usually F8 on startup to load the BIOS. Make sure the Vista disk is in the drive when you startup the install.
do you have a hard drive install??
laptop need a hard drive to start up. the one time start up you see before is just a accident. as far as battery not charge, that is the porblem you run into, when you get laptop from ebay (taking chance). you also need to download all of the drivers from IBM for the laptop.
could it be your hard drive...... and have you tried getting into the bios at all.... if you can get into your bios, change your boot order to cd drive first, install your os disk and try doing a repair . if that dont work try a new hard drive.