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My laptop refuse to start ...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by redhits, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hello ... it was running just fine when WIndows XP was on it. But it was very slow. So i decided to reinstall windows, each time i was insert the windows xp cd, or any linux cd it was shutting down , i don't know why. Even if i was sitting in BIOS to modify something as the password it was shutting down, before like 10 seconds. But if i was starting windows it was running without auto-shutting down ...
    SEMrush
    what do you think is the problem ?!
     
    redhits, Jul 3, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. manisht07

    manisht07 Peon

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    #2
    your laptop doesn't want new operating system?:p
     
    manisht07, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    #3
    format the drive and then reinstall ;)
     
    gazzamc, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    gnk_corp Well-Known Member

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    Tsk tsk....Time to switch to DURACELL.

    Batteries just aren't up to par these days. :p
     
    gnk_corp, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    Is the fan working? Maybe its overheating.
     
    TrevorJones, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    Maybe there is something wrong with the battery
     
    TeacherLady, Jul 3, 2008 IP
  7. redhits

    redhits Notable Member

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    #7
    No batteries are ok , doing the same on the AC Power with the batteries taken out
     
    redhits, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    Sounds ike you need to buy a Mac Air
     
    homebizseo, Jul 3, 2008 IP
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    Is it a Compaq?
     
    Alex-Z, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    What brand is it?
     
    Alex-Z, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    I had a problem with a Compaq laptop where the sound quit working. It was under warranty so sent it in. They sent it back with sound working and had updated bios. Then it would boot, and then shut down. I called TS and they said re-install Windows. Didn't work, ended up sending it back and they replaced the whole board. Works fine now. I think it was something that happened when they updated the bios, and it was incompatible or somehing?
     
    dilluzionz, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    The wrong firmware may have been updated in the bios. I had a $20,000 scanner that had the wrong firmware updated and the manufacter sent me the tech software so I could flush the firmware from the main control board. They told me that if that didn't work I would have to replace the main control board which is $5000. Ouch!
     
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    I had 3 compaq laptops in total and the 3 of them had hardware problems...
     
    Alex-Z, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    dynashox Premium Member Staff

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    Maybe your laptop is start to overheating. Do you use any laptop cooler?
     
    dynashox, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    jkrish41 Banned

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    Check the CPU, make sure is all running well and heat is not too hot.
     
    jkrish41, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    Maybe it has a virus, give it a virus scan.
     
    gazzamc, Jul 4, 2008 IP
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    #17
    ya it might be a virus or the laptop is just being a headache for you.
    i hate it when my laptop starts to freeze for no reason,,
     
    sanaa-s-1971, Jul 5, 2008 IP
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    In these cases see if your system is overheating otherwise it sounds a memory problem ...
     
    trustfm, Jul 5, 2008 IP