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Cannot Use Laptop

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#1 mojobrad


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Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:17 AM

As soon as I turned my laptop on I knew that I had a problem because it made a continuous noise.

When I got to the security screen Ctrol Alt Del worked to get to the password.

There was still a bleeping noise.

My laptop wouldn't accept my password. It seemed that the letter a wasn't recognised at all. There are two a's in my password. But then when I tried to log in later it seeemed like lots of letter were being put into the password automatically.

I tried to boot up in safe mode but I could just get into the BIOS (too technocal for me) or a boot screen offering me to boot for 1 hard drive 2 floppy 3 CD ROM or BIOS.

Can anyone help? Or will I have to reformat do you think?

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:14 AM

Hi there, mojobrad, welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Is it a constant, rapid beeping? It may be that one or more of your keys are stuck.

Check your keyboard for keys that don't "spring back" like they normally would when you press them.

If/when you find a stuck key, try to loosen it by tapping on it and jiggling it; check that there aren't any obstructions or dirt in between keys and such.

(I do everything at the computer: eat, sleep, smoke, drink coffee, etc. and my keyboard needs constant cleaning or it will start to stick).

#3 mojobrad

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:37 PM

Hi Amazing Andrew

Yes it is a contstant rapid bleeping.

I can't see which keey is stuck. I've had a little clean around with a paper clip. But now I can't even get past the Ctrl Alt Del part of it. So it seems that those keys aren't working at all now. I blame the paper clip.

I'll keep on keeping on and see how it goes.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:06 PM

Also try removing the memory modules the putting them back in one at a time
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#5 mojobrad

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:35 PM

Ok I've done all of that.

I couldn't find any sticking keys as such but I did clean up the keyboard a bit.

I also removed the memory and put it back in.

The beeping noise has now stopped so some chage there. But now the keyboard doesn't seem to be recognised at all. So I can't use the F2 or any other F key.

Nor can I use the Ctrl Alt Del to log in.

I can't help but feel that this laptop is knackered.

Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by mojobrad, 23 December 2007 - 06:36 PM.

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