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#1 Guest_Iharosi_*

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

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What do I do?!

I'm using my iPhone to post here because my laptop has evidently crashed. How do I get it to work?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:23 PM

Your system is trying to boot via the NIC.

Go into BIOS...check boot options, see if you can change first option to hard drive...or if first option already is hard drive.

You may have to replace your CMOS battery...that is the probable cause of what has taken place.

System manufacturer and model?

If this is a laptop...that just makes it more difficult to resolve.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp. Ignore the instructions to write down CMOS settings, that's the way things used to be.

If you replace the battery, ensure that you insert it exactly as it was placed when the old one was removed.

After replacing it, go into BIOS and reset date/time data...select default/optimum settings...save the changes by hitting F10.

System should then boot into XP.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

How do I get into BIOS? I have no idea what that is. I'm about as tech savvy as a tomato.

My laptop is old but I can't afford a new one.

Acer
Aspire 3613WLMi
Intel Celeron M processor 370
(1.5GHZ, 400MHZ FSB, 1MB LZ cache)
15.4" WXGA Crystalbrite TFT LCD
60GB HDD
DVD-Duel double layer
512MB DDR2
802.11 b/g wireless LAN

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

When the system first boots, start tapping the F2 key.

About once every 2 seconds or so.

The BIOS is also called Setup for a given system.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

Ok I figured put you meant setup and did what you said to but now the screen loads to a blank black screen with a white blinking horizontal line

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

PS

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

<<...and did what you said to but now...>>

Exactly what did you do, please?

We cannot see what you can see.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:25 PM

I hit F2 which took me to setup and then chose the boot options where I moved the hardware option up like you said to so that it's first on that list.

Saved changes.

Brought me back to a blank black screen.

Edited by Iharosi, 24 July 2010 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:55 PM

So the first boot option is now the hard drive?

Turn the laptop off.

Go back into the BIOS (don't change anything)...what is the first boot option reflected as set up?

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:57 PM

on the BIOS setting (boot) did you see any hardrive installed (just to make sure its not hardware failure)
if yes...maybe your OS have corrupted....

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:46 PM

Alrighty, turned it off and on again. Back in BIOS, boot settings has kept the Hard Drive option first.
Clicking on Hard Drive, it shows me WDC WD600UE-22HCT0-(PM)
I assume that's the name of the drive?

Anyway my Boot options are listed as follows
+Hard Drive
CD-ROM/DVD Drive
Network Boot
Floppy Drive

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:13 PM

If your system still won't boot properly to the hard drive...I'm afraid that I can't think of anything else to suggest.

I could be wrong but it appears to me that your RTC/CMOS battery needs to be replaced.

Your settings direct the system to do one thing, but it does another.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:02 PM

Alright well I'll take it in to the shop.

Thanks for your time. Much appreciated




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