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ibm laptop runs in setup only

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
I have an IBM 760l laptop that will only run in IBM setup or IBM utilities. It will run as long as I want to leave it running. This is with the battery in or out. Whenever I try and boot it will start the post and get as far as the W98 flash screen and run for a few seconds and shut down. This also happens with a 98 boot disk, it will boot to the selection screen and shut down. It also dowes this if I get to the start menu and try and choose safe mode it sits for a few seconds and shuts down.Any Thoughts?
Thank You!!

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by NVPaladin In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

You might have done this Mark, but unplug it and remove the battery for a few seconds or so, then boot. I had a Dell do this and it drove me crazy and still makes no sense to me. Good luck

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by Casemaker In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

Thank You,
I had already tried this.

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by mm212 In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

I would go into Setup and disable any power-saving settings, then reboot. That may get you up and running again, but I'm sure you don't want to leave power-saving utilities off when working on a laptop.

You may need to update the BIOS or the laptop may have a bad piece of hardware. I'd bet on the battery or system board.

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by Casemaker In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

Thank You,
I can not get into any area to disable PM.

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by f_hendrik In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

Did you open the laptop? I had the same problem on an IBM laptop after I had opened and serviced it. The laptop would just turn off after one or two minutes. The problem went away after I re-opened and closed it, making sure everything was securely connected and the laptop cover was securely fastened.

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by Casemaker In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

Thank You,
Did not apply to my situation.

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by Casemaker In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

The laptop would boot into a Norton Anti virus rescue disk and run the anti viurus scan. It ran the whole time without shutting down. This is with the battery in and the cord plugged in to the wall. The Norton disk is at least a year old and had not been updated.

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by Casemaker In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

Thank You Eeyeryone, I am submitting this question again.

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by Casemaker In reply to ibm laptop runs in setup ...

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