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laptop not starting up

By ksmith ·
Generally I don't have issues like this, but I've had my laptop sitting for about a month, because when I was home I'd use my desktop and while at work I'd use theirs. However, I got a new phone the other day and I went to hook it up to the laptop...but it wouldn't turn on.

I'd heard taking the battery off and putting it back on helps, so I did that. The computer turned on and went to the windows loading screen. It stayed there a lot longer then normal, then gave me the blue screen of death (I haven't seen it for years). Since then I haven't had a great deal of time to mess with it, but I tried to turn it on multiple times since, to no avail.

What are some other things I should try? I am currently looking for the os install disk so that I can do a test and repair.

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Faulty Laptop

by fredkelly In reply to laptop not starting up

When you get 'blue screen of death' it is often caused by an overheating cpu, faulty ram or software. It is important to look at the error message as it does give a cryptic answer. There is always a remote chance it is the motherboard

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by ashez3 In reply to Faulty Laptop

Definately a Motherboard, if it comes on and then goes off u can try changing the memory

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