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HELP! Accidentally unplugged laptop with no battery

by thenewguy82 / May 27, 2008 10:08 AM PDT

When I'm at home, I usually take out the battery from my laptop and use just its power cord. Unfortunately, somebody tripped over my power cord and pulled out the plug causing my computer to turn off.
Now, my computer will start up, but after about 30 minutes or so of working just fine, I keep getting a blue screen in XP with a stop error:0x0000000a.
Is this a hard drive problem?
How can I go about getting this fixed?
Any help would be much appreciated.

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A couple thoughts
by Steven Haninger / May 27, 2008 10:16 AM PDT

It may or may not be related to the power loss incident depending on what processes were running at the time. Since you say it takes about 30 minutes, you might just be having a heat issue and need to clean out the fan and vent ports. If file corruption occurred, you can still use System Restore or System File Checker to repair damage.

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Try cleaning the laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2008 1:27 AM PDT

Old Pentium 4 laptops did this a lot. shows it's usually hardware. I'd try the usual cleanup of vents, heatsinks, refresh the CPU heatsink compound and maybe a fresh install from the restore CDs. Running without the battery and the power loss does not jive here.

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