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Notebook boot problem

by duxdad / July 19, 2004 10:10 AM PDT

I have a 3 yearr old KDS laptop that has served me well. Recently I have been having a boot problem.
When I turn the computer on the post goes fine, then I see the HD LED flash briefly but the computer never boots. If I turn the computer on and off several times it will sometimes boot and run fine. It also seems to restart fine. I have run Spinrite on the drive, reformatted and reloaded windows XP Pro, check for any "Smart" failures. The drive is an IBM.
Anyone have any idea's ? or any other form that might ave some insight.
It is an older machine and I really do not want to invest in another HD only to find that is not the problem.
Thanks

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Re: Notebook boot problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 19, 2004 10:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Notebook boot problem

"INVEST" is not applicable when we are talking under 99 bucks for a test hard drive to avoid replacing a laptop. It certainly beats any shop fees.

Does this help make the hard disk decision?

Remember to change that CMOS battery. We see low battery levels to give machine fits like this. And it's cheap too.

Bob

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Re: Notebook boot problem
by duxdad / July 23, 2004 3:55 AM PDT

I never thought of the battery. I wll give it a shot.
Thanks

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