Jul 1, 2008
I am having trouble with a Compaq Presario R3000 booting up. To be honest, I am not even sure it's a Windows problem, but I figured I'd start here in this section.To start with, the laptop is not mine - just something I'm working on for someone else. Now, as to the problem.The system just shut down all at once one day. Now, when trying to startup, it prompts as to whether I want to enter Safe Mode, and if I select yes, Windows starts to boot and then the computer just shuts down. If I tell it to boot normally, it also starts to load Windows and just shuts down. Furthermore, if I go into the BIOS Setup before Windows even starts to boot, after about 15 or so seconds, it also just shuts down. So, the problem seems to maybe not be Windows - in fact, it seems it's likely a hardware issue of some sort. Of course, the system startup process detects no problems, and there are no beeps.
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