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HP pavilion entertainment laptop will not boot

By jmac28
Jan 17, 2007
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  1. i have a hp laptop and it will not boot up. it is an xp machine and the lights come on and nothing else happens. please advise. thank you
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,001   +11

    In order to solve the problem, you are advised to write more about your system specification. And also when this thing happen and what exactly the problem. Is the computer fan spinning during boot? So it is just the monitor issue? Or only the lights are on?
  3. kcamisofie

    kcamisofie Newcomer, in training

    I had the same problem.

    I had the same problem. My computer would not boot just a black screen and the cpu, fan and lights will just work. I even reseat the RAM. I eventually remove a few items hoping it is just not having enough power. I found out the RAM was the problem. Right now everything is working. I don't know if the ram socket got fried or something but I plan to buy new ram and test it out.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    go to the GUIDES forum.

    Read the GUIDE on "My laptop won't boot"

    also read the GUIDE on "NO POST"
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