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Laptop turns on, but not really...

By cykull
Dec 25, 2010
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  1. Just recently I've started having this issue with my laptop where I turn it on and it lights up and everything like it is going to turn on, but then it just keeps rebooting. The screen never turns on either. It just stays black. I'm not sure what the problem is, if I try again later it works fine. Is it overheating or am I missing something?

    I'm using an HP Pavilion if that helps any.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,835   +164

    It is most likely a bad hard drive... This is very common in laptops


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