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Severe Windows Vista Home Basic laptop problem? Answered

I just turned on my Vista and it made all the usual sounds of the fans and hard drive. The lcd screen was black and the caps lock light was blinking at a pretty fast speed. So i waited and nothing happened. The light just kept on blinking and the lcd did nothing. What do i do?? Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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frollard

10 years ago

If you press the numlock key, does the numlock change on the keyboard? Sounds like a motherboard failure.

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frollardsci4me

Answer 10 years ago

no numlock means your motherboard is hardware freezing. keyboard i controlled outside of the operating system. It's not vista :(

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sci4me

10 years ago

I just took it to Raptor PCS and there going to figure out whats wrong and try to fixi t.

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seandogue

10 years ago

Is there a CD/DVD in the drive?

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seandoguesci4me

Answer 10 years ago

Turn on the power, press the eject button, remove it and then turn off the computer. Turn the computer back on after 30-60 second and try to boot again.

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lemonie

10 years ago

Did it make the usual "beep!" shortly after being turned on? Has anything happened to it since it last ran OK, and did you get nothing at all from the screen, not even a "no signal" message? What happens if you unplug the keyboard & start it? L

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seandoguelemonie

Answer 10 years ago

And if so, how many beeps and what sequence (3 beeps, pause, beep...2 beeps...3beeps, etc.? The beep code can help to diagnose the problem. Also, do you know what BIOS (AMI, Phoenix, etc.) the motherboard uses?

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lemonieseandogue

Answer 10 years ago

Well yes, good questions (at the moment I'm asking for the basics). L