Laptop will not boot up unless I remove and reinsert the battery
February 17, 2010 8:45 PM Subscribe
My laptop will not boot up after being powered on. How can I fix this?
posted by KokuRyu to computers & internet (7 answers total)
After trying to boot up the laptop from sleep mode or hibernation, or after turning off, or when restarting from the "Start" menu, our Windows XP home Acer laptop will not boot up.
Pushing the power button makes the power button light up. The hard drive briefly engages (the little light flashes) and then stops.
The only way to resolve this is by disconnecting the power supply, removing the battery, reinserting the battery, reconnecting the power supply (this step is optional), and then holding down the power button to turn on the machine (it does not boot up), then holding the power button down to force off, then pushing the power button to start up again.
A disk check does nothing.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?
For the time being I'm just leaving the machine on, and setting the monitor to sleep after 5 minutes of no use.