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No POST beeps, no Windows loading - nothing


exdragon
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Hi - I have a problem with the above. I couldn't close an open email or Outlook, the screen just flicked into Standby. I couldn't shut down the normal way, via the Start button nor would Task Manager stay on the screen long enough for me to close the prgramme and I eventually turned off with the switch. I hadn't been doing anything beforehand either.

There is no POST, no beeps, a black screen, can't start in Safe mode and have the feeling it could be serious - can someone soothe my shattered nerves, please? It's XP, by the way.

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Terry Brown

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As when your partner removed the power plus and it reset it back to 1 Jan 2008, it points to the fact that the internal battery (silver disk) is either loose or has failed.

Removing the power plug reset the BIOS to default.

Suggest you check / replace the battery

Terry

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exdragon

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wee eddie - yes, he did that at the same time.

I'll tell him about the battery too.

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