Vista laptop startup problem

February 5, 2010 at 21:25:46
Specs: Windows Vista
Ok so I start my laptop up and the power light comes on with the battery light(green) and the screen goes complete black and I hear 2 beeps and nothing happens. I waited for a while and its still like this! I have checked all the cords for proper functioning! Any suggestions?

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February 5, 2010 at 22:35:06
If anything such as hardware or software has been recently
installed, like right before this issue started happening, than
you should uninstall that program through Safe Mode and
then attempt to start the computer again. This issue can
happen even if nothing has been recently installed.

Now on to the most likely causes of this issue. Try to boot up
in Safe Mode by pressing F9 during start-up when you see
the Windows logo screen. If you are successful in booting up
in Safe Mode than it is probably because there is a problem
related to the video drivers of your system. You can resolve
the problem by changing to default of VGA or sVGA in your
drivers using the Safe Mode start-up. Restart your computer
after doing so, not in Safe Mode, and see if your computer
boots up properly. Another possible solution for the video
drivers is to revert to a previous version. If you have used
Windows Update to change drivers than that may have
sparked the booting issue.

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February 6, 2010 at 17:39:45
wont even let me get to the startup i said i hear 2 beeps and the screen like stays blank

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February 9, 2010 at 15:03:58
2 beeps during the POST (power on self-test) means a hardware error - exactly what hardware it is depends on the manufacturer of the BIOS on your PC.

If BIOS is made by AMI, 2 beeps indicates faulty RAM.
If nothing at all is shown on the screen from switching on, it could instead be a faulty video controller chip.

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