laptop does not boot

Fujitsu siemens / S series
March 15, 2009 at 01:13:56
Specs: Windows XP SP2, 1 G
When I press power button my laptop does not show even the first boot screen, only the fan starts running and the display shows power icon (zig-zag in circle) and battery status.
Sometimes if I keep some random key(s) pressd while pressing power button then it boots (1 in 10 or 20 times) but hang while loading mup.dll (even in safe mode)

Please help me sort out his problem

Thanks for your help in advance


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#1
March 15, 2009 at 03:26:05
... can you enter the bios?

... if so are the dates scrambled?

... how old is the laptop?

... Fujitsu siemens / S series ?

... full S series info please

... S**** +

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#2
March 15, 2009 at 04:01:56
... can you enter the bios?
cannot enter bios, just processor fan starts up thats all I can see
... if so are the dates scrambled?
Don't know
... how old is the laptop?
around 3 years
... Fujitsu siemens / S series ?
S7010D
... full S series info please

... S**** +

I remember I did activated hibernation on winxp a week before,but I don't think its the root cause


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#3
March 15, 2009 at 04:38:17
... power/resume/suspend button maybe disabled in the bios

... @ boot-up pressing [ESC] [F2] does nothing ??

... the CMOS battery may need changing 3-5 year lifespan

... you should be able to enter the bios

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#4
March 15, 2009 at 13:59:12
Nothing happens if I press ESC/F2 @ boot time
But when this problem started sometimes pressing ESC/F2 at boot time worked.

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#5
March 16, 2009 at 01:01:50
... REPLACE CMOS battery !

http://www.fixya.com/support/p34128...

http://www.fixya.com/support/p34128...

... if bios password is set and you do'nt know it you wo'nt even be able to access the HARD DRIVE!!

... OH DEAR!

http://www.fixya.com/support/p34128...

... and I do'nt think you will be able to stick in another hard drive because of bios security.

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#6
March 16, 2009 at 13:16:47
Thanks a lot I'll change CMOS battery and see if it works

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#7
April 2, 2009 at 05:51:18
Changed battery still it does not work
What should I do next?

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#8
April 2, 2009 at 06:40:42
... battery needed changing anyway.

... when you turn it on tap F2 key see if you can enter bios!

"...I remember I did activate hibernation..."

... I am a bit concerned about above statement!!

... just turning off the power whilst performing hibernation can result in the system just hanging; but there is a way out of this.

... although the symtoms differ in this case!

... do you have xp cd?

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#9
April 16, 2009 at 05:05:37
I do have a xp cd.

By "...I remember I did activate hibernation..." I mean the problem started a day or two after I activated hibernation on windows. On the day I left my laptop in standby overnight and in morning laptop started having this problem, and it kept on worsening.

You said "there is a way out"
What is that way? I can give it a try too if you tink I should.


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#10
April 16, 2009 at 10:56:18
... does the laptop have a floppy drive?

"...On the day I left my laptop in standby overnight and in morning laptop started having this problem..."

... thanks for throwing in more light... better late than "never".

... since replacing the cmos battery can you now enter the bios?

"...What is that way? I can give it a try..."

... if you "can" enter the bios then there is a way, if you "ca'nt" enter the bios I suspect that it is "locked"

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/b...

... if it is locked it might be a security issue !!

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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