Computer starts and shuts down within 5sec in cycles.

April 20, 2012 at 09:07:48
Specs: Windows 7
computer starts and then turns off within 5 sec cycles so it does'nt access the bootable antvirus dc in the dvd rom drive. It will stay on after I press control alt and delete simultaneously. Problem is the screen never comes on. The power light stays on,and I hear the hard drive spinning. I've repeatedly pressed f2 but nothing happened

Compaq presario F700 laptop
windows 7 ultimate


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#1
April 20, 2012 at 10:16:23
did the trial license of windows expire? You haven't given us any specs, model number etc

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#2
April 21, 2012 at 17:06:38
Can you get into BIOS? If not then it's a hardware fault.
Same applies if you never see anything on the screen.

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#3
April 22, 2012 at 15:09:04
I never get to bios. Screen stays black.
I need a new Hard Drive?

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#4
April 22, 2012 at 15:15:25
Then it is about sure to be a hardware issue and there are a range of possibilities.

Laptops are not the best computers to take apart and repair, so unless you feel competent with handing laptop hardware then you would be better off taking it to a repair shop.

If you try randomly replacing things then it will probably cost you more in the long run.

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