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Laptop wont boot after clicking restart

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Wilbow, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Wilbow

    Wilbow Guest

    Hi all,
    A friends laptop wont boot after clicking restart in Win XP, it shuts down then hangs with a black screen and just the underscore type cursor flashing in the top left hand corner. I have to keep the power button pressed for 5 secs to shutdown again and then reboot.

    Its a Medion MAM2010

    Any ideas?
  2. Blackjax

    Blackjax Regular member

    Feb 1, 2007
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    yeah try this first check your power options and make sure the power button is set to turn off computer and not just to hibernate, etc.

    AND/OR try this

    place a shortcut on the desktop. In the command line put this without the quotes..."shutdown.exe -r -t00 -f" and call it reboot.
    switches are
    -r=shutdown and reboot
    -txx is amount of time to wait for reboot
    -f force running apps to clsoe without warning.
    when you click on the shortcut it will will shutdwon the laptop and reboot into windows.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2007

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