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Windows 8 not Starting Up

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 not Starting Up


    Hi,

    When turning off my laptop last night I noticed that the power button continued to stay on. I simply assumed this may be an update to Windows and went to bed.

    I've pressed the power button this morning to switch it on, but the laptop simply displays a black screen with the cursor there also.

    I pressed the power button to shut it down and pressed it again, but I get the same problem - a black screen.

    Can anyone offer any solutions please?

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Have you tried pressing an holding the power button until it shuts off (might take a few seconds of holding it down)

    Then try starting it back up again
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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Have you tried pressing an holding the power button until it shuts off (might take a few seconds of holding it down)

    Then try starting it back up again
    Yes, tried that Paul but no luck.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Only other thing I can think of to try, I had similar once on my Laptop and it wouldn't start up

    disconnect the power supply
    then remove the battery
    should go totally off at this point
    re connect the power supply and try again (without battery)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Paul - worked perfect!
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  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Glad to here it worked

    Hopefully when you put the battery back it continues to work
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