advent laptop

  stephen1978 08:44 10 Sep 2008

My nephew has an advent laptop running on windows vista, the other night the laptop froze and ever since then it wont go on atall, when u start the laptop u get the advent logo but after that the screen goes blank, he has lost the recovery disc, i have tried a vista boot cd but nothing happens. Does anyone know what the problem is or what i can do to get this laptop working??

  howard64 11:20 10 Sep 2008

it could well still be in waranty so contact the supplier

  stephen1978 16:39 10 Sep 2008

is there anyway i can repair this on my own ???

ive try the vista dvd but nothing ???

  Ditch999 17:04 10 Sep 2008

Have you tried getting in to Safe Mode and working from there?

Are there any options at the bottom of the screen when the Advent Logo appears like "Press F11 for recovery options" or similar?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:06 10 Sep 2008

u get the advent logo but after that the screen goes blank

any flashing leds or sounds of hard drive running?

remove then refit hard drive and memory and retry to boot.

  stephen1978 17:07 10 Sep 2008

ive got f12 that take you to multi boot and f2 for bois options ??? but that it

  Ditch999 17:13 10 Sep 2008

If you press F12 what options do you have then? Is there one that says "Safe Mode"?

  stephen1978 20:21 10 Sep 2008

theres a flashing led for about 3-4 seconds then nothing ??

aftre i press f12 it give me the option to boot from cd or dvd but it does'nt work

  woodchip 20:55 10 Sep 2008

Try tapping F5 as the computer starts for Safe Mode then if it goes in, Use System Restore to a old Date. If you get that Far buy Acronis True Image and make a image of the Drive Partition, So you can reload it if you have more problems

  stephen1978 22:03 10 Sep 2008

how do i get the laptop to start in safe mode ???

  jolorna 09:20 11 Sep 2008

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