Crashed on startup - nothing i can do

  AJ28 21:16 09 Oct 2004

On my laptop i used 'windows updater' and after some time it had finished and it was complete it asked for a restart so i did this. Then on the startup it says 'please wait' with the windows logo etc, but its crashed here, and the restart button doesnt want to work nothing is happening on it, and as the laptop has no mains power, i cnanot just unplug it?? Any suggestions?

  woodchip 21:21 09 Oct 2004

press the power button to restart then keep pressing F8 choose last good configuration

  AJ28 21:23 09 Oct 2004

Thats the problem, the power button is the restart button, and nothing happens when pressed

  Valvegrid 21:27 09 Oct 2004

Usually you have to push and hold the power button in to switch the computer off, at least that's what I do on mine.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:28 09 Oct 2004

remove the laptop battery usually a slid clip onside or base.

  AJ28 21:34 09 Oct 2004

I removed the battery as you said, thanx for the idea i should of thought of it, working fine now thanx

  woodchip 18:44 10 Oct 2004

Shut the lid it should go into Hibernate

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