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MasterTargus    1

My Computer well not exit sleep mode completely and when I shut it down it will not boot. The hard drive and the CD writer spin up and the power lite comes on but that is where it stops until I unplug the computer pull out the battery and leave it sit for 5 minutes. I have tried unplugging it pulling the battery and holding the power button for 1 minute. It only seems to not start if it has been shut down. It is a Gateway NV55 laptop running win7 x64 pro. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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zhangm    1,178

I had someone bring a Sony laptop a few years ago that had similar symptoms of failing to start. We fixed it by yanking the CMOS battery on the motherboard.

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MasterTargus    1

I had someone bring a Sony laptop a few years ago that had similar symptoms of failing to start. We fixed it by yanking the CMOS battery on the motherboard.

I'll give that a try and let you know Thanks.

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snaphat (Myles Landwehr)    414

Given the circumstances, it's probably safe to assume it is a hardware issue that's not fixable other than via the cmos battery removal stated above.

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Haggis    981

Did this work :)

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MasterTargus    1

 

Did this work :)

 

ended up buying a desktop instead of trying to remove the battery

thanks to all that replied anyway.

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