Laptop Basic Troubleshooting Guidelines-Section Two
Hardware Problems After Booting
If problems occur after the system has been running, and without your having made any hardware or software changes, a hardware fault possibly has occurred. Here is a list of items to check it that case:
*Try reinstalling the software that has crashed or refuses to run.
*Use the reset button to restart the computer. It might be recessed and require a paperclip or pen point on some models.
*Check for loose cable of ac adapter for laptop, a marginal power supply, or other random component failures.
*A transient voltage spike, power outage, or brownout might have occurred. Symptoms of voltage spikes inclued a flickering video display, unexpected system reboots, and the system not responding to user commands, Reload the software and try again.
*Try reseating the removable memory modules if installed.
Problems with Adapter Cards
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