View Full Version : IBM Thinkpad R51 startup problem

31-05-2007, 11:52 AM
If the laptop has been turned off for more than 10-20 minutes when i start it up I get the Power On and Battery Light come on and a black screen. Power light and battery light stay on but the boot up goes no further.

IF i then press the off switch and turn it off then back on again I get the Power On and Battery light but also the HDD light and Numbs Lock light flash and it boots into XP just fine.

Why can it not boot up properly the first time?

As far as I can see all the sleep mode, hybernation stuff is turned off.

01-06-2007, 10:22 PM
Does it make any difference if it is plugged into mains?

06-06-2007, 04:24 PM
No, it makes no difference at all.