The problem started after I just shutdown my laptop a month ago. When I went to start it back up, the lights would turn on, but the screen was totally black. I reset it and reinserted the battery a couple of times but the result would be the same. I took it to a couple of shops, and by no surprise they didnt want to fix it, "It would cost you too much... its fried.." (my warrenty was over).
While it sat under a pile of clothes in my room, i decided to try to turn it on again. And wut do u know.. it turned on and worked perfectly fine! I shut it off, but when i tried to turn it back on... black screen. SO I reset it again, ... and it worked! A pattern seemed to arise... black screen -> Compaq startup -> black screen -> Compaq startup... Fairly odd, but the problem is, 9 out of 10 times the Compaq startup would freeze.. and i would have to restart 2 more times (in the Compaq screen, I would still be able to go to startup options, just wouldnt go through to windows startup).
Whenever it would go from Compaq startup to Windows startup, I would almost scream for joy.. . The laptop works perfectly fine when working properly, but the problem just seems to be on startup.. Any ideas what the problem may be?
(sorry for the story, its hard for me to explain the problem without it) Thanks..
Edited by rhduke, 15 February 2008 - 12:19 PM.