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Today in the world of technology laptops or computers are being utilized on large extent among the majority of the people. According to the present scenario it would be not wrong to say that for any individual it is actually very difficult to survive and accomplish his/her target without laptop. This gadget can be used by people belonging to any field. Now though it is very applicable but yet sometimes the people using it may encounter several problems while using it. One such common problem is Laptop Won’t Turn On Error. It is a severe error for any computer users since it prohibits the users from working on it.

Now in this article we have discussed several reasons causing Laptop Won’t Turn On Error and the effective solution to all of them. They are mentioned below:

  • No Power – This means not receiving power. Actually a computer do have a power indicator which glows on receiving power. Desktop contain a LED near the power button on it’s front panel. So, if the Led do not glows, follow the below mentioned instructions:

  1. First of all try a distinct wall outlet and power it on.

  2. Then reseat the power cord connected to the ‘Power Supply’ of the tower and then power the Desktop on.

  3. Now swap the power cord of the Monitor with the system power cord and then power on the Desktop.

In laptop this indicator is most probably a lighted power button or an LED located at the upper part of the keyboard. It may be along the front edge of the computer itself. So, in the case of laptop below discussed steps should be followed to resolve a notebook no-powering situation:

  1. Firstly ensure the battery is fully charged.

  2. Then remove the battery and disconnect the AC Adapter. Now to discharge ‘Static Flea Power’ hold the power button down for 5 seconds.

  3. After that reseat the battery on the Notebook and power it on.

  4. Now eliminate the battery from the Notebook and power it on via using only the AC Adapter.

  5. Lastly ensure that the Power LED on the AC Adapter is lit in order to ensure the functionality of the AC Adapter. It is also advised to try another working AC adapter in a case if it is available.

  • No POST – It means not able to complete the Power-On-Self-Test. POST is actually a series of checks which the computer goes through whenever it starts. In this phase laptop or computer ensure that all the hardware is working properly before initializing the remainder of the booting process and in a case if any of the tests fails, laptop stops the start-up process.

  • No Boot – After the completion of the Power-On-Self-Test, the laptop attempt to boot the operating system. But sometimes unfortunately laptop or computer passes the logo screen and then hangs up attempting to load the operating system. It is a No Boot issue. Now to resolve this issue in laptop press and hold the Fn key and after that press the power button. It starts the pre-boot testing and will launch ePSA. In case of desktop at the logo screen press the F12 key to enter One Time Boot Menu and then make use of Arrow keys to highlight Diagnostics and after that press Enter. Often some desktops do not contain an F12 key, then in this situation to access the boot options press the <0> (zero)key at the system logo screen.

If this solve the No Boot issue excellent otherwise continue to the further instructions to fix the issue. Regarding that purpose you need to implement distinct instructions in case of different operating systems:

Source –

Windows 10

Here we have described general troubleshooting of laptop or computers which are powering up correctly and passing the BIOS screen at boot-up but are not getting successfully boot to Microsoft Windows 10. So in order to fix NO Boot issue in Windows 10, follow the given below instructions:

Step 1 : Verify the computer finishes initial power-up (POST) – It has been found that mostly computers do not attempt to hand off control to the operating system. Thus if you power the computer on laptop on and see a logo screen with a bar at the bottom and that bar fills up completely and then disappears this means that the computer has successfully completed the POST.

Step 2 : Run a Computer Diagnostic – If in a case you are not able to boot the system to access the Dell Online Diagnostics, it us advised to use the Dell Pre-boot System Diagnostics.

Furthermore in order to determine that if the computer is experiencing a hardware issue, execute the Dell Online Diagnostics.

Step 3 : Check For specific error messages

Step 4 : Reset the BIOS to default values – If the laptop is set to first attempt to boot to another device, this may lead issues with successfully booting to Windows. So, to reset the computer’s BIOS to factory defaults, execute the below discussed instructions:

  1. Restart the laptop.

  2. Now at the logo during start press the F2 key repeatedly yet you observe the Entering Setup at the top right corner of the screen.

  3. After that depending on the BIOS in order to load default settings you may need to press a key listed at the bottom of the screen.

  4. Then press ESC to exit the BIOS and also ensure to select Save and Exit to save the modification made by you.

Step 5 : Reset the Windows 10 operating system – Studies proves that if the system files have been damaged then at that instant of time a reset of Windows 10 will reinstall these files without ruining the data. Actually after the failure of the third attempt to boot, Windows 10 automatically boot into the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE). Thus to reset Windows 10, follow the instructions given below:

  1. Firstly select Troubleshoot at the Choose an option screen.

  2. Then select Reset this PC at the Troubleshoot screen.

  3. After that select Keep my files at the Reset this PC screen.

  4. In the next step if prompted select your user account and enter the password.

  5. Now select Reset.

  6. Lastly Windows will perform the Reset process.

Step 6 : Unplug All External Devices – Often a piece of hardware can be interrupting with the normal boot process of Windows. In this situation one should try to unplug all the devices from the computer such as

  • Small Media cradles (iPod, PDA, MP3 player, etc)

  • USB storage devices

  • CDs for DVDs from all optional drives

  • Printers

  • Scanners

  • Media Card Readers

  • Digital Cameras and Video Recorders

It is suggested to only the monitor, mouse and keyboard if in a case you are using desktop.

Step 7 : Virus Troubleshooting

Sometimes the malicious infections such as virus or malware lurks inside the PC. So, it is strongly recommended to strengthen the PC against vicious attacks via keeping the system security program up-to-date.

Step 8 : Restore the operating system to factory settings – If the previous discussed do not solves the issue then in that situation it is quite necessary to restore the computer to factory settings.

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows XP

  • No Video – This issue evolve when the power indications are normal but still any video seen do not get displayed on the computer’s screen during the startup process. In a case if you do have a desktop computer and the monitor do have it’s own power supply, then it is suggested to make sure that the monitor has a power indicator showing that it is turned on.

Now in order to troubleshoot the No Video issue, it is suggested to go through the below mentioned links:



Hopefully the above discussed methods would troubleshoot the Laptop or computer won’t turn error as the information provided in it have been accommodated from several forums and authenticated sites