Big Win98/Laptop problem

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xfilesgurly

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Help!

I'm new to Windows 98 *and* Laptops as of about 7 hours ago, and I think I've managed to break my nice second-hand win98 laptop...

It shut down OK twice - when I installed something (only Zone Alarm) and then again when I'd finished using it, but just now it crashed on the "Windows is shutting down" screen same as my ancient win95 desktop PC does occasionally, so I thought it would be the same - and waited a minute or two then pressed the power switch. It just beeped at me and stayed on the "windows is shutting down" screen. It eventually switched off, and when I tried to switch it back on, it just came up with "windows is shutting down" instead of starting windows!

It's a Compaq Armarda 1700.

The power light flashes when it's switched off - it's running from the mains, I haven't unplugged it cos I'm not sure if it would make a difference and I don't want to do any more damage!

I have *no clue* what to do to fix it!

I'm really *not* stupid, it's just I'm new at laptops. :D

(Everything was working fine except this.)

Thanks a lot,

Kat
 

xfilesgurly

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Thanks, I solved it by unplugging it and removing the battery, and everything's fine now.

I'll go and visit that website now.

Thanks again,

Kathrine
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

something as simple as the battery. If only they could all be like that :D

Hopefully no viruses.

eddie
 
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