Originally Posted by iPwn
Remove the power and the BIOS battery and let it sit like that for several hours. Removing the BIOS battery and letting its capacitors drain will return it to factory defaults.
I have done this (removed battery for 24 hours and put a new one in). It has not worked.
Also I know the hard drive still works, because I have attached it to another computer.
Originally Posted by Junglist0682
What was it that you were doing before any of this? Was an external drive plugged in? Maybe a USB? I ask because once I had an external connected and I didn't shut down correctly and the only way I was able to get it back going was by plugging it back in and turning it back on.
It isn't my laptop (it's my brothers).
It was doing a Windows Update as far as I am aware and no USB stuff was plugged in.
The blue bar at the bottom of the screen doesn't reach the end of the 'box'.