What could be a hard drive problem

Question

I start it up and it doesn't get anywhere. No screen with cursor or anything. I can hear the fan run but nothing else happens. If I try to restart or shut down it won't do it. I even try to hit the reset little hole button in the back of the computer that usually shuts it down but when I hit the reset button it shuts down but when I let go it continues to run. Then the only way to stop it from running is to disconnect the power and take out the battery. I even try to start up with a system diskette in and it doesn't even query the drive.

HELP!!!!! Am I screwed?

Thanks for any help you might offer.

Answer

This question was answered on August 29, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It could be you have a damage hard drive I came across a problem like that and the system wouldn't anything I found out the problem was caused by a damaged plate in the hard drive and it was caused by the manufacturer.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 29, 2003