What is the term for these things

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  1. rsutoratosu

    rsutoratosu Platinum Member

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    Where the laptop wont turn on but removing the battery and holding the power button till the laptop does some kind of discharge ?

    I read about it but never knew what caused it and what it's called.

    Also any way to prevent this ? its pretty annoying
     
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    Eureka Diamond Member

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    The act of holding down the power is called a power cycle or hard reset.

    Don't know what's causing it though. Perhaps a corrupted BIOS?
     
  4. rsutoratosu

    rsutoratosu Platinum Member

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    is it still call hard reset when theres no power or battery on it ? what a weird thing, u figure hard reset is when you do a hard reset with the computer on and locked up not when it wont turn on..