What is the term for these things

Discussion in 'SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs' started by rsutoratosu, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. rsutoratosu

    rsutoratosu Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  2. Eureka

    Eureka Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  3. rsutoratosu

    rsutoratosu Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    0
    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..