If the indicator is glowing, the computer is on. Also, try turning the computer
off and then on.
If you are using an AC adaptor, verify that the computer is receiving power
from the external power source by looking at the DC IN/Battery indicator. If
the indicator is glowing, the computer is connected to a live external power
The computer will not load advanced options during startup
By holding down one of the following keys during startup, your computer
will load advanced options as shown below.
If your computer starts to load the Operating System instead of desired
advanced options, follow the steps below:
Hardware and system checklist
This section discusses problems caused by your computer's hardware or
attached peripherals. Basic problems may occur in the following areas:
When the computer is not plugged into an AC power outlet, the battery
pack is the primary power source. However, your computer also has a
number of other power resources, including an intelligent power supply and
a Real Time Clock (RTC) battery, all of which are interrelated with any one
having the ability to produce apparent power problems.
In the Settings charm, click Power and then select Restart.
Hold down the corresponding key and then release this key one
second after the computer is power on.
Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
Internal display panel
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Disc Drive
Memory Media Card
Additional memory module