I have an HP compaq nc6000 laptop. One day the system shut down on me. I tried to restart it but the only thing that happened was the light showing that power was going to the system came on as well as the fan. I left the computer alone overnight and I tried to start it again. This time the hard drive light came on and I got to the screen that asked me if I wanted to boot in safe mode. I got to safe mode and after about 2 minutes the system shut down again. Again, I got to the screen that gave the option to boot in safe mode but this time the computer didn't boot up in safe mode but again just restarted. This is the cycle that the computer goes through now. Sometimes it doesn't boot at all but other times it boots only to shut down again. The system has no extra RAM and because all of this is done without the computer plugged in, I am assuming the power supply is okay.
Any help would be appreciated.

Hi All, OK I think I'm going to have to create a special thread for all of the HP / Compaq people out there with this problem.

Unfortunately for you the HP Pavillion DV2000 / DV6000 / DV9000 which this is based upon have a fault on the board that causes these exact problems along with a series of related ones. Please reference this link:


and this thread:

Unfortunately I believe that this series also has these problems as well but, until HP acknowledges it and people bring enough pressure to bear on them it may be difficult to get them to respond.