I got an old Dell 8100 up and running with a Carnetix P1900. I have been opening the screen when it starts up since I haven't purchased a touch screen yet. The problem is that I was leaving the laptop screen closed, like I will do when I get the touchscreen and put the laptop under my seat, and it would turn on but won't boot into windows. The power lights come on and it stays on for about 10 seconds but then the laptop turns off. I checked the BIOS but found no sort of setting. I was thinking about finding the switch thing that tells the laptop whether the screen is closed or open but there is no rubber thing sticking out like my Compaq so I'm thinking there is a magnet detection thing. It works fine when I power it up with the screen open but I won't have the screen open when I get a touchscreen. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Won't boot with the screen closed