my laptop has a mojor problem but i do not know what the cause of it is and what it affects. the laptop is now currently at my father's office where a computer person is there but he is on leave for 4 days. i am very worried now and hope to find out more. some of the things that have happened are:
1. before anything very serious happened, the laptop became unusually laggy
2. it lagged so bad after, that i got stuck at the windows xp loading screen
3. now when i try to switch it on and press the power button, the screen remains blank and the lights come on and go off, come on and go off by itself (seems like it is shutting on and off)
is there any chance that this can be a motherboard problem? i don't know much about computers but i am aware that my laptop is "dead" if my motherboard is spoilt. Or is it the battery?