Linux Mint 17 starts in recovery mode with power cable?
linux mint 17 starts fine without power cable; with power cable, it starts in recovery mode.
Hmmm bizarre. Never come across this before. You may want to try a hard reset...
Hmmm bizarre. Never come across this before. You may want to try a hard reset. Pull power lead out of laptop. Remove battery from laptop as well. Hold down power button for 30 seconds. Put battery back in. Plug power cable back in and switch on at wall. Press power button once to boot up. That may work.