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Computer wont boot/wake up??

Question: Computer wont boot/wake up??

One of the computers here at work has a hard time waking up. It usually gives trouble even coming back from sleep mode when in Windows. You can move the mouse around for a good 2-3 minutes before it wakes up and the screen goes back to the desktop.

Also, I dont think this is related, but when the computer powers on or reboots, it sometimes takes a good 5-10 tries before you can see anything on the screen. You can hear it booting up by the normal computer beeps, but theres nothing on the screen. Ive already replaced the video card and cables. Also I checked the monitor. Its not any of those.

Its an older Gateway 1.2 Ghtz computer with about a gig of ram.

I dont think the two problems are related, but I may be wrong. Anyone? Thanks

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

Answer:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
 
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
 
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
 
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
 
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
 
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
 
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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I been having this trouble for some time and I been looking and looking with no success for the cure!
I have win 7 X64 but and when I put my computer to sleep and I wanna wake up the computer, the screen will go black and the HD light will constantly stay on and I cant wake up the computer. so what I have to do is reset the MB by removing the battery then it will start. so I know its the MB, what settings do I have to look for to fix this?
I dont have that problem on my other computers not even my pent4 computer!

PS sorry I didnt know what section to post this in, so sorry if its in the wrong section.

Answer:after sleep computer wont wake

Are there any messages in your event viewer?

Are you running the most current Video Drivers for your card?

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My computer will go into screen saver, but after a few hours the monitor will shut off, I am assuming sleep mode altho I dont have it set to do that. If it has only been a few hours I can move the mouse or hit any key and the monitor will come back on and all is well. If it has been over nite I can click the mouse or hit a key and the desktop will come up but I cant open any programs or start firefox. Using the start button and trying to restart or shut down will not open and occasionally all I get is a black screen. When I do have the desktop and try to open a program it gives me a message like "a window cant be opened" or it cant find the file...and a few others....This has been a few weeks now and the only solution is to manually turn the computer off, then on again. It will restart everything and all is well. I have taken to just turning the computer off when I am done but I sure would like to go back to leaving it on in screensaver mode.I updated the latest video driver about a week ago, but that didnt help. I used system restore and restored it back about a week before this started happening and that didnt help either.Here is the latest HJT logfile, I have no clue what it means and appreciate any help with it, or any other ideas...tnx...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 4:43:50 PM, on 6/5/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\sy... Read more

Answer:Computer shuts down and wont wake up

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I was on my computer this morning for about an hour, everything was fine. I went to turn it off but hit sleep by mistake. Then when I tried to wake it up it wouldn't and i went to work and forgot about it. Now I've come home and it still wont turn on. I've turned it off at the switch and tried again, but all that happens is the fans turn on, blank screen, no start up beep. please help ! I have no idea what to do!

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I tried everything from disabling hibernate to resetting power options. Nothing has worked so far.
Everytime I put my computer to sleep it wont wake up. The monitor wakes but the computer will not boot into windows. I need to hold down the power button and cold boot.
Anyone else have similar issue on this bug?

Answer:Computer wont wake from sleep after Creators Update.

Yes. I am having a very similar problem on my laptop. My problem is when I open my computer, it should wake, but instead the monitor stays off and the computer is unresponsive to any input. I then have to manually restart my computer. This seems to happen completely at random. Some days I can put my laptop to sleep multiple times a day and no problems, but other times I may have to force a shutdown 2-3 times a day.
(please excuse my English if you can't understand it, I'm not a native speaker)

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While playing games... my pc will always enter sleep mode after about 10 min. of play time. Once in sleep mode, it will not wake up.. so I have to turn off the computer by the button. This is really frustrating. I tried the live chat with microsoft and the tech found corrupted files?! But they wanted to charge me 69.99 to resolve the issue. Help?
 

Answer:Computer Enters Sleep Mode While Gaming and Wont Wake Up

guessing 7 or vista

http://www.avinashtech.com/microsoft/disable-auto-sleep-mode-windows/

and start type cmd right click it run as admin in the box enter sfc/ scannow enter run it twice

70 to fix it? really???

http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
use above to keep eye on your temperatures , i cleaned out a computer yesterday and the fluff was enough to make a jumper
 

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I'm new to sevenforums and would appreciate the help of some of you. I have updated my user profile with all of the details and specs of my system that is having my issue.

Recently, my computer will not wake up from sleep mode. Once it enters sleep mode, the only way to get it functioning again is to hold the power button, completely shut it off, and then boot my system back up.

It appears as if everything starts back up once I open the lid or press the power button to wake it up, but the screen never turns back on. The fan starts up, the backlit keyboard lights up, the leds all blink, but nothing I try will turn the screen back on forcing me to press and hold the power button for a complete shut down.

I have reinstalled the latest Intel HD Graphics driver as well as the latest NVIDIA graphics driver (both the stable and beta release).

I do not get a blue screen or any sort of error. Upon the restart, I am not prompted with any error from windows or any signs of the forced shut down. I have been messing with this issue for a few days now and am asking for some help from the community here at sevenforums. If you need any additional info let me know.

Thanks.

Answer:Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

Try the steps here: Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

I would also work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Report back the results you find for more steps indicated.

As a last resort use the tool the pro's use to find the exact cause: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums

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Ok so I have a HP Mini 110 and lately my computer has been acting strange. It wont shut down. If I try to shut it down it will act like its shutting down then re boot back up. If it goes to "sleep" (the buttons are still lit, typically the power button will just flash on and off) it wont wake up unless I use the power button.

Now this all started happening when my computer stopped or failed to update my language packs which took 28 hours to fully finish. Only 14 out of the 32 downloaded ok fine so i shut it down to just finish those that were installed. Ok so shutting down then the whole "Dont turn off your computer installing updates" then it gets stuck at 15 % then it goes to a black screen that i think said something like "initiating updates in 0 outta 321472 files" this took a good hour to finish. Then brought me back to the 15% screen then that changed to "Updates Failed" and something else, then the computer restarted.

WHAT DO I DO?? could it possibly be a virus???
 

Answer:Wont shut down, wont wake up if asleep, and problem with updates URGENT!!!

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Hello, I have a clean installation from iso of  Windows 10 on my laptop.I'm experiencing a problem when I shut down a system. LED on i "letter" on Lenovo logo is flashing but nothing more happens. Then I'm forced to hard shut down by holding power button for a few seconds. Or when I want to wake up computer from sleep mode. nothing happens... Again I have to use hard shut down. I tried to reinstall drivers for graphic, chipset, etc... Also I tried to updated BIOS but it havent helped me. Thanks for advice Best regards Jakub.













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Answer:Thinkpad S440 wont wake up after sleep and wont turn off sometimes

I made video of this problem with shut down...Maybe it will catch someone's attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGthxky267Y 

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When I put my computer in sleep mode, it won't 'wake up'. I have to manually turn off the computer and then start it up again. This has happened twice. I'm not putting it into sleep mode until I find out what's wrong and that's exasperating as I normally leave my computer on all day so I can periodically play my games.

Answer:Computer won't 'wake up' after sleep mode with Windows 10, how can I wake it?

I'm having the exact same issue. No idea what to do.

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hi im having some problems with my acer aspire v5 laptop the computer doesnt get passed the acer screen that starts up i tried to do a factory reset but it continues to say "unable to reset your pc. A required drive partition is missing." please can someone give me some insight thank you!













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Answer:computer wont boot or wont reset

http://community.acer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/Windows-10-Installation-Recovery-Media-Creation-and-Use/...

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When I start my laptop up, this goes up on the screen. I accident hit my laptop right next to the mouse pad
And its been doing this ever since. It also makes a small beeping noise right when started.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-20-00 Intel Corporation

This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5, 459, US5, 434, 872, US5, 732, 094, US6, 570, 884, US6,115,776 and
US6, 327, 625.

Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.24 (10/07/10)
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM

Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key.
Anyone know what I can do to get it working? I have a windows 7 operating system. Also it says that i dont have a hard drive when I ran a diagnostics on it.
 

Answer:Solved: Computer wont start. says to select proper boot device or inset boot media.

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hey guys, new to this site so i hope someone can please please help. my comp wont boot up past that blasted "blue screen" and says that unmountable boot volume. i do NOT have the windows XP cd to install again so if there is any way that i can fix this problem without having to use a cd let me know. i am desparate!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:computer wont boot up pass the unmountable boot volume

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I had had 2 operating system on 2 hard drives (XP and Vista) I took vista off and replaced it with media center. I could boot both xp and media center but the vista boot screen always shows up and would have to go into "ealier versions of windows" and choose my OS from there. I read somewhere to get rid of the vista boot screen I should delete "bootmgr" file and "boot" folder from the root of C: I did this and now nothing works. It tries to boot into vista boot screen but it says files are missing and resets. What do I do?
 

Answer:Need Help...Computer wont boot!!!? Boot Manager Error!!!

Boot from the XP CD and log into the Recovery Console. Try fixboot and fixmbr.
 

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Hello, I am having major problems with my Computer.
A while ago, in the middle of 3d gaming my computer locked up and the monitor went to standby mode. When I turned comp off and back on, the screen was blank..
All the devices were still working (Hard drive, fans, dvd-drive all still spinning) but the screen was blank... no boot screen or beep... I tried unplugging all the devices one by one then rebooting, and got down to the motherboard and the processor and still nothing at start-up (I also tried an alternate monitor and got same result)...
So i bought a new motherboard and power supply and im still getting the same problem.. i really hope my processor isnt burnt out :(
Im not too familiar with installing motherboards so i didnt mess with the jumper settings... but im getting the same problem that i had with my old MB and its default jumper settings....

Any suggestions?


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Computer Specs:
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Asus P4P800-VM Motherboard
Samsung 80 GB, 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Intel Pentium 4 Celeron 2.4 GHz Socket 478 Processor
756MB Super*Talent 128-pin DDR400 Memory
Volari V8 256MB 256-Bit Vid. Card
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Answer:Computer wont boot, no boot screen, no beep...

first try clearning the cmos on the motherboard jumper and see if that helps fix the problem, refer to the asus manual for the cmos jumper location. then boot the computer up and see if you get any post.

if not, then boot with only the bare essentials which are only the power supply, motherboard, cpu, ram, and videocard. take out all of the comp parts outside the computer case and only reseat the devices ive listed above and then see if you can get the computer to post.

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Some of the malware i saw:

Anti Malware doctor
Security suite
and some more.

I cannot use my DVD drive as it doesnt work so my only option is to do some via USB stick.. Is there any other way? please help.

How can i fix this without having to use a DVD drive and formatting / recovery console?

Thanks.

Need this help urgently.

Answer:Computer was attacked by antimalware doctor/security suite malware/computer wont boot

bump!

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W7 PC wakes up from sleep every few minutes. It didn't use to. I am the builder / owner / sole user. Investigation done so far at the DOS prompt to establish the cause:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
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powercfg -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system

powercfg -lastwakeWake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 0Other ideas to try and establish the cause with please?

Many thanks.

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My HP Media Center PC m7334n with AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 has went to sleep and now wont wake up, mouse movement nor key punches does anything pushing power button does nothing so I unplugged it when I plugged it back in lights came on fans started and this is without hitting the power button !!! hard disk light does flash and thats it!! No other signs of life
No microsoft music like it does when it first boots. No image on monitor.turn monitor off then on it says its looking for signal . Can anyone help ????

THANKS:Jerry
 

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i just moved and the computer i built will turn on the fans will go on etc but nothing will boot nothing comes up on the moniter and there is no start up beep once after it went out i checked all connections turned it on it started up and all but then it froze on the dsktop and just stayed that way till i restarted can anyone tel me what the problem is and how i can fix it?
 

Answer:computer wont boot at all

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My computer is giving me a STOP error code when I boot it up, just after Windows loads the bootscreen. It gives a phrasing which I've never seen before, it mentions corruption, which the usual STOP BSODs I get don't produce. It flashes up and off so quickly - even though I have it set not to - that I could only capture it with a camera on max burst. For all who can't quite read it, here's what it looks like to me:


Quote:




A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard-drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard-drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x82EFA260, 0xC0000102, 0x00000




...and that's as much as it got.

AFAIK there was a little bit after, but my camera couldn't pick it up fast enough. Also, all those steps are fine and well, but because I can't boot I cannot proceed to do them.

Any ideas on what the issue is? I have exams coming up, and a lot of my data for the exams is on there, so I'd prefer not to have to format or DBAN, but if the worst comes to the worst, they are acceptable.

Answer:My computer wont boot!

Have you tried booting into safe mode? You really should try that, and backup your stuff from there, and then go with MS's suggestion about running chkdsk.

If that fails (and you were able to backup your stuff from safe mode), you can just reformat and the error will go away. However, if you can't get into safe mode, you can take out the drive and throw it in another computer to retrieve your data.

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I have a computer that wont boot from cd. i went into the bios to set the first boot device to cd-rom but it still didnt recognise the cd. the cd works, i tried it on a diff. computer. any suggestions?

Pentium II
two 4 GB hard drives
63 MB RAM
generic computer
windows Me
 

Answer:Computer wont boot from CD

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My computer wont boot up. Its a p2 450 compaq running win98. So i tried to use a boot disk and it hangs on a screen that has a little falshing line in the top left corner. So i tried to boot up with cd rom support and it says drivers not found and ends on a screen that says Device Driver Not Found 'OEMCD001' Then i tried with out cd rom support and it goes to the a: prompt but i cant do anything from that point. I dont care if the hard drive has to be wiped i just want the computer running again. Please help me. Thank-you.
 

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For anyone that read my earlier thread i apologise for lack of info and lack of knowlege. I have put a 2.6mhz P4 celeron in a Gigabyte P4 Titan series GA-8SG800 motherboard. I do not have the motherboard manual but i checked thier site and they are compatable, but the computer will not boot up. Somebody mentioned i might have to change the bios settings but i dont know where to find out what to change them to if i that is even the problem.. Any ideas?

Answer:Computer wont boot up

PLEASE D NOT USE THIS THREAD _ USE ONE OF THE OTHERS FROM THIS MEMBER _ TO AVOID CONFUSION.

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i am working with my mates computer an advent can't remember all details of his computer but the problem seems to be when switched on there is no boot up beep just goes to the options of how to start the computer up 1-4 safe mode and whatever click on any of them flashes to the windows logo then goes back to options again saying windows didn't load error message and so on seems os isn't booting up can get into bios ok and have checked another power supply still with the same problem any ideas thought about setting the bios to boot from cd rom first and doing a windows repair
 

Answer:computer wont boot os up

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Question: Computer Wont Boot

When I power up my compaq PC nothing happens except the fans continuously run. Ive replaced the motherboard and yet again, i get the same problem. I cant get to the bios to do anything. Ive tested the hard drive and there is nothing wrong with it. I was told to remove the modem and try to boot, but that still does not work. Any Suggestions? :cry
 

Answer:Computer Wont Boot

Unplug power cord, open the case up, remove the battery from mobo for 5 mins, short the 2 pins next to the battery socket with the tip of a ballpen or pencil for 10 secs if they exist, put battery back in, plug power cord in, power on, tap DEL or whatever key is on screen for SETUP/BIOS, load defaults, save & exit.
 

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yesterday i upgraded my RAM from 1g to 3g and i also installed a webcam (i dont know if that has anything to do with it or not) but right after i did that my computer stop booting to the os. it will boot all the way to the user login screen but shortly after i click to log in it automaticly logs me off.....it wont let me boot up in safe mode either. any suggestions ?

Answer:computer wont boot to os

Does your PC restart after attempting to logon or does it just log you off and take you back to the username screen?

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here is the issue-

i just put in 2 gb of ram(1gb x 2 slots). i had 512 mb total. after removing the 2 old ram cards and installing the 2 new ones the computer fails to boot up. so i put the old cards back in to look for a solution online which i am doing now.

here are the stats-

-computer is a sony pcv-rs 430g
-original ram is 2 x 256mb pc2700 ddr dimm
-new ram is 2 x 1gb pc2700 ddr dimm

any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks ahead of time
 

Answer:new ram wont let computer boot up

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its stuck on the bios phase then this message will apear"IDE drives instalation error for best reliability and preformance please change stand alone slave drive to master.

Answer:My computer wont boot.

What happens when you re-jumper your slave drive ?

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My computer froozed up while playing a game and the only availbable option was for me to manually turn it off. However, when I turned it back on the keyboard blinked and shut off and the monitor seems to be in sleep mode. The bios didn't load and the computer's power is turning on as usual. What did the game do to my computer?
 

Answer:Computer wont boot.

The game may have over-stressed the computer's graphics adapter and damaged it, in which case the monitor won't be getting any video signal.
If that's the case, you will need to replace the graphics card.
 

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i got a computer from a family member for free so i built it up, i have had experance building computers, this is the firsat one that has not started for me, i mean nothing comes up no bios no settinf no nothing, i am thing it might be a video card or a display problem?? i checked all connections and all that stuff i can hear the computer running but i dont see nothing!!! any ideas on how to fix this? please help thanks alot!!!

Answer:computer wont boot up

no help for me?

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I removed my chip from my computer, the fan was full of dust, I replaced it and now my computer wont boot up. I made sure pin 1 was at the right place, my computer wont even start to the bios, could it be that I need a new battery?

Answer:computer wont boot-up

QuoteI removed my chip from my computer, the fan was full of dust, I replaced it and now my computer wont boot up. I made sure pin 1 was at the right place, my computer wont even start to the bios, could it be that I need a new battery?I assume you mean you removed the CPU fan from the CPU, is that right?  Did you replace the fan with a new fan?  New battery?  No.  You reinstalled something wrong, check again.

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yea, my friend plugged in my mp3 player, restarted the computer, and now it won't boot. I can get to the boot options but thats it. i clciked restore factory settings, but nothing works still. it beeps once and says"ME in recovery state 2210 frame error" then beeps again and says "ME BIOS extension module has halted update BIOS or management engine firmware.then finally, "2206- end of POST HECI failure.If someone could help me resolve this issue it would be greatly appreciated. please help 

Answer:Computer wont boot. HELP ME please!

Well,I tell you Lord...Do you know how to use the motherboard jumpers,orremove the CMOS battery to reset your BIOS to defaults ?

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Question: Computer Wont Boot

Hey everyone. I woke up this morning to a weird situation. My computer was frozen in Windows, and I couldnt move my mouse. The laser in my mouse wasnt on either. So I restarted the computer, and nothing would happen. It would neither go to the BIOS, or show anything on the monitor for that matter. All of the fans and HDDs start up though, so I'm thinking its not the PSU. I think its the mainboard, but is there anything I'm overlooking?

Answer:Computer Wont Boot

double check your monitor connection,
ram, power supply and motherboard could be the problem. video card maybe also

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My computer was working fine, and I was playing a video game (Call of Duty) then all of a sudden, my computer beeped and my keyboard automatically disabled. (I could only move my mouse). So obviously I can't quit out of game or anything, so I rebooted the computer using the power button.

When it went to reboot, I don't get a monitor display. Also, usually when I boot up my computer beeps makes two humming noises then it beeps, and now it doesn't beep.

Specs:
AMD 64 3500+
512MB RAM
Geforce 6600 LEx2
Windows XP
 

Answer:Computer wont boot up?

Well, this could be a video card issue. Could be your video card overheated due to poor ventilation. Try turning off your computer for 30 mins and fire it back up again. Better yet, if your mobo has an internal video, try to used that and see if your computer boots up.
 

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Question: Computer wont boot

I'm over at a friend's house troubleshooting why their computer wont boot and I'm at a loss.

It runs Windows Vista, and hangs at the Bios splash-screen when I can <Press F2 to enter Setup> and all that jazz. It's not going past this point. It has been powered on for a full day and it does not move past that screen.

Thinking that it's a hardware problem, I opened the case and re-seated the RAM sticks, cleaned the heatsync and the fan (since I was in the case anyhow and it was dirty), checked all the connections, made sure I had only the essential things plugged in (I/O-wise) and then tried everything plugged in. It wont move, and I can't even press any of the four options it gives me on that screen... so I'm at a loss for what's going on.

If anyone needs information, I'll give whatever is needed so far as I have the information to give you.

Thanks for any help!
Brandon

Answer:Computer wont boot

Sounds like the hard drive died or lost its boot info.

Does the bios see the drive?
Is the drive the second boot device? [usually the cd/dvd rom is first]

If you boot the win7 disk start a new install [we are just looking] does it see the drive?

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My dell dimension 3000 series won't boot. Screen shows dell logo and then tries to boot. Error message says diskette drive 0 seek failure. I can press f12 for setup. I didn't want to have to go buy the windows xp disk to reformat. Is there a code or other option? It doesn't seem to be detecting my hardware

Thanks
 

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my computer says winsrv not found after i did a system restore to fix other problems

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Read this: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findb...Important: Do not download winsrv.dll from a "DLL download" website. There are many reasons why downloading a DLL file is a bad idea. If you need a copy of winsrv.dll, it's best to obtain it from its original, legitimate source.

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I was trying to upgrade the video card on my computer from a radeon x300 to a radeon x1600 pro but when I tried to turn on the computer, it just beeps and there is no display. When I tried to replace the old one the same problem occured. There didnt seem to be enough space between the graphics card and the sound card for the new graphics card to fit so I moved the 56k modem out and then moved the sound card one PCI slot over. I also forgot to unistall the old drivers for the old video card.Can anyone help me fix it?

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Did you plug in a power connector to the X1600pro, put back the 56k modem, sound card, and X300 and see if it works.

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I was in my BIOS and I changed a few things, then saved and restarted. So now the computer turns on but the moniter just displays that it has no signal to it. I have switched graphics cards, and cleaned everything but it still does the same thing.
Please help
 

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Welcome to TechSpot Forums

Some computers revert to previous settings if you start them with "insert" key pressed. Some require that you clear the BIOS settings with a jumper on mainboard (check the manual), some that you remove the battery for a few seconds.
 

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I am currently running Win XP on my Acer Aspire 5100. However, I closed my computer last night and when I tried to run it this morning, it would not work. I am getting just a blank screen. I see no way of getting into setup or anything, its just a black screen. At first I thought that maybe it was my monitor but I hooked it up to an external monitor but it is still just the blank black screen. My computer has been running really slow the past week or so, I am assuming I somehow got a virus. And now I can not get into any screen at all to do anything. I dont have a windows installation disk, all I have is my recovery disks, which have worked in the past but will not work now. Is this something I can fix or will I have to pay a fortune to get the computer fixed at a repair shop?

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Have you removed the battery and A/C adapter from the laptop and then re-inserted them both to give it a full power cycle?

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I just got new parts and have installed them but for some reason my computer does not want to boot. Everything comes on in the box but my screen stays black. My startup light also is burning red on the motherboard.

My specs

gtx1060 3gb gpu
Msi X370 motherboard
Ryzen 5 1400 cpu
650W power supply
1TB Hdd
 

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Can you get into the CMOS/BIOS Setup screen?

Did you install an Operating System on the hard drive yet?
 

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Hi. I turned off my computer via power button while an internet window was open. Now when I turn it on it doesn't get past the initial dell loading screen. Won't let me enter setup, BIOS, etc. All it does is beep rapidly. I've read about beep codes but this is like no other, it beeps fast (about ten times per second) and does not stop. I have a dell dimension e510. Please help!

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And note, I have also completely dis assembled my entire computer and put it back together since, and it still does the same thing

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ok this is the problem

i tried to boot the computer and what happens is that when is trying to read the video card it just sits and does nothing so what i did was try to replace the video card with another one but before i did that i took the card out and booted that way but then when i booted i did the post beeps and then i could hear the hard drive booting into the operating system and it sounded like it was working fine. so then i shut it down and stuck the other video card in there thinking that it was the old card but i got the same problem.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
happy holidays.
 

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Today I decided to clean the inside of my computer given its remarkably dirty. I took out all of the cards and dusted everything down with some air duster.
I reassemble my box, hook up my old monitor, and push the power button. I wait for my monitor to click on and it never does. No beeps emit from the tower.
I double check the cards. I check all the power plugs. I checked all the IDE cables.
The power light does come on and the orange "working" light comes on as well. The monitor just reamins in hybernation mode.
 

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I was uninstalling my vipre anti virus 30 day trail so I could install the premium edition, Once I uninstalled it I restarted my computer so the changes would take affect but imidiatly after doing this my computer didnt boot, and it comes up with this message:

Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.

This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.

If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: Oxc00000e9

Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.


I had a camera connected to my computer via usb cable, so I tryed taking that out and restarting the computer but I still got the same message, So after that I even tryed unplugging the mouse, keybord and speakers but I still get the message. Can anyone please help?

Thanks.

Answer:My computer wont boot

Go into your bios and see how your boot sequence is set up, maybe its trying to reach a device not present?

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I have a Windows XP operating system. I was on my computer one night when our power shut off and when i try to turn it back on i get the message saying "windows did not shut down properly last time" and it asks if i want to start in normal, safe , or last good setup mode and when i pick one it goes to the XP loading screen and restarts completely, it's a neverending chain. I need to know how to stop that and keep my files on my hard drive if possible
Thank You
 

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Silent_Psycho said:

I have a Windows XP operating system. I was on my computer one night when our power shut off and when i try to turn it back on i get the message saying "windows did not shut down properly last time" and it asks if i want to start in normal, safe , or last good setup mode and when i pick one it goes to the XP loading screen and restarts completely, it's a neverending chain. I need to know how to stop that and keep my files on my hard drive if possible
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Hi Silent_Psycho,
Welcome to the forums. We hope that you enjoy your stay here. You should place a $$$ claim againt the maker of your UPS(you are using one, aren't you?).
 

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http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=1609960

Well I originally thought it was malware so started a thread there but cant find any evidence of it. It started off with a few problems and now everytime the computer starts up it restarts after about 5 seconds before even reaching the windows log on part.

After research I found this page

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310396/EN-US

which seems to resemble what is happening.

I was doing scans and thought I had found some malware a few hours before this problem started.

Can anyone help me with this?
 

Answer:Computer wont boot! Help!

That support page points you to using the Recovery Console
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654
so that is probably the next logical step.
I've never used it (I restore using my images if the computer acts up) but some of the posters here has.

Mention what sort of disks or restore options you have (disk or hidden partition) so those reading can help with the recovery.
 

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I just received a Dell Optiplex GX1 Stand Up tower model. Its running off a 450mhz pentium 3 slot 1 cpu. The screen sometimes turns on and shows the loading sometimes, other times the screen doesnt turn on at all. I tried getting into the bios but it just either tells me the keyboard is stuck, or it flashes weird colors in about 1 inch lines across the screen with colors changing everytime. So then I removed the motherboard battery for a few minutes and put it back in. Then I started it... and it just shows something like Alert case was previously Opened or something like that. I tried different things but none have worked on how to fix it. Ive tried to unplug the hd and boot it off with out cdrom or hd but it still wont finish booting. Any ideas?
 

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My computer cannot cold boot, when i press the power button, the fans and leds start running but nothing appears on the monitor. I don't overclock and it started happening around a month ago, though i seldom turn off my computer so i dont encounter the problem oten.

I get it to work after turning off the comp and turning on the power a few more times, but its not working now. Any ideas on how to fix it? I'm guessing its the PSU but im not sure.

Answer:computer wont boot ><

I got ahold of another Graphics card so i tried switching it, and the computer booted up normally. I switched the Cards back and the computer booted up normally as well... so is it possible the problem is with the psu or graphics card?

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i recently upgraded my computer, (although its more like a new comp), i got a new mobo, psu, cpu, graphics card, ram, and case. ive also got a dvd-rw and dvd-rom drives, and 2 hard drives.
ive plugged all the things that i am supposed to but it doesnt come on, when i plug the power cable in i get a let come on on the psu, and a led on the mobo, so the power is coming through the psu, but nothing else works, please help.

my specs,
thermaltake matrix vx case
asus a8n32-deluxe
nvidia 7800gtx
hiper r 580w psu
amd athlon 3500
512mb PC-3200 184-Pin DDR Dual Channel ram

Answer:computer wont boot

Something may be grounding out, First try this, Clear the CMOS, Unattach everything except the RAM CPU and Video card, then try getting a successful POST, if it does then reattach everything again, You will either have to reinstall windows or run a repair of it.

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hi, i just finished building a computer, and i still havent even set up the bios yet, i turn the computer on and it automatically turns off after about 10 seconds. i've tested the motherboard and the cpu on another computer, so i know that can not be the problem. I was thinking that it might be the power supply, so i went out and got a brand new one, still the same thing happens. i've tried to boot the computer without anything plugged in, ie: harddrive, cd drive, disk drive. then i systematically starting removing everything piece by piece, until finally the only things plugged into the power supply were the mb/processor/processor fan/casefan. it is still turning on and then off after 5 seconds. im getting aggravated, haha. plzzzzz help me!!! thanks in advance.
 

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My computer was working, but I was having video problems in that Vista would not run games properly. I was having trouble with games that other people said worked properly. I knew everthing was seated properly and had power.

I then installed XP to see if I still had problems, and I had the same problem in XP that games would not run, I would crash after the intro's were done.

I then tried to install Vista again and in the install process the computer crashed and would not boot. I moved my RAM around and the computer booted. But my videocard was emitting a high pitched whine. Not the whine when it is not getting enough power though. I installed Vista. But I still had the problems with games. I tried moving around the RAM again just one more time.

Now the computer wont start. I get nothing on the monitor, not even the ASUS boot up screen.

I have tried every combination of single and double RAM stick possible. The light on the motherboard lights up, the fans on the Processor and Videocard work, the hard drive humms. But I still get nothing on the screen.

What is the problem? I just got the computer a month or so ago and it never worked perfectly. It is still under warranty. I just need help figuring out what to replace? Any ideas?

I forgot to post my specs:

ASUS P5N32-E SLI Motherboard
2.4GHz Core-2 Duo E6600 Processor
2x1GB RAM sticks DDR2-800 Corsair
250 GB Hard Drive Western Digital
768 MB 8800 GTX Evga Video Card
Samsung DVD-RW Drive
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setup:chaintech JL6 MotherBoard2500+ amdGeil ddr dual channleC:\ WD 80gig ata100 drive // windows XP Pro F:\ WD 20gig ata 100 drive // Fat32 couple games installed Asus cdLite-on dvd/cdgeneric A:400watt cool max pwComputer was working fine, got finished playing a game wich was installed on the C:\I leave it running over night, and woke up the following morning to find my computer to be completely turned off, i had no progs running, i booted the comp up, to find that bios detected all my drives like normal, everything proceeded as normal, untill "DMI POOL"it appears as if it is wanting to boot up windows, but instead it displays realtek (some numbers)  FFFFFFFFFF000000DHCP...../   does this twice, then times out to...device is not accessible. if i unplug the 2nd drive, non-installed windowsthe bios will proceed to the boot menue, safe mode, normal mode, ecthere no matter what is selected, the computer will either freeze or reboot. if i unplug the installed windows drive, and leave the 2nd drive pluged, i get a "ntldr is missing error, ctrl+alt+delete to restart"my asumption is that i have a corrupted boot.inibios is all the same, i cleared the cmos ect to attempt the fix, i checked all ribbens, cables, i attempted to create a boot up disk off another computer with xp pro. bios detects the disk then displays"disk i/o error"i attempted to put the windows xp install disk into reinstall over the hds, the drive with windows already installed ... Read more

Answer:computer wont boot..

Try some disk analysis software from the Western Digital site for the appropriate hard drives. Unplug #2 and leave it off while trying to load Windows.

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heres the setup
Pentium D 3.2
Asus P5B(i think) replaced with a Asus p5ld2
1gb of unknown ram
Bfg 7600 gt
This problem started when i replaced the new/bad P5b with the older P5ld2. After I installed the new motherboard the computer wouldn't display any video what do ever...no post no nothin. i haven't tried replacing the video card yet but i did try to replace the memory.

anyone have an idea of whats going on? for the most part i know that every part was working at one point or another.
 

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power led is just blinking
hdd led is just on
no signal to the monitor
whats wrong?
 

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Hi BC and BC users,

A friend of mine recently gave me her computer to fix and I told her I would try everything I could. This is what I know so far.

-- It will not boot normally, only in safe mode.
-- When I booted into safe mode I ran a scan and found 6 viruses some adware issues and a "misleading application" Norton removed all of these.
-- A friend of hers tried to fix her computer and was, "deleting registry files" because according to him even though he doesn't know much about computers it's "easy to tell what doesn't belong". Yeah, not so much.
-- I do not have her XP home disk but I do have a copy of XP professional that she can have.
-- When I try and boot normally I get a few error messages such as, "Windows failed to log you on with the selected user so has logged you on with the default user" or something close to that. I only had 30 seconds to remember it and with no writing utensils I was SOL. the message continues to say "DETAIL: Windows lacked sufficient resources to perform that action" or something similar.
-- At this point of logging in the screen just stays the color of the login screen and nothing happens. No crash. just nothing.
--There are a few other messages that I haven't been able to recreate since, including something about, "Parser Error: Value ?? 422" or something similar.


This is a Compaq Presario Laptop.
Windows XP Home Edition
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<<Windows failed to log you on with the selected user so has logged you on with the default user>>I believe that indicates a damaged user profile, http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2004/12/15/g...p-user-profile/Louis

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I shut down my computer yesterday and now it wont boot.It tries to do a startup repair but says cant repair this computer automatically.I tried system restore no restore points.I do not have the disk for boot up and did not make one  (i know bad on my part).I do a memory check i dont get any errors.Is there anything else i can do I want to save the data on hard drive so trying to avoid erasing the whole thing.Can anyone help please!!!! I dont know much but I can follow directions well!!  Also the problem details i get when it tells me it cant fix automaticallyProblem signature: Problem Event Name:                              Startuprepairv2 Problem signature 01:                             Autofailover Problem signature 02:                             6.06000.16386.6.0.6001.18000 Problem signature 03:                             6 Problem signature 04:                             1703962 problem signature 05:                             corruptfile Problem signature 06:     ... Read more

Answer:my computer wont boot

I would suggest detaching any unnecessary devices from the computer and first checking ways you can access the computer.Try run it in safe mode. On startup, keep pressing the F8 key until the Windows Startup menu appears. Then selected Safe Mode.Can you start up on safe mode?If you have the installation disc for your Operating System, you could use the Recovery Environment. Start the computer with the disc in, press a key when the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears. Choose Repair your computer or press 'R' to use the Recovery Environment.Can you access the Recovery Environment?  If you can access one of those you will have a better chance of repair. Let me know if you can access them or not and we can continue depending.

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hi a while back i bought an amd system and put it together myself. it worked fine for about a year, then it wouldnt boot up. i discovered the athlon xp 2200+ i had in it when out. so i ordered a new ahtlon xp 3000+ with a gigabyte GA-7s748-L motherboard with it because the old board could only run at 233 FSB. i recieved my parts and put it all together. the computer would only turn on for a few seconds then turn right back off. so i bought a new power supply thinking that might be it. i put it in, and turned the computer on. now the computer would stay on, but no video was sent to the monitor. i figured it was motherboard problem so i put my old motherboard back in with my new processor. the computer worked fine so i sent the new motherboard into the place i got it from to get it replaced. they claimed they sent me a new one, so when i got it i hooked it all up and it did the same thing! i thought they were just bsing me so again i sent the motherboard into gigabyte this time to get repaired. while the motherboard was away my other setup (the old mb with the new 3000+ processor) also stopped working. i thought maybe the old motherboard was bad because the processor was too new to already be fried. but it did the same thing, no video sent to monitor, so i waited to get the motherboard back from gigabyte, and hooked it all up, and it still did the exact same thing. ive tried switching ram, different video cards, taking everything out of the case and setting it up on card board.... Read more

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Hi about a month ago I built a new computer:

AMD 2800+ CPU
ASUS A7n8X-X MB
DDR400 MEMORY 512MB PC3200
9000 Sapphire Atlantis 128 MB
80 GByte Maxtor HD

The last few weeks when I boot my machine, the monitor wouldnt cut in, no lights on keyboard. I would not hear any beep when the computer boots up. After about 15-20 restarts, the computer would boot, I would hear 1 beep, and lights would come on keyboard, monitor would cut in, and everything is fine.
Sometimes when im playin Far CRy the computer would automaically restart.

Im thinkin the problem could be :

1. RAM
2.Video Card
3.May need to update Bios
4.PSU

As anyone have this type of problem before, if so, what was the problem?

Thanks for you time

Calvin
 

Answer:Computer wont boot

The first place I'd look is your PSU, it sounds like it is having some moments. But just to be sure try taking all of your components out of their spots, and reseat them. You shouldn't have to do this with the CPU, but everything else. This will ensure that they are all seated properly, and making a good connection. Once this is established we can work from there.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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hi guys i have a problem that occured from nowhere , im on my old computer now

i was on my other computer less than 1 hour ago so windows kept lagging and not responding.
done all my cleaners and still the same i done a scan disk check on the next boot up but it never got to that stage it just takes a long time to recodnize the keyboard and mouse then will go to windows is starting...the logo does not appear and thats as far as it will
go. have put the repair disk in its took a long time to recodnise it loaded for a while its still loading now , mite of stopped i aint sure , am able to access the bios

now on bootup it is only detecting the cd rom and mouse and keyboard

went into bios , it isnt showing sata hard disk for a first boot device ,

edit , got into the repair options but the disk did not pick up a window operating system !

Answer:computer wont boot now

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
Warning: On some motherboard's you will need to set the Sata controller to IDE mode in BIOS for the HD app to work correctly.

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I am currently running Win XP on my Acer Aspire 5100. However, I closed my computer last night and when I tried to run it this morning, it would not work. I am getting just a blank screen. I see no way of getting into setup or anything, its just a black screen. At first I thought that maybe it was my monitor but I hooked it up to an external monitor but it is still just the blank black screen. My computer has been running really slow the past week or so, I am assuming I somehow got a virus. And now I can not get into any screen at all to do anything. I dont have a windows installation disk, all I have is my recovery disks, which have worked in the past but will not work now. Is this something I can fix or will I have to pay a fortune to get the computer fixed at a repair shop?

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Also, I do not see the BIOS screen or anything, to get into safe mode or even into the setup screen. I have tried shift + F5 and Ctrl + ALT+ Del and F12 I've tried everything in the troubleshooting section of my Acer owners manual, but no luck. I wonder is there a way I can hook my laptop up to my desktop and run the windows that way. I do not care about losing my data, I just want my comp. fixed!

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i'm having a very odd problem with my computer, when i push the button to power up, it well.. doesn't. last night it was running fine. all i hear now is a small "click" but no lights, no fans spinning, nothing. i have no clue what the problem is, i opend up the case and found that the PSU was warm. not blazing hot, just a little warm. the only issue i can think of was leaving the windows open last night and it got pretty chillly, maybe around 50 degrees. i'm hoping my PSU is shot, and not my mobo.
 

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Hi, This is for a friends computer. They dropped the tower and now it wont boot up. Turn it on and it keeps making beep noises and the monitor wont turn on. Please help! Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer wont boot up.

Well first i'd find out what motherboard he has, and then try to boot up again, this time counting the beeps. The beeps represent POST errors. The number of beeps identifies the specific error, but you'll need to consult the motherboard guide for exact specifications. Most can be downloaded at manufacturer's websites. Probably just knocked loose a RAM chip or whathaveyou.
 

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My computer is about 2001 it is a PC and I have my own hard drive in it.  Until recently the computer has worked without any kind of issues. I currently dual boot Linux Ubuntu and Windows XP. Recently I installed a 5 1/4" floppy drive using appropriate cables and the all of a sudden the computer won't even read the hard drive so it wont boot. Does anyone know whats wrong? I'm kind of under the gun here so any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:my computer wont boot

do you get power to your HD? if you do check the settings on the drive. If thats ok then go into the bios and try to detect the drive.

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hi when i turn on my computer it loads the moterboard screen waits a few seconds then the monitor comes up with "no signal" then shuts down and starts to boot up again.it will do this sometimes 10 - 12 times and then everything will load fine and your laughing and other times it starts without a problem 1st go. this happened once before and i reinstalled windown then it worked fine for 1 month and then started doing it again,i hope you can help i spent $1,400.00 on this pc in october last year and this has been a huge let down thanks adrian

Answer:computer wont always boot up??

Still under warranty?

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I tried to install linux on my Dell Quadcore XP Pro. Somehow it made the Windows OS Disk unbootable.

I tried using the recovery on the windows XP reinstall to no avail.

I reinstalled the XP Pro on the computer several months ago and I don't want to do it again - ever! It took me almost a week to recover all the correct drivers and get the computer running properly again.

I put the disk into my other computer and it is fine. Everything is there, but it is not bootable.

Please help.
 

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ok, i'm on win2k; primary HD has 2 partitions; 1 gig of ddr ram; after i changed some of the services according to some guides on some tech websites, and took out a slower HD to replace

with a bigger and faster HD

when i reboot, it shows post ok, shows the correct number of RAM, gets to the windows 2000 screen, and then i hear a click and then it reboots itself; i'm able to get to boot in safemode with networking but the ip address went from 192.168.1.100 to 165.xxx.xxx and of course i can't see the lan and internet; everythign takes really long to do anything in safemode; n i notice the services.exe has consumes high memory and the cpu usage is constantly on 100%

this is what i have done to try to fix it so far

1/ i looked at the services on the working computer and try to change them to those on the working computer

2/ i unhooked all the ultra ata pci devices from the card

3/ i did an ipconfig /all and it did show 165.xxx so i did ipconfig /renew ; it paused for a while and said it couldnt find the dhcp server or something like that

4/ i took out the primary HD and slaved it on a working computer and did a chkdsk on both partitions; the primary (C) has no errors; the secondary found a bunch of errors (but there are no programs there, just data) n there was no bad sector or anything like that. but the HD is really hot (brand new maxtor 250G)

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Answer:please help -computer wont boot

can you get to the bios ?
 

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Question: computer wont boot

I have a Dell Dimension 4100 with windows 2000. When I turn on the computer I get: "invalid boot diskette
insert boot diskette in A:"

don't have a boot diskette and don't know how to make one.... for future

if I press DEL while starting the computer - I get a screen with these tabs: Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, Exit - but don't know what to do.

History: yesterday I was trying to open AOL and the program wasn't opening and I could not shut down the computer properly so I just turned it off. Prior to this it was working fine.

please help, without this computer I have no job!

thanks
 

Answer:computer wont boot

Welcome:

First double check that you have not accidentally left a floppy disk in the drive.

If that is not the case, then it suggests that the hard drive no longer appears to Windows as being present, which would indicate a hard drive failure or an internal connection problem.

Given your previous issue, it would tend to suggest that your hard drive may have failed, have you kept backup copies of all the critical data that was on it? (Hard drive failure is not uncommon in any computer)
 

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I bet you remember my compaq presario 6000 is slow problem from a while back. Well, that computer has been unused for a while as I have a laptop and a DELL PC. I found it in the corner of my closet, so I decided to hook it up. It tries to load windows (TerryNet knows what version, and Im not saying it), but the loading screen will not go away. I left it loading all day, and when I checked on it 10 hours later, you guessed it, it was still loading! I tried rebooting, no help.
 

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Please move this if this isn't the right section.

Well I was eating dinner and the breaker blew because someone turned on a few to many things, now when I start up my computer the monitor says "power saving mode" then the screen goes black and the light on the monitor turns orange, the computer is on and all looks normal, here's an old CrystalMark.TXT
as I can't get a new one.
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CrystalMark 2004R3 [0.9.125.409] (C) 2001-2008 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World [http://crystalmark.info/]
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CrystalMark Result
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CrystalMark : 0

[ ALU ] 0
Fibonacci : 0
Napierian : 0
Eratosthenes : 0
QuickSort : 0
[ FPU ] 0
MikoFPU : 0
RandMeanSS : 0
FFT : 0
Mandelbrot : 0
[ MEM ] 0
Read : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Write : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Read/Write : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Cache : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
[ HDD ] 0
Read : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
Write : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomRead512K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomWrite512K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomRead 64K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
RandomWrite 64K : 0.00 MB/s ( 0)
[ GDI ] 0
Text : 0
Square : 0
Circle : 0
BitBlt : 0
[ D2D ] 0
Sprite 10 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 100 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 500 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 1000 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
Sprite 5000 : 0.00 FPS ( 0)
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Answer:Computer wont boot.

OK, a power surge can take out computer parts like mb, ram, etc however let's try some troubleshooting first.

1 Disconnect power to ALL drives; both hd and optical.
2 Disconnect any usb type device; ie scanner, printer, hub, etc.
3 Pull out any add-in cards like sound, nic, etc. Leave in just the video card.
4 Clear cmos with the clear jumper. Read your manual to find the exact procedure for your board. Since it is an asus board, it might be labeled RTC [real time clock]

After your replace the cmos jumper, power ON the system and see if it will complete post [pw on self test] If you do get a display, then shutdown and reconnect devices one at a time until you find what is causing the problem. If it does not get a display, you will need to swap parts with known good units; ie pw supply, mb, ram, etc.
 

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My desktop computer when switched on goes to a black screen with different options.1. safe mode2.safe mode with networking and a few other which i forget.it dosent matter which option i choose as it goes onto the windows xp screen and it all appears normal but it then returns to the black screen mentioned above.Any ideas please?

Answer:Computer wont boot

Try Last Known Good ConfigurationTo start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature, follow these steps: Start your computer. press the F8 key.When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.If you are running other operating systems on your computer, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.Back to the top

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Need help, computer wont boot, even in safe-mode. The computer blanks and wont run. CPU usage goes to 100%, and desktop does not load up. I am putting this in the virus section because all the problems started because of a trojan, I thought i removed it, but now the computer will not run.

Answer:Computer wont boot

can you get into bios?

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im helping a someone (who knows nothing about computers) try to fix a computer.
she said that a few months ago, the computer stopped working, as in it wont boot at all.
i dont know anything about this computer or what was done with it.
i think it was for her dad's work because shes saying her dad needs some files off it.

i cant get to the computer because i dont live around her and have no ride there either.
im think its either to psu or cmos battery but no way to be definite about that.

anyone got any suggestions as to what to try to get it to work? thanks in advance
 

Answer:computer wont boot

do any of the fans or lights inside light up

do you hear any beeps at all

can you hear the hardrives spinning at all

could be a lot of things including those mentioned
 

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when tryin 2 start up computer with winXP does not work tried 2 reinstall XP but nothing now not even screen comes on know power is ok do i have 2 get new HD 2 get in computer 2 check 4 viruses PLS HELP AM LOST TKS

Answer:computer wont boot up

More info please.When did your problem start and have you installed or removed any hardware/software?What happens when you start the computer? Does it make any beeping sounds?

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When i boot up my computer comes up with this error..

what does it mean?

Answer:Computer wont boot

The experts here might give you a more detailed answer, but your video card is refusing to boot. In the mean time, make sure the card is seated properly and all the power supply connetions are hooked up.

Is your PC prebuilt or custom built? If prebuilt, post the model number.
If custom, post the full specs including the power supply brand, model and wattage.

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My old Dell Precision 330 started having a problem after connecting to the internet. Specs are:Intel P4 1.50GHz512 Ram (I think)Promise Ultra 100 PCI IDE controller ( for HDD3 and HDD4)ATI Radeon 9600 Video CardNEC 4 port hub 2.0Generic Firewire card56 K Generic modemHDD1: 120 Gb HDD2: 15 GbHDD3: 8GbHDD4: 4GbDVD ReaderCd Burner330 Watt PWSupplyWindows XP ProfessionalThis computer worked fine, it had all my music, games, movies, pictures etc, but after connecting to ther internet through DSL on my onboard NIC, it lagged a bit, and after checking my mail, web surfing, etc, it slowed down and half an hour into using it it froze. I restart, and then, sum of all fears. It gives me a message "Invalid System Disk" and something else. I remove all disks and still gives me the same message. I check the BIOS and all my drives say "Unknown". but detects my drives that are connected through the PCI IDE controller. I dont know what is wrong, my guess is a virus but I cant do much despite the fact that I cant even go into safe mode. any ideas on how to fix this problem?? I really need this computer back for school, and all my iTunes stuff is in there, cant aford to loose it. thx

Answer:Computer wont boot

Have a read of this http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000229.htm i hope it helps .......  and this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/128730Sorry about that these links work now 

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Howdy all!

Well, tonight my computer threw me a curve. We came home from a weekend away tonight and I found my desktop behaving badly.

It is an AMD Athlon 800 (or 850 I forget) with 512mb of ram. I did not try rebooting when we came home. I did leave the puter on like I always do and let the screen saver take over. But when we came home I found the puter trying to reboot but never doing so.

It was hung up like it was restarted, but it would not do anything but turn the monitor on, then off and restart. It just was hung in limbo like that. When the monitor came on it would show the first energy star screen for a second then shut the monitor off.

I thought maybe the HD crashed. So, I swapped the hard drive with one from an old (uber slow) computer and the same thing occurred.

So, then I put the heard drive from my main computer into the old one and the energy star screen would come up, run the memory test and the drive/slave test and sit there like that.

They both wouldn't run, though the old puter worked with it's original hard drive.

So, I am on the work laptop now while I try and figure this all out.

I am afeared this means a new puter, but since the main one is a 2000 or 2001 I can't argue it is not time to upgrade.

This bitch of it is I will have to re setup email and will loose some things stored on the old hard drive. And no I am not paying shop time to recover nonsense off the old mains drive.

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Answer:Computer wont boot

I cannot be sure of your problem but it does sound like a mother board problem or processor if the hard drive of your old PC worked fine in your old but not the one that restarts.

You could try shutting it down leaveing the power cable out for a minute or so and try again. Or it could also possibly be the ROM battery so you could try takeing that out and re-inserting it.

If you are still on 2000 I would upgrade if you have the funds to do so and to get the things off your hard drive to set it as slave on the newly purchased PC.
I wouldn't take my word for it just yet but that is what i would do. I would wait for somebody with more knowledge to either back me up or help you further, but was all just a few suggestions
 

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Hello, I recently have upgaded my computer. all around...and lately I have experienced some wierd occurances with it. For awhile my computer used to restart a lot, and other times the video would freeze on it. Last night it frozed while playing Everquest 2, and I had to do a complete surge protector shut down because the power button wouldn't even work. When I booted it back up, it would not show a picture...BUT..i have taken the video card out and it works perfect in other computers...So its NOT the video card. Everything seems to be running, and I have been wondering if its the PSU. Here are my Specs

AMD64 3000+
Jetway S77MAX Motherboard
512 DDR 2700 ram
Radeon 9800 Pro 128 mb
300 W power supply

the 300 w supply makes me wonder if it is a power problem? but why all of a sudden would it not work now when before it did?...tell me your suggestions please, it would be most appreciated. thanks
 

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Using XP?...anything in the system logs about the shut downs?
Disabled all non-essentials whilst gaming? AV& firewall etc (if offline)
Failing that...I would guess at a system memory prob here....
512 DDR RAM in one stick or two x 256?
If the former try another known to be good stick. If the latter remove a stick/swap 'em about until you find the dead/dying one.

Edit=typo :knock:
 

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Here's the history:

I have two separate hard drives and one optical drive installed on my computer.
Hard drive one is partitioned in to two drives, both running Windows XP 64bit.
Hard drive two was previously running Windows XP 32bit.
I recently formatted (by right clicking on the drive in My Computer and selecting format) hard drive two, so now there is nothing on it.

The Windows XP 32bit disc I used to install the OS previously, I'm using again to re-install it.

Here's the problem:
My computer won't boot from my OS disc, which is a legal copy I bought. All it does is boot straight from my hard drive no matter what I do.
In the Boot Menu I have boot from disc as the first priority, so that's not the problem. I have even disabled all other options, besides the disc drive, with no change.

The disc shows up in My Computer and I can run it on my 64bit OS, and I used it to previously install the 32bit OS on the same hard drive I'm currently trying to install it on, so I don't think the disc is corrupt.
The formatted hard drive still shows up in My Computer, and it was previously working fine, so I don't think its corrupt.
Also, I can boot from other CDs like my motherboard CD, but for some reason both my 64bit and 32bit Windows XP CDs get completely skipped over like they're not in my drive.

I also get no startup message saying, "Press <key> to boot from CD".
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i would check your bios settings.
 

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my laptop running windows xp will not boot. i've downloaded reatago as instructed in several other help threads. i have posted the info below. the computer starts and just sits at "press ctrl+alt+delete to login". can someone give me some advice on where to go from here?

i should mention that my kid was previously on the laptop and before it shut down, there was some antivirus spam showing up in internet explorer stating that the computer was infected and to follow the link. i did not, but i can't guarantee my kid didn't. thanks in advance.
OTL logfile created on: 5/8/2010 9:53:38 PM - Run
OTLPE by OldTimer - Version 3.1.38.0 Folder = X:\Programs\OTLPE
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = SYSTEM
Internet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)
Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy

1,015.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 797.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 79.00% Memory free
903.00 Mb Paging File | 838.00 Mb Available in Paging File | 93.00% Paging File free
Paging file location(s): c:\pagefile.sys 1524 3048 [binary data]

%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files
Drive C: | 102.20 Gb Total Space | 68.16 Gb Free Space | 66.70% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive D: | 9.59 Gb Total Space | 9.33 Gb Free Space | 97.27% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive E: | 3.72 Gb Total Space | 2.12 Gb Free Space | 56.94% Space Free | Partition Type:... Read more

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I have a Intel board 800Fsb P4 2.4Ghz processor Windows xp geforce 4 ti4200 128MB video card DDR 400 512MB of Duel Channel Ram.

I recently got a virus that came up as it was adaware/spyware and spyfalcon kept trying to install. It completly messed my system up. I ran spybot and cleared everything out that it found. Ran norton and cleaned all that up. The icon on the toolbar went away saying I had a virus but my IE homepage was something saying I had a virus that someone could control my c drive and some stuff on it. Normally I pay attention to this stuff but I figured I cleaned it all out and that page was there from when I had first got it. I changed my homepage and everything seemed fine. The next day I booted up my computer and I loged in fine but my desktop was strage looking all the icons look normal but the text below them where black and I couldnt read them. I opend my computer and all text below the folders were black and couldnt see them.

I tried going to properties and the thing is black so I cant see what is on it. Figured id better format my c: drive ok. So I log out run a windows 98 startup disk so I can get to dos (I couldnt run format from XP I couldnt see any text in xp)I get to dos fine get ready to format and it says cant format this drive and I check and its not finding my c: drive it acks as if my c drive is my floppy. I restart get a message to insert the startup disk or something witch no disk works.

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Answer:Computer wont boot

best thing for you rite now is to try eliminate by swaping parts with another pc that is working..
 

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My Computer recently had a problem to where it starts to boot, but then takes you takes you to a place where it says something along the lines of windows didnt start up correctly please choose an option. safe mode, safe mode with comand promt, start normal an 2 more i cant remember.
well i have click all of them, and tried, but everytime i do, a blue screen flashes for less than a second and then it restarts, an repeats the process.

if anyone has any help for this it would be greatly appreciated.
my laptop is a HP, not sure about anything else. sorry.
 

Answer:Computer Wont Boot

Try.
Boot from Xp Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
Type chkdsk /r [note space ]
Window will fix errors..
Type Exit
And press Enter
 

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Hello,
Well im having probs with my comp now. To start, I got a computer given to me from a friend, so I decided to hook it all up and it would not boot, the monitor turns on for a sec then goes to a yellow light, like it is on standby. This monitor did work previously, so I thought maybe it is the hard drive, so i took my hard drive out of the comp that I have that works, and hooked it up to the one given to me. Well it did the same thing, so I gave up and hooked everything back up too the one that I was using before hand and now its doing the same thing, I also tried switching the memory, well I put all the memory back but maybe it the wrong places, would that cause my probs now, and if so is there a certain way they go back? If someone could please help me that would be great, thanks for your time and I hope to hear from someone soon.
Tranel

Answer:Computer wont boot.

Hi Tranel and welcome to TSF

Are you getting any beep codes when you try to boot? Sometimes they will tell you what the problem is.

Go into the BIOS and see if it recognizes the harddrive. Also, make sure the setting is correct for the video. If it is onboard Video, make sure the BIOS is set for that. If a card, make sure the internal video is off.

If you got the motherboard manual or user's manual, see if it tells you the memory plug in sequence. It's normal to use bank 1 and 3 if you have two sticks of memory on most boards. There will be a chart in the manual that specifies the memory placements and settings.

Make sure the fans are turning. Make sure the powersupply is connected properly. If the board is new enough to require the small plug for the CPU, make sure it is plugged in.

What is the motherboard manufacturer and model?

If there are any beep codes, what are they?

More data would help.

Best regards,
Mack1

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my friends computer (gateway 838gm) will not boot into windows. he told me he was playing wow and went afk, when he came back it had rebooted. during reboot it got stuck on the windows xp screen with the scrolling bar for a good while. ive tried booting in safe mode, using best know last configuration and all that nonsense. nothing has seemed to work so far. its unclear if someone else used the computer and did something to do it, it might help if we knew, but for now i told him to shut it off for about an hour or two cuz he leaves it on 24/7. any suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer wont boot

Anything

Really could be anything to tell you the truth....Can you get into safemode at all ? Id download a check disk utility from the hard drives manufacture in the computer and see if there are any errors on the drive..

Other than that its going to be hit and miss with checking each part...Start with the hard drive as I said and go from there. If you you know how to use a multimeter, check for voltage stability on the power supply....
 

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Hey Guys

I recently bought a new Dell XPS laptop and i was moving my files from the pc that i own to the laptop. When it came to a couple of games that i own, i was told that could just copy the game directory over and it would work. when io ran the game it errored and said it could not find a certian file in the register.

so then i was told to copy the registry keys over for the game and that would fix it. i was told to type regedit under start > run and go export the games registry file. then put it on the new computers by double clicking the reg file it makes when it exports.

well i did that and ran the game and it still errored. well i was going to give up, so i shutdown the laptop. when i came back and started it up it ran the dell splash screen and started to load windows XP pro but then errored to a blue screen saying that there is a "SYSTEM LICENCE VIOLATION".

It stays on that screen for around 3 seconds and then restarts. it then goes to the dell splash screen and then to an option that asked to:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode With Command Prompt
Last known Good Configuration
Start windows normally

i have tried all of them multiple times and the computer just restarts over and over. i have preformed the full system scan at the computer start up, started it without the battery, without the hard drive, without each ram cards, without the dvd drive.

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i would be concerned that since you did not install the game, but moved the files there and then added the registry files that you have somehow corrupted your system. One thing you could do is try to do a repair with the OS disk. Put the system disk (XP?) in the cdrom, reboot and when it asks, tell it you are doing an install. It will search the hard drive and tell you it found another OS. It then gives you the option to repair - try it and see what happens. If that doesn't work, you can try to boot in safe mode and delete all the game stuff - the registry changes are prolly what messed up your OS.

If you want to get rid of the Dell proprietary software, you need to get a partition tool, get it to get rid of all the hidden Dell partitions, then reformat the whole hard drive, and then lastly reinstall the OS. I know you prolly don't want to do that, so if you can't repair, and can't reverse what you did in safe mode, then delete the game in safe mode and reboot in safe mode. Download a free registry cleaner like registry first aid ( i have used it for a year now without any problems ) and let it clean your registry. Delete all it finds, then reboot. Unfortunately you will have to rescan it many times as the free version only deletes some ten or twelve items each time and you may have hundreds of items. After you clean up your registry, try rebooting back into the OS...doc
 

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I have come here because i was looking for help with my computer.  I'm pretty sure this is the right section because I'm pretty sure it's a hardware problem (possibly the motherboard).when i go to try to boot my computer it gives me the normal beep that it always does when it boots but then a second or two later it starts beeping a again but this time its one big beep and it lasts as long as you keep the computer on.

Answer:Computer wont boot

What happened before this started?Do you see anything displayed on the screen?

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My sister's computer will not boot up. It automatically starts up to the screen that gives you the option to boot in different modes (safe mode, normal, etc...) but no matter what option you choose, it doesn't do anything. Help please.
 

Answer:computer wont boot...

So it doesn't even give you an error message or ????? If it does, please post.

Have you tried booting from windows disk, and doing a "repair" install?


Scott
http://www.AAApcMechanic.com
 

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This story starts around Christmas...

I have a Gateway GT4024 that had issues in 2007. I had to reinstall my operating system at that time. I never got my monitor to display correctly (Gateway wide-screen 1440 x 900 resolution).

So Christmas 2008 my kids received a Sims game. The game wouldn't run because of the video driver. I looked into it and found that I was running in VGA mode. My driver wasn't installed. I searched the net and found the driver I thought I needed and downloaded it. I may have pulled it from the Gateway site, I'm not really sure. Anyway, Sims was able to run.

My computer started to lock up in the middle of the game. I'd reboot an then there was no problem. I assumed it was the video driver.

My kids also received an IbFunky's gift that was downloaded.

At the same time my Mcafee account ran out. I never updated it on the computer in question. I have a multiple computer account with them and although I installed it on the computer I'm typing on, I couldn't install it on the computer that wont boot.

Well the computer stopped rebooting. Now when I turn it on I get a screen that has the Gateway logo in the middle, the text: "Boot Menu (F10)" and "Bios Settings (F2)" in the lower right corner, and then Intel pentium inside logo in the lower left corner. The background is black.

Pressing F10 and F2 yield no response.

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Can I start in DOS?XP does not have DOSIf you can access Task Manager again, either by right-clicking the taskbar or the three finger saluteClick on the Applications tab and end all tasks. Then start a new task and type - explorer.exe and click OKThat should hopefully bring up the DesktopIf you have a thumb drive or can burn a CD you can try mbamIt should be run in normal mode, but even safe mode should be enough to get it going so we can use other tools-------------------------------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just doubl... Read more

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When i power on the computer, the fans on the power supply, video card, and board turn on... light on cd rom turns on, keyboard lights flash on... then off... led on board lights up..nothing else happens. No beeps, Chip doesn't get hot, no display on monitor (i know all parts except board and chip work).. what is wrong??? ... need more info i can let ya know
 

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