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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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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

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... 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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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
450 Watt Internal Power Supply

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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Hi there, earlier today i was working on some video footage. I had went downstairs for an hour i came up and i had all these anti virus pop ups flashing all over my screen. i dont know how they got on there as i scan my computer every 2 days. The only possible reason i can think of is visiting The Pirate Bay.org. I tried opening task manager but the software keeps closing it. No matter what i tried the software would tell my system not to open it. I tried restarting the computer but when it gets onto the windows loading screen it flashes a blue screen then resets and this continually happens. I tried safe mode and last safe config, it still happens.

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
(no results returned)

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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Question: hp xp wont wake up

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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Hi all ive just bought a new motherboard, cpu, and video card which are:ecs rs400a lga775 atx motherboardpentium 4 640 3.2 gigradion x1650 pro video cardive put on there 768 meg ram.I connected all the cables and put it together then booted it up.The computer starts the cpu fan runs, the graphics card fan works, the dvd drives open but it doesnt boot up and the monitor stays on standby.Can anyone help?Cheers

Answer:computer wont boot up

A bit more info...Any beeps at all ? ?Did you use thermal paste when assembling the CPU ? ?Is this a new PSU or your old one ? ?Did you remember the 4 pin power connector to the MBoard ? ?

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Last night I tried to put in two sticks of ram that my buddy gave me. After doing so, I tried to boot up and my monitor light turned green like it should....then turned amber (the color of it when there is no input) I tried taking out the ram and I got the same results. I also tried the monitor on another PC and the monitor is fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need this computer for work. My entire life is on it.Specs:Power Supply ? Antec, SL350, 350 (watts) and, Max 16A Min 0.8AMotherboard ? ASUS, P4P800 not sure the socket type.CPU ? Intel, Pentium 4, 2.8Ghz (I believe)RAM ? 2 Corsair, DDR, 512 Mb.Video Card(s) ? ATI, Radeon 9800 Pro, AGP, 128 MbHard Drive(s) ? Western Digital, IDE, 80 Gb.Operating System - Windows XP

Answer:Computer Wont Boot!

Hopefully you just learned the value of frequent backups of vital data.It would be nice to know the exact motherboard and what you tried to add in. Just because it physically fits is not enough. Does it not boot with your original RAM? If not remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes, then reinsert it and then restart the machine. What happens now?Once you get running, you should install Evereest Home, make a report and print it out for the next time something like this happens. You may want to post it here as well.http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

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Computer just shows a blinking line with my video card type kinda like this:

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Radeon X800XL
(at the top left part of the screen)

Before i used to have this problem but then i would just press F8 to go boot to safe mode, regular way, ect. But now F8 and all the F(?) keys dont work. It just stays on this screen. (ive tried pressing delete and most of the buttons twice a second before i even see anything, still doesnt work.)

I did try to upgrade the bios version via .exe but then it said something about insert a floppy disc to burn it but i didnt have one so i thought everything was fine. My disc space is very low (under 200mb) does windows need more then that to boot? I tried putting in my WINXP PRO cd but i get nothing. PLEASE HELP!

Usually if this happens i would press F8 constantly and it will show the intel boot screen then ask me if i want to start windows normally, safe mode and all these other choices.

Answer:Computer Wont Boot Up.

Tried replacing mobo jumpres and using install / recovery bios cd's. Nothing worked, any ideas?

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Question: Computer wont boot

Hi guys,

I turned my computer on this morning it doesn't complete boot up. It freezes before the windows screen comes up and it displays a black screen with a red rectangle and a white rectangle with a small black diamond shape in the middle. I know its not a lot to go on but do any of you have any idea whats causing this. I checked the internet earlier and some guy was recommending just swapping the slots the ram is in and I've tried that but not joy.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers
 

Answer:Computer wont boot

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My computer says "The boot configuration data file is missing some required information." How do I fix this problem?

Answer:My computer wont boot up!

You have got your specs as XP, but I think you are trying to fix W8.See how you go with this.http://www.tweakhound.com/2012/11/1...

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My girlfriend said she deleted some files on my laptop. Shut it down, and now it will not reboot. I can get into the BIOS screen. Everything seems normal there, except for the check disk will not run either. When you exit out and start to reboot, the screen starts to load, then goes black, then starts to load, then goes black and so on and so on in a loop.

I have a windows xp operating systems disc. I put it in and it will not read. The light for the CD drive is on and its spinning the disc, but still nothing.

Am i screwed?

Answer:Computer Wont Boot. Need Help!

Try booting in safe mode, if you can then she didn't delete any files that are required and you just have a virus.

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hello.

my sister in law has a toshiba notebook and it powers up fine, however there is no movement from the fan and the display does not work?
if i connect to external monitor there is no signal either.

the HDD light comes on but i dont feel any vibration or sound

i can not get any menus up or anything at all for that matter as the screen simply does nothing.

what is the problem? is the motherboard fried? its only 8 months old however toshiba will not take it as a warranty repair as i do not have proof of purchase

Answer:computer wont boot?

Does any indicater lights appear apart from the HDD? does it beep? does the fan spin up then stop?

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So, I was in midddle of the a game when the power went off......and my computer just wont start anymore....I can still access the BIOS....but the computer will only start as far as the boot screen then it will restart again.....and again....and I cannt not start in safe mode or any other mode either....I tried a lot of things......and there is this black screen telling me that "sorry, you computer will not start properly"....what is wrong??????

and how do I fix it?????? I dont wont to reformat or whatever since I hae a lot of important files on the computer....please help me....I am desperate.....

P.S- the motherboard is Asus and the cpu is 3.0 GHz HT, operating system is windows XP (sp2)......the PC maker is sony.....sorry if this is in the wrong forum.....

HELP.....

Answer:help...computer wont boot....

Do you have a video card? Does the video card BIOS pop up?

If its not that its most likely a hard drive problem. You can get them real cheap ($30 - 80GB) with rebates at local stores like best buy.

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HELP!

I have a Dell laptop, I have no idea the specs because it is not mine. I borrowed it about two weeks ago. It was running fine at first. After a day or so it refused to boot. It would continuously cycle through the restarting phases over and over again. After some tinkering, I figured out that it was reading my wireless card wrong. Once I took it out, it started up fine. But I had to take it out everytime I started up, or even came back from sleep mode or it would start to cycle. Not a huge deal, but anyways. Yesterday my laptop fell off a chair. It only fell maybe 1/2 foot if that. It more than anything kinda slid off and landed right side up. It did however sort of knock the cd-rom drive askew. I took it off and put it back in place and tried to reboot this morning. The dell page comes up and immediately goes to a black screen that says "Please insert diskette and press enter to reboot." I don't know what that means, nor do I have a diskette. I don't have any XP disks or diskettes or anything to try and reboot off of. What can I do????
 

Answer:My computer wont boot up!

Howdy mkmessen...

That don't sound too good...

Don't know the model Dell laptop you have but I'd start by trying to re seat the hard drive ( most Dells I've worked on, the hard drive is located opposite the CD-ROM and there is a small screw you have to take out to remove it )...

If that don't work may have to replace the hard drive...

Also may want to check to see what kind of warrenty it has, it may be covered...
 

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Question: computer wont boot

ok, my other computer wont boot correctlywhen i turn it on the hard drive doesnt turn on...although on the screen it has the regular black screen with a logo of the computer brand and it says press F2, F10 for whatever , i press both and nothing happens...i noticed that the hard drive doenst spin, it doesnt turn on... but once i disconnect the IDE connections but i leave on the power cable of the HD and try and turn on the computer the HD turns on.....very oddwhats the probelm? iv tryed removing memory and putting it back, disconencting everything and connecting it back..nothing seems to workiv tryed puting the HD off the computer to my other computer (this one) and it runs...then i try the HD of this computer to the not working one and it doesnt workiv also tryed switching the IDE cables but nothing ...helpwhat other info you need please help..

Answer:computer wont boot

It is probable that there isn't a fault with your hdd but with either Ram or mobo.  Can you swap ram sticks for a trial

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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
 

Answer:Computer wont boot up all the way

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
Thank YouClick to expand...

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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Question: Computer wont boot

My computer wont boot. I turn it on, no beeps, no contact with monitor (it shuts off). The fans work, there is a red light for power, no cd light or response to open and will not shut down holding the power button. I have to unplug the tower to shut it down. I cant find my owners manual and need help!

I am not too familiar with technical terms but I know whats what inside (motherboard, memory card, video card) so if you can offer suggestions make them detailed please! The pc is a northgate and I am running xp 2003.

HELP ME PLEASE! THANKS!
 

Answer:Computer wont boot

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Question: computer wont boot

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
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windows 7 just turned off and now it wont boot not even in safemode i need a recovery disk or something please help

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Welcome to the Seven Forums.

So where is the recovery disk?

If you haven't got one or have not made it then do you at least have the Product Key? If you have then please download an ISO image of your version of Windows 7 from http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/. Please make a Windows 7 Installation DVD from it and use it either for recovering or clean re-installing Windows 7 using your original Product Key.

Please make sure that you download the version you were using and not some other version, otherwise this procedure shall not work.

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Question: Computer wont boot

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.

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

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OK so weirdest thing, I leaned over my keyboard and my phone fell out and landed on my keyboard and my computer shut down. Now I cant get it to boot. I don't know how my phone falling on my keyboard could shut it down so I'm assuming its a crazy coincidence haha. I've tried everything to try and get it to boot and have had no luck, I don't know what to do and am hoping someone on here might have some ideas. I've tried booting one hard drive at a time, I've checked all connections on the back and inside the case, heck i even pulled all the components out and put them all back in haha. I hit power and I just get a blank screen, no bios, no beeps, nothing

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Any fans spin up / lights turn on?

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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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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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Hello everyone,
My computer wont boot up for nothing, a blue screen is all I get. I notice that it was running very slow before this happen,run all virus scan & spybot, adwere, & a cople more programs last night, now cant get nothing but a black screen. Any help on this matter would be Appreciated, Iam runing Windows Xp Home Ex. 2.80Proz,1 gig of ram,this computer is about 1 year old...
**Many Thanks Bobbylee**
 

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Does it run through the bios check etc first, and then just stop at a flashing cursor? Or does it do nothing at all when you press the button?

Scorp.
 

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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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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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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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I recently purchased a 19 inch dell monitor. I have an older generic computer. When I booted the computer nothing comes on the computer goes thru bios and then I just get a cursor. I have connected the old monitor same problem. I just dont understand. I can't even get it to boot into safe-mode. What can I do to solve this issue?
 

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Perhaps providing a bit more detail on what you did would be a help.
 

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Hi all, I am so baffled. I was so proud of myself. My son's computer (my old one) had all kinds of problems. I successfully (well I thooght so) installed Win XP in it and it was working beautifully. Well we left for the weekend so I shut if down. Now it will not reboot!!! I am getting this error:

NTLDR: error 8192 reading boot.ini.

I know it has to do with the BIOS I think. Anyone know why it has done this and does it mean I have to take it to the shop after all?? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks all.
 

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My system has win98 and recently I have been getting the HIMEM.SYS error.  I have looked up the issues for this.  Unfortunetly my computer wont even boot up now, it just gives off and awful beep...not the short beeps that you  get when there is a issue with mouse, keyboard problem.Could anyone give me any ideas please.  I am guessing that the motherboard has died, would this be correct?Any help or suggestions appreciated.Thanks!Lee

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We know nothing specifically about the computer from what you've posted, so clarify that and have a read here:http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

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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?

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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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Hi Vista Forums.

Recently i have been having trouble with my product key for Vista home premium on my other computer, so i went to a Microsoft help forum and came across a guy who was having the same problems as me, another person had posted a solution saying that he should follow a few steps by going into command prompt and rearming his computer, now, i had a day left before my validation time ran out so i tried the same thing, followed the steps and got a message telling me to restart the computer in order for the changes to take effect, so i thought brilliant! I am going to get this fixed but when i turned the computer back on all i got was a black screen (it looked like the booting screen) with a flashing underscore sign in the top left corner!

Is there anyway i can fix this without having to phone up microsoft to get support?
I need your help asap as its not my computer its another family members.

Thanks

Answer:My Computer wont boot up!

The first thing to try with Black Screen issues is Startup Repair: Startup Repair Run it at least 3 times!

If Startup Repair doesn't work, the next thing to try is System Restore: System Recovery Options Restore the system back to a time prior to the black screen issues.

If System Restore doesn't work, then check to see if you can get into Windows in Safe Mode. You do this by rapidly tapping the F8 key just before the Windows splash screen shows up. Select the "Safe Mode" entry and see if you can get into Windows. If so, IMMEDIATELY backup your stuff!!!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 914 GB (840 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

I am trying to fix my parents computer for them. It takes forever to load if it starts up at all. I've ran countless malware cleaners and virus cleaners and everything free that there is but it still takes almost an hour to turn on if it turns on at all. I don't know how to repair this startup issue. Please let me know if you can help, thank you
 

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Could be that drive id going bad.
 

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Hello everyone. First post ever, hoping somebody can help me out. I bought a self-built computer last year with the following specs. Im only a bit familiar with computers, so the information i can provide may not be totally precise.256gb ssdGTX 77032 GB RAMIntel i7 processorZT series 650W power supplyThe half a year or so theres weren't any problems at all. Then it started to occur that when i tried to turn it on, the lights would go on as usual as well as the fans. The monitor did also register something, but nothing would show up on screen whereafter the monitor would switch between hdmi and analog. In the beginning i could resolve it by trying again a few times. Slowly it started to happen more and more often and now it wont boot up at all. I've checked all the essential parts and everything looks fine. I suspect somethings up with the power supply, but i've got no way to confirm this. I've also lost the number of the guy i bought it from so im basically pretty ________. I just hope somebody can give some pointers as to where to problem might be located. Thanks in advance! Please let me know if i need to provide some info or pictures

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Clean it up...We have Members of all ages here.

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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

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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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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
 

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I have been having this problem with my dell desktop computer running windows xp, not being able to boot up. When I try to boot it up, it says that "No boot device available" and my hard drive isnt detected, even in BIOS. I figured my hard drive is dead but then again I dont think it is because it still gets warm when I turn on the computer and it doesnt do any clicking noises or anything. It is just quiet. Can someone help me?

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No boot device available and your drive not showing up in your BIOS most likely points to a failed hard drive. The first thing I would do is remove and reseat the power and data cables and check again.

2nd thing I'd do is pull the drive and add it to another computer as a secondary drive, or attach the drive with a USB adapter kit or enclosure to another computer. Depending on your model Dell, you may have some built in diagnostic software. Check your start up screen for a prompt to press an "F" key to start the diagnostics.

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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!!!

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no help for me?

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Howdy all, just wondering if anyone can help with a problem I'm having with my PC. Basically, when switched on, it gets as far as the AMD logo coming up and the stops and just refuses to boot up. The last time I used my PC I managed to damage a USB socket by taking a cable out to quickly and bent one of the pins. I cant see how that could cause the PC not to boot? It wont even let me go into safe mode or bias. So I tryed disconnecting the USB sockets from the motherboard but that had no effect either. Im pretty much baffled I dont know what else I can do...

Any help would be appreciated

Jim
 

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This could be caused by a failed hard drive or even a bad CD rom drive. Try disconnecting the hard drive and CD drive and see if you can then access the bios screen
 

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Hello everyone,

I have a dell Pentium 4 with XP service pack 2 installed, that has suddenly stopped booting. All I am getting is a blue screen with the stop error 0x00000024, which I believe means the ntfs file may be corrupted. I cannot do anything in safe mode or last known good or any other choices that might be available. Every time I try to do anything I get the blue screen immediately. The biggest problem seems to be that I cannot boot from the windows CD either. I don't know why, it just goes right by it. I have tried moving it up in the boot order in the bios but it made no difference. Is there anything else I can do to get that CD to boot or find a way to access it? Right now I seem to have no way to repair this problem.

Any and all help very much appreciated.

Thanks
Don
 

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I just installed a case fan,and 512mb of additional memory. Plus I removed and reinstalled PS. When I put every thing back together the system won't start.
When I press power on the Hard Drive light comes on and stays on,one of my two DVD RW lights comes on and stays on. The CPU fan runs,the new fan runs.
To remove the power supply I had to disconnect both the Primary & Secondary IDE cables from the MB and the Hard Drives(2 80g and 200g) and the DVD drives. (I know the cable were reconnected to the proper MB connectors since I have a block diagram of the MB. I also swaped(used the physical cable that was primary cable as Secondary) the IDE cables nothing changed. It never gets to booting(the monitor never lights up) I have the first connector on the cable(the one on the opposite end from the MB)to the primary drive(HD and DVD RW)
so what did I do wrong?
 

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Im running windows xp on a computer that was built for me about 3 years ago, and recently it died. When i push the power button, it beeps 3 times and turns off on the 4th beep. Nothing appears on the monitor. any help will be useful. Thanks

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Can you relate the beeps here?http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

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I updated win8.1 to windows 10 and now my computer will not boot up. When turned on it shows the hp logo then shuts down and tries again. It does this repeatedly until I shut it off

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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
 

Answer:Computer wont boot

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 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
 

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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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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?

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

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Help!  My mom called me last week and said the computer won't turn on, it keeps trying to but it won't.  I told her to leave it alone for a day and then see.  She said it worked fine.  I went to their house yesterday and tried to use the computer and it wouldn't boot up.  It would turn on for about 2-3 seconds and then turn off.  It would continue to do this until you hold the power button down to turn it off.  Any ideas?  It's a 2 1/2 year old dell, which they use for microsoft word mostly and to check email.  Barely any downloading done.

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Welcome to ComputerHope.Quick question. You said she left it for a day and it worked?Can you ask if they did anything to it (such as downloads, installs, hardware changes, ect...)

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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:

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
Click to expand...

...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.
 

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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

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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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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.

basically ive tried everything i know how to do. If anyone can help me with this prob... Read more

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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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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, 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)

so since the primary partition has no error and that i can boot into safemode, what can the problem be? is it R... Read more

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can you get to the bios ?
 

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Help! - I installed SP2, and now have a computer that won't boot. First problem was a USB powered scanner crashing it..Unable to start it in safe mode, it rebooted constantly during boot up process. Now having tried to re-install Windows XP, it just boots to a black screen.

I have a dual boot system and can boot to the second system, but that now crashes when I plug the USB modem, despite reinstalling drivers. I 've only managed to get on the net by digging out an old computer.

I've tried Recovery console getting two choices 1: C:windows or 2:G:windows
Entering 1 does nothing , neither does any other key!

I think I got further once but was asked for a supervisor /administrator password yet have no passwords set on my computer according to info in 'setup'!.

Ideas, anyone?

tech spec: athlon xp2600, Asrock m'board, sagem b'band usb modem
 

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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?
 

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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'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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I'm at my friends house now, and i brought my computer so we could play some WoW together. As soon as i set up and start my computer, i hear one long beep and 2 short, and that means that my computers videocard isnt working. Ive had this happen before.

I have a Abit nf7-s2 mobo
radion 9800 pro
512mb Pc 3200 mushkin ram
anything else you need to know, please let me know.
Thanks
 

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Update: i swtiched the power cable in the back because it was loose, and now it works. yeah i know its weird, but it works now. *dances*
Thanks anyway.
 

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I have a HP pavilion 7865 that just wont boot. Here is the story...

At first it would boot, show the video card info, go to the hp invent splash screen and then reboot again. It just kept repeating these steps. This computer is not hooked up to the internet, so no virus possiblities there. After it did that for awhile it just wouldnt power up anymore. Must of burned out the power supply.

I swaped out the power supply and now I get a black screen. Everything is powering on since I switched out the power supply. The odd thing is that I hear the computer clicking and with every click the CD, CDRW and power LED's flash with the clicking noise.

The clicking is not coming from the hard drive, it appears to be coming from the motherboard.

Things I have tried without any luck...
Tested both sticks of memory, one at a time.
Taking out bios battery for a few minutes.
Unplugging everything but the hard drive. When I have only the hard drive plugged in, it goes back to the original problem that started it all, video info then splash screen then reboot. If I try to hit F1 to get to bios at splash screen, it does nothing.

I even went as far as trying another power supply that i have laying around, which is more powerful than the original. (it too big too install into the case though). It does the same thing, but at least I could get into the bios. nothing appeared abnormal. I have no idea why this power supply let me get into the bios though.

Any ideas????
 

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ITs a 3.0E on an Asus motherboard. Works fine, but sometimes on a cold boot it wont start, it gives 1 long and 3 short post beeps. Its an Award bios, and I looked it up:
1long, 3short No video card or bad video RAM Reseat or replace the video card.

The video card is seated fine, it seems if i remove power (unplug) and then do it it boots (havent really confirmed this). Anyone have any ideas? I am starting to wish I had bought another Dell....
 

Answer:Computer wont boot.....

have you tried using a different video card, the present video card might be defective ! ! !
 

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Hey guys, so basically this is what I was trying to do:

I extracting an iso version of windows into my external hard drive and tried to install windows 7 like this.
I also changed the hard drive booting order in BIOS so that it would boot my external first, I think this may have been what caused the problem.

My REAL problem is:

After I realized that doing all this did not work and my computer restarted, it would not beep or show anything however the fans were still on. To get it to actually beep and all that I was forced to reset the cmos multiple times. After I did this, my computer asked me if it wanted to restore bios settings or continue with default settings. If I choose to continue with default settings, it proceeds and then gives me some file error concerning signature or something like that. If I choose to restore bios settings then it just takes me to the bios and once I am done reconfiguring, my computer just restarts but it wont beep or work anymore! What do I do?
 

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I dont know if we can really help you here. We can't prove it is a legal copy of windows, incidentally im going to leave this post for an Admin to answer, and if they wish to help they will.
 

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Alright so I got grounded for skipping class and having a 50 in a class but thats aside , I come home last Friday go where my computer is and its gone turns out my dad took it and I lock my computer while I'm gone and just leave it on , well because you cant turn a computer off while its locked He rips all the cords out of the back , Ive heard that can Fry things (maby this is it?) but alright I get it back plug it in And Turn it on And well First time I knew I had a game in the drive and for some reason it tries to boot off the disk for some reason Ive had it happen be for so I knew it would happen so before It Tried to go past where It has the Energy star and Stuff I pushed my Eject button on my CD drive (Memorex not shure on model) Oh and **** it doesn't work ... everything is plugged in and it should work . And so I forced it to eject w/ a paper clip in that tiny hole on the drive . I pull it out and Restart my computer and well This time It goes to the Energy star crap right before it starts the boot process ...And it sits I think it may be my Hd beacuse its had probs in the past beacuse my Case sucks and it has prev overheated and stoped working for a long period of time so I bought a Hd fan and the probs stopped. but knowing this I think my Hd might of just Bit the dust finally but my cd drve should still work shouldent it? and I have windows Xp pro sp 2 I had no Viruses or spywere beacuse I had just cleaned everything off...this is a custom build PC .WALL I ... Read more

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Lsbkinves said:

Alright so I got grounded for skipping class and having a 50 in a class but thats aside , I come home last Friday go where my computer is and its gone turns out my dad took it and I lock my computer while I'm gone and just leave it on , well because you cant turn a computer off while its locked He rips all the cords out of the back , Ive heard that can Fry things (maby this is it?) but alright I get it back plug it in And Turn it on And well First time I knew I had a game in the drive and for some reason it tries to boot off the disk for some reason Ive had it happen be for so I knew it would happen so before It Tried to go past where It has the Energy star and Stuff I pushed my Eject button on my CD drive (Memorex not shure on model) Oh and **** it doesn't work ... everything is plugged in and it should work . And so I forced it to eject w/ a paper clip in that tiny hole on the drive . I pull it out and Restart my computer and well This time It goes to the Energy star crap right before it starts the boot process ...And it sits I think it may be my Hd beacuse its had probs in the past beacuse my Case sucks and it has prev overheated and stoped working for a long period of time so I bought a Hd fan and the probs stopped. but knowing this I think my Hd might of just Bit the dust finally but my cd drve should still work shouldent it? and I have windows Xp pro sp 2 I had no Viruses or spywere beacuse I had just cleaned everything off...this is a custom ... Read more

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Earlier today my computer kept shutting down randomly and then one time when it booted back up the "toshiba" splash screen came up as normal then the screen goes black with a blinking cursor in the left hand corner..i dunno whats going on, i dont kno if its the OS or if its a problem with the hardware...any help would be great.

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Can you get to the desktop at all? Using XP?

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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.
 

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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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My laptop basicly just crashed and then wouldnt boot correctly anymore. when i turn it on it says that it failed to start. When i use safe mode it loads all the files but then restarts the computer and says it failed to start. when i load startup repair, it just shows the blue background screen and stays that way without loading. i didnt get any installation or repair disks, but id rather not buy them so im wondering if there is any other way to fix this?

Answer:Computer wont boot up

Hi Xenshoa, welcome to 7F!

One of the first things you can try is to reset your CMOS, I would help you to do that, but I don't know what type of laptop you have.

If you get some time it would be helpful if you could: System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hi GuysPC wont boot up, all i get is beeping, the beeping is one long one short then long beeps repeat all the time. any ideas cheers john

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Beep Codesclick hereclick here

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Last night i was playing games and my computer would shut off after 40 minuets. After a few times, i installed speed fan. It was overheating! Yikes! So i set up a box fan to blow on my computer. This helped but it still turned off. I remembered from my old computer that i would take off the the fans and heat sink(sync?)to clean the dust out of them. So i did this with the new(to me) computer.Now when i turn on the computer, the fans start but it wont boot or anything. No lights nothing. I triple checked all the wires and they are connected. The cd/dvd does power up and i can open it so i dont think its the power supply. I also swapped the wires from the cd/dvd to the hard drive still nothing and the cd/dvd still can open and close. Also, when i try to turn it off, i cant from the button. I have to flip the switch in the back or unplug it.Im out of ideas! Oh...I cleaned everything with a dry q-tip. No chemicals or solvents! Im not sure what other information you may need so just let me know. : )Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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Here is the information on my computer...Manufacturer:     UnknowProcessor:    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHzMemory:    2048MB RAMHard Drive:    41 GBVideo Card:    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTSMonitor:    Plug and Play MonitorSound Card:    Realtek HD Audio outputSpeakers/Headphones:    Logitech g51Keyboard:    USB Root HubMouse:    USB Root HubMouse Surface:    Operating System:    Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)Motherboard:    Computer Case:    

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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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I'm having a problem with a computer I built about a year ago..

When I turn it on it stops before getting any video sometimes it makes it as far as the OS and then shuts down..
when i get short beep I know the computer will work ok but lately when i turn it on i dont get a short beep and i have to hold in the front panel power button for a few seconds to turn it off...
today i bought a new power supply thinking that would help..the first start the computer beeped i thought it would be ok this time but it didnt even make it to display any video..
i have a pci diagnostic card i used and the code it stops on is 24. i have AMIBIOS the manual says that code 24 is "SETUP REQUIRED BEFORE VECTOR INITIALIZATION COMPLETE. INTERRUPT VECTOR INITIALIZATION ABOUT TO BEGIN" ..thats as far as the boot process goes...

this is a celeron 2 gig processor with 512 mb ram..

i have reseated all connectors, memory modules, replaced power supply etc
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....
 

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Ok, so my computer one day just decides to shut down, and not turn back on... so I replace the power supply, and the hard drive (when the power supply died, it took my Hard drive with it) My computer works, i reinstall all my stuff, and it works fine for a day or two, then dies again. All of the fans spin, and the light turn on, no beeps or display on my monitor though. I replaced the motherboard, and it does the same thing. I replaced the processor, and it does the same thing. I have 3 sticks of memory, and i tried each of those one at a time to see if one went bad, and it still dosnt work... I even tried my friends vid card, and my parents 400 watt power supply. None of this works, i still get the same results. I also tried unplugging everything but my vid card, ram, and processor and turning it on, but that dosnt work either...

- Please, help me, i dont wanna pay money to have a tech guy fix it for me.

Computer Specs:
400 watt power supply
Intel D865PERL motherboard for the P4
P4 3.2 ghz processor
1024 mb pc2100 memory
200 GB maxtor HD
256 mb geforce 4 5500 vid card
Dvd Burner

(all of witch are compatable)
 

Answer:My computer Wont boot up!!

OK you replaced the CPU, MB, video card and PS. You haven't really replaced the RAM although what you've done suggests that the RAM isn't the problem. The monitor is usually not the problem but you still need to eliminate it. Since you did put a new MB in the case it's possible that you have something shorting with the new set up. Try the MB out of the case on a non conductive surface and only attach the PS, CPU/heatsink and fan, Video card and monitor, RAM.
 

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my rig is

Asus A8N-E
AMD athlon64 3200
2x 512 Crucial ddr 400
gigabyte 6600GT
Maxtor diamondax 9 160gb

in windows, i flashed my NEC ND-3500AG and my samsung H352A dvd drive
it prompted to restart so i did, it hung at logoff so i pushed the restart button. it then booted to the windows loading screen and froze. so i restarted again. this time in bios it just hung after showing the CPU details. it didnt show the ram or any ide drives. it does the same with no ide devices plugged in and powered. without the RAM nothing appeared on screen. the hard drive light is always on when attempting to boot. same thing happens when i reset the bios. i finally got it working a little when i resat my cpu and heatsink. it then allowed me to access bios, detected all drives and let me boot successfully to safemode. however, if i try a normal boot to windows, it will freeze on the screen with the moving bar. i tested again by removing all drives and booting and everything was fine. in safe mode, once the dvd drives were plugged in, it came up with the found new harware message. since then, i have had the same problem as before, where it only shows cpu information and nothing else. i have tried reseating everything to no avail.

does anyone know or can think of a reason and a fix for this?
 

Answer:Computer wont boot

boot into safe mode and run system restore (use a restore point prior to the drive flashes)
 

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Hi,
my son was playing COD4, when he exited the game the desk top went black. When he tried to reboot it wouldnt load and the message box monitor frequency out of range came up.
I have started the computer in safe mode and checked the setting which seem to be all normal (800x600) but it still wont work.
When I tried to start it in safe mode this morning and have another look, it seems to freeze after I select safe mode.
Can anyone help?
Jodie

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Hello, I'm Nathan, I will be trying to help you on this booting problem.

If you have a windows xp disc - Put it in and press either F6, F7, F8, or F11 on startup I can't remember which one.

Choose the boot from cd drive and eventually it will load up.
When it does choose the repair option. It will scan your registry and check the volume is okay.

I also notice you are running windows xp - Service pack 2 - I recommend you upgrade to service pack 3 - It's free so download it as well as the patch that comes with it.

It is recommended for the best performance. The booting problem sounds like a bad disc error. Which can be fixed with the volume repair option.

If you need any more help. Just message me. I am happy to help.

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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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Hello forum,

So i just got the parts to my new computer a few days ago, and i try to turn it on but it won't boot up. the fans turn on even the fan on my graphics card and my cpu cooler. but they stay on for about a second. and then shut back off for about 3 seconds... I read in my user manual that this is the Power on self-test (POST) but it just keeps going like an infinite loop... and i have already talked to 2 people from the MOBO manufacturer (asus) and they weren't very helpful... first one disconnected and the second one was impatient like it was the end of his shift... also quite rude...but enough with them. Can you guys plz help?

Parts:
CPU: Intel Core i7 860 lynnfield @ 2.8Ghz
MOBO: Asus P7P55D EVO
RAM: OCZ 4GB DDR3
PSU: Corsair TX950W
Heatsink: Zalman CNPS9900NT
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper)
Case: Thermal take Amor+ MX (VH8000 series)
HDD: 1 TB Seagate barracuda
DVD-ROM: Sony
 

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Recently I had a problem with the Oneclicksearches malware and I had run a few scans and i didnt delete anything. I went to reboot the computer to put it in safe mode and it just stuck on the HP Invent Screen that appears before the machine begins to boot up. I noticed the light under the power switch blinks for about 2 seconds and when it goes off the computer freezes at where it was. In this 2 or 3 seconds we have hit F1 and got the bios screen to show up but as soon as the light goes out, it freezes there too.

If anyone could lead me into the right direction as to what sort of problem this may be? I did a search and i keep finding power supply issues. My machine has power. I also checked the plugs inside and out are firmy seated.

machine specs:

HP Pavilion running windows XP PRO
1.4ghz athlon
40gb hd
geforce mx 4000 vid
512 mb ram
 

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You need to go into BIOS and disable the HP Invent splash screen. Without an error mmessage it is very hard to diagnose your problem. Once the spalsh screen is disabled you should be able to see any error messages generated by the system.
 

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Hi there, I have just moved a computer for my mother-in-law from one room in her house to another and now it wont start up.

It is a packard bell machine PII 366Mhz running Windows 95. I had it for about five years before passing it on to her a few months ago. It survived the journey across town to her house and worked fine up to last night when she switched it off.

I have moved it today (no accidents or jolts) and reconnected everything exactly as it was.

When I plugged the power cable into the wall socket the computer switched on on its own (up to last night you had to press the button on the front to start it up). The fans start, the hard drive appears to be spinning but there are is no beep and the monitor stays in standby. I've tried plugging the computer into the same power socket it used to be in but no change. I have to keep the power button held in to switch it off but when I try to start it up again, just the same fans and hard disk turning but no POST.

I'm not popular with the mother-in-law at the moment.....

Can anyone help????
 

Answer:Computer wont boot

could be cpu, memory or video. you will have to change out parts to find out or take it to a tech.

good luck
 

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what a mess...

yesterday my sony vaio laptop stopped recognizing one of my 256m sticks of ram.

today, I opened up the computer removed the ram and put it back in and rebooted.

it worked fine four a couple of hours (recognized all 512m) and then froze. Nothing would work, the mouse wouldn't even move.

so I turned it off, turned it back off and it froze while it was loading my desktop.

now, when I turn on the computer I get a black screen. the HD starts spinning but nothing else happends, no beaps or extra noises, just a black screen; there also don't seem to be any irregularities with the sound of the hard drive (a consistent spinning).

also, my cd drive responds (opens and closes).

I tried to hook it up to another monitor but had no luck.

I'd appreciate any help. I'm on a schedule for school work and need to have a working computer as soon as possible.

thanks for your time.
 

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Ghaleon said:

what a mess...

yesterday my sony vaio laptop stopped recognizing one of my 256m sticks of ram.

today, I opened up the computer removed the ram and put it back in and rebooted.

it worked fine four a couple of hours (recognized all 512m) and then froze. Nothing would work, the mouse wouldn't even move.

so I turned it off, turned it back off and it froze while it was loading my desktop.

now, when I turn on the computer I get a black screen. the HD starts spinning but nothing else happends, no beaps or extra noises, just a black screen; there also don't seem to be any irregularities with the sound of the hard drive (a consistent spinning).

also, my cd drive responds (opens and closes).

I tried to hook it up to another monitor but had no luck.

I'd appreciate any help. I'm on a schedule for school work and need to have a working computer as soon as possible.

thanks for your time.Click to expand...

Sounds to me you are having the same problem that I was having. Your reason for the problem could be different. I would suggest you change your ram cards and see if that help if it doesn't you can bring them back to the store. Also check your video card. That was my problem. Also you need to check if your system is overheating.
 

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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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