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Question: Computer not booting up

Hi,I have an emachine pc, however it was slowing down with what I think was a virus, and eventually stopped running my computer etc.A friend tried restoring the comp using the 'emachines restore disk,' but as we didnt have disk 2 at the time, it was cancelled half way through.Now the comp shows the 'emachine startup screen' and a blank screen comes up with a flashing cursor.I am able to get into BIOS at the min, but that's all I can seem to get into.Has anyone got an idea of how to get the computer to get back onto some kind of menu etc. by using a downloading a boot disk or something?Many thanks,Tom

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Answer: Computer not booting up

I would imagine that disk 1 has the windows install, disk 2 has all the drivers plus the free software.without the drivers windows will not start.Can you borrow a friends winxp cd and load windows using your licence no.

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Hello,

Im very sorry I couldnt be as descriptive as possible in my tittle description, I will do so in full now.

Last night a storm caused the power to flicker and then go completely off and on for a few minutes. Now during the boot up process on my fathers computer, I get a prompt screen from windows telling that due to a incorrect shut down I should choose a method of booting; safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows normally.. (you know the rest of the gib) If I tell windows to start normally, it gets to the final booting phase showing the small blue progress bar, but the computer resets itself.

It also will not go into safe mode, nor safe mode with command prompt, no kind of safe mode what so ever. Essentially, the computer gets right up the point of finally kicking 100% and then a reset which brings me back through the normal booting process and to the choose a method of boot screen.
 

Answer:Computer booting error, cant get a full boot, because computer keeps resetting itself

Did you try Last Known Good Configuration?
 

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My Specs:CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($185.51 @ TigerDirect)Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.55 @ Amazon)Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($131.45 @ SuperBiiz)Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video CardCase: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ OutletPC)Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)Total: $752.36Also have a master cooler 212 evo. Had this computer for about 1 year (starting from July 2013) and had a problem where when I am playing games my computer would stutter (minor freezes like half a second), I also want to note that this problem occurred at the start of using this computer. Eventually, my computer would stutter so much, I had to restart my computer. After I bought an after market cooler (Master Cooler 212 Evo.) for my cpu, the problem minimizes to certain games (I can play games like League of Legends normally but not games like Counter Strike Global Offense or Battlefield 4, which are games that need a good computer which my computer can handle). So I was curious to see if it was the dust that was causing the problem, so I used compressed air to blow the dust away and now my computer starts t... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes (occurs after booting up computer & leaving it for 1-5 minutes)

Sound to me like your video card is overheating.  You mentioned the possibility of dust being a problem.  Does that mean you have significant dust buildup?  If you use compressed air in a dusty environment without using a vacuum at the same time to suck up the dust you just move it around a bit, which can cause more problems.-Mal

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16295 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 703123 MB, Free - 570958 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, CA10SU
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled

This has happened twice now. I'm not sure if this is related to the Digital Signature Error I get before booting up. That still hasn't been resolved. ?Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file?, and it doesn't show a file. I can usually skip it and go on to the desktop.
Oh, I've been some WiFi disconnection issues. Not sure if this a Windows 10 problem or a my computer problem. I didn't have issues before (I can't remember what version the previous driver was).

The bugcheck has created a memory.dmp file and another minidump file. One is attached.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Dont know if this is the right place but,
when i went to boot my computer the light came on in the front
but there was no fan or no sound then after a few minutes the light turned
off. Is this a mother board issue? How should i go about trouble-shooting this prob. Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer not booting up?

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

I hope this helps you work through your issue, if so (or even not) Please reply back with the results
 

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I've had a lot of problems with my computer lately. It was running extremely slow and was freezing a lot. After one of the times it froze, I reset it and it wouldnn't boot back up. It got to a black screen where it showed what controllers I have, a normal task. Immediately after that came up, numbers started scrolling down continuously until I turned off the computer.
Like this:
0200
0200
0200
1000
0200
0200
0200
0200
0200
Everytime I turn on my computer this same thing happens. What could be causing this? I thought it might have something to do with my CPU, but I know very little about this sort of thing.
BTW, my machine is a little old, 600mhz CPU, 650mb RAM, Windows XP. If you need to know anything else let me know.
 

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I've had a lot of problems with my computer lately. It was running extremely slow and was freezing a lot. After one of the times it froze, I reset it and it wouldnn't boot back up. It got to a black screen where it showed what controllers I have, a normal task. Immediately after that came up, numbers started scrolling down continuously until I turned off the computer.
Like this:
0200
0200
0200
1000
0200
0200
0200
0200
0200
Everytime I turn on my computer this same thing happens. What could be causing this? I thought it might have something to do with my CPU, but I know very little about this sort of thing.
BTW, my machine is a little old, 600mhz CPU, 650mb RAM, Windows XP. If you need to know anything else let me know.
 

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I run a Win98SE PC, HP Pavilloin model. Over the last month or two, I've been having trouble with getting it booted up. It will boot, then get to the desktop, show the wallpaper, and mouse, then hang. I found that if I ctrl-alt-del, either one of two things happens. The Close Programs box comes up, either totally blank, or with 'Necutray' listed. If it's got Necutray, I just hit ESC and the computer will finish booting. If the list is empty, I have to start over. I'm not sure what caused this, as I did not install new programs before it began. I run AVG, Spybot, and Outpost Firewall.

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Computer not booting up

Necutray is a [size=-1]driver for external USB storage devices (hard drives, flsh disks, etc). Unistall the driver once you get booted to the desktop and see if that sloves the problem.
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hey there, i need some help please.

since yesterday my computer doesn't boot anymore. i suspect it's either a motherboard problem or CPU. lemme explain :

yesterday afternoon i bought and installed a brand new graphic card (Sapphire Radeon 1600 Pro 512mb AGP). everything was working perfectly except my CPU which got a tad noisy. i took it off and cleaned it, and then i put it back. turned on my computer without any problem.

i wanted to try the TV-OUT function of my graphic card, so i plugged it to the TV using the s-video cable included in the box. after booting i noticed only 256mb of RAM was working (as if the mobo didn't recognize my other 1gb stick). 5 minutes later i turned off the computer, tried to turn it on again and this is where nothing happens. basically the screen remains black, as if there was no graphic card, i can't access the bios or anything.

things i noticed and tried :
-the hard drives seem to be working (you know that booting noise they make)
-keyboard port doesn't work. i tried plugging different keyboard and none of them would turn on when turning on the computer.
-i plugged back my old graphic card, still the same problem
-i tried to use the mobo's VGA, still the same problem
-i tried different combinations with my RAM sticks, still the same problem

My Setup :
CPU : P4 3.0
RAM : 1gb + 256mb DDR PC3200
VGA : Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro 512mb (AGP)
HD : 2 x 80GB
MOBO : Asus P5-S800
OS : XP on the main hard drive, and ubunt... Read more

Answer:Computer not booting

Try returning the hardware (RAM, video, etc) to it's original state, then reset the CMOS if it still won't boot.
Note: You will probably need to go into BIOS and reconfigure your drive settings after a CMOS reset.
 

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AMD Athlon 1.1GHz, 256 DDR RAM, 30 GB HDD. Won't boot up, changed the power supply , but BIOS option is still not displayed at start up , instead i get an error message (Sec Slave HDD error)and won't load up. Any help much appreciated.

Answer:Computer keeps re-booting

A little more information please? Operating system, have you recently made any changes to your PC, is there a slave drive or just the one drive on the primary IDE cable [Flat ribbon cable] and what is connected to the secondary IDE cable, ether as master or slave?

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I got a client's computer and he said while he was working on a document, it just shut off. It wouldn't POST, so he brings it down to me, and I take a look at it. When I confirmed it wouldn't POST, I open the computer up. I then saw that 3 of the 24pin cable was burnt (on the mobo, the affected pins were visible on the port). I then proceeded to replace the mobo with a new one the client had. It now POSTs, but I can't get into XP. I went into the recovery console and ran fixmbr and right now I'm running chkdsk.

I can't get the OS loading screen, but when I ran a live XP cd, I did see the files intact (to my knowledge).

Does the other gurus know whats preventing XP from booting? I want to avoid reformatting and losing his files.

Answer:Need help with non-booting computer

when you replace the mobo windows needs to be re installed there really is no way around this. you can try a repair install but that only works sometimes. imo your best bet would be to slave the drive and get all the necessary info off of it and then reformat and put the data back. time consuming and annoying.....good luck................

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Hi friends,

Sometimes when I left computer on for a couple of days, it seemed like it is on - but its actually not - the power light was on, sometimes even the hard-disk light was on but there was nothing on the screen - not even blue screen - it was totally black. When I re-started it, it re-booted.

Now that same thing seems to be happening when I am trying to start the computer. I shut it down to take out the wireless card and it won't come back up - it shows the power, the hard-disk and even the CD drive come on - but the computer doesn't start.

Any suggestions as to what coud be wrong and what I can do about it.

This computer is a P3, 767mhz desktop. with Win XP, 256mb RAM - I don't do much grapgics or gamiing.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Computer not booting up

When you say the computer doesn't start - can you hear activity? Is the HDD led flickering? Is it just the fact that you cannot see Windows on the monitor?
 

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In India bsnl and novatium gave computer in 50$ its Intel atom presser with D945GCLF main board 512 RAM ram, (no HDD, no CDROM/DVD rom) this computer is not boot from windows bootable disk win xp, 2000, 98, vista, windows 7, red hut,) in bios they disabled first boot device opticion, Novatium develop a O.S. it is Linux base O.S Install a disk on module on ide port computer boot from this disk on module How can install win xp in this computer pls help me? Or how can I update bios of this computer

Answer:computer is not booting

I too tried the same few days back, but no luck. Any body has any ideas.

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So I was doing school work on my computer late last night, then I wake up this morning and it will not boot. Here is what happens: I press the power button to turn it on, it sounds normal for 4 seconds then a long beep starts. The beep lasts for about 6 seconds, and then stops for about 4 seconds before starting again. It continues this indefinately. The computer sounds like it is running normally, but there is no signal to the monitor, and nothing is working except the beeping.

I do not know much about diagnosing computers, but the only thing I could think of was that it got overheated overnight (despite it being turned off) because it sits right next to the heating vent in my apartment. However, I keep the heat low, so it is still a pretty cool room temperature, and it has been there for a month with the heat turned on, without problems. I moved it away from the vent, and cleaned it out with some compressed air. Nothing has worked and I am out of ideas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer not booting

The beep from the speaker is the motherboards way of telling something is wrong. I don't think it is overheating though, as I'm pretty sure it will just shut down completely and not give the long warning signal in that case.

You probably need to open the case to check everything is ok.
 

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When I start up one of my computers half the time it doesnt boot up all the way I want to say. It boots up to the desktop but there are no icons or the task bar. So then I hit ctl alt del and restart and then it will boot up but like I said it does this all the time. What could be causing this.

3200+ AMD Athlon XP processor
512 MB Ram
160 GB HD
Running windows xp home

Answer:Computer not booting up all the way

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windows xp home




There's your problem right there :P Naw, I'm kidding.

Have you cocked up an install? Enter safe mode and check what stuff is running. Specifically, head to regedit (start > run > regedit) and look for:

HKEY_* > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run/RunOnce/RunService

It'll more than likely be there. If possible, go to add/remove programs and see if there's anything there that you don't need.

It all boils down to corruption of some kind, and the only option is to stop it running when the PC boots or to get rid of it.

I seriously can't see this being a malware problem either, but it's always possible.

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When I press the power button, nothing happens. I've tried tingling a bit around with the cables, but haven't yet done anything bigger. What should I start to try first?
 

Answer:Computer not booting

When you say nothing happens do you mean absolutely nothing?

No lights no noises at all?
If so, then have you tried the basics like the fuse in the power lead to the PC?

Try a different lead.

It's also worth reseating your RAM (take it out and put it back in again)

Try that for starters.
 

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the first device on the booting sequence has the cd rom first but yet I am unable to boot from cd

Answer:my computer is not booting

What disk are you trying to use. maybe it's not bootable.

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I'm not sure if anyone can help with this, but here goes...
My computer will not go past the Boot menu/Bios setting page. The keyboard becomes unresponsive and does not allow use of the F2 or F10 keys. It freezes at this point. I have tried to reboot using a CD but it doesn't recognize the drive and goes back to the same screen. Rebooting while hitting the F keys does nothing also. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Computer not booting

Have you tried clearing the cmos? A long shot but worth a try.

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Hello all, and thank you for your time. Im at work, and a office mate comes in and states, " my computer keeps rebooting and I cannot re start in safe mode, or any mode! It just keeps re-booting.I immediately think, I better get help from BC. So here I am asking for your professional opinion.

Thanking you in advance,
Newagedavey11

Answer:Re Booting Computer

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Now, a few more questions:As this is a work computer, I must advise you that you should be aware of your IT policies. I am not. I will help you like any other user, but I can't guarantee that we dont' break a custom corporate setup or that you will violate IT policies. The responsibility for that remains with you if we continue.When does it r... Read more

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Sir....my system is not booting any os.......noothing
I dont know what to do
I hav tried windows 7,8 ubuntu ...all are not booting...
First my windows 7 was not booting..it got stuck while showing the loading sign..
I was able to get EASY RE software for recovery.....it only booted my system....nothings booting now...
Please anyone help me..please....
 

Answer:Computer is not booting any os

Assuming it's a factory-brand one and not a self-built one, what's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?
What's the exact Windows version on its Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker(if it has one)?

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My son's computer continually re-boots with the following on the screen:-Award Modular BIOS v6.00pcGA-8s648fx f6check system health: OKmain processor:INTEL(R)PENTIUM(R)4 3.00GH(200X15)PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP/Q-FLASH, F9 FOR XPRESS RECOVERY12/24/2003-SIS-648-6A7I0G0HC-00PRESSING DEL OR F9 HAS NO EFFECTIT DOES NOT GET PAST THIS SCREEN

Answer:computer keeps re-booting

Which version of Windows?

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I have an E Machine with an AMD processor and all of a sudden it won't boot up. It starts to boot and then goes to the safe mode screen with several options. When you enter the safe mode option a screen pops up with numerous lines referencing drivers. When I enter any of the other options it tries to load and then comes back to the same screen. We do not have a boot disc to try. What options and/or what problems might I have? Thanks in advance for your help. I have used you guys before and you have been very helpful.

Answer:Computer not booting

firebowl58,What if anything have you added or changed to this computer immediately prior to this occurrence?truenorth

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I have a self-compiled computer, about 2 years old, it has an ASUS A7V333 mother board. My problem started about 2 months ago, I turned off my computer and when I turned it back on the fans spun for a few seconds and then they just stopped, the power looked like it had died. There is a light on the front that indicated power on, and it remained on even after the fans had stoppped spinning, and nothing was happening. So I tried it again, this time the same thing happened only the monitor flickered and said "No Signal, Video cable detected, Monitor Ok." and then died. I tried again, same thing with the singal and this time the mother board (I think) beeped as it is supposed to, and the bios start up screen turned on for about 2 seconds then the power cut off again, with the front panel light still glowing. I tried this many times, each time the power cut off, but sometimes the bios screen would load farther before dying, a couple times it would get to loading windows, finally after several dozen tries the computer booted and worked perfectly. A few details: I tended not to turn the computer off for long periods of time and so I have no idea what caused the problem, also now I had to turn it off and I can't get it to come back on. Also if I let it get to the point where the power fails, the front panel light stays on forever, as if the computer is on, only the fans don't move and nothing happens, the only way to turn it off is to hold the power button for sev... Read more

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I have just been trying to format my computer to reinstall Windows XP. I rebooted my computer and entered bios to change the order of booting. I put the cd-rom first so Win XP could boot up and then I restarted the computer again. On booting up, it went through the post section, and then after that (when the Win XP loading screen or in my case, the "press any key to boot from cd" prompt is supposed to come up) nothing comes up. It just sits there with a black screen and a blinking line in the top left hand corner. I've tried booting from my hard drive (which was just working) and it just won't boot. I feel stuck because I can't even boot from my cd to reformat again. Any ideas on how to get me into my Win XP cd so I can reformat and reinstall? I am running a Silicon Image SiI 0680 Ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid controller. My hard drive and I think my dvd-rom and cd-rom are conected to it, maybe the problem lies there. Anyways, any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Computer not booting from anything

the dvd i have on a controller card you cannot boot from it stick it on one of your eides

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ok so this is what happened! the other night i was on my computer and everything was fine then all of a sudden the screen froze up which
was no cause for alarm at the time so i did a hard reboot! thats when i said oh boy!!!
computer froze again on the gigabyte boot screen thats when i did another hard reboot!
then nothing now i get a no signal flash up on my screen and nothing but my computer still kicks on fans run sounds like the dvd drives kick
on ok the lights blink for a bit then they turn off and my hard disks spin up!
now that brings me to tonite i took the whole thing apart and just installed my vid card since mb does not have on board vid and
one stick of ram and still nothing so i did the same thing with three more sticks of ram and other vid card!
so now my ques. is .
what else could it be cpu? motherboard? powersupply?

oh ya sorry for any typing errors not used to my wife laptop to small!!








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Answer:Computer not booting

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
 

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Hi. I started having problems with my Windows 10 last week (Blue Screen with an error message), so I installed Ubuntu while overwriting Windows. Ubuntu worked fine for three days but the laptop hasn't been starting up at all today. It seems to be a hardware issue in my opinion. The laptop has a non-removable battery and hard-resetting (Holding the power button for 15 seconds) didn't help. This laptop came with a 1 year warranty and is 1 year 1 month old. Is there any hope in having this repaired or will I have to purchase a new one?

Answer:Computer not booting

I suspect the hard drive. Can you get into uefi diagnostics by tapping f2 as you power on? Problem is you might have wiped off the service partition which holds the diagnostic program when you installed Linux but worth a try. If not we can likely find you a bootable diagnostic disk image to run a hard drive check on it. 

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I have a compac sr1603wm desktop.The cpu fan stays on all the time but the computer doesn't boot up.I have 3 gigs of ram 160 hd256 invid card.Everything was working good.one morn i went to start it up and this is what happened.The fan just stays on all the time.

Answer:computer not booting up

How do you have 3G of RAM in that machine ? ?

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This is a 4 year old computer, I'm thinking it might be hard drive failure, and this is help for a friend.

It gets up to the sign-on screen, and from there all it shows is clouds. There's no box to put in the username / password though

I believe the O.S. is Xp Home

Should I try booting in safe mode? Might go over there to take a look at it, some ideas would be appreciated, thanks
 

Answer:Computer not booting up, help please

i would definitely try safe mode first
 

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I recently got some items to mod my computer (nothing fancy, just some new IDE cables, fans, patches, etc.). After installing them, my computer will not boot. It turns on fine, but I hear the speakers emits a series of long beeps, and my monitor stays blank. I tested the monitor on another system, and it works fine. The HD LDE in the front of the computer is red. I tried taking out the CMOS battery with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I recently installed a xifi fatality sound card. now, when the computer starts, it sits at the motherboard screen, and never get's past that. I cannot enter into my bios or boot into safe mode. What did I do wrong, and how can I fix it?

Answer:Computer not booting

Try this. Post results.

http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=88668

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Had Windows 7 on my pc, I restarted the pc while it was restarting it stayed on a black screen and it wouldn't get anywhere. Had Windows 7 for a long time and its the first time that this has happened. Lost my Windows 7 disk but I have a Windows Vista OS that came with my pc. Installed it when the installation finished my pc would load, once the logo for windows started to load it would restart again, it would say that my computer did not shut down correctly and click here to start automatically, it would load the Windows logo and restart again.
My computer is not starting. What can it be? And how can I fix it?

Answer:computer not booting up

Boot off of the Vista DVD and choose Fix My Computer. After it's done try booting normally. If that fails, booting off of the disc, choose Command Prompt here type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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My compter was working fine yesterday. Today when I went to start it up I got this blinking message on my monitor "Self Test- Check your PC and Signal Cable - Monitor is working" I checked all the cables to make sure everything was plugged in right. The computer turns on and I can hear the fan and see a light on it, but it does not try to boot up or make any noises other than the fan. Also I noticed that the cd and dvd drives will not open.I need this computer for school in a few weeks. Can somebody please help me?Windows xpEmachines

Answer:Computer not booting up - Please help

Has it been moved, monkeyed with internally or any playing in the BIOS? WHat happened between it didn't work right and now? New programs? Any clues?It sounds like power supply, motherboard or CPU at this point, but we would need to know more about the omputer, age, etc. to guess further.Have you ever worked on a computer before? Are you wanting to? Or is this best left to your local computer shop?

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Well so I was messing around 1 day on my computer and it was running really slowly so I looked at the long list of processes and assumed that that must have been the problem. I ended up accidentally closing microsoft explorer and right after that the only thing left on my screen was my background. We've replaced the hardrive and reinstalled windows and yet it still makes this clicking noise that comes from the tower whenever you turn it on, and it will never even make it to the windows screen or anything, only to a blank black screen, but the computer is on. Any suggestions? I don't know all the specs, just know that it's a Hewlett Packard and it's 5 years old. It has 256 megs of RAM and the old hard drive was 40 gigs, and it had a Celeron processor.
 

Answer:Computer not booting at all

It running slowly was probably a hardware issue to start with, closing explorer from task manager - you should have just been able to restart and it would have reloaded. Now it's ticking could be a number of things - harddrive or something else.

One stupid little thing you can check is if a hanging wire got stuck in the cpu fan

You could probably get a similar setup for less than $150
 

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First of all here's a run down of my system:MSI P6N SLI Platinum motherboardIntel Core 2 Duo Conroe 2.66 CPUSeagate 250 Gig HDWindows XP service pack 2My problems is that it will not boot up , I can get into the BIOS also it passes the POST test but after that its blank.  I tried inserting my Windows Cd and booting from that and it still won't boot.

Answer:Computer not booting

More info would help...When did this start / does the BIOS see the hard drive / is the boot sequence set to CDROM?Alan <>< 

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My computer was acting very sluggish, so I decided to reboot it. When doing so, I was brought to the black screen with the following:We apologize for the inconvenience.....blah blah....Safe ModeSafe Mode with NetworkingSafe Mode with Command PromptLast Known Good Configuration ( your most recent settings that worked)Start Windows NormallyI attempted to start the computer in each of these modes, but the computer just restarts and brings me back to this black screen. No other error messages are given. What is wrong with my computer, and what can I do to resolve the issue?Thanks!

Answer:Computer Not Booting

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.Type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Ok, I wasn't sure which forum I should post this in, but here is my question. I recently installed a new DVD burner into my windows xp machine. Windows found the hardware and installed the drivers. I then installed the bundled software that came with the burner. I then proceeded to reboot my machine (so far so good) then as the machine was rebooting, I get past the splash screen and that is when the problem started. Nothing, Nada. all i had was a blank screen. I tried to reboot into safe mode so that I could uninstall the drivers and software but safe mode wouldn't boot up. It just hung up. I tried to reload xp ( when it checked and found a previous copy of xp it asked to repair the installation, which I allowed) and when I rebooted, it comes up to the windows installation part but I have an error box that comes up. the error is " lsass.exe system error" "an invalid parameter was passed to a service or function" no when I press the x in the corner of the error box or press the ok button, the machine just starts the loop all over again. Now the only reason that I haven't reformatted the machine and started over again is that I don't want to loose my email that is in my outlook. ( no I didn't have time to create a pst file) Is there anyway to either repair my windows or how can I get my email ?

Any help would be very appreciated.
 

Answer:Need help booting up my computer

Hi Nomadd,

Make sure that when you installed your new drive that you didn't dislodge any cards on the MB also check to see that your RAM is fully pushed into the slots.
 

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First off apologies if this is in the wrong forum but i wasnt sure which section to post this in.
Basically when I try to turn my computer on the power light comes on but the computer fails to boot and doesnt even display anything on my monitor, and then it continues to stay in that state until i turn off the power supply.
At first I thought it was my power supply as my old psu made a terrible grinding sound and my computer was running slowly before it ended up failing to work so i replaced it yesterday but the same problem still exists. I also read that the other 2 things it could be were the graphics card and the RAM which i bought about 6 months ago so I doubt it would be the RAM. I have checked the RAM slots by trying to boot the computer with no RAM in the slots and the computer lets off a beeping sound which I assume is a good sign that the RAM slots are working. I also tried to put in an older graphics card in instead of my current graphics card and the computer let off the same beeping sound, but I am unsure why as the graphics card was securely in the slot but it was also a very old card so I think that may be the problem. I am unsure of what to do so any help or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer not booting help

Could do with a bit more info about the system i.e motherboard model , cpu , gpu etc.

Can you fill in your system specs.

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Hi, I've been reading about computers not booting and I've got the same problem, I think.
Its my dads computer and I just recently upgraded him to Win XP pro, also added a stick of 512 pc 2700 ddr RAM.
The previous config was:
Win98
AMD athlon 1.4Ghz
256 pc2100 ddr
geforce 2 gts
Gigabyte GA-7DXR mobo

After adding the RAM and WinXP and updating the BIOS and drivers, everything seemed to be working fine. Then while playing a game the system crashed to restart, a few times and then also when not even playing the game.

I removed the 512 RAM and it wouldnt boot, i replaced it and it came back up. It crashed a few more times and now it wont power back up. Only the fans and lights turn on, I dont hear any beeps.
I'm going to try another power supply first and if that doesn't work should i change out the mobo with the one I have (same mobo)?
Any other suggestions?
 

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Hi there, I'm not sure if I need to put this in the hardware section (I think the problem is my hard drive) or the software OS section (The problem started due to Windows XP). Anyway, I'm down my computer and using someone else's and don't really have the money to buy a new one so I'm really hoping that I can fix the one that's no longer working.

I've had this computer since 2003 and bought it brand new. My husband and I play computer games together (WoW atm), graphics intensive, so since I've been getting more lag as time progresses I decided to format the hard drive. I run Nortan, Ad-Aware as well as defragment quite often so I didn't want to format due to a virus or anything, I just simply wanted to reformat and start over.

Anyway, I went to reformat and partition with the Windows disk I got from Dell but couldn't do it because I was trying to do it from the hard drive and not off of the CD. (Didn't realize that was the problem BEFORE I tried to format... =( ) So, I looked online using another computer for a way to format a hard drive with Windows XP on it. I found that I needed to format and partition with a Windows 98 boot-up disk so I put that on a floppy and moved it to my computer. This disk changed the cd-rom drive to R and the dvd writer to S. Then I'm pretty sure it formatted and partitioned but I think it did the partition in FAT32.

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Answer:computer not booting and more

it lookes like you messed up some files in the hard drive lol. The very first thing you should of done was set the pc to boot from cd insted of using the windows 98 floppy. What I would try is the program Drive Scrubber,which will wipe the hard drive clean, aslo adding the zeros in. You might be able to find a program that is free that can do this. You can get drive scrubber on newegg.com for 16.99 which allows you to download it to a pc and trasform that onto a floppy drive. I might have a copy of drive scrubber, in which i could possibly email. I'm also researching for another program with zero wipe. I'm not 100% sure that this will fix your problem, but give it a shot.
 

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Ok, so I just bought all brand new parts to build a new PC. I put everything together and when I go to boot the computer up to do the CMOS settings, the computer comes on for a split-second then it goes off. You can see all the lights from the fans come on too, then it just dies down. I have already tried checking my jumpers and all my power connectors.

Here are some of my parts:

-800 watt PSU
-Intel Core 2 Q6700
-500Gb SATA HDD
-4 Gb of RAM
-NVidia GeForce 8500
-MSI P6N Diamond Motherboard
-Apevia Black X-Plorer Mid Tower Atx Case

Please help me out with some suggestions of what to check.

Answer:Computer Not Booting

Are you sure the CPU is in there right and firm? Are you sure you have the heat sink on with enough thermal paste? Are you sure the RAM is right for the mother board and seated correctly?

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One, this isn't winter592...it's her daughter...

My computer will not boot up. It gets to a certian point and sits there flashing an underscore in the top, left hand corner of the screen. It has done this before, like it stalled on start up and I would just restart it and it would finish booting but that isn't working. I'm using XP Professional...

I installed a software last night on my computer to allow me to transfer images and stuff to my cell phone (motorolla product). When I was installing it a box or something appeared saying it was suddenly missing files and it wanted me to put in the Service pack 2 disk - which I didn't have. My only guess is that is what caused this problem. I have not saved anything yet (was going to do that tomarrow on my only day off), so if I have possibly lost everything please let me know...

I plan on bringing it into GeekSquad at Best Buy tomarrow if it is something that needs to be looked at in a hands on enviroment.

If you have any ideas of what to do, please let me know.

(Now to charge/start my dying mac laptop and get an account here so I don't have to use my mothers all the time...)
 

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Ok, I installed a new Motherboard in my friends computer. But now, when we turn it on, it gets to the loading windows screen, then reboots. I also installed a new DVD Burner also. This is of course Windows XP Home. We tried booting into safe mode and it only got so far and rebooted. Any ideas on what the problem may be? And if you need any other information, just let me know. Thanks!
 

Answer:New MB, Computer Not Booting Now

Sounds to me like a driver issue. Is the old MB still working?
 

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My computer will not boot. It just gives me a black screen with the eroor "NTLDR" is missing. help plz!!

Answer:computer not booting

welcome

do you have your windows xp cd? do you have sp2?

you might need a repair install

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320397

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Wondered if anyone could help with a computer which I'm trying to fix for someone else, and it has me baffled,

The computer is a few years old and has always booted to Win 98Se. However, it now only does the following at switch on:

The hard drive spins, CD player light flashes and hard disc activity light flashes. The speaker emits a single beep, which I believe is the POST OK signal, and very briefly the message "S3 Virge Video Bios" appears then the screen goes black again.

The computer does not seem to be trying to access the floppy disc drive, as no light activity appears.

I have tried the following without success:

accessing the BIOS to change the boot order, but I can't gain access
trying to boot from a boot up floppy, Win 98 disc and Bart PE.
cleared the CMOS by removing the battery and setting the appropriate jumper as per the Soyo Motherboard manual
used two further hard drives
changed the CD drive
checked connections and power supplies to components

I have no further ideas left (!) and I could not find an answer via Google, so any suggestions would be welcome. Perhaps there is some hardware failure.

Thanks for any suggestions

Throstle
 

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Hi, my computer isn't booting, I, have had to fix it a couple of times before but this time there's something seriously wrong, all of a sudden one day it wouldn't boot, I now know the registry is corrupted and sadly I have no restore points, since nothing important was on I decided to re-install vista - but now I cannot because for some reason I cannot, it tries to fix the error but never does. Please help - urgent!!!

Answer:Computer not booting

Hi David,You say that there has been other times that the computer hasn't booted. All of what you say points me to a failing hard drive. Do you feel comfortable diagnosing that or should you have it checked by a tech.As you don't need anything from the drive.I would run Seagates disk diagnostics from herehttp://www.seagate.com/support/internal-hard-drives/consumer-electronics/ld25-series/seatools-dos-master/Even if the drive isn't a Seagate it will diagnose it just won't repair errors.

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Hubby just recently had to install vista on his computer after it crashed....everything is working fine now, with one minor exception.....when the computer boots up, it stops at an early screen before running windows and requires him to push the F1 key.....I was thinking this may have something to do with his BIOS....but how, what, why...and how do i skip the F1 key and have it continue directly to windows like it used to?

It stops at the Screen where it shows his main processor: AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor 3000+ and memory, etc.... a bunch of IDE channel info,

Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter setup.....

any ideas what I need to do or change?
 

Answer:Booting the computer

I had the same problem with a computer at work. The cause was a BIOS battery that had been dislodged from the slot that it is clipped into. If it is a desktop, it should be easy to open the tower and take a look at the mother board. The battery looks like a large watch battey, usually about the size of a quarter.
 

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I have to following computer.Evensham Desktop.AMD Athlon 1900+Asus A7V333 Socket A Motherboard.Windows XP512M100GB Hard DiskWhen I switch it on. I get 1 beep and both the CD-ROM and DVD drives flash briefly. However the keyboard does not light up.I then receive the Asus A7V333 splash screen, with 2 options. Tab for POST or Del for BIOS. Pressing Tab or Del on the Keyboard does nothing.Pressing the reset button on the computer and I get various message on the DOS screen.R200 P/W1/R2Flashing Cursor.If I switch off the computer and leave it for a while and then switch it on again. I receive the following message.R200 P/N113-P14900-11464.I have opened the computer and checked everything is connected and pushed properly.Any ideas what the problem maybe?ThanksBosco

Answer:Computer Not Booting Up

The only reference i can come up with is that R200 is an epson printer the other info is a part number,if you have this printer try uninstalling or removing device and try again (long shot i know)

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Question: Computer booting

I just built a new computer and when it boots it boots to a dos screen saying "no device found" Press F1 to continue. So I press F1 and it boots into Windows. When I get an update that requires a re-boot and I sit at my computer in the morning I have to press F1 so I'm wondering how to fix this?

Answer:Computer booting

Check your boot order in BIOS.

It sounds like it is trying to boot from another drive before the hard disk. Test by setting the boot order to Hard Drive first.

If it is set to boot CD/DVD first and you have a non-bootable disk in the drive, that might do it too.

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Question: Booting Computer

I'm having a look at my friend's computer which will not boot in the usual manner but will happily boot in Safe Mode. Can anyone suggest how I can overcome this please?Abel

Answer:Booting Computer

Incidentally, the computer seems to be in Sleep Mode and the disk light is on almost continuouslyAbel

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Hello all,

I was referred to this forum by a friend and I'm really hoping someone can help me.

I have a Lenovo 90F1 desktop and recently it stopped booting up all the way. It gets hung up on the splash screen and never gets to Windows 10.

I was able to start it up in safe mode, but none of the programs work when I click on them.

I also tried to do a system restore to a later date and that didn't work either.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated. I don't really know what to do next.

Thanks,
Mike
 

Answer:Computer not booting up

Did Windows 10 offer you to do the Startup Repair? You can also manually invoke it I think using the Win 10 Install DVD.
 

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Whenever
 

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Whenever I boot up my computer I hear this Beep sound after the Info of my hard drive disappears but before my computer desplays the Windows XP pro screen, is there a way i could remove the beeping noise, its nothing to do with computer problems, but I don't know why its making the noise.
 

Answer:Booting up-computer

Those beeps give an indication of the health of portions of your computer. For example, a single beep usually means it is fine. Depending on the motherboard and problem there can be a different series of short and long beeps.
 

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Hi,

I have encountered a major problem where my computer either fails to boot up or when it does is painfully slow and eventually gives up. When logging into windows the error message "Could not write <filename> to memory" occurs and asks for it to be saved.

I was wondering what part of the hardware is likely to be causing this problem (if it indeed is hardware). I have tried changing RAM around to see if it was this but no difference seems to have ben made unless both sticks are broken.

This is quite urgent as I need my computer for my course which is starting to get more intense! Any speedy help will be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Computer not booting up!

can you get into bios, it should say what memory the mobo can detect

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i try to turn on my computer and it doesn't boot up. it starts up a little but doesn't go to the welcome screen. It's just this black screen that shows my mouse. I've tried rebooting it but it doesn't work. i also went on sony's site (i bought this from sony) and it said to remove all peripherals and additional ram and restart it. i didn't have any external drives like a memory stick or usb cable and i never upgraded my RAM so what else could be the problem?

Answer:Computer not booting up

That sounds like the same problem i had. Try installing Windows 2000. That solved it for me.

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My computer lately has been not working when i turn it on there is usually a beep as soon as i start it then the computer screen turns on but now there is about a 30 second delay then the beep goes but nothing displays on the screen i dont know what i did for this to start happening but i would like to fix it.

Answer:Please help with computer not booting

Do you ever see the splash screen with information from BIOS etc before the beep? I have seen power supplies cause a delayed boot before, but too early to say to replace it however if you have a spare power supply you can try swapping it out and see if that fixes it.

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I have tried McAfee, AdAware, Spybot, etc to no effect. My computer still has problem booting using Win98. Attached is my HJT log. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks. Rich
 

Answer:Computer not booting w/HJT log

Welcome to MGs!

Your message is rather confusing. If your computer will not boot, how are you getting a HijackThis log and how are you running McAfee and Spybot! It would seem that your message is worded incorrectly. What is your real problem?

Note: Your HJT version has not been used for over 2 years.

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.

- Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.
After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

.
 

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I got a trojan dialer on my other computer along with a history of other trojans in the past which were already deleted off the system, now my computer will not boot up and when it does i normally get some kind of error and it shuts off or restsrts itself and then will not boot back up what can i do??
 

Answer:Computer Not Booting

Hi gcwebdesigns...try booting into safe mode then do a full system virus scan if you can...If you don't find any problems after the scan then do an XP repair from your XP disk.

Colin
 

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Hi,

About two weeks ago my computer started slowing down. I thought maybe I just need to upgrade my RAM. That helped but all of a sudden my computer started turning off and re-booting for no reason. I have ran multiple virus scans and tried cleaning off my hard drive. Nothing has helped and it seems to be getting worse.

Please help. Thanks.
Adonna


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 20:37:47.90 on Fri 02/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.508 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Internet Security 3-pack *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: AVG Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgfws8.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.... Read more

Answer:My computer keeps re-booting

BUMP, please

If this is not the right forum...please let me know.

Thank you.
Adonna

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Hey there. I have here a computer that is not booting for me(It's not the same one as in my other thread). When I hit the power button the CPU and case fans spin but the power button doesn't light up and it doesn't initialize the monitor. I plugged in this POST diagnostics card(as seen here http://i.ebayimg.com/t/PC-DIAGNOSTIC-4-Digit-CARD-Motherboard-POST-Tester-/00/s/NzAwWDcwMA==/z/eCAAAOxy4t1SgcWV/$_3.JPG) and 5 LEDs light up(-12V, +12V, +5V, +3.3V, and RESET). Looking at the paper that came with the card it says this for Reset: "Lights only for half - second when you slide the power switch or the reset switch. If it is lit all the time, check the following: make sure that the reset pin is plugged properly, or the reset circuit is broken."Doing a quick google search on reset pins I get different results so I'm not quite sure what to do at this point. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Answer:Computer not booting.

Hi If the reset light is on then the motherboard is in a reset state so there will be nothing on the screen.You could try disconnecting the reset switch from the motherboard and see if the light goes out.If it does then the reset switch is  stuck or there is a short in the cable between the switch and the motherboard.If that doesn't clear the reset then it could be a motherboard fault . Or the power supply isn't releasing the power good signal or that the power good signal is too short, either of these you would test with a powersupply tester or oscilloscope.  

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Walked into room where I had left my computer on but it was not on. Hit button to turn on and I here the fan get real loud and I dont here that beep that I normally do and nothing else happens. Computer wont come up. Tried turning off and back on. Still nothing.
Please help.
 

Answer:Computer not booting?

No beep can mean faulty Ram etc.
Try..
Un-plug the Pc from the mains - touch a metal part to remove any static.
Check all internal connection.
Remove the Video card - Ram etc and reseat them in their slots.

Clean the fan - use a can of compressed air.
Clean out all dust etc.
 

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Hello Everyone!

I have a problem with my pc, I was on windows 8 and it got corrupted, Now I installed Windows 7 but when the setup reboots the first time the diskcheckup comes up and aborts the installation. Please Help, Now I can't even boot to either windows...

I have Windows 7 Installation Disk and Ubuntu 10.4 LTS disk, maybe they can help...

PLEASE REPLY ASAP!!

Answer:HELP!! Computer not booting!!

Perform hard disk diagnostics from the BIOS. Repeatedly tap the F10 key at boot. Report back the results.

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hi im not exactly sure what the problem is im installing a nvidia geforce 6800 extreme apg card but when i do this the computer wont boot up.no beeps nothing.there is power going to the card(the fan spins).iv just put in a new psu but its not this as my old card boots up fine.any help would be great

Answer:help please computer not booting up

(iv just put in a new psu but its not this as my old card boots up fine) the old card will use less power so would work ok.. whats the rated amps on your new power supply usually on the side..kind regards akanic

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Hey guys. I'm pretty much floored, I have no idea what to do to this pc to get it to start up.

When I turn on the pc, it gets to the windows XP logo, restarts and repeats. Over and over.

I've tried to boot it in safe mode, with the last known working config, but alas, none have worked.

Anyone have any ideas with what i can do without exactly wiping the harddrive and trying to reformat? I would like to get some stuff that isn't backed up off the pc. >.> so reformating is definately my 'last resort.'

Thanks ahead of time.
 

Answer:Computer not booting. ( ? :( )

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Hi All,

I have a Gateway computer I bought in 2000 in which I have replaced the hard drive on it once. I was hooking up my MP3 player to 1 of 3 USB slots in the back of the computer and my monitor went black. I noticed that there was a plastic piece which usually lies inside the USB slot had broken off. I rebooted my computer and it gets stuck at the gateway start up screen. It prompts me to hit Tab to display system setting or F1 to modify system settings and nothing works. The computer just hangs there. Is there anything I can do? My techy friend told me to try to unhook the USB from the motherboard so that we could get windows to load. I have no idea how to do that though. Thanks for any help you can give.
Gateway Select 600
AMD 600 MHZ
64MB Ram
Kadoka motherboard
Philips R/RW
Bonesteel 3dfx video card
 

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Hello. My computer randomly re-boots itself. I did notice it happens more frequently when I am watching videos, and also when Avast does an update or virus check.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
 

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Hi and thanks in advance!

My computer is not booting. I use WindowsXP home. I can get to the Windows logo and the little blue bar going back and forth, but then the screen goes black, I hear the hard drive, running, and then it simply restarts all over again. I let it go for about 30 minutes doing that, and nothing ever happened. I can get into Safe Mode just fine, I can run AdAware and Hijackthis, but I dont know what to do to get it to boot correctly.

The problem started when I got a program called 'Bravesentry' , which I understand to be spyware. Unfortunately, while trying to remove it I restarted and thats when the problem started. I hadnt made any other changes or done anything important other than that, so Im pretty sure thats what it is.

I can make a Hijackthis log, but I dont know how to get it into the forums since my computer only boots in Safe Mode and I have no internet I have a second computer I can use for the forums, it was networked to the original computer. Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks

Answer:Computer Not Booting, Help Please :(

Instead of Safe Mode, have you tried to login using "Last Known Good Configuration?" That often works if it's available.

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My computer will not boot. It just gives me a black screen with the eroor "NTLDR" is missing. help plz!!
 

Answer:computer not booting help plz!!

k give us some info, recently upgraded to sp2? added any hardware, virus? sypware?
recently upgraded from 95/98
 

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ok i know there is tons of these threads but this one is a little beefier..
Got an old hp pavilion 742c, 2 sticks of 256, onboard video, and a pent 4 2.0ghz proc.
now here's the thing. the cpu fan cycles off after varying times, withen 2 seconds or 10 seconds ( long enough for me to get a image on the monitor of the splash screen). When i take the ram out, i get the persistant beeping sound and the cpu fan constantly runs. i removed everything out of the pci and tried using each stick of ram solo, no HDD or anything plugged in. same thing upon further investigation, there is some corrosion on a few capacitor's right next to the CPU
the board is very clean for its age, and it was runing perfectly before it sat for a couple of years.
now i know you're all going its dead, and if so, is it posible under low heat to re-solder the capacitors? and if i didn't mention the corrosion on the capacitors, any suggestions? PSU?

EDIT:the HDD spins when powered as well
 

Answer:Computer not booting

The motherboard is bad...

Those corroded caps need to be replaced not resoldered. There is a website www.badcaps.com They will show you how to replace the caps or they will do it for you
 

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Hi,

I have recently bought a new PC (from pcspecialist.co.uk). It is a web site where you chose the spec and they build it. I have been having problems with the computer randomly re-booting itself, with the following message:

system has recovered from a serious error

error signature - BCCode:d1
BCP1:4052FBCO
BCP2:000000FF
BCP3:00000000
BCP4:4052FBCO
OSVER:5_1_2600
SP:1_0
PRODUCT:256_1

ERROR REPORT CONTENTS

C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini050104-01.dmp
C:\DOCUM~1\Suzanne\locals~1\Temp\WER5\.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml
It originally crashed with RAM problem, contacted supplier, who sent 4 new chips, the error name seems to be different. I am thinking there was more than 1 fault. I have run windows memory tester for 2 hours (from ms website). It found no problems. I was hoping someone might be able to tell me what this error is, and how to fix it.

System is:

XP Pro
P4 3Ghz with HT (800 FSB)
ASUS P4S800D motherboard
Radeon Sapphire 9600 (256Mb)
4 X 512 MB DDR RAM (400Mhz)
AOC 19Inch TFT
I have installed SP1 and security updates/recommended updates. Software added since getting PC:

Spybot
Norton 2004
logitech wireless mouse/keyboard
BT Broadband disc
4 games: singles, sim city 4, battle mage and gangland.

Also, Norton found a Virus, first day i got Computer, said it was called W32.Franette? deleted this, and deleted selected files from registry.

Any idea what I should do next ?
cheers

Simon
 

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I had my Gateway 827GM in air conditioned storage for about a year . As far as I know the computer was not jostled , dropped or anything of that nature. Now when i try to turn the computer on, the CPU fan comes on at full speed and the case fan comes on, but the hard drive "active" light never comes on, and i never get a video signal, and the speed of the cpu fan never slows down. The computer will remain in this operating condition until i do a hard kill, which only works the first time . If i restart the computer and try to hard kill it again, it immediately comes back on, but i never get a boot screen or anything . After that point, the only way to get the computer to turn off is to physically unplug the power cable . I opened the case, checked my connections which all appear to be ok (i previously applied thermal paste in the correct manner) . I pulled out the hard drive while the computer is "running" and held it to my ear and i can physically hear the Maxtor 80gig (aftermarket) harddrive running, but again, i never get any sort of boot screen or video signal at all . I also have a Radeon x700 pro . I suspect the Hard drive has gone bad, but why would it go bad when its only been sitting in a closet in an air conditioned house ? I want to get this computer running again and was wondering how to go about diagnosing the problem .
Thanks to anyone for assistance .
 

Answer:COmputer not booting

Have you replaced the CMOS battery? If it hasn't been plugged in for a year, the battery was doing all the work.
 

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Hi, I'm building a computer for a friend and I cant seem to get the darn thing to boot. I have an ASUS P5B motherboard and a SATA 3.0Gb/s seagate HDD, and a Lite-On DVD/CD rom SATA drive. I can get into the BIOS, but when I try to put in my XP cd to install windows, all I get is a blank screen. I've set the proper boot order in BIOS, as well as tried one of my old IDE CD/DVD rom drives and still the screen flickers a little bit, then nothing. I can hear both drives spinning up the cd, and the HDD light flashes, but then it just sits there. Any ideas about what is going on would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

-joe
 

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Question: Booting computer

Hello My girlfriends computer wont boot if it even starts it askes for restore
disk. she puts that in it give her 2 options and it doesn't seem to matter which choice she uses it tell her bad command or file name
it starte with a A:> like in dos any thing she types in tells her bad command or file name.
My question is what to type in at that prompt to get her windows to boot back up?
 

Answer:Booting computer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at this thread www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html

Regards Howard
 

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im running windows vista on my compaq from 2007, forgotten the exact specs on it.

anyway vista shut off eariler while i was working, i assumed it was for some update it was doing. rare but not the first time its happened and i got two warnings earlier today that it needed to shut down, and was about to. each time i stopped the countdown in time and reset it to one hour, so that's prolly (but not definitely) what happened.

anyway now i cant start vista again. after it automatically reset and was updating / processing whatever it had to do it came back to the logon screen where i choose the user, however the mouse wasnt responding at all. so i shut down (dont seem to have a restart button... do all computers have restart buttons but perhaps hidden somewhere or is it actually possible to not have one???) but still couldnt get it. now it wont even goto the logon screen. it said windows had some problems and gave me the option to start windows normally or do a repair, which was recommended. selected repair, i dunno if it actually did so though, came back to the same screen. i tried starting in safe mode, didnt do so, tried safe + networking, didnt work.

as im writing this i saw i was at some blue screen with a popup asking me to choose a keyboard layout. i selected US but i couldnt use the mouse. it occurs to me this happened earlier as well (like in the last 10 minutes, since the problem started). once ive selected the keyboard layout though nothing happened for a while... Read more

Answer:computer not booting

There is a Restart button. The Red icon in the lower right hand corner:



Well the only advice i can offer, is to try and use the Vista DVD and use a Restore point.

Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

At step 2 you will see the option to use a Restore Point. Since the setup is not finding your install this may not work.

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My computer is not booting up, when i try to start my computer it displays the manuacturer logo and after that it is supposed to show that windows logo showing "Starting Windows" but after showing the manufacturer logo pc again goes off and again starts with the manufacturer logo and goes in this loop ! Why is this happening

Answer:Computer not Booting up

Because the system can't boot an OS.

This could be because the boot order is wrong and has changed. Have you made any changes to your system or to the BIOS?

Or because the hard drive is inaccessible. The reasons for that could be poor power (or loose power cable), not connected to motherboard (loose data cable), failed hard drive, missing Boot Manager, or corrupted file system.

Your first step is to go into the BIOS settings and see if the hard drive is recognized there. If it is, see if it is set as the first boot device.

Second step is to check all cables, then check BIOS settings again.

If all checks out report back and we will take it from there.

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Hey all,I was hoping you guys could help me out. My computer wont boot at all. When I press the power button it turns on for a second then shuts off. I'm pretty sure its a hardware issue. I got mad at it a couple weeks ago and punched the front. I think it needs a new processor but i'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.-Gabe

Answer:Computer not booting

definitely its a hardware issue,, you havent nailed yet which is causing the problem, whether the processor, the motherboard or either the power supply,, how many beeps can you hear everytime you attempt to boot up?? how old is the computer?? what brand is it??

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Hello,     I have an emachines t6424 media center pc.  Let me preface this by saying I am writing this on another computer.  A few days ago, I turned the computer on and as it got to the windows welcome screen, it would just display a black screen and not proceed any further.  I tried a few more times to turn it on, with the same results.  I then was able to boot in safe mode, and there saved all my pictures, files etc, figuring system restore was my only hope.  I then inserted the system restore cd, and it copied files until it got to 36% and displayed the following message.the file:from 'preload'  c:\PRELOAD\BASE_01.inpbase_01.inp   cannot be recovered!my question is why does this happen with the recovery cd?  The computer was purchased with xp preinstalled so I do not have any other disc other than the recovery one.  What is the problem, and what can I do to fix it?Thanks,Bob

Answer:Help booting my computer

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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When I try to boot up my computer I get a message "Windows has found the following new hardware". After automatic search it finds nothing. This continues when I click on cancel. I can reboot in safe mode by holding down the shift key. I do not get that message when I start up in safe mode. I obviously can't access the internet in safe mode. I am trying to figure out the problem.
I am using Windows ME. confused
 

Answer:Computer is not booting up

Boot to safe Mode
Go to Device Manager that is
Start>settings>controlpanel>system>hardware >devicemanager

In the box tha topens you will see alist of the computer hardware.
Have any of the devices got triangles or exclaimaton marks against them?
This will indicate any device which is not working properly.
Expand the tree by clicking on the cross in the square on the left.
This will narrow it down
Right click on the device and reinstall the driver.

Studio T
 

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Ok so i bought a new psu and harddrive and put them in my computer. I installed Windows XP X64 ok and then went to install my adsl modem driver. after that the computer rebooted. once it came back on it said 'windows has recovered from a serious error' and then straight after that it reboots again.
its rebooted for the third time now, but now I cant get it to boot at all. The PSU does not stop spinning and there is no monitor input! Help what is wrong?

thanks
 

Answer:Please help! Computer is not booting!!?!!?!?!

You need to start by simply reinstalling your Windows OS to see if that corrects any issues you might be having. It may well be a conflict with your driver that's caused the issue or the actual hardware.
See if you can boot off the OS CD. Jazz
 

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heya my computers not working and i was wondering if any1 has some ideas on wat i should do.
At the moment wat happens is when i turn the computer on it goes through the bios stuff when it first boots but after all that stuff instead of the windows loading screen i am greeted with a black screen which just stays there. oh and im runnin on xp sp2

Answer:computer not booting

time to get a new computer lol :)..just kidding..well i think the OS is corrupted. y dont u try and re-install the oS?

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A friend of mine is having some trouble getting his computer to boot up. All of the fans and power lights come on, and I can hear the hard drive loading, but it does not beep at all and there is no image on the screen. We tried connecting the monitor to my laptop and it worked so the monitor is fine. We also tried switching the monitor cable from the video card to the video output on the motherboard but the result was the same.

Here are his specs:
AMD Phenom X4 945
4 GB RAM
Asus M4A78T-E
4890 1GB
Antec Earthwatts 750W PSU
Windows 7 64bit home premium

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Pop open the side panel and make sure everything is connected, capacitors aren't blown, etc.
 

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I was getting a host process error for weeks so I decided to save all of my stuff, format the drive and reinstall vista. All of that went as planned.. Computer started back up and I started windows update.. While the updates were downloading I started the install for the graphics card drivers.. I left for work with the windows update and nividia install running. Got home this morning and the computer was on, cd drive open but the fans weren't running. Cannot turn off using the power button, cd drive button won't close the drive. I thought leaving it unplugged for awhile would do some good. Unplugged for 12 hours and still nothing.
 

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I have tried to boot my computer from the recovery disc but it will go as far as the windows and then it tells me there is a windows file missing and it will not go on to complete the recovery. Now I can not get into the computer.

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Hi ddraeg,Let us know the name of the missing file.Meanwhile, perform the steps mentioned on the link below:http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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Hi ,My computer not boot up in Windows environment, but wrking in Ubuntu. Please help , I needa work on windows bcoz i have a lot of pending works to do . please do a reply if you can help me.

Answer:My computer is not booting up ?

What does it do when you try to boot into windows ? Does a restart, freeze, give a blue screen ?

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I just changed the graphics card, (back to my Sapphire 2600xt ) because there has always been a problem with my other. My computer will not boot now. I press the power button and it lights up (PSU has a LED) for about 1 second (literally) and dies. I think its the power supply going out, because I've read reviews on it and they said its terrible, and lasts about one year(as long as I've had this build). Its a logisys PS550AC. Sorry if I left out any details. Try to get back to me asap if possible, thanks
 

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Hi Guys,

I have re-started my computer after it being stored in bubble wrap for the last 6 months to find it wont start. The computer light comes on and the fan makes a horrendous noise but does nothing else. The screen states it is in power saving mode and to touch the keyboard or move the mouse. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse but the plug in usb controller is shpwing no power. Help!

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Hi nin73 !

Open the computer case and check all the cables there. Make sure there's no dust on the fans and heatsinks. Check that the video card is hooked properly. Use a PS/2 keyboard and mouse for the time of the troubleshooting (unhook all the usb devices).

What's the brand and model of your computer ? If it's a custom build check the posting system specs link in my sig.

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Hello, We recently removed 'System Tool' with Combofix after which computer ran fine now a week later, the F8 safe mode window will not come up, it only displays 'Keyboard failure' message. Is it possible that the keyboard has become unplugged? or that the keyboard has actually failed? I have yet to check connections at the rear of computer. Thanks, Shanhorn

This computer is hanging in DOS mode

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What do you mean DOS Mode?

Have you tried another keyboard?

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Hi, wasn't sure if this needed to go into hardware or OS's but I'll try here first.

I have a HP Compaq 6375s and it's been a diamond for the last couple of years but in the last 3 or so months it's taking a long time to come on... has anyone experienced this or know what it is?

It's almost like the computer needs to warm up (that may sound daft I know!) but sometimes after a around 20 seconds you'll hear the fan kick in and then it boots up (sometimes immediately sometimes even longer than 20/30 seconds) it's not consistent by any means!

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Computer not booting up for a while...

Do you mean from power on it takes forever to actually start booting, or that the booting itself is slow?
 

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I returned from a trip this week and found that my computer would not start up. I replaced the power supply but now I get no video no power to my mouse or key board. I pulled all the cards and tried to restart with no luck. I pulled the video card from my wifes computer and memory with no success. I dont get any warning codes on the motherboard. Any thoughts on this problem? The motherboard is an asus P4B266-C P4 1.6 512 Ram video card is a GForse TI4400 128 and as far as anything else goes I dont really have allot of experance with trouble shooting computers..

Thanks
Cowichan
 

Answer:Computer Not Booting

You could remove all pci cards, all memory and see if you get beep codes . . if not, something (perhaps a power surge) may have buggered the motherboard.

If you get a beep code . . put in one stick and see what you get . . if you get beeps, look on the Asus site for beep codes and maybe it will lead you to the problem.

wrs
 

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The computer was on while the power went out today. Now when I attempt to turn it on I can hear the hard drive try to kick on, but then the warning alarm starts going off. I'm thinking the mother board may have been fried. If this is the case, is there anything I can do beside buy a new one and install it? or Is it another issue alltogether? If you need more info please tell me. Thanks
 

Answer:Computer Not Booting Up

By "warnig bells" am assuming you are hearing "beep codes" ....what are they?
What is your computer? Manufacture / model number, etc.
 

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Okay here's the deal...My computer isn't booting up. I turn it on, it powers on, the dvd drive seems to function, but nothing else. Nothing from the monitor, keyboard,ormouse. It seems to just stop after a few seconds. The computer I have is a custom built one I bought brand new off of ebay less than two months ago. It's a Celeron D 3.06Ghz, p4 motherboard, 512 mb ddr400 pc3200 ram, Radeon 9250 128mb agp8x video card, and a quantum fireball 40gb hard drive. I'm running windows XP on it. the strange thing is that the computer that I had previous to this one did the exact same thing... I figured it was the motherbard so I bought this new one. Theonly things that the old computer and new computer have in common are the monitor, keobard and mouse, and hard drive.I have unplugged the monitor to see if tha twas the problem, but it still didn't boot. I tried to switchout the hard drive with an older one, that didn't fix it. I tried unplugging everything besides the power supply, but still nothing. I tried a new surge protector, but to no avail. I am at my wit's end, I don't know what else to try. I don't have a warranty, and like I said, I bought this on ebay so I can't exactly return it. Does anyone have any idea at all what I can try??? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!Unity

Answer:Computer isn't booting up at all--Somebody Help Pl

When you turn on the computer does it load regular? ex. the light blinks when it is loading or it just remains the same. Second was your computer getting enough ventilation. Did you install any new software or hardware recently? Did you try removing the computer battery and let everything reset on its own?

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