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Computer wont start up

Question: Computer wont start up

Hello. My computer wont start up. My computer shows a black screen with the text "map: Cannot find required map name". (check attached image). Nothing really happens if i press ESC, nothing happens if the time runs out, and nothing happens if i press another key. Im not really sure where to go from here. I have some files i would very much like to get a backup of if possible aswell.Here is my setup information:Windows 10Intel CCore i5-4670K12 288MB 1333 MHz RAMMSI Z87-G43 MotherboardKingston HyperX 3K 120GB Solid State DriveASUS GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Dual OCThanks in advance for any contribution to solving this

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Answer: Computer wont start up

Lots of stuff on google on this issue. Have you tried any of these such as this one?

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So I turn my computer off one day only to find it wont start the next day. I open the case up and see the led is on. I flip the switch on the power supply off then on and quickly press the power button. My computer starts but the following time I shut down the computer it again wont start and now the led is blinking. I've never had any issues like this before, any help would be appreciated.

I don't routinely use many usb devices, only my mouse and keyboard and every now and then my ipod. I figure the issue is likely either the power supply or the motherboard. The ps is almost two years old while the motherboard is only about three months old.

Answer:Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

It sounds to me like your PSU is the problem, get a hold of another and plug it to your computer and see if that will make it start, if it doesn't it might be BOTH your motherboard and PSU. A bad PSU will burn a motherboard.

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No matter what option i pick in the safe mode list, the computer will not start. when i choose any of the safe modes, (safe mode, safe mode with networking etc) the computer displays a list of random commands (i dont understand any of it) and then restarts. If I try to Start Windows Normally, or use last settings that worked, it seems to start loading, and then restarts.

Any ideas?

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my computer wont boot and still it wont display.
i already changed a video card and stil it wont.
it have no beep at all and it will not display.

what should i do?

Answer:guys my computer wont start and wont have a display

does it beep any. if not this will indicate more major problems. (unless you dont have beep speaker installed) a mother board is programed with a set of beep to play if there is a problem like such as three beeps if the ram is not working, 1 long beep if the vid card is not working etc etc. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR BEEPs WILL BE. if you are not getting these then you need to find out why. see if you have a speaker inside your case. if you do and all of your fans spin but still no action from you pc then you may have a larger problem such as mother board or processor.

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Nothing will load on my Compaq Presario 700 notebook. It wont even turn on in safe mode.
When I go to turn it on it sounds like the hard drive attempts to spin. I don't hear the fans, but all the lights come on. The battery is fairly new and everything is plugged in properly.
All this began when I was running Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and it locked up forcing me to shut down.
Any ideas?

Answer:XP wont load/Computer wont start

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I had this computer for almost 2 month now but recently seems to be acting a bit strange.

My specs are:

ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

The problem with the computer started when i tried to restart it and it simply wouldnt boot everything seemed to work the fans were spinning in every component yet it wouldnt boot as in the beep sound when a computer starts didnt sound off. One part thats intresting is that the DVD-R drive light would keep blinking green like it is reading something and make sounds. After a while leaving it for about 15 minutes or so on the computer suddenly worked and I realized this when the mobo beeped signaling its coming to life.

This was 2 days ago now yesterday late at night i was running windows when it suddenyl got really slow and froze so i restarted it manually and bam the computer wont turn on. I took it down started looking at all the components making sure everything was alright and in place I even disconnected the DVD drive completely to see if it is the cause of the problem but to now avail it just wont turn on normally. So i left it on went to my PSP hijacked someones wireless and went online to check if this problem is comm... Read more

Answer:Computer just wont work(Wont start up)

Ok my computer worked and when it booted it listed these following problems:

1-Display switch is set incorrectly

2-CMOS checksum error

3-Override enabled

4-Keyboard error or no keyboard

5- this last one it gave it to me couple of times then stopped : Warning CPU

has changed!

After listing all this it says press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup. When i enter setup since i flashed the mobo the date was reset when i try correct the date the area where it shows which day it is flickers quickly between tues and wed and when i try to input 2007 it goes to 2056. I removed every hardware piece by piece and rebuilt the whole bloody thing I cant tell whats wrong is it my CPU, Mobo, Harddrive or powersupply all these parts are brand new and been working fine for sometime now.

For the love of god someone out there send some help as this is getting hopeless. Sometimes it turns on if i leave it on for long time on time turned right away which was after i rebuilt the pc.

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i really have no idea, i believe its a problem with the actual start up button instead of the computer itself, ive pried the thing open, seeing the generator is on, everythings in place and there are lights on, showing there is power. any ideas?

Answer:powers in, but start button wont start computer

Does it boot?

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I posted this in the hardware section because i know its gotta be hardware related. On one of my older computers, which is a HP(bought in 2002), wont start at all. Not even the Compaq logo will display, which means BIOS wont start either. so i cant boot at all, or operate the computer in anyway. This happened right after i installed a gig of RAM, i was upgrading from 512 mb to 1 gig, they were 2 different cards, 512 each, and both had 189 pins. I installed them, booted up and nothing.

I really dint think there is a solution for this though, because after that, i put the 512 RAM back in and it still didnt work. Im thinking the motherboard was fried, by static electricity maybe. if thats the case than ill just get a new computer. which leads me to my next question.
How do i access my Harddrive? I have a lot of valuable data on there and an expensive music collection, as well as a bounch of backed up movies.
Any help is really appreciated guys, thanks in advance.

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Well, today when I woke up I tried starting my computer, but it started making beeping noises and the light on the expansion bay started flashing. I looked up the problem, and found it it's beep code. The beeps my computer is making is as follows:
short, short, long
short, short, long
short, short, long
short, short, long
short, short, long

There is a one second interval in between each set. I went to the HP site and found this page: . However, I'm not sure if it applies to my BIOS or not. I have a HP Pavilion Media Center m8120n TV PC, 3GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 7350 LE Graphics Card, and about 500GB of HDD space, and an Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600.

I tried looking for the specific BIOS on my computer, but couldn't find it. So I can only assume what they say is my problem is what it actually is. Which is that my computer was "Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed". This computer is about 4 years old, and I have never changed the card, and have not updated the drivers for several months. How can I fix this problem? I read on other forums where people where having problems with their RAM they had to try putting it into a different slot, however, I'm not sure if my computer has multiple PCI-E slots to do this. Furthermore, If I do have to do something similar, I have no means of grounding myself. Would it be okay if ... Read more

Answer:Computer makes beeping noises on start, computer wont run

Do you have any display at all?

If not, then it's probably certain that the beep code is correct; that your video chip needs butter (because it's toast).

Does it have a video card installed? If so, pull it, and see if you can get display through the native video output. If it is without a video card, go to a local shop, and see if they have on old one, compatible with your system, that you can use to test with. If it tests good, you probably need to buy a video card...

If your computer is disconnected, you can probably get away without any grounding strap. Nothing in life is guaranteed tho'.

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Hello and helpI have a packard bell IMEDIA 1404 a couple of years old. It has been working fine with no error messages and is protected by Norton. I turned off after a sesssion last night and all ok. This morning when i turned on, instead of the blue flashing packard bell logo on the start button, it flashes yellow, and there is a red or orange flashing light. There is a clicking sound, dont think it beeps, but does not sound like disk spinning or fans running. Have tried turning on and off, disconnecting/reconnecting, checked all leads, is the only thing left to hit it with a large hammer, or is there hope, all my school work is on itplease help meNicco

Answer:Computer wont start up

If you checked all the connections and are sure everything is ok there i would first replace the power supplt since you say no fans ect.

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hi im using windows xp and before the error i had my power go out (blackout) then it came back on but it will go to the loading windows xp screen then the computer will RESTART it will NOT let me go into safe mode, sfe mode with networking, safe mode with command promt , last known settings, normally.

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my computer doesnt seem to work for some weird reason. the tower powers on but the hard drive doesnt spin or make any noise. all i hear are the fans working. i have two identical dell dimensions 2400 and was trying clean them out because of all the dust that formed on the inside. i one apart completely (removing motherboard, connections, memory, and psu) and for the other just removed the cables from their spots. i used a hair dryer to blow all the dust away and when i finished and reconnected all the wires and everything, both computers wont start up. it is completely non responsive. i tried using alternate psu and different monitors but no luck. please help me get atleast one to start working!

Answer:Computer wont start up

Did you put all the cables back in the right spots? And when you use a hair dryer, make sure the heat is off..

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Recently, my brother got a new computer and put his old one in a closet for about a month, before he decided to give it to me. Unfortunately, this computer that was working perfectly fine when he set it aside now wont start. It turns on well enough, the fans come on and everything, and according to his description, because I don't actually get it until I drive up there tomorrow, fans come on, screen wont come on, drive sounds like it's trying to load something every twenty seconds or so, and the hard drive light doesn't turn on. Anyone have any idea what's happening?

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i have a dell desktop system with xp professional. this morning it was looking a little slow, so i restared it and now it wont start up at all. i get the startup screen with the windows icon, but that's it. if i hit F8, i get all the safemode options, but no mattr what i choose, the screen just stays black.
any ideas or suggestions on how i can get it up n running to atleast look at what the problem is?

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I was playing Timesplitters (running on a Ps2 emulator) and then left to eat. After I came back, the computer was shut down and it wont start up at all now.Cyberpower Inc.Phenom 9850 2.5 GHZ x44 gb 2x2 ramNvidia 9800 gtxMB: M2n SliDisregard this..: but I cant search on google, yahoo, or here. So I couldnt search for problems regarding booting up

Answer:Computer wont start

What Windows version?What browser, version?System restore?Quotebut I cant search on google, yahoo, or hereDefine "cant".

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My computer wont start

Im using Windows XP with SP2

It says:
Check System Health OK
Detecting IDE drives...
then Detecting IDE drives... dissapears and is replaced by
Primary Master ST3120022A
Primary Master HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-

Then goes in to another screern and says:

Scan Devices, Please Wait...
Press < Tab > key into User Window!
Serial_CH0 master None
Serial_CH1 master None

Then goes to another screen which says quickly

Verifying DMI pool Data...
And alot of things that go too fast to read before Verifying DMI pool Data... comes up

Then it goes into the Start windows in Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last known Good configuration
Start windows normally

No matter what one i choose it always goes to a blue screen that disappears in less than a second.

Anyone know what is wrong?
Pleas help.

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My machine running windows xp 1 wont start

sometimes it just halts at "Detecting IDE drives", the red light signifiying hard disk activity goes on for some time and then goes off

sometimes it goes throughand hten gets stuck right after displaying that i have a hard drive and a cd rm

sometimes after @Boot from [email protected]

there is hard disk activity since the red light is on with a blank screen

and sometimes i get the bar which would have been followed by the windows screen and the @hard disk activity [email protected] is on.

please help

i decided to reinstall windows xp, however it wont boot from the cd

i tried the 6 disks to reinstall windows, hoever there is that error 7 problem with the second disk

Answer:my computer just wont start

Did you change anything lately? I suggest checking all cables and jumpers first. I had almost same problem 5 minutes ago.
Resetting your CMOS could help, too.
Also do a memtest

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prbly problem w/ video card any ways to fix?i just turned it on one day and it didnt start upthis has happened b4 but after turning the computer off for about 10 minutes it would go back on again.  now i get the thing at startup where it says gateway (i have a gateway) and then the monitor power light starts flashing and every time it does the screen kinda has a very slight flash itself.  i have hooked up the monitor to another comp and it works fine.anyone know wuts up?thnx

Answer:HELP!!! computer wont start

Yes it sure sounds like a problem with the graphics card. Is the graphics card integrated in the motherboard or on a separate card?If its a standalone graphics card check that it is seated properly in its slot.

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i got some serious problems. i try include as much detail as much as possible.

it first started with a trojan, i got one that keeps tryin to get through, but it keeps getting blocked by bitdeffender. now sometimes wen it starts up it gets very slow, and sometimes freezes so i restart and it will be fine. now i have had this for bout 3 months now cause i cnt find any way of getting rid of it, it was vundo trojan.

yesterday i tried to load it twice, first time it froze, so second time i tried to start it up it keep coming up with bitdeffender asking if i want to allow something, i didnt no what it was so i keep saying block, but it keep coming up again n again n again, i pressed allowed and it still keep coming up so i shut down the computer, cause i was in a rush.

come to start it today and it come up with screen if i want to start normally, safe mode etc, so i started it normally, it briefly tried to load, then crashed with blue screen but straight away shuts it self off, so i cnt read the blue screen. i cant start in safe mode, or go back to last known config or start normaly or start in safe mode with network or commands as it trys to load and crashes, when it starts in safe mode, the screen goes down and at bottom says press esc to stop loading something but it just goes and the screen turns off

i need some serious help as i have no idea what to do?

Novatech computer
intel pentium duel core
2x 2.2 Ghz
250 hardrive sata
2 gg DDR memory

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I really need some help. My computer wont turn on, the light comes on and so does the cooling fan but nothing loads and it makes loud beeping noises. I had turned it off and installed additional ram if that makes a differance. After installing it the computer never turned back on just light up and seemed like it tried to start. Is there any way to fix this? Please help. Thanks

Answer:Computer wont start

Please be more specific. What type of Motherboard is it? What type of ram does it support. How many beeps do you get? Is the memory the right speed (IE: PC 100,133,1600,2100,2700,3200)? Is it less or equal to the Maximum size per bank?

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Hi I have a Gateway Laptop running on Vista 32 bit and yesterday it just shut off while I was using it. When I turned it back on it only got to the Gateway please wait screen and stayed there. So I put in the operating disc and did the start up repair and well its been doing that for hours and I dont know if its actually doing anything. im not sure what I have to do, I recently backed up all my files so If i need to I can reformat it all but i dont even know how to do that.

Answer:Computer wont Start up

I'd say stop it

Let the computer cool down (30 mins or more)

Start the Vista setup again
This time remove old partitions
And do a clean install (This part is your choice - but is preferred option)

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ok, heres the thing. this morning i got on the computer (xp home) from sleeping in half the day away and suddenly zone alarm starts bringing up all these new programs that want to acess the internet. and then avg starts saying i have a new virus, one after another.

so i run avg and adaware and take out like the 70ish new files. for some reason though avg didnt find anything (even though it told me about the new viruses) so then i desided to do some windows updates. after working around behind the constant "get sevice pack 2!" stuff (havent gotten it yet because ive been hearing nothing but bad news) i noticed that i missed about 8 important secrutity patches. so i install and update them and then it asks "would you like to restart your computer now?" i figured, "ok, everything seems to be fine now" so i clicked yes.

so my computer starts to restart and doesnt get very far (only to the intel processor screen) then i get "no signal" on the screen and it all starts over. and then it just keeps looping over and over.

the night before i didnt even do anything. i got off from playing final fantasy 11, and then started to work on some animations of mine. and then around 12 at night i went to bed... it was weird though because my comp didnt want to shut down right away like usual.

i would list the names of the viruses avg stated and the new programs that zone alarm mentioned, but it all kind of happened to fast. i tried s... Read more

Answer:computer wont start up

most of the time your RAM is checked in the post screen after the CPU. If it cannot pass the ram tests then you may have lost some ram. Open her up and check all your connections and re-seat your cards and Ram. If you can get into the bios and check things out there. It could also be the processor or Mobo but usually you wont see anything. Since you freeze before anything boots it may not be the OS.

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sometimes, it wont star and the reset button wont work.-- requires shutting it off at the back (power source) turning power supply back on, then the start button.

unless I hear that initial beep, I know it wont start. 99.9% of the time I don't get the beep and have to go through this procedure to start it.

ironically, everything has been replaced on it over the last 2 years.

new additional hard drive
power supply
even the box has been replaced
video card etc

its only the very ODD time it will start first try. of course the shops fix for this is to simply start to replace stuff. now that everthing is replaced, it still doesn't work properly.

so then I tried changing the location in the house. that didn't make a difference either. I tried different circuits, changed the power bar/breaker, plugged it in directly without a power bar, changed the power cord several times.

I don't get it.

I also have a mac which is in the same room and it works fine (touch wood)

Answer:Why wont my computer start... sometimes?

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My computer has been running fine up until last week when it took hours and several attempts to get it started. Then at the weekend it wouldnt start at all, there is a power light on the motherboard,the fans and the dvd power up and the hard drive starts and then clicks a few times and thats it. The orange activity light is permanently lit, i first thought it could be the hard drive but now i have replaced it and still the same. Its over 4 years old, a Mesh pc with an athlon chip and asus m2npv-vm motherboard.I'm going to see if i can cadge a psu to try but any other ideas on the cause?

Answer:Computer wont start

any beeps at start up? how many?Any error message or just a blank screen?

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Sorry if this is in the wrong area but I really need help with my computer!

for some reason when i try to open it the monitor shows nothing but a black screen and nothing shows! the windows login page doesnt load or anything its just a black page.

is it that my monitor is broken or something or could it be a virus? can someone help me out?

Answer:The computer wont start up?!

The simplest thing to test is the monitor so Id suggest using a friends to test. If it still continues most likely the graphics card or on board graphics. Are there any beeps?

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hi, my name is jim, I am new to this.I have several computers, but am not that knowledgable about them. Hear is my problem.  Several weeks ago i went to use a computer and found it turned off.  I usually leave them run.  I went to restart and when I hit the tower start button, the light cam on and the fan ran for about 2-3 seconds.  I keep trying, and finally it rebooted after about 30 tries.  since that time it has shut down again, due to power failure in our area.  It won't reboot.  I took the side off, cleaned everything, banged it, etc.  nothin works. it still attempts to start and then dies.  Any suggestions on what may be the problem.It is a german computer, medion, sold by Aldi.  It was purchased in 2002.Thanks for any suggestions you might give me.  I would like to try to fix it myself or at least get an idea of what is wrong before I take it to someone.Thanks Jim

Answer:computer wont start up

It could be overheating or theres just not enough power to it. Try unplugging all the extra stuff like usb stuff and see if it starts up.

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I have just bought a brand New 200 Dollar computer from Micro Center.
I've only had it for a week. I did not download ANY torrents, music or nothing...

When I turned it on this morning, I've experienced a continuous restart.

It takes me to windows start up options menu.

The options I receive are..

Start windows normally
Start windows in safe mode
Start windows in safe mode Networking Enabled
Start windows in safe mode command prompt

last known good configuration.

I tried all 5 of em. They did not do anything for me..
What should I do? Am I screwd out of 200 dollars? Or can I fix this??

Thanks for the help!


Answer:Help! Computer wont start

There are others here that may be able to help with your self repair questions. But to answer your question of weather your out 200 dollars is no , you can contact and ask about a replacement , a fix , or your money back.

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My friends computer wont boot up properly. The monitor screen stays black and the light stays on orange most of the time (I have changed the monitor to see if it is a monitor fault - no difference). Intermittantly, it may show a DOS screen that says "windows has successfully initialised this display adapter" - however, you can never get it to load windows (98). It just stays on the black screen. I have tried putting the boot disc in and it does not load. Can you please tell me what we must do to get the computer working again and what the problem is likely to be.

Answer:computer wont start

It may be the video card judging by the message you say appears sometimes. Have you got another video card to try?

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When i turn on computer i get an intermittant beeping noise and nothing on the moniter. After rebooting a few times it will start.

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I just bought all these new computer parts to make a new one..... (because my otherone is dead) and once I put everything together I turned it on. Every fan, light went on but then turned off after one second... I thought it was the jumpers on the hd so i changed those but that didnt help. can you please tell me whats wrong?

(I'm 13 by the way)

Answer:Computer wont start?

Try clearing the cmos first. Should be a jumper that you see on the board that says "clr cmos" move the jumper over for a bout thirty seconds and then move it back, turn aon the computer and see what happens

If not then

Take all the hard drive cables and cd cables of the board. Including any cards you may have (including video if onboard) then try it again.

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hi so one day my computer was working fine the next it wont wont even post the screen doesnt come on and the disc drives dont keyboard and mouse dont come on i have no idea whats wrong could you help

Answer:My computer wont start please help

Do any fans spin, are there any lights that are lit including your motherboard, are you plugged into a power suge protector? How old is this system?

Give us your system's hardware specs. If this a prebuilt system such as an HP or Dell, etc. then link us to your particular model.

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Hey guys and girls, hope you are all well. I was wondering if any of you could help me out with a little bother i am having.
Basically, I bought a few pieces of kit to stick a computer together for my sister, and after having put all of it together, i'm having a boot problem.
The fans and hard drives come on, the lgreen light on the mobo comes on, but nothing comes on the monitor and no beeps from the speaker.

the set up is as follows :

amd xp 2400 (with retail fan)
asus a7v-400 mx mobo (built in gfx and sound)
256 meg pc2700 ddr
lg dvd drive
80 maxtor diamondmax

i have tried the memory and the processor in my own computer and they seem to work just fine.
i have also taken everything out the case and tried to start it up with just the memory and cpu + fan, but still get nothing.

So it is either a bust mobo, or i have set something wrong on the mobo. at the top right edge of the board is a blue box with some switches on it, for cpu external frequency selection, and i dont really know what that means.
there is a choice of 100mhz, 133, 166 and 200. I have left it as default 100, as well as changing between all the frequencies, however, i still get the same thing, no beeps, fans switch on, but nothing on monitor.
the motherboard also went through a crazy phaze where it would start up on its own if i switched the power on from the wall. has stopped that now though!

so would you guys suggest i just bin and get another motherboard?

Answer:New computer wont start up

Try a different power supply. Have you tried clearing the CMOS? If that doesnt work its probably the motherboard.

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When i turn on my computer it takes me to the screen that says the computer couldn't turn on properly. It gives me the 3 options for safe mode, a start normally, and start before the problem started.

On any of those options that i choose, it gets to a blank screen (the one just before the login box pops up) and it freezes. It quits loading.
I tried hitting F8 to take me to the troubleshooting menu, but still, ALL the options provided have the same result, a blank screen.

Is there a way to fix this without losing all of my memory? If so, is it expensive?

Answer:Computer Wont Start

Sounds to me like something in your MBR (Master Boot Record) got jacked up. Your can try putting in your windows CD and see if it will let you boot onto it and use the repair option to try and fix the MBR from there, but there's no promise there.
Have you made any changes to the computer at all hardware or software wise before this starting happening?

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okay so its been a while since i touched this "broken" computer.....

so the night before this happened, i used my computer until i went to bed, turned it off and everything was fine...
the next morning, i pushed the power button, it turned on, but nothing was booting....
the monitor said "no input" or whatever but all the fans were running,
but there was no beeping and the LED in the front panel were solid.....
its been a while like i said, and i bought a new PSU (600W) and new ram (corsair 2x 2gb) and switched it out today

is this a problem with my graphics card or is something wrong with my mobo/CPU?


CPU: E6600
PSU: 600W rosewill
RAM: (2)corsair 2gb, (1) pny 1gb, (1) samsung 1gb
VidCard: 7900GS nvidia
HDD: some old crap, one 120 and the other 80

Answer:Computer Wont Start!!

Could be faulty motherboard. I hated my P5n-e, replaced it as soon as possible because it caused so many problems

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 ichanged my BIOS shared memory from 32 ot off, now my copmuter wont start up, the tower lights are on, everything works, then the screen turns on and shows a black screen with flashing numbers and letters at the top, also at this time the keyboard doesnt work and i cant do anything plz help me

Answer:my computer wont start up

Turned off shared memory...  Do you have an AGP/PCI video card, or are you using an integrated one?  Can you give specs of your computer?

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AMD Athlon 2800+ CPU
1 Gig Ram (2 sticks of 512)
Geforce 3 Chipset Motherboard

I am a BIG fan of Everquest 2. Last night I was playing the games and the game began to slow down and get jumpy. So I decided to quit the game and restart my computer.

When I did restart from windows, it quit to a black screen with a cursor blinking up in the upper left hand corner. So I scratched my head a few times and held the power button in and powered it down and turned it back on. It came up to that black bios screen where it show your system spec stuff and froze at the first line that read AMD ATHLON 2800+, usually it then auto detects my hardware and goes to boot into windows.

SO, I pulled out a few of my head hairs, because this is also my business computer and has ALL my documents I need on it. I tried a couple things I remmebred from back in my tech days and still got no further then it freezing at the same spot. Here is a list of what I did:

Disconnected IDE cables, restarted nothing...
Disconnected IDE Cables, replaced ram from a good computer, nothing...
I removed CMOS battery and unplugged from wall to reset bios..nothing
I changed the jumper to reset the bios nothing

Now since I reset the bios it doesnt see the AGP card, and uses the onboard video. And it comes up with a big "E" on the screen like the manufacturers emblem and says press F2 to goto BIOS, hitting F2 does nothing but excersize my finger muscles....

I eliminated everyt... Read more

Answer:Computer wont start up

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

What is the make and model of MoBo?
What is the make, model & wattage of your PSU?
What changes have you made, recently or prior to this trouble?

Try a different PSU, but this sounds more like MoBo
trouble. You may need a bios update.


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Last night I decided to update my Nvidia drivers. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but when it prompted me to reboot my system, my system never came back up. After hitting the windows XP load screen it would just stay black (I let it stay there for four hours to make sure it wasn't just running slow)

So I then tried to re-install windows, which it allowed me to do, but once again when prompted to reboot after turning the system off and back on nothing but a black screen.

I decided to hook my main drive into my daughters computer to get data off of it before reformatting it completly. My daughters computer wouldn't even boot up with the thing plugged in, only telling me that there was a boot error. So I decided to give up on that drive, and just start from scratch with a clean 100GB drive I had laying around.

The first thing I noticed when I started my computer up was that the CPU fan was not running. The hard drives both seemed to be whirring away, and my video card fan was running fine. And in addition nothing would appear on my monitor.

So I unhooked all unnecesary components, and tried starting the thing up with just the motherboard, video card, and keyboard. Still nothing.

Any ideas?

Answer:Computer wont start up at all

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My hp touch screen goes on but it stay only on hp and wont do anything else

Answer:Re: Computer wont start

My hp touch screen goes on but only stays on hp n does not boot

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Ok problem with a friends computer. when i switch it on it wont start up. some times when you press the power button the fans (Case and CPU) spin for about half a second then goes off again.

Other times the lights on the front of the case will light up all fans spin and the hard drives make some noise for a few seconds. Nothing happens with the monitor, just stays blank and dosnt come out of stanbby mode.No beeps, green light on the motherboard LED. After about 30-60 seconds the computer switches off.

The computer is about 1 year old and worked fine until now. Mother board is Asus A7VBX-MX SE not to sure what the processor is.

Any ideas

Answer:Computer wont start up

What PSU do you have? It sounds like that the PSU is a cheap generic one, that always go sooner or later.

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Hi, well before this happened I had defragmented my c folder and changed the virtual memory initial and maximum size, then went to play guild wars, as guild wars was on my computer instantly shut off, before this I have had problems while playing this game. there is nothing wrong with the wires or anything, when I replug the wire into the cpu it gets a charge big enough to turn 2 of the fans for a split second and then cuts off, to do this again I have to replug the coord. any suggestions on how to get it to turn on fully?

Answer:computer wont start

Sounds like a bad power supply but posting your system specs will help.

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The computer is HP and has windows vista  on it.  My first problem is that when I try to enter the  password, some of the keys on the keyboard cause two or three characters to display, so I cant enter the password.  Do you think my keyboard is bad or could it be something within the computer that is causing the keyboard input to act wird?

Answer:Computer wont start

Try to use a known working keyboard on your computer to be sure its your keyaboard that has the problem

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my dell laptop wont start up keeps coming up missing ntldr I put the os disk in and still nothing what do I do?

Answer:my computer wont start up

We have a very good Dell person who helps on these forums, just a matter waiting. May be an opposite time zone to you.

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Just got done building a new computer buying the parts from tigerdirect and

After i assembled and when to turn it on nothing... Only thing that works is the LED status light. So i know the mobo is getting power. Realizing that it doesnt take much to power the LED (hell it stays on 20 seconds after you unplug it.)

One thing is the PSU is a 20 pin plug the Mobo is 24. Now i know that it 'should' run with the 20 pin plug. But i dont like should.

So either its the adapter problem. The PSU itself is shot. Or the mobo is junk.

Just help me out with some answers that would be apreciated.

Answer:Computer wont start

Also i checked that the power from the case is set corectly. I checked another 20 pin PSU in it and same results. It could very possibly be the adapter but im leaning more toward faulty mobo.

TigerDirect never see another penny from me if it is.

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Hello there!

I was fiddling around on my computer this afternoon as I was trying to set up some visual styles. In order to do this, you have to patch some .dll files in System32 to get the visual styles to work. Upon patching them, I restart my computer and now it wont load past the Welcome Screen. A bunch of pop-ups come up, telling me that something is missing so I ended up turning my system off. I have a couple restore points on that computer that would be able to fix this problem but I can't figure out how to get it to run far enough so that I can get to the restore point settings.

Is there any work around or something for this? Maybe I can run the restore points from another computer (like the one I am on right now)?

Info wise, my computer is running on Rindows Vista 32bit with Service Pack 2 installed.

Answer:Computer wont start up...

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I've tried everything! I used my restore cds and now the computer seldomly starts at all. It only starts up once in a while then automaticaly restarts then freezes even though I used the restore cds. Is this a hard ware problem?

Answer:Help Me. My computer wont start!

Do you see POST? What does it say?

Do you get a series of beeps from the PC speaker (not via sound card)?

Have you gone into BIOS Setup and reset defaults, then review any changes you want for you specific hardware configuration?

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Hi everyone and thank you for taking the time to read my problem.Last night i was playing chronicles of riddick and after i finished the game the computer shutted down.I was not able to power it up since then,when i press the power button nothing happens i hear no fans,no beeps no nothing.I think that the problem might be caused by my power supply,i know i have power since the red light on my remote control is on(the remote is plugged in my usb),but not enough to power my computer.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

My system specs
Intel pentium 3.00 Hyper Threading
80 gigs
516 ddr
All in wonder 9800 pro 128 ram

Answer:Computer wont start!!!!!

Hi and welcome. Unplug any external devices besides the keyboard, mouse and monitor, and try to restart.

If that doesn't work, you might try another power supply.

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my friend has a new computer but kept her old monitor. The old monitor "blew up" ie she saw sparks and so she disconnected it and bought a new monitor. When she switches her computer on now it wont start. It seems to get part of the way as the monitor light comes on but then switches off. nothing else happens. What could it be?? What can I do to put it right for her???

Answer:computer wont start

Try a different video card in the PC, that probably got toasted as well when the monitor went.

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My PC was running fine till yesterday. But when i wke up today and tried to boot it,nothing if there is no power at all.none of the fans moved nor any led came to life,nothing at all.then i opened up the cpu box.checked the connections,ram etc. But still nothing seemed to me that problem is with power suply.but then i noticed something peculier.when i oressed the power button,my motherboard fan moved a bit..just a bit..not even one rotation..probably only 2 degrees.for further diagnoses,i tried a dew more things.second observable things happened when i removed both of my RAMs.when i pressed power button without ram,the cpu fan did two-three rotation..complete rotation this time.third noticable thing happened when i disconnected the power cable of hrd disk.all the fans and leds came to life..cpu sounded as it generally does..there was power in dvd writer.i thought i could boot linux from my cd..but sadly it didnt boot.screen showed-"A bootable devicd has not been detected.please refer to the product guide at http:/"...and yes..when i reconnect the hard drive..the situation becomes as it no power..sort of dead pc.And yes..i wud like to inform..its i3 DH61HO classic series..i hav four gb ram..and not any graphic card installed other than the one which comes inbuilt.and hrd disk is of seagate.please help me.

Answer:computer wont start.

I suggest you replace the power supply

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Everytime i try to start my computer it stays at the windows loading screen, and doesnt change; i cant neccesarily call it freezing but thats basically what its doing. then i have to hold the button till the pc turns off, then restart it, then choose from the various safe modes, starting normally which never works or starting from last good configuration which doesnt work either. im in safe mode right now, and I just cant function on safe mode forever, it drives me nuts

im sooo quick to just back up everything and reinstall windows but im just so stressed at the moment i dont have the patience for it plus its 6:44 am!, can someone please help please

Answer:Computer Wont Start Normally

2 things you can do:

1) Check your Event Viewer for errors and post them here. Go to Start...Run... and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then, click once on the word "System" in the left hand pane - then look for Errors (at about the time of the freezes). When you find them, right click on them and select "Properties". Then, let us know what it says and we'll work with that.

2) I'd try updating your video drivers (but this is just a pure shot in the dark!).

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Hi, i brought a new computer in Europe a few days ago and recently arrived in new york. It worked perfectly fine there but when i tried to start it up here it wont do it. The fans spin, but the drives dont. One of the hd's has a green light that turns on when i press the power button but it doesnt spin. The power supply says it accepts 115 and 220 volts. Help??

Answer:Computer wont start

You have to turn the small switch on the back from 220 to 115 first.

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Computer when switched on shows processor type then says "wait" even after rebooting shows same cd drives light up but cant hear hard drive, anyone got any ideas

Answer:Computer wont start

Disconnect the power lead from the hard drive and start the computer. See if the computer advances to the next page.

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My computer was running slowly. Impatient, I took out the batter without shutting down and then re-started windows. Instead of booting up like it normally does after something like this, it went through some process where it tried to repair the system. In the process, a bunch of files were unreadable, and the computer deleted them.Now, it's like my computer simply does not have windows on it. When booting up, it still recognizes that it is a toshiba computer. After the boot fails, it takes me to the boot menu, where it appears that some of my settings are still saved. Is this a problem that can be solved by re-installing windows?

Answer:My computer wont start

Go into the bios ( setup ) & reset defaults.

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Greetz to all.

My computer is not starting and im not sure what the reason is. It first started as a complete inability to power up, hiting the power button the computer didnt respond at all. I suspected the power unit so i bought a new one (550W as i have a ****load of HD-s and CD/DVDs inside) and replaced it. Now i get some response from the unit as the computer starts up for a short time (3-4 sec) bud then powers down again.

All the fans start up normaly (CPU fan, Casing fan, PU fan) and all looks normal but just wont stay on.

P.S. I get a very silent buzzing noise from the mainboard(i think). When i put my ear inside the comp i hear the buzzing but barely. Its kind of an ambulance melody (Tiii Naaa) but in a buzzing sound.

I removed all unneeded hardware (LAN/WLAN/Sound card), inserted another graphics card, inserted another ram module into a unused memory slot, and disconnected all HD/CD/DVD except the boot HD(tried another HD also), so im guessing its none of the above.

Any ideas what it could be, and what i can do to fix it?

Thx in advance. :wave:

Answer:Computer wont start.

Did you read the "sticky" at the top of this page regarding information needed to try to diagnose your problem?

Please be mindful of the information requested in that "sticky". It is impossible for someone to try to help you without more information of system components.

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went to turn on the computer the sarvo and the fans would start but nothing else, help??

Answer:computer wont start

Quote from,33330.0.htmlQuoteList as much about your computer as possible. This includes operating system (what version of Windows you are using), service packs, computer make/model, RAM, hard drive, sound and video cards, current adware/spyware/virus programs being used on a regular basis, do you have a "real" Windows CD, etc.

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Hello, recently i opened my computer to clean it all due to it crashing constantly because (i think) it overheating and dust collecting up. After i was finished with cleaning every part i put them all back into the correct places and did not change anything. When everything was in place i turned on the power supply and pressed the button and the computer would not start at all, not even a sign of power.

I did notice a very silent biiiiip which sounded like a fan spinning really fast siliently which i thought was coming from the power supply so i took it out and tryed it with another computer and it worked fine without the sound. Only when i connected it up to my motherboard i start to hear the silent fan-biiip sound. I am still not sure if the sound is coming from the motherboard or the power supply making the sound because of the motherboard. I beleive it can only be the motherboard failing because of something.

I still havent been to my local PC shop to see if they can find an issue that i missed but till then i will try and find some help here.

Please help, and thank you for replying.

Motherboard : Asus P4P800-E Deluxe.
CPU : Intel Pen4, 3.40Ghz
Antec power supply.

Answer:Computer wont start up.

hmm. check all of your connections and try agaon. also make sure your processor is seated correctly, check the main power cable to the mobo, and check the p4 connector. o and by the way, did you discharge yourself before you started cleaning? if not, i feel sorry for you, as you may have fried your mobo

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hi, can any one help.
computer started freezing after loading,now wont even start up,after switching on it goes to the grey packard bell screen and stops, have no idea what to do, i read that if the cpu gets full of dust it overheats and the dust stops the cooling fan,found dust at back covering the ventilation holes so hoovered & it seemed to help but not for long,i think it might be a problem with memlory as it is used by the whole family,however i dont know how much ram i have,can anyone please help ?

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I have a computer to mend for a friends and when you push power button you can hear the processor fan going round but the computer does not fire for about 2-3 mins, then the green light comes on at front and all loads ok.
This does not happen if the power plug is left in and swithced on at wall.

Answer:computer wont start

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I have an older somputer I use to Host Games online...seemed fine last few nites..however the last 2 oe 3 times I have started takes forever to start and a screen appears saying sorry for any inconveinince but windows could not start..etc options to start in Normal mode safe mode or last known good configuration..wich is what I tried after turning it off and back on again..still nothing..I can get it to start in safe mode....but it wont boot up in normal mode..just hangs at "Windows XP" screen...Its an older Pentium4 Dell Dimension4300...any ideas? I have the xp disk for it..I hate to try a restor as I have alot of extra games on the machine I'd have to re-load..any advice would be appreciated...Thanks.


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hi all
i have a hp 5060a desktop computer intel 2 duo core
i was downloading a hp bios update and my computer crashed
all it says when i try to boot it is found cd rom drive need system disc
i put in a system disc but all it keeps on saying is need system disc
i contacted hp we went thru a few things but nothing worked
anyone got any ideas

Answer:Computer wont start

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

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My computer wont start up when i turn it onthe only way i can make it boot up is if i pull the plug out and put it back in a few timesthen it will boot normallywhen i try to turn it on with the power button it just makes these loud fan noises(like the fans going at max speed)but it never boots up the screen just remains blank while to fans go on[img=]http://[img=]SpecsFan computer dosen't really get hot the core seems to stay around 54c even when im running a game

Answer:Computer Wont start

Borrow a known good PSU of the same or greater wattage than the one in there and swap it in overnight...if the issue goes away you need a new power supply.Make sure to disconnect all power to the machine and take anti static precautions...

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I just got this computer from a friend i have no idea what it is or anything about it. I took off the panels to paint and when i took off the front panel i unplugged everything i tryed to plug them back in everyway i can think of, but nothing has worked if you can help me thatd be awesome.

Answer:My computer wont start

Does it power up at all (ie are there any power lights)
Is there any message on screen (ie cannot find HardDrive)

I would remove all connections internally again
Also you want to remove any plugged in PCI cards
Reconnect all internal connections
Confirm that all connectors are securely connected (this is probably the problem)
Push the power cord in securely
Turn back on

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I need a live chat person that i can talk to in real time and not wait for a day.someone said you guys were the best for responding in a decent time frame. i put anew motherboard in this computer and itworked for a while but now its acting like its receiving no power. no fans nada. help pls

Answer:help pls computer wont start

Have you tried swapping out the power supply with another, "known good one"?

Can you give specific details on your computer hardware, motherboard make and model, operating system, etc.

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Hi guys, need your help, this is my first build (bought a barebones before and added everything video card, ram ect.)this time I deciede to start from scratch. My problem is it wont start, the mobo has a light which tells me that it has power but the processor fan will not spin ( it is connected to the right place) the ram has a light too but it is not on (ram works tested on my other system), all the conncetors are correctly connected, one question though are both power conncetors supposed to be connected the +12v and the long connector (don't know what it is called) any help on troubleshooting would be appreciated. Also am I supposed to do something with the jumpers ( the quick start guide mentions something about clearing CMOS data and CPU's and FSB select on the jumpers section or am I supposed to leave it the way it came out of the box)???

Here are my specs:

AMD 2800+barton
DFI mobo NForce 2 400-AL
512x2 kingston RAM PC3200
200gb seagate barracuda
5200 FX video card

Answer:computer wont start

Thx, actually I got it to start last night had conncected the atx power button to the wrong place, computer will start now but nothing happens after that no picture whatsoever. All the fans spin and everything seems ok (no beep) but mobo lights start up tells me there is power on the board and the ram (board has two lights) cpu fan spins but nothing. I disconnected everything with the exception of the video card and one stick of ram and nothing (by the way why only one stick of ram, just curious). My power supply is 420 watts, should be ok right.

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Hi have this problem recently formatted and reloaded my os everything went fine and turned off computer and removed power plug from the rear went to bed.
Next day went to turn on the computer the power light fires up and starts for a second at most then dies hoping someone might be able to help everything worked fine before I turned it off but now nothing does anyone have any ideas

thanks 1tobynet

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Well, my flatmate, not me. He tried to update his BIOS. He thinks he might have installed the wrong version, and now his computer wont start-up. Is there any way of fixing it trhrough mobo settings? The computer wont boot off Floppy disks, we`ve tried. Any and all help grateful. cheers

Answer:My computer wont start

Do you get a black screen on boot up?

There is a chance that if you copy your original ROM onto a floppy disk and insert it upon boot up that it will read this file. Also, if it is an old PC, try an ISA graphics card. Some motherboards have a floppy failsafe, and will display some text on an old ISA graphics card (only with quite old PCs mind you).

You may have to a) Get a new BIOS chip from the motherboard manufacturer or b) Get a new motherboard

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Well my brother recently invested in a custom made gaming computer. It is custom made, so I don't really know the specs. It's been working great for about 3/4 of a year now, but a couple days ago, completely out of the blue, it stopped working.

It was shut off, and then when he tried to start it, it loaded up to the startup page with the big Gateway logo on it, and the little options that say BIOS OPTIONS and SETTINGS. From here, nothing happens. We have left it on for hours, and it simply wont continue starting up. We have tried pressing F8, F10, F12, all those things for Safe mode and such, but none work. As far as we know, the only option would be to format the computer, which he would rather not do.

What can we do to fix this problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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my bro's computer is not working, he did a system restore because his frames ps werent very good on counter ss, and it began to do it, turned off and didnt restart, when turns it on it begins to start up then says something like windows did not start up successfuly, and gives me the options to start in safe, run with last known best settings or start windows normally, it turns on in safe mode but wont do anything in sytem restore, when in runs in normal or best known settings it just has a blank screen and restarts,what has he done and what do we do? thanks for any help??????

Answer:computer wont start up?????

you can just preform a repair using the windows xp cd.

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Prequal: I had a computer with a 478 Celeron 2.0. It stopped working and I didnt know what the problem was. I put in a different processor (dad's 2.6 Celeron) and it stilll didnt work. So the 2.0 Celeron is still working. I eventually fixed the computer.

The problem: My dad's computer stopped working and I dont know why. The CPU fan wont even spin. I replaced the 2.6 with the 2.0 from above (fan replaced too) and it still doesnt work. I unpluged everything from the mobo including RAM and left only the power supply plugs and the front panel connectors connected. It silll doesn't turn on. I also replaced the PSU, no luck. The HDD LED flickers really fast when the PSU is plugged into the wall socket, so I am pretty sure the PSU is fine. I am assumming from all this that the mobo is the problem.

Would you guys agree?
Is there another thing that my be wrong with it if it's not the mobo?

Answer:Computer wont start up.

yup, the mobo unless your not postive the psu is working...

i find that odd tho....



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Hey, I just got my PC repaired (failing motherboard) but now after about 30 minutes of it being on, I shut it down and when I came back to turn it on it wouldnt start up. The loading light flashed for a second then went blank. The green light on my mobo is on but the fans are not spinning.

I have an asus p5p800 mobo and a 450watt genuine psu.....

what could be the problem????

Answer:Computer wont start up! Help!!!

disconnect all peripherals except monitor, and of course keep power, then try boot.

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my computer wont start anymore. for a while it was starting up but couldn't run explorer, before that it wouldnt let me into the control panel. I haven't been using it for a while but my room mate was on it every night so I'm not sure what happened. It wont start using the start disc and it wont start in safe mode... at this point it tries to start up but after about a minute it just shuts itself off. I was wondering if there is a way to hook it up to another computer to run a virus check on it. Or if you have any other sugestions before I take it in and spend a whole whack of money.Thanx guysoh ya, I almost forgot. It's a p3 running win98

Answer:my computer wont start up

Has anyone been monkeying around inside the case? It could have all sorts of software issues or one hardware problem that's gotten worse. As this has gone on for a while it's hard to say. It's even harder because we know nothing about your system - make and model, CPU, RAM, operating system, any spyware/adware/virus protection, and specifics about the system.Give us a few more clues. Does the roommate have any ideas? It may be time to head on down to the local shop, but let's see what you can tell us.

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When i turn on my computer it goes to this blue screen and says
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


and then some more junk

it says boot in safe mode but that wont work either

Does any one know what the problems is and how to fix it?

Answer:HELP! My computer wont start!

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 when i turn my computer on it reads BOOTMGR is compressedpress cont/alt/delete to restart. when i do this the same thing comes back on the screne.I have a laptop lenovo r61 can someone help me?

Answer:computer wont start?

Have a try to fix your corrupted bootmgr with this:   

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says corrupt file followed by<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
we tried to put windows cd in to fix problem but it wont work any help please

Answer:Computer Wont Start

You need to boot from the Windows cd and the boot order in the bios must have the cd first.From Fred Langa:Enter The Recovery ConsoleThe safest, surest way to resolve problems such as "Missing or corrupt HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," or "Windows could not start..." is to boot the PC from an XP Setup CD and use the pristine, uncorrupted files and tools there to effect repairs. The one catch is that if your setup CD is significantly older than your current Windows version, you may have file compatibility problems. For example, you can hit snags if you use an original or SP1 XP Setup CD to try to repair an XP SP2 installation. You'll get a message to the effect that the version you're trying to upgrade is newer than the version on the CD.The solution here is to use a "slipstreamed" setup CD, which adds the newer files to your original setup CD. This kind of updated setup CD can be used on just about any XP installation. It's a good idea to have an up-to-date, slipstreamed setup CD available in any case, as it simplifies all future installs and CD-based repairs.Once you have a startup CD with the same version of system files as the PC you're working on, configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. (You may need to enter the BIOS setup tool to configure the PC to boot from the CD.)Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt... Read more

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I have had a strange problem lately as if i plug off my pc it wont start again unless if i leave it plugged in for a few hours but last night i changed the casing and it just wont wakeup.
There is a green light on the motherboard which keeps blinking and i have to wait untill its not blinking anymore. I have no idea if it is my Asus P5ad2e premium motherboard or my Bzerk 500 watts power supply which is doing these tricks.
PS: The green light is still ticking.

Answer:Computer wont start.

You made sure that you put the motherboard on top of the brass spacers right?

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Hello all! The other day I transferred all my settings from a dell 2400 p4 to a new 4700c p4 system. The 2400 worked fine until I pulled it out of the desk and put it on my bench to reformat it and nothing starts on it. No fans, no hdd, no lights, nothing. Tried new psu, new hdd, new mobo, ram and optical drives all from another new 2400 p4 system. Is it possible that the cpu is fried. Will that cause the whole system to crash completely, nothing but the green mobo light is on in the case. Any help greatly appreciated.


It is more likely a loose cable or loose hardware component. Have you reseated and reconnected everything?

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Hey all!

Just bought a new computer and I put it together last night.
I was extremly causious and used ESD gloves during the hole process so I know that it all went smoothly. Ive done this before so.
But when I tried to start it I dont get into BIOS. Everything starts and the screen detects a signal but it doesnt get further. No picture or bios or anything.
Dont even get those error beeps that are supposed to sound if something is wrong....

I cleared the CMOS by removing the battery as said in the manual.
Nothing happend...

Im no expert so I really dont know what to do now.
Here is the machine.

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 Miditower ATX Black/Silver without PSU/utan nätagg.

PSU: Chieftec CFT-500A-12S 500W ATX/DualX EPS-12V 120mm Fan 20/24-pin (AMD&P4 OK)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 AMD790FX 4DDR2-DIMM 2PCI 5PCIe SATA Raid Audio GB-LAN Firewire Socket AM2+ ATX

DVD: Samsung SH-S203D/BEBN DVD±RW Dual-Layer 20X BLACK Bulk SATA

Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core 6400+ 3.2GHz 2x1MB Boxed (with cpu-cooler!) Socket AM2 ADX6400CZBOX

Harddrive: Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 7200rpm 16MB SATA2

Memmorycard reader 30in1 intern 3.5" Black USB 2.0

Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Bulk (utan tillbehör)

\Monitor: Samsung 226BW 22" Wide TFT Svart Analog/DVI 2ms Widescreen

RAM: Corsair XMS2-6400 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G 5-5-5-18 Xtreme 2x2048MB (tot. 4096MB) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz with Heatsink 4GBTWXD2800C5G
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Answer:New computer wont start...

problem solved!

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Answer:computer wont start

I just got a computer with A7N8X-8 motherboard,Click to expand...

Did you make this yourself? or did someone make the PC for you ?

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Hello everybody reading this thread,
First of all i would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. I just got done building my new computer the specs are as follows.

motherboard- intel d915gevl
processor- intel pentium 4 530j 3.0ghz
memory-1 gig ddr2 533 ram
os- windows xp (if i can ever get the computer started lol)
hard drive- 80 gig maxtor diamondmax 10 sata drive
case- kingwin mutant x gaming case with a 420 watt psu
(i dont really know what other info you need)

well here it is in a nut shell, i've built computers before, never really went for the gaming case thing, i usually just stick to the average case but i wanted to do something different this time, everything is hooked up ,the little green led is lit where you hook the psu into the motherboard, i press power, nothing happens, i hold it in for 4 seconds then let go it makes a kind of hissing noise, it only lasts for a second not even. i unhooked everything and hooked it back up numerous times its still the same thing, there is one weird thing i have noticed for my fp header on the mother board i have the usual pwr sw, hdd led, reset sw, but instead of our usual pwr led, they turned it into a molex connector. i dont know if that is the problem, i've trouble shooted my **** off lol, i've tried to get a hold of kingwin because when i recieved the case there was no book paper work or nothing just a reciept. well i have e-mailed them so many times, the first time i waited a wee... Read more

Answer:my new computer wont start

Hi jeffdogg, sorry to hear you are having problems, I hate it when that happens. The first thing I would suspect, is the power supply. If you have an extra power supply, try that. Let us know how it goes.

Edit: jeffdogg, disconnect that power led wire, you don't really need it for now. I hope you are not talking about the square four-connector cable from the power supply? If it is, that you will need, if the MOBO is a P4 ATX MOBO.

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see if you can test your hdd with the makers diag utility, it can run from a CD, it doesnt need windows to function, it may be your hdd or ram, or something else if you hdd test out ok download Memtest to test your ram 1 stick at a time

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Answer:Computer Just Wont Start Up! Please HELP!

Have you tried to use the "Last known good configuration" option, yet, Rickyv?

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Since the computer is a newer version than I am used to working on, I can't add it as a slave and try to repair it that way! SOME ONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Answer:My computer wont start!!!

"Windows/system32/config/system is corrupt"The only way I have every managed to fix that problem is by reinstalling XP & I've probably tried every fix found using Google & Ask." when I run a Chkdsk, it says that there is a bad sector that can not be repaired."Boot a XP disk, delete the XP Pratition & try formatting the drive.If it can be fixed the drive will format & XP will install.If the drive won't format it will have to be replaced.

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Answer:new computer wont start up!

Well if the 4 pin power plug isn't plugged in then it's going nowhere.

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I have Windows xp Pro SP2..
When I try to start up, it comes to the screen sayin windows loading(with the green bar goin from left to right)
Then it comes to a blue screen and says missing registry file...
This is Exactaly what the screen says:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory.
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Hi -

You need to boot up the system with your HP Vista recovery DVD. If you did not burn one, you can obtain replacements from HP for about $30 -

Regards. . .



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The computer is not dead

Answer:Computer wont start up, it did twice and this pop up came up

Need a little more info about the computer:

Brand: (Toshiba?)
Model: ?
Type: Desktop or laptop?
OS: ?
Age: ?

When you say 'on my third try it wont turn on at all' are there any fans or lights on? Or it has lights and fans but a black screen?

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Hello Joeb016 and Welcome -You could list the Make and Model, if not home made, and post a snapshot with Speccy as this may give us a bit more to look at -Publish a Snapshot using Speccy << Follow These Directions Thank You -

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My computer wont start!! I have ejected RAM while windows was runing. Then the blue picture apeared. I put the RAM back on and Windows wont start.

Computer is constantly turning on again and again and no picture on the screen.

Please help as soon as possible.

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I was in the middle of playing a game when my computer just shut off. I wasnt doing anything I normally do that should make this happen. I then tried to turn in back on but nothing happened. I felt the power supply and it felt hotter then normal. The only think on my computer that is working is the LED light on my mobo. Nothing at all happens when I push the button to turn the computer on. Does anyone know what is going on? Did I blow the power supply?

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I've had this problem before when I overclocked it. Did you try turning it off at the power supply for 5 minutes or so?

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Hi guys found this site and im hoping i can get some help to fix my computer.

I have a dell Amd , Windows Vista Home Basic

I dont know what the **** i did! but my computer wont load properly. After the loading screen it goes black for about a 40 seconds and then to a a blue error screen then restarts it self. The only way for me to get to windows is if i load it in safe mode!

How can i trouble shoot this , find out what the problem is...

Please anyone who can help , ill be very great full thank u

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Are you able to write down what the error screen says? What is the reference code? Do it reference a drive rname?

My first guess is either a hard drive issue or a driver issue since it loads okay in safemode.

Next time you're in safemode try scheduling a scandisk on your hard drive to scan for and automatically repair file system errors.

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please reply if you know what is going on

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