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What could this be.. boots, post but no display

Q: What could this be.. boots, post but no display

Hi all.... another perplexing problem..
PC is just over a year old: elite k7vmm mobo, Athlon 1900xp, 256 ddr333, 40gb maxtor, cd-rom, floppy.
It's not exactly overused or abused but the other day it would not 'turn on'..
It POST's no problem but won't display anything to do with windows (xp)..just sits at a blank screen.
So far I have tried:

safe mode
last known good
vga mode
different psu
reset cmos
run memtest
run powermax
different monitor
different video card (mobo has onboard - tried agp, ati rage pro)

All thats left is to run around screaming and drooling unless you can help..

I have noticed the cpu seems to run very hot and fluctuates.. between 55 and 65. I know thats fairly safe but it still seems very hot and unstable. Heatsink doesnt seem clogged and bios reports fan running at over 4000 revs..

So.. any ideas oh great ones?


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A: What could this be.. boots, post but no display

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I just built my dad a new computer and I'm having trouble getting it to work.

AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1GHz CPU
AsRock M3A770DE Motherboard
G.Skill 4GB (2x2gb) Dual Channel DDR 1333 RAM
Seagate 1TB Sata Hard Drive
Lite-On 24x Sata Dvd-Burner

And I'm currently using my Powercolor 1gb PCI-E 2.0 Radeon 4850 video card since the one we ordered didn't arrive yet.

After assembling the computer, I tried turning the computer on but nothing appeared on the display and there was no post beep. I could hear the hard drive and dvd drives spinning, so they appear to be working. The case fan and motherboard fans came on, so the motherboard seems to be powered and the power supply must work.

Afterwards I disconnected both the hard drive and dvd drive and turned the computer back on but it still didn't work. Then I tried removing both ram cards and after I turned the computer on, I heard 3 beeps. beep-beep-beep-pause and this repeated. I then tried each ram card individually and in different slots. But this got me back to where I was having no post beeps.

I put my video card back into my computer to make sure that it was still functioning and that I didn't shock it or anything, and it worked. I put it back into my dad's computer and then took turns trying the dvi and vga ports (both my video card and my monitor have both) but this didn't work either (and no the motherboard doesn't have integrated vide... Read more

A:Solved: New Custom-Built PC. Boots, No Display or POST Beeps

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Pc seems to be booting but doesnt post anything to the screen. I bought a new ddr3 ram and a used motherboard.
What I tried
-clearing cmos
-removing battery/replacing battery
-plugging to the motherboard and gpu
-checking the sticks one by one on different slots

The psu, cpu, gpu and the monitor are fine because I checked if they worked on my old mobo so it seems like its the motherboard or ram. Any ideas on what else I can do before taking it to the repair shop (trying to avoid that due to covid).

Pc specs :
-q9550 cpu(cooler master hyper tx2)
-gtx 750ti 2gb
-gigabyte ga-g41mt-s2p
- 2x 4gb 1333 mhz ddr3 (cmx8gx3m2a1333c9)
-mx500 ssd
-corsair cx 450

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It's an oddity.

I have some new computers I'm setting up, and was getting ready to configure wake on lan, to test implementation. You have to usually find something in the BIOS to configure, before configuring it through Windows (if I've rady right).

I can't get into the BIOS, because I have no POST/splash screen from the vendor for hit DEL or F12 or whatever the key is. The computer boots all the way into windows just fine, though.

Where's my BIOS? And how do I get back to it? I don't think I've ever seen a computer (Macs excluded) boot without the option to get into BIOS on boot. I must have missed something...

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Computer make / model?

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Radeon 7870
2x2GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
Antec TruePower 650w

Hey. I was concerned following a random shut down and subsequent inability to boot.I had initially been given an error message in POST after reboot stating that my PC had been shut down by ASUS anti-surge protection and I had assumed it was due to my power supply and/or lack of surge protection (surge protector, UPS).

However, after doing a quick hardware check it seems that my RAM might have a hand in my problems. Initially, when I tried to boot my computer it would turn on, but there would be no display and it would turn off after about 10 seconds without POST/BIOS. After checking my hardware and finding out that the D-RAM LED was flashing red I removed both RAM sticks which allowed me to boot and the conputer stays on however there is still no display.

My temperatures seemed fine and I've tried using both RAM sticks in all 4 DIMM slots and completely without to no avail. I've replaced my older GPU, CPU and motherboard and I'm still having the same problems. Also just bought a new PSU because it seemed to be the most likely culprit but I'm still having the exact same problem.

I'm honestly stumped and would greatly appreciate any advice whatsoever. If I've missed out any info please don't hesitate to ask!

A:PC boots but turns off without POST

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Hi I am trying to help a nieghbour with a problem, he has a HP Pavilion 403se pc, the M/B is a MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6367, his OS is XP Pro and his problem is he does not get the Bios post at boot up,the PC RUNS PEFECTLY, no other probs. I have had a look inside and can not find a case speaker and no spare connection for one. I have tried to find a manual online but no joy.
Any advice will be appreciated, thanks.....sam stuart

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I ordered and today received a new Gateway DX4831 07 Window 7 Desktop Computer and a new FHX2300 23 inch Gateway Monitor. I connected the monitor and computer in accordance (I used the HDMI cable connection between the computer and the monitor) with the included documentation double checked the connections and then turned on the monitor first and then powered up the computer. The monitor displays Gateway for a second or two and then after about 10 seconds it quickly displays no signal before going completely black. Upon turning on the computer, it beeps once and then after about a minute I hear a whirring sound as if the hard drive is turning. After that, the computer is very quiet (as I have read in reviews that it should be), but the monitor remains black no matter how long I leave the computer on. This is the second Gateway DX4831 07 I have ordered/received in the last two weeks. The first one did the same thing and I sent it back and reordered the same model hoping the second one would work. I really want to keep this computer rather than send it back a second time since it is full of features for the price. Gateway’s support is virtually nonexistent so this is not a reasonable option. All I can do is return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Can you tell what the problem is likely to be and how I can solve it so that I can keep this computer. I’ve read in some of the online reviews that opening up the case won’t like void the warranty but I have not dare... Read more

A:New Computer boots up but no display on new Monitor with no display

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Monitor is on, sound is working but there is no post beep on a new build. I would like to remedy this because in the event of a problem I won't have the beep codes to help diagnose the problem. Thanks for any help. stream

A:No post sound when computer boots up

Make sure the case's speaker hasn't come unplugged from the socket on the MOBO.

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Win7 home edition, boots through the POST then to a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

Have tried the repeair disk, tried to roll back from the last restore point and it won't accept, tried repair boot and nothing. Did the bootrec /fixMBR nada.
cannot get to the option of choosing to boot to safemode <F8> it will not go there.

what else can I try? the puter is still under warranty (dell insperion).

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A7M266 bios 1.07 512 RAM Win XP Home - Sometime ago my machine started acting up I.E. the screen started falshing and while in Windows the bios screen appeared. My keyboard stopped working. Through the batteries had died. Hit the reset button while replacing the batteries. Now when I boot the screen remains blank until the Windows welcome screen appears. After that the machine seems to function. I get all the beeps/FDD noise. During boot I've tried the "delete" key to access the bios - no go. Tried a floppy with aflash.exe & latest bios drop - no go.
I think I might have a boot virus in the MRD sector of my HDD but that is a guess from a novice.
Anybody heard of this problem?

Thanks for any help

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I have a Dell Vostro 3460 purchased several years ago. It shows the exact same issue and behavior as described in http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/20003103.
If the machine starts up, everything is fine. But it takes a reasonable numer of power-cycles until POST comes up. The problems arised several months ago and the effect seemed to increase over time. At first, the machine was occasionally not booting. Currently, it is the other way round. It occasionally boots up only.
At one time beeing lucky and getting the machine through POST I ran the diagnostics with Fn+POWER. No issues found except that it complained about the missing battery, which indeed wasn't installed at this time.
I also tried
- Disconnecting the hard drive -> no change
- Replacing the RAM -> no change
- Removing the RAM -> beep code (as expected)
- pressing D+POWER -> display test runs (I see colors) -> no POST
I would very much appreciate your assistance. Thank you!

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I have a pc with asus m2n68 mbd
amd phenom x2 550 cpu
zion 2 GB RAM.
2 days back when i press my power button pc boots but NO DISPLAY to my monitor comes with HARD DISK LED ALWAYS ON.

I have checked my monitor its fine.

I removed my RAM but no beep.


A:PC boots but no display

Are all the fans spinning up? Do you have a graphics card?

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I recently connected my HP Pavilion s7620.uk PC to a 32" HDTV, specifically the Sanyo CE32LD33-B, which has a maximum resolution of 1360x768. When Windows XP started up, the display defaulted to a resolution of 640x480. Naturally, I changed the resolution to the aforementioned without any problems. I had only tried this television to see what it would look like, so I switched off and unplugged the PC from the television after some web browsing.

The next day, I brought the PC into the same room and connected it up again, with the same setup as before. As before, Windows started with a resolution of 640x480. I thought this as strange, because my Ubuntu 8.04 installation went straight to 1360x768 after boot. I went into Display from Control Panel and selected 1360x768 as my resolution, then clicked Apply. The TV screen went blank, as before, but stayed blank for over 3 minutes. I was forced to turn off the PC by holding down the power button for 4 seconds.

Now, whenever I start up the PC, there is no display from the moment I press the power button. I've tried using the television, my usual monitor (which I use at 1280x768) and another monitor which is used for another desktop. I've also tried it with just the power, VGA and keyboard cables plugged in, to no avail. However, I know that Windows or Ubuntu is not at fault because Windows starts up automatically, playing the startup sound through the speakers.

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I'm so glad that this forum allows me to say this... bump.

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Fitted a new MOBO Asrock 4 core sata 2, and Intel dual core 2200 processor.

Currently minimally fitted out with:
2 IDE H/disks,
DDR Memory
AGP VPU Rad9250 128adt

Boots, fans spin, disks spin, data activity, but no display, not even POST

Appears to boot successfully into windows, because when disk activity stops, you can do a CTR ALT DEL, ALT S, ENTER to shut it down. This is perfectully successful, and would indicate that, PSU, CPU, DISKS, MEMORY, and at least a part of MB functionality id OK.

PSU two tried including new one.
VDU works with another PC
graphic card works OK in another PC, also another AGP card tried, same result.
MB and processor new..

Very frustrating, can anyone think of anything, the only thing I can think of is faulty MOBO. Thoughts?

A:Boots, but no display at all

Have you tried another monitor?

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Hello guys.
I've recently encountered a strange problem when turning on my computer.
When i wake up and i turn on the computer neither my mouse or keyboard lights up, but my computer keeps on going.
When i press the reset button (in some cases after 2-3 times)
My keyboard and mouse lights up and im able to boot in to windows as regulary!
The only new things i've done is updating the BIOS, changed my ram and tried changing the ram back to the one i orignally used.
PC Specs.

This is my first post guys!
Please be kind :D
Best regards

A:Computer boots but no display.

Hello guys.
I've recently encountered a strange problem when turning on my computer.
When i wake up and i turn on the computer neither my mouse or keyboard lights up, but my computer keeps on going.
When i press the reset button (in some cases after 2-3 times)
My keyboard and mouse lights up and im able to boot in to windows as regulary!
The only new things i've done is updating the BIOS, changed my ram and tried changing the ram back to the one i orignally used.
PC Specs.

This is my first post guys!
Please be kind :D
Best regards
Have you checked the back of the monitor or the PC if there are any cables that are a little bit hanging out or loose. Try doing that, another thing that could possibly help is to disconnect every single cable and then re-connect them again. Usually whenever I have any problem with starting my computer and nothing happens, this is usually the first thing I go to before I do anything else.

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HELP not computer savvy at all! I got an old PC from word a Intergraph TD-225 well what a bummer that was when plugged into a monitor i get a black screen.
The PC itself seems to be booting up by the sounds of it...however the monitor light blinks off and on green? I tried changing video cards but no such luck any suggestions would be great!

A:Computer boots up no display? HELP

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I have had the same problem sinceI bought my laptop. The PROBLEM with some video cards isthat they are CRAP and NVIDIA was the DEF. in a class action suit because of this. Little less perceived "tude" from some would go a ways. Eventually you will get to where i am and that is the cpu boots but there are zero display options. I could use some advice, and for the record I am a programmer with 10 yrs exp. not an expert on hardware with so many old memories to lose.

A: cpu boots but there are zero display options

I have split you to your own topic.. It is always the best way as subtle differences in the two machines can make the repairs different.Can you post a DDS log in a new topic per these instructions... Please follow this Preparation Guide do steps 6,7, 8 and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well. If you cannot produce the log then just repost your info above in the new forum as your situation requires one of our Malware Techs. 

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Hello, Here's the problem:My computer will boot up but nothing will show on the display. Also, the mouse and keyboard seemingly are not on. There is no beeping from the computer, nor any flashing lights. All fans are working as well. Here's what I've tried:I first to see if the monitor was the problem by using it with another computer. It worked completely fine, which makes me assume it's not the monitor.I tried power resetting where I unplugged everything, pressed and held the power button for 15 seconds plus, hooked everything back up (just keyboard, mouse, display, and power), and turned it back on; same result. I did that with also doing the same thing with the monitor, where I pulled out the power cable from the monitor and left it for 30 seconds; same result. Including the onboard graphics, my computer has a video card, and I tried resetting power and hooking up the display to both at separate tries; same result.I tried restting BIOS and CMOS by moving the jumper on the mobo, discharging the computer, and also removing the CMOS battery and discharging that time as well; both tactics with the same result. What happened before this problem:I reformatted the computer, and I installed windows and basic programs. When I tried to open one of the programs, my computer froze and so I had to do a hard shut off. And now I have this problem. Not really sure what the problem is, hoping someone can help. Thank you in advance!

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alright guys
installed an NIC card into my system earlier tonight as i want to be connected via ethernet, so put the card in the pci slot, booted up the pc.
beeps once

no display what so ever and system hangs. tried another monitor, same problem.

cleaned some dust from my motherboard and ram while putting the card in.

have i messed up the RAM or mainboard in the process??

wish i didnt touch the thing now

cheers bob
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A:Solved: pc boots to no display??? help please

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Laptop model: HP Pavilion dv7t-6b00
Issue: Friend just came back from Europe with his laptop and it's been randomly shutting down and when trying to power it back on, everything appears to be booting up with the exception of the display. Fan spinning, keyboard lights on, no blink codes. Now, since he's brought it to me, I can't get it ever to boot with display. It's always a blank screen now. 
What I've done: Popped out battery, held power button for 45-60 seconds, plugged in cord (no battery) and tried to boot. Swapped both RAM sticks, as well as one at a time, in both slots. Plugged in external display via HDMI, without any luck displaying on external display.
I've been Googling the crap outta this and some say it might be the inverter that needs replacing, others say it's the motherboard that needs replacing. Just wanted to jump on here to see if anyone has any other suggestions before I go pulling the guts out of this thing.

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Hello all,

I'm trying to solve a video issue on my friend's pc with windows xp home. He just bought a new video card (Ati 9550 256mb AGP) and he ended up disabling the old video card in device manager. Now, no matter if he installs the new or old card, the screen goes black right before it goes into the desktop. He can hear sound, such as the windows sound. He went into bios, but there's no video options, as this is a custom built PC. He tried to go into safe mode, but that doesn't work..same black screen. We're basically stuck. We can't get into windows at all. Any suggestions?

A:PC boots to windows, but no display

I've seen that happen with default monitors but never display cards. The new card should be detected on boot up and default drivers installed for it one way or another.

I'm not sure what to tell you, but if you have an XP CD you can try a kind of backdoor System Restore.

You must complete all 3 stages of this operation:

If you do not have an XP CD download cmdcon.cab from Elvandil's post here: http://forums.techguy.org:80/t395729&highlight=recovery+console.html

Unzip and burn the cmdcon.iso file to CD. With Nero or Roxio you should only need to "open" the file and it will start the burner's ISO burning program.

Once that is done, you need to boot with either that or the Home XP CD to the Recovery Console. You may need to ensure that the CD drive is the first boot drive in the BIOS setup if it just boots to the same screen. Setup is accessed by looking for the key to press on the first data you see on the screen -- often F2

Directions are given here:


There are several things to note about this operation.

1 > it is not a "reinstall" of Windows, but a method of accessing System Restore.

2 > all command lines are one line with appropriate spacing -- the doc file does not always reflect this.

3 > you must complete all 3 parts for it to be a proper restore.

4 > in the first part of this document yo... Read more

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I recently built my son's new gaming rig for his birthday, with an Asus Maximus V Gene mobo and an HD 7870XT, and everything seemed to be working fine. Installed Windows 7 Pro, drivers, and Windows updates, rebooting periodically without any problems.

Upon giving him the new rig and setting it up, it now boots without showing the post or Windows screens. I can hear Windows starting, but there's no display. If I restart the PC several times I eventually get a display showing Windows starting up, but not the post screen, and can log into Windows normally. If I restart, however, it goes back to booting with no display until I restart several times again. I've tried updating the Catalyst drivers, uninstalling the Catalyst drivers, running Windows Startup Repair, and even using System Restore to go back to the initial Windows install with no updates. Nothing has helped. The monitor has a single DVI port, and is connected to the only DVI port on the GPU.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:Windows boots but no display

Do you have another gpu to test with ?

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The laptop powers on and appears to be running, but I have no display.  I have tried reseating the RAM and connecting to an external display as well as changing the display output from the keyboard.  I am unable to even access the BIOS set up.  I'm thinking this may be a problem with the graphics card at this point.  Any suggestions?

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i have a i7 7700k lonovo system, a y900-34isz. 4.2 ghz, 128 ssd, 1 t hdd, 16 G ram.
i was playing a game, it froze, had to reboot the system. it reloaded, but the monitors wouldn't work. i have removed my gtx 1070 and plugged into the HDMI port for the intergrated graphics, which the monitor works.
is there anything i can do to narrow down the problem, before i have to either replace my motherboard and /or my power supply?

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i have a i7 7700k lonovo system, a y900-34isz. 4.2 ghz, 128 ssd, 1 t hdd, 16 G ram.
i was playing a game, it froze, had to reboot the system. it reloaded, but the monitors wouldn't work. i have removed my gtx 1070 and plugged into the HDMI port for the intergrated graphics, which the monitor works.
is there anything i can do to narrow down the problem, before i have to either replace my motherboard and /or my power supply?

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i have removed my gtx 1070 and plugged into the HDMI port for the intergrated graphics, which the monitor works.Click to expand...

If it works when you connect the monitor to the onboard port, it seems to me you have already narrowed the problem down to either the video card or perhaps a failing pw supply.
Install the card in another system to test if the card works. You can also monitor your temps and voltages. Since this is a big box system, you will not have purpose designed monitoring software like you would have with an asus, gigabyte or other high end motherboard. You will have to use something like hwinfo64, coretemp or other generic monitoring software.

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i have a i7 7700k lonovo system, a y900-34isz. 4.2 ghz, 128 ssd, 1 t hdd, 16 G ram.
i was playing a game, it froze, had to reboot the system. it reloaded, but the monitors wouldn't work. i have removed my gtx 1070 and plugged into the HDMI port for the intergrated graphics, which the monitor works.
is there anything i can do to narrow down the problem, before i have to either replace my motherboard and /or my power supply?

A:computer boots up but no display

i have removed my gtx 1070 and plugged into the HDMI port for the intergrated graphics, which the monitor works.Click to expand...

If it works when you connect the monitor to the onboard port, it seems to me you have already narrowed the problem down to either the video card or perhaps a failing pw supply.
Install the card in another system to test if the card works. You can also monitor your temps and voltages. Since this is a big box system, you will not have purpose designed monitoring software like you would have with an asus, gigabyte or other high end motherboard. You will have to use something like hwinfo64, coretemp or other generic monitoring software.

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So, first of all sorry if this has been posted before.

Ok so i turn my computer on, i can feel and see the fans going on both my CPU fan and my GFX card fan i can hear the CD drive and the harddrive working but i have no display. I have tried swapping the monitors etc.. But still no use, so i'm guessing something has broken. Just need one of you fellas to tell me what it is

Willing to try things out if it will help find whats wrong.

Thanks in advance - Jake.

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If the motherboard has a video out connection, try that. If not, you may have to invest in a new video card

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I am having this issue for the past few days and the issue comes randomly and not for every cold boots. Everything will be on but monitor shows no signal. If I restart CPU by pressing power button, then for the next boot, display comes. What all things I have done are
1) Checked monitor and its signal cable - found no issues
2) From internet, I was suspicious about my 350W PSU but the same PSU is working better for the past 1 year and I have played resource hungry games a lot( now I am playing BF4). So, PSU cannot be an issue?

The problem occurs only on random cold boots. Say , once in 3 or 4 days. Looks like the problem started after upgrading to Catalyst 14.4.

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Hey eas,

You might want to look at re-installing the old Catalyst drivers, or try using the Beta ones

Saying that however, is your monitored connected through HDMI, DVI or VGA?

I've had an issue before where it wouldn't display using the HDMI, but it would be fine on boot with the VGA or DVI. So it may be that the driver isn't being called at the boot properly.

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My laptop boots up but has no display. In troubleshooting this issue I found that when I plug my cord to the laptop the light that confirms the cord is attached does not come on. The laptop power light does come on but when I plug the cord to it, it won't respond and there is no display. In the past when I used my laptop without plugging it up and it fades out (it is still on but you get no response because it does not have enough power so the display doesn't show) that is what is going on. I don't know how to fix it. Do you know how I can get this fixed.

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Basically I put together this PC today, all should work fine, the MOBO supports the RAM, CPU etc.

Problem I am having is when I turn the computer on, after a few seconds I get one beep (Which I believe means everything is OK) But the monitor just displays 'No signal'. I've tried using a DVI monitor and a D-Sub monitor, each one has been tried in the Gfx card slots and mobo slots, yet no success..

I've done so many searches on google it's unbelievable, but nothing I have found has worked.

I've tried placing each stick on ram individually into different slots etc, that doesn't change anything. (One stick at a time). All fans are definitly working, light on mobo shows power to board, HDD's are working and DVD Drive is too. The gfx card has power to it as the fan is going (There's no slots on the card to provide power, it draws it from the mobo it seems).

Any ideas?

Motherboard: Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 AMD 880G AM3 Motherboard
CPU: AMD CPU Athlon II 640 Quad Core Processor
RAM: Corsair Memory XMS3 Classic 4GB DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Dual Channel Desktop
Power supply: Corsair TX CMPSU-650TXUK 650W
Graphics card: Zotac 1GB GeForce GT 240 DDR3 NVIDIA Graphics Card


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The PC boots up fine - I know it's going through POST properly and everything works, there's just no display. What I've tried:

1. Replaced DVI cable.

2. Upgraded graphics card (not specifically to fix this). Re-seated card.

3. Checked BIOS graphics configuration. This was set to 'Auto' instead of PCIE, which I changed. However, after re-starting it always reverts to Auto. I don't know if this is related to the problem but why would it reset itself in the BIOS?

4. Updated the BIOS from 3402 to 3603.

When I do get in and start gaming the card works fine; it's just a pain having to do five resets every time I want to fire it up.

My BIOS graphics config (Advanced -> System Agent Config) is:
Initiate graphic adapter = PCIe (but keeps reverting to 'Auto')
iGPU memory = 64M (I've tried this on all settings)
Render standby = Enabled/Disabled (tried both)
iGPU multi-monitor = Disabled


A:Boots up fine but no display (needs restart)

I would swap out your CMOS battery on your motherboard, is probably dead, CR-2032 model #, $3ish part.

Should be saving BIOS settings as long as you did a SAVE there before exiting it.

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Well I am frustrated and I really don't understand what is going on.
I bought this computer about 1 month ago, and have had problems with this computer ever since. So the problem that I have had the whole time, is that the monitor will either lose its signal. At first, it was about 30 minutes to an hour before it just lost the signal. Then, I got some new RAM. Nothing changed, in fact it got a little worse. Next, I bought a new power supply. Nothing changed. Then, I bought a new hard drive. Nothing changed. This whole time, I would try consistently every day to get my computer to work. During that whole time, the computer would lose the signal faster and faster. Then, about a week ago, it wouldn't get past the bios screen. Then today, I received a brand new motherboard. Now there is no display, no matter what. Also, I have tried using my computer without my dedicated graphics card, using the onboard graphics. Same result. Also, before you tell me to get a refund, its too late. I bought this off of eBay, so there was only a 7 day return policy. I am absolutely stumped, I really don't know what is wrong with it. The new motherboard doesn't boot at all, the fans just turn on at full power, and there is no display. I also don't believe that the dvd drive can mess up anything.
I really appreciate your help,

A:No display on monitor when computer boots

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Hello all. First the OS is Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3. Running on a Toshiba Satellite.
When windows boots up the Windows Splash Screen is there with the little progress bar scrolling. After that the screen looks like it was wet paint dragged in a straight line down. Nothing can be recognized so there is no way to trouble shoot. I booted up in safe mode and it is waiting for me to do something. What do I look for? I think there is a corrupt driver or something. Once in a while it will boot up properly. And then it works just like it should.

I have run anti malware/anti virus software. I have a good firewall and downloaded files are scanned immediately. Email is scanned as it is received. I have not downloaded and run Malware Bytes yet. I will while I wait for a response from the masters of computers.

Any ideas? Any magic software I can run to fix this?

A:Windows Boots - Display is trashed

Have you tried uninstalling your video drivers, then reinstalling same? Do you have your Drivers CD?

Display problems could be source, could be output device...could be heat-related, IMO.

Can you try connecting to a monitor to see if problem repeats on different output device?

Source could be the hardware itself or the drivers.

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Scroll down to Display Adapters...double-click. Double-click the detail item now revealed. Click on Drivers tab, push Unistall button. Reboot the system and reinstall the video drivers from the CD.


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My PC froze and turned off the other day. It wouldn't turn back on so I got a new PSU and mobo but now there is no display on my monitors, the fan is running at 100% and my keyboard.is not lighting up

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I installed a new HD into my computer, knowing for one that I am in need of a new video card, as I cannot get the display over 800X400 with 16 colors. After loading the new drive, and installing the OS(Windows XP SP 2), the computer would boot, and I got my screen that was of course HUGE.

In my attempts to change the resolution, I had tried to go to the driver for the video adapter and update the drivers, but they are dithered out.

so i restart my computer, and now i get no video at all. I see the Dell Splash screen, and then the Windows XP splash as it loads, but nothing after that. I have tried starting in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, the "Enable VGA" option, the "start with Last known configuration" etc.

I think somewhere in this the video display service got stopped? does anyone know how to get my video to display again? i can see the bios, and the safe mode options, the monitor is not the problem. I have on board video, this is an older secondary computer in my home, its a 1.8ghz dell with 512 ram and a 160 gig hd. I tried to install the OS again, but haven't been able to get it to boot from the CD that i can see as of yet.

Any ideas would be appreciated!
I am going to get a new video card sometime this weekend, but I'm afraid I'll not be able to get it installed correctly without display first.

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I'm not the most knowledgable person when it comes to computers so please answer as if Explaining to a 10 year old. My computer just completely powered down while I was surfing the web, upon rebooting The screen on my monitor (currently using my tv and connected by HDMI cable) was blank despite the PC appearing to boot up normally. I.E. All fans were running lights displayed on the outside of the machine and even internal fans and systems began to run but there is just no display on my tv. I tried unplugging the system with the power switch set to off and waiting for 10 minutes and rebooting but to no avail. All the websites I check are so unhelpful, I'm a really smart guy with an engineering degree so I'm sure with jus a little bit of guidance and some help from someone who knows what they are doing I can sort this out on my own w/o having to send it back to the company.

A:Computer boots up, but no display on monitor.

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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I finally  upgraded Vista to 7. Every time I turn the machine on the desktop icons are either tiny or humongous. I check the resolution which is at either 1024x768 or 1280x1024. This seems to happen arbitrarily. Any clues?

A:Boots with new display resolution every time

What is the make and model of the computer? I would try updating your graphics driver.

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My personal computer and it has stopped working i was having issues with it earlier today not showing a display so i followed the basic steps for troubleshooting ie: checking monitor, trialing different monitors, removing one stick of ram and trialing them separately in different slots and finally reseating the internal components. finally the computer booted with a display the computer booted all the way and allowed me to log in then after about 10 minutes it randomly went black and rebooted with no display.
I have since been to every troubleshooting website available trying resolve this issue.

the computer is a compaq presario
runs windows vista and ubuntu
has 2gb of ram
has a celeron dual core processor running at 1.68GHZ/512K/800/06
has a ms-7525 ver-1.0 mboard
had a graphics card installed until it didnt want to boot with a display on that
grapics card is an ASUS N13219

this computer had issues with the display before in that it would change the colour the screen from blue to purple and red when the cable the cable connected to the monitor was moved, i assumed this was a faulty monitor, however this problem reoccurred when it first booted today so it may be the on board graphics card.
this computer has been stored in a shed for 1 year would this have affected it???

prior to being stored it ran fine and i used it as a gaming computer with an Nvidia 8991 but this stopped working unexpectedly so i was forced to move to the ASUS that is mentioned above would this have ... Read more

A:Compaq presario boots with no display

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good morning. having some trouble with my laptop...hp pavilionzv6000. it boots ok but there is no screen.
any ideas?
auntie lola

A:laptop boots but screen won't display

can you got into the bios as with another laptop the bios was on video output with the screen disabled

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I've been fighting this problem for months and haven't found an answer anywhere but maybe you guys can help. My computer seems to boot fine, but nothing is displayed on the monitor. The power light on the monitor ON button just blinks amber. If I wait a minute or so and then hit the reset button the computer reboots and the monitor comes on. The computer started doing this about 6 months after I built it. Once in a great while it will boot up on the first try, but it's very rare. I was thinking video card, but have unseated and reseated it a couple of times to no avail. I also got a new battery on the motherboard thinking it was having a problem. Now I'm thinking power supply or BIOS - any ideas?

2.8Ghz Intel p4
Radeon 9600 pro
ASUS p4p800 MB
1 GB of Micron ram
QMAX 350W power supply

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Computer boots, but monitor doesn't display anything

Im having the exact same problem with my computer but it doesnt happen as often as with you. Im guessing its some fault with the card or with Windows.

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OK, so, it's been a half year since I have a nvidia gt 440 2gb ram and so on. And recently sometimes freezes my PC and I get a black screen(sometimes other colors), but that's not the problem, so I wanted to change my graphics card until I get a new one with an ATI Radeon Sapphire X1550 that I found, I know its old, but I don't have another one.

OK, I removed my nvidia drivers completely with DDU, pull out physically the graphic card from mobo and...
My problem is: When I plugged ATI X1550 in my motherboard, my PC boots but nothing appears on my screen.

Please help!!

And oh, one last thing, if u guys think that ATI X1550 is broken or damaged, it's not, I have tried it on a friend with windows xp sp3.

A:pc boots but no display when i plug my graphics card

Could you fill out your system specs completely please? It's hard to give good advice if we don't know what we are dealing with for hardware.


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My Nvidia GT-640 often (maybe 30% of time) boots up (from power down condition) in a strange way on my i7-920 system (no overclock). My primary monitor comes up as a random noise "snow" display. The Windows login graphics are faintly visible under the noise, but it is almost impossible to use the mouse to log in or reboot. The second monitor comes up fine with a normal (blank) Windows desktop. The system always seems to reboot correctly as long as the power stays on. I.e., the problem shows up after power down, then power up -- cold start.

If I then use the PC reset button, the system always (?) boots up correctly. So it seems that sometimes the "power on reset" for the GT-640 is not truly resetting the hardware as it should. (Yes, I could switch the display ports, but then I'd still need to reboot to get both monitors correct.)

The BIOS startup displays normally. I only see the problem when Windows starts.

Is this a known issue? Any workarounds or fixes? TIA!

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I was wondering if there is a way to turn off the display after a Windows 10 pc is turned on from a shut down state without any user logging in. I have disabled the lock screen via GPO. I also see that the Console Lock Screen Timeout work for me either.

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ok so I put in a new p5k-c mobo, a used (tested) e6300 intel with a thermaltake max orb heatsink and fan, ati 2600 pro new, 160gb seagate hd new and 2 gb dual channel pc5400 ddr2 new. I hooked that all up and turn the power on the psu. i get a green light on my motherboard.i turn the computer on success everything powered on then it seemed like it restarted and booted again but the monitor did not turn on at all. any solutions for me ?

all my connections are set right for sure!

A:Custom built pc, boots fine, but no display picture

Cold boot to SAFE MODE to see if you get a low resolution on the screen. If so, you probably have a defective video graphics drivers.
Otherwise, you either have the wrong video graphics unit for that motherboard,,, or a defective one... I suspect your used one is used up.

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My dad installed the software for a new ergonomic Microsoft multimedia keyboard on his computer and since restarting after installing the drivers, the monitor never receives any signal. No signal during boot, and no signal when it reaches the windows logon screen. I don't know if the keyboard drivers installation is at all related, but just in case, I have switched back to the original keyboard until I resolve the problem.

I know that the computer has booted to the windows welcome screen because the keyboard and optical mouse lights illuminate, I can toggle between num lock and caps lock. ALSO, I am able to see that my router has assigned the computer an IP address and I am able to map a network drive and access all files on the hard drive when the display-less computer is powered on.

I have tried to remote desktop into the computer, but I don't think that option is enabled on the computer. My goal was to remote desktop into the computer and attempt to update or roll back drivers for the display adapter or perhaps perform a system restore.

Again, I am not sure if the keyboard installation has anything to do with it, but it apparently happened after he installed the software for the keyboard.

Dell Optiplex SX280
Windows XP Pro

I have tried two different cables. No luck.
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A:Please help: System boots but no display at all. Changed LCDs, no luck.

At the most basic level: since you've tried 2 monitors, have you also tried different monitor cables and that the connection is sound at the PC end of the cable?

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Okay, so the issue started when I had proper original ATI drivers installed and blue screen kept on occurring. This was frustrating and in between there were line grains all over the display and it used to get heated up fast. So I did a fresh reinstallation of Windows 7 and besides installing ATI drivers and kept it as it is, so that it would run on Integrated HD Graphics. This ran pretty well for a month's casual usage. But when I started to view 1080p videos, display suddenly flashed and showed lesser line grains. And for few days, whenever I switched the thing on, it used to boot up with different colours which kept playing, like yellow, red, blue, green, white. I switched it off immediately and waited a while before I could switch it back on.So when I turned on the PC, I could hear it working from the inside, and even heard Windows loading up. Everything was working but the display unit. It did not even show the BIOS and HP messages. This has no hdmi ports, otherwise I could have checked and connected it to another display and made it to work.Please help as I've tried the hard resetting methods found online. 

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