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computer wont start, not even BIOS will start

Q: computer wont start, not even BIOS will start

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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A: computer wont start, not even BIOS will start

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Help,

having to use the works computer to post this. My home pc is failing to startup.

Before it had gotten this bad, I had experienced crashes and reboots whilst it was working. They became more frequent and now the computer wont start at all. The power comes on, the fans all whirr, but the computer doesnt even get to the point where it displays the introductory bios screen.

Any advice?

Computer is a little old now. Intel 2600k inside.
 

A:My PC wont start - Even the BIOS start page wont display

Hello leicestersq,

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, the RAM (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.
 

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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.
 

A: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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When i got home today didn't my computer work, my girlfriend has been the last one using it. So don't know how things were just before the shutdown or anything.

when i turn on the computer i get to the screen where "touch bios" is and where i can see the options like Bios settings, boot menu, xpress recovery.
but i cant press anything, and after about two seconds on that screen the PC shuts down again.

The keyword lights up so there is a responds on it, but just doesn't work to press anything before it shuts down.

I've got BSOD upto several times a day for a few months time.
believe that my computer is affected by some virus or something is delaying my computer. might be an combination of several things.

I got no external things hugged up to the stationeer computer right now.

it is a windows 7 x64 machine.

usually when i get issues i can access advanced boot up or bios, but can neither in this case..
I wonder if it might be a hardware issue.
If so what do you think it might be?
and how can i diagnose the problem when i can't do anything with the machine?

thanks
/jakup

A:Computer doesn't start cant get into bios or advanced start up setting

Would you please fill in,your systems specifications?

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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?
 

A:powers in, but start button wont start computer

Does it boot?
 

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Hello,i am running a packard bell notebook and yesterday the laptop was woring in perfect order,but then i restarted it after windows told me to restart it after configuriung a usb blootooth dongle thingy,but 2 dys before this happened the laptop accidently dropped leaving me with 2 of 4 usb ports working,but was working all good till i resarted it ,what it does is it wont go past the bot screen,it regognises usb like mouse nd hub,but doesnt go past the screen atall,could it be a virus?beacus i cant get into the bios settings whatsoever,as i say was working fine till i restarted it,

Any help would b greatly appreciated?
Cheers,
 

A:pc wont start atall,no way into bios

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51242.html
 

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hello at the moment i am on a Ubuntu 64bit live CD, for some reason when i start up my computer the HP sign comes up and then after that its blank with a small flashing thing in the top left corner, it's like one of the things that is there when you type. (sorry for rubbish explination)

In this screen im able to press CTRL+DEL+ALT and it restarts goes back to HP logo and back to near blank screen, this is completely out of the blue and i usually get GRUB thats lets me choose from ubuntu and windows 7. I dont know why this has happened or how to fix it, im not really that savvy in this area of technology, help would be highly appreshiated and thank you.

A:BIOS/GRUB wont start.

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I have an amd athlon computer, not sure of the specs other than it's XP. The computer was running a bit funny earlier today. It froze 2 times, i restarted and it continued working, till it froze a 3rd time. After the 3rd time it said "verifying dmi pool" and then "press ctrl+alt+del to reboot" and requested i boot of a cd

I tried restarting the computer 3 more times, and now nothing comes up, and i hear the hard drive spin a little, then slow down...spin then slow down..and then everything just stops.

Is it dead? Are there other alternatives? Help!

thanx

A:Verifying DMI pool, now bios wont start

Your HDD has failed. But there may be other hardware that has failed too. Verifying DMI Pool takes place as the computer is accessing the CD/DVD drives.
Shutdown the computer and unplug the HDD and restart the computer. If you get passed the DMI Pool then it's just the HDD that is causing the problem. If you can't go any further, one of the CD/DVD drives may be at fault too. Unplug each of these to see.
You can also remove the HDD from the computer and attach it via a USB Adapter, power it up and see if it spins up and down or if it stays spinning up.

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I opened the PC case, I can see that everything is ok, the fans are running, the graphic card fan is running, there is a green light on the motherboard which I assume is ok. But it shows a blank screen on the moniter, plus the keyboard doesnt power up.

The mointor isnt the problem as I've had it tested it on another PC

Im hoping anyone would know a solution to this.

Thank you

Running Windows 7
Geforce GTX 260
6.00GB RAM

A:PC wont start, blank screen (no bios, etc)

I suggest you try the diagnostic test posted here:
Blank screen on boot, fixes it once.

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Hi All, Brought to 'Geek Squad' - did reset, but laptop still wont start. Service rep thinks motherboard needs to be replaced because there seems to be power. This machine is only 1.5 years old, but out of warranty. Checked the Lenovo site, but could no longer find the suggested BIOS update. Model: Yoga 710 15ISK 80U0000FUS Any service provider (or otherwise) suggestions for Seattle area? Thanks,Charles

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Hi

I have been incredibly stupid and changed the settings in my BIOS setup. What is even more stupid is I did this by making it "Load Optimal Defaults" so I dont actually know what has been changed.

As a result of this windows 7 now cannot start, it brings you to the error fixing part where it searches for errors, cant find any and offers you some more options including system restore. Ive done a system restore but that has also not fixed it. I have little idea how to fix this, windows 7 was working perfectly until I changed the BIOS, but not knowing what was changed means I cant change it back.

The BIOS version is: 4core1600twins-p35 p1.40

Any help would be immensely appreciated. Thank you very much!

Rhodri

A:Changed BIOS settings now Windows 7 wont start

Hi Rhodri and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

This should be quite easy to fix. All you need to do is to reset the BIOS to its defaults. Boot up and enter your BIOS. You are looking for an option to reset it to its defaults (this is NOT the same as Optimal Defaults). Alternatively, remove and replace the motherboard battery - this will cause all settings to be lost from the BIOS, so you need to make a note of your current settings on a piece of paper so that you can restore them afterwards. This will include the date and time. For details on how to do this, the location of the battery and whether or not there is a motherboard jumper that accomplishes the same thing, see your motherboard manual. Please ensure that your system is unplugged from the mains whilst you do this.

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Hi, Last night I tried to upgrade a customers server with a Kingston 4gb memory card. On starting the server it would not even get into bios (monitor didnt get signal, fans running at 100). Removed the new card and server boots fine. I actually had two idenitical cards, one for another server and both cards produced the same fault. The card is a Kingston "KTH-PL316ES/4g" - the kingston website suggests it is compatible with the DL180 G6. I installed them to the second white slot nearest the processor (first white slot already occupied) Any ideas?

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Notebook: hp probook 4320s (late 2010)System: w7pro32 original, updated with the last Microsoft pathesPrevious BIOS version: F.0F Yesterday "HP update manager" has downloaded and upgraded BIOS 68AHH F.20 and other updates. During the reboot, BIOS has been installed, after that there was no way to load Windows (after 5 minutes of "Windows Loading", the notebook goes in bluescreen). No errors was giveng during the BIOS upgrade task. Actions I tried to solve the problem:- Tried to start in Safe Mode, with same result- Changed SATA to IDE in the BIOS- Rollback from BIOS Manager (error on verification), with same result- Tried to install F.0F with USB boot, with same result- Installed again F.20 and worked, but the main problem is still there. thanks and brF

A:URGENT. the system wont to start after bios update: bluescre...

Hi,Welcome to the HP Forum! falbala73 wrote:Notebook: hp probook 4320s (late 2010)System: w7pro32 original, updated with the last Microsoft pathesPrevious BIOS version: F.0F Yesterday "HP update manager" has downloaded and upgraded BIOS 68AHH F.20 and other updates. During the reboot, BIOS has been installed, after that there was no way to load Windows (after 5 minutes of "Windows Loading", the notebook goes in bluescreen). No errors was giveng during the BIOS upgrade task. Actions I tried to solve the problem:- Tried to start in Safe Mode, with same result- Changed SATA to IDE in the BIOS- Rollback from BIOS Manager (error on verification), with same result- Tried to install F.0F with USB boot, with same result- Installed again F.20 and worked, but the main problem is still there. thanks and brFSince your notebook is a UEFI type:Push the power on switch while still holding down the Fn+B keyPlease post your resultKind regards,erico

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I have tried to boot without the ram i get a series of beeps ,The screen is blank ,i tried shining a bright torch at the screen to see if i can see the bios page but nothing.

A:satellite L850D wont boot to bios,no start beep.

You can't boot to BIOS without RAM.

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guys,

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?
 

A: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?
 

A:XP wont load/Computer wont start

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It keeps Restarting and doesnt ever let me get to my desktop to perform a system restore, then there is a blue screen of death with stop code 0x00000ed....I don't know what to do please help me.

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After only just having one problem solved on here I have encountered another and I think it is fairly problematic but am far from understanding it - please help!!!

I downloaded the new version of Internet Explorer (version 8) as this was an option when I signed onto the web this afternoon (I previously had IE 7 and am running Windows XP version 2).

But after downloading this I had trouble getting onto the net (though I seemed to be able to initially). So I restarted the PC. But, it did not restart.

Instead I get the following message on a plain black screen when I try to run my computer:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

What is this file? I have an Acer Aspire notebook which came installed with Windows XP Version 2 (I have no CD drive currently).

I have looked on the microsoft website (I am currently on a different PC) but dont understand anything that is posted on their about this problem.

Do I need to re-install a new operating system? Will this mean I will loose all my data that is on my computer? This is very precious to me as I am travelling and I have saved on my computer photos and diary entries - I would be very upset to loose them.

What is my best course of action? Should I take it to a specialist. Again I really hope I can prevent the information that I did have saved on there from being deleted.

Thankyou to anyone who can assist.
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I hope it's kosher to post a link to another post I made in the XP forum (I'm only doing this because someone suggested I do). I dont think I have a virus/malware problem, but maybe someone here will recognize it.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry844517ThanksUPDATE: I just finished running the a-squared command malware tool and all that it came up with was 19 cookies.

A:Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Programs Wont Start, Etc

Please try using this to repair the broken registry entry that may be causing this.Download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click HERE if you're not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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Windows8 Pro laptop wont start and just cycles on and off every few seconds.  Removed battery and AC and held power button for 30 seconds, replace AC and battery with same results.  Never boots long enough to get any screen info. Ideas? 

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Dell Dimension 4700 running XP Home Service Pack 3
Did not boot merely loops to start options screen but no options work and I am returned to the same options screen.
Have tried advanced start up options "disable auto restart" to generate BSOD which gives the following:

VER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x4E884D26, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x800F8941)

I have no XP system disk available at this, my mothers, address and it is her computer that has stopped this AM.

Help please
 

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hi..found a computer in the garbage its a pony but it has a soyo motherboard with a pentium III 450mhz and 512sdram.It never would start windows normal but would in safe mode,so now i did a diskcheck and restarted now it gets hung up on the system32\drivers\agp440.sys...at least thats the last one that pops up before it freezes...im new to this and this forum but if anyone can help id greatly appreciate it...thanks..
 

A:windows wont start...did start in safe mode now cant even do that

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I can't open my Microsoft Outlook - when I start it it states it wasn't shut
down properly and asks if I want to start it in safe mode. If I
select no I get a message "Could not start the RPC server' and then I
get a blank outlook screen. It doesn't work if I select to start in
safe mode either.

Any ideas? As non techie as possible.

Thanks
Dom
 

A:Solved: Could not start the RPC Server - Outlook wont start

Problem solved - I uninstalled HTC Sync software and Outlook was able to start correctly. I had installed the HTC Sync software the same day Outlook stopped working.
 

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Hi. I got some knowledge on repairing computer problem but i got this particular one i wasnt able to fix. Ive tried everything i know to try and fix it before doing a fresh install but coming to this site as a last resort. Ive done everything from safe mode to sfc scan to chkdsk /r and nothing. Only thing is sfc /scannow have found some corrupted sys file but was unable to fix some of them. I cant log into safe mode so cant install any fixing program either to run it through cmd (thats the only thing i have access to) system restore cant help cause pc say there is no restore point but last time i was able to power on pc without problems it updated some files and made a restore point when done and that was weird when it didnt find any rp. Please I need some help here since im running out of resources. Hopefully someone can help me. Thanks

A:Windows7 wont start normally, do not start in safe mode either

System manufacturer and model?

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I have a Pc running XP home.. tonight it wouldnt start up and displayed a message NTLDR is missing.. I did the repair option with my xp disk and it seemed to go ok .. but now when you try to start it up it starts as far as the dos type screen that gives you all the option,, safe mode, last know config that worked etc.. it doesnt matter which one you press it will just reboot again and start over till it gets to that screen.

any answers anybody ?

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Hi. I got some knowledge on repairing computer problem but i got this particular one i wasnt able to fix. Ive tried everything i know to try and fix it before doing a fresh install but coming to this site as a last resort. Ive done everything from safe mode to sfc scan to chkdsk /r and nothing. Only thing is sfc /scannow have found some corrupted sys file but was unable to fix some of them. I cant log into safe mode so cant install any fixing program either to run it through cmd (thats the only thing i have access to) system restore cant help cause pc say there is no restore point but last time i was able to power on pc without problems it updated some files and made a restore point when done and that was weird when it didnt find any rp. Please I need some help here since im running out of resources. Hopefully someone can help me. Thanks

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ok im not sure what happened but i recently built this computer about 1 and half months ago and today i shut it off with the power button and then turned off the power switch to the wall and then i went to turn it back on and now i can see the cpu fan running and everything back nothing shows up on the screen it just says no signal on my acer monitor then turns off

A8N32-SLI Deluxe
acer 19" monitor
ASUS EAX1650XT/2DHT/256M/A Radeon X1650XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4400CDBOX

Please Help
 

A:Computer Wont Start Help!

Why did you shut it off by the power button? Is this something you do often as it sounds like you blew the power supply and that is one thing that can cause. Can you tell us brand and wattage of your power supply?
 

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My computer box can turn on and all the wires are there but when i turn on the monitor it keeps saying DVI:No signal and VGA:No signal but they're both plugged in. When i turn it on the mouse light turns on for a split second but turns back off. It has turned on before with this happening but i had to turn it on and off over and over again. So how can i get it to boot up 1st try?

A:Computer wont start

Hi there @DROX, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not starting properly, and I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information. How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?  Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Is there any sound of fans running, or hard drives spinning at all when you try to power up? Please let me know the answers to those questions, so I can better assist you.

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My computer is kind of new its 2 years old and I have put a lot of money into it. It has been working flawlessly until recently one day I went to turn it on and it starts up and goes to a black screen with a blinking white line and stays there and does nothing else. I've tried doing a system recovery, putting a windows 7 disc in their etc. Nothing seems to work. My uncle who is very knowledgeable in computers said everything is running but something has wiped out my operating system. I don't care if I lose everything I just want my computer working again. .

A:My computer wont start

Have you checked your BIOS settings to make sure it's loading the proper boot device? (Your HDD, presumably)
 
Have you ever checked your HDD for errors? Sounds like a corrupted OS, to me. If you have a Windows 7 disk, pop it into the optical drive, and enter your BIOS Boot Menu (On Dell, it's F12 upon start up, Escape on HP Desktops, etc.) Pick your CD/DVD Drive and attempt to re-install Windows. Better yet, you can buy HDD enclosures for pretty cheap and, if you have another machine, you can use it to access your HDD externally. This way you can backup your data, if needed.
 
Also, you can use tools such as Kaspersky's Recovery Disk or Hiren's Rescue Disk (Mini XP) to get data off of your HDD, given that it works.

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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
SAMHD501LJ

Memmorycard reader 30in1 intern 3.5" Black USB 2.0
UCR-112

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

\Monitor: Samsung 226BW 22" Wide TFT Svart Analog/DVI 2ms Widescreen
SAM226BW

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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A:New computer wont start...

problem solved!
 

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I have a IBM thinkpad T20 laptop computer and it wont turn on. When i press the power button lights flash and thats the end of it. The computer has turned on recently. Now nothing is happening. If anybody has any ideas plaese tell me. Please help and please say something.

Thank you.
 

A:Computer wont start up

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I tried starting my computer up after turning it on and off fast
and now it wont work.
can someone please help me
 

A:My computer wont start

What type of computer are you running ? Or, what motherboard if it's a custom build?
 

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

A:Re: Computer wont start

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

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Ok i got a little 466 computer, im not to sure about anymore info, but it wont start up, i have no clue whats wrong with it, and one know what could be the prob?
I took out everything except the mobo, hd, and memory.
 

A:Computer wont start up!

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When i press the power button, the CPU's LED does not light up and the system is not running.

What is the possible problem with the CPU??

A:Computer Wont Start Up!

It could be your actual power supply. Is the cable securely connected? How long have you had the computer for?

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My computer wont boot up it has an error message "stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x82322BCB, 0xF899669c, 0xF8996398) will not do anything after this message appears. Please help. My OS is Windows xp.
 

A:computer wont start up

lugnut00 said:


My computer wont boot up it has an error message "stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x82322BCB, 0xF899669c, 0xF8996398) will not do anything after this message appears. Please help. My OS is Windows xp.Click to expand...

7E is such an awkward beggar because it can suddenly pop up in a system that was working perfectly five minutes earlier.. Start with taking everything out of the back of the box except keyboard, mouse and monitor and see if that helps. If it does, add one extra at a time until the culprit shows itself.
 

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Hello,

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!

Josh
 

A: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 http://www.microcenter.com/customer_support/returns.html and ask about a replacement , a fix , or your money back.
 

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I'm running a Dell Inspiron E1505. My wireless was having a problem. I followed the steps outlined in this post.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/586274-wireless-network-detected-but-internet.html

Mainly I went into command prompt and did the following:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
When I went to restart my computer wouldn't turn on! The power light is illuminated, the CD drive clicks once, but other than that nothing happens.

As I was typing this post the Inspiron suddenly booted up (it had been sitting there for 45 minutes at this point with the power light on). It seemed to run fine until suddenly the screen went black (it was backlit now where as before there wasn't any light) and thats the end of the story.

I tried restarting it again and it still hasn't booted up. Its just sitting there with the power light on.

Help Please!
 

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Do you get anything on the screen when you turn it on? If so, start pressing F8 right away. If you succeed in getting to the boot options, choose "last known good configuration". See if it boots all the way up. If not, you could try the Dell utility partition and run diagnostics. This can be accessed by choosing F12 almost immediately after pressing the power button, once the menu loads choose Utility partition and run all diagnostics. Hope this helps solve your issue, let the forum know if it does.
 

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I have a friend whos computer wont start. When I press the power button on the front of the case all that happens is his power light turns on. However when I physically unplug the computer from the wall then plug it back in, it starts up fine. Anybody have any ideas on what this could be?
 

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Faulty powersupply would be my guess. Have another one to swap in to see? Maybe your own?
 

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I'm having a problem getting a computer tower powered up.

This computer has been sitting in my basement, all plugged in, and
set up. The last time this computer has been on, was last summer.
This has always been a perfectly working computer. The moniter is
working, but says ' no signal'.

I might add, that is is quite cold in the basement.
Any ideas on what could be wrong, and how I can get it going?
 

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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!
 

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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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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?
 

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

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i need some major advise. i was trying to install a cd rom and a cdrw drives into my computer. i was getting an error message at the boot, figued it was the 3 1/2 so i turned off the puter and unpluged it to see if that was the problem. well turns out the same error message come up, so i figured it wasnt the 3 1/2 drive error. so while the computer was still on, silly the power source touched the 3 1/2 drive. a popping sound occured and the computer no longer worked. i know i messed up something, but can anyone give me some idea of where to look or what i migt have done? is it fixable? did i lose all my files on the hard drive? please someone tell me something. thanks
 

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okay, this is what happened i went to bed one night and letft the computer transfering files to my mp3 player. when i woke the compter was off. i though someone else turened it off. then when i got home later and tried to turn it on it wouldn't turn on, the fan(s) starts spinning then everythign just dies. if i unplug the power for a while and start it, the cd drives will power up too, and then the comptuer just sits idol with the fans on and the cd drives lights lit up. monitor doesn't blink, nothing happens. i can't figure out what is wrong, so maybe you will know.
 

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Could be a faulty power supply, or a bad motherboard. Try switching power supplies first, and if that doesn't work, then see if you can try a different motherboard.
 

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I just got a computer with A7N8X-8 motherboard, and a temperture thing on the front. Sorry iam a bit new to computers, it will turn on then the monitor wont, after 20 sec the fans slow down then the led light at the front starts blinging very fast.. Help me please its for my son which is Ortisum.. Cheers..
 

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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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