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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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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?


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 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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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?

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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!


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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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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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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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!


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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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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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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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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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?

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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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A:I cant start my PC - Windows wont start - missing root system 32 file

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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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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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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..

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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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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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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.


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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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:


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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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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I know u guys get this a lot but i need sum help my computer wont boot up. it worked for several months and now when i try and start the fan spins up on the processor and the hard drive light turns on permanantly but nothing happens. no beeps no nuthin. any ideas?

A:computer wont start

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Hello Guys,

Firstly brilliant site!

My son has a pacrkard bell gamming computer i.power I thnk its called. I thinks its about 3 years old,and its worked fine until yesterday.

I think he tried to install somthing on it that had somthing piggy back on it as well,he tried unistalling and Re-Booted. The computer on reboot flagged up it was trying to repair itself he has Windows vista home on it. This lasted for about 8 minutes whilst it was applying the repairs, but shortly before it shut down the screen went totally white. I tried to restart thinking it shutdown ok but now its dead! no start up beeps no fans no nothing,it like I tried to start it without the power supply being on which I also checked of course.
I try to maintain the computer ie antivirus protection up to date scan system once a week? ( McAfee)
Spybot search and destroy updated and scanned and so on.

I think Im going to have to take it somwhere to get it sorted because Im in no way shape or form an expert, so any help you guys could give me on this would be great.
Many thanks in advance.

A:Computer wont start at all...

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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 HP computer that wont start up. I get to the blue startup screen that says hp pavilion, then that goes away (like normal) but then the computer restarts. I hit F8 when it started (to try to start in safe mode) and got the windows advanced options screen. I then selected safe mod, then i selected Windows xp home edition then hit enter. The computer restarted. So from this I believe it restarts when it tries to load windows. Ive also tried to go to the option in windows advanced options that says "restore the computer to an earlier time" (or something like that) but it restarts. Any sugestions? I really dont want to use my D: partition (total system restore) so I'm leaving that as a last resort. Any help would be greatly apreciated.

A:My computer wont start

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My comptuter has been working fine for almost a year now, and suddenly i dont use it for 2 days and it wont boot. It is a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case, and when plugged in the little light with a lightbulb next to it flashes continuously, but when I press the power button nothing happens, nothing at all. No fans go on, the speakers dont react, nothing happens. I have tried looking through all my connections, and nothing seems to be out of place. Anyone have any idea what could have happened while the computer sat there for 2 days? (it wasnt touched)

Edit: I'm also now noticing what seems to be a soft clicking sound coming from the power supply, if that helps at all.

Memory: CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
Video Card: DIAMOND GX800XLPCIEWB Radeon X800XL 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000SWA Silver Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Hard Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum ATX AMD Motherboard
Power Supply: Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W Power Supply
Optical Drive: PLEXTOR Black SATA DVD Burner Model PX-712SA/SW-BL

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when I turn off my pc it wont restart for 20+ minutes. The screen remains in standby but the cd rom, hdd, and floppy make sounds (not those heard when usually booting) but no beeps and no noise through speakers. I have no idea what is going on!

I know it is not due to muy graphics card as i have tried my dads and the problem remains. My dad has the same system bar the sound card (which isnt the problem).
I also don't think the problem lies with the HDD as i have had this problem with 2

The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-6WMM7 (under 1 yr old)
Athlon 1.2 GHz chip
Hercules Prophet 4000XP graphics agp card
Soundblaster live soud card

My dad and cousin have the same towers and mother boards as me and do not have this problem.


A:computer wont start

Seems there have been a lot of bios updates for that board. Are you running the same bios as the others? This maybe one time I would suggest trying to flash to the latest bios.
Follow instructions exactly as the last thing you want is a bad flash


Instructions on how to flash here at top of page

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hi all. recently i have encountered problems with my computer. Sometimes when i boot it up, it shows the windows xp loading screen, but then the screen goes black, my harddrive seems to keep spinning and it makes a clicking sound, nothing else happens. The only way I can boot my computer is if i go to the selection "Last good configuration", but even when i do, the clicking happens every 2-3 boots. One time, however, when i selected "Last good configuration" I got the BSOD "Bad_pool_Header". I did some research and discovered it means some drivers are not up-to-date. It also explained that it could be fixed by disabling the indexing service. The problem is I already have indexing disabled, and i believe my drivers are up-to-date, but ill check.

My specs are:
P4 2.0 Ghz
Windows XP Home
512 RAM
Radeon 9800 pro
Emachines Manufacturer

ps. the only other changes i can think of that ive done are tweaks from http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

any help would be very appreciated!


!EDIT! right after posting this i found a thread that had people with the same manufacturer (Emachines) encounter the same problem. all seem to have discovered it fairly recently like me. This is really weird! Did emachines plan a date for their comps to go bad?? lol

A:Help! Computer wont start sometimes!

Hello civ

Have you installed any new software/critical updates recently?

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Hi everyone, I have an Windows 7 64bit Machine that is currently having issues. I built it about 2 years ago, but cannot remember all of the info of the build. It has an AMD Phenom II Black processor though, and compatable AMD Motherboard. This is a long story, so get ready...

My computer wont start.

Earlier today I turned on my computer after it had been off over night. I got an unusual error message upon startup. I recognised the error screen as a Blue Screen from Windows, but it was gone too quickly for me to write down the error code. After that, the computer restarted and was working fine. When I was finished with it (After running virus scan and doing general diagnostics to find the problem, to no avail), I turned off the computer again and wen't to work. Upon coming home, I had the same problem.

The computer will start, boot normally with the BIOS screen, etc. But the moment it would normally go to the Windows logo while loading, it instead would go to a blue screen with error code, and after only a second or two, restart on its own. Again, I never had enough time to write down the error.

It did this a few times, with me trying to write down the code letter by letter. I stopped when I realized the code was different every time the computer booted.

Now the computer wont boot at all. It does not even get the BIOS screen. It boots up and beeps once. You can hear all the fans start running, and then suddenly the fans will slow down dramatically (but not turn off)... Read more

A:Computer Wont Start

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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?

A:Computer wont start up

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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Just need some help and advice to anyone that may know what my problem is.

It started a while ago when my Graphics card used to "oxodise" when ever i moved my computer (to put a ipod cable in the usb port as an example) causing my screen not to pick up any signal from my Graphics card and I would have to rub the graphics card with a rubber this would usualy fix the problem.

well yesterday the same problem occured so I opened the box and took out the Graphics card rubbed it with the rubber and slotted it back in. I now try to turn on my computer and not only does the screen still not pick up any signals it is now beeping it starts with 1short beep then 1 long beep, reocurring. ive made sure that the graphics card was insterted properly.

if anyone could help I would very much appreciate it.

Ps sorry for any spelling mistakes using the smallest laptop knowen to man and pretty hard to type on it lol.

A:Computer wont start up

My first thought would be to try another video card.

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My Computer Is Runnig Windows Vista Home Premium And Up Until Now I Have No Problems, Yesterday I Turned It On An I Got A Black Screen With Two Options Saying
"Launch Start Up Repair" An "Start Windows Normally", I Click Launch Start Up Repair And I Get A Blue Screen Saying "Unmountable Boot Volume"

similar to the picture in this link:

except i dont see the technical **stop** part at the bottom,

i than restarted my computer an boot to the vista cd i have, i get to the vista screen select language, time zone etc when i click repair computer though the driver isnt there an im supposed to manually select one except i dont knw where to find it.

i restart the computer an boot from cd again this time when i click repair computer it shows me windows vista but a window comes up with a "searching drivers for windows installations" that just seems to linger for hours on end.

i restart the computer again an boot from cd this time when i click repair computer there is no driver but i can still press next an get to the command prompt menu and such, ive posted on several other forums looking for help and advice an one of the suggestions given to me was to run bootrec.exe in the command prompt

i did that but when i got to the "scanOS" part it just lingered there an would not progress so than i restarted an went back to the command prompt to try the other suggestion typing
bcedit /export c: \bcd_backup

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A:Computer Wont Start!!! HELP!!!

Hi Afakasi:
Can you log in "safe mode with command prompt"? If so, run CMD as administrator and type: "sfc/scannow" then press enter.

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Yes, you can end the process. You can also uninstall Tiny Personal Firewall How far does the boot get? Did you just install that program?

Also, please do not post in all CAPS - it's the forum equivalent of SHOUTING

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Hello and I'll start this off by apologizing if I'm asking my question in the wrong forum. I'm brand new on here and just registered and I have a major problem I need help with.
Just went on vacation and came home to a computer that won't start.
When I turn on the computer I get a screen saying the computer was not shut down properly and asks me if I want to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, last known settings that worked, or start normally ? No matter which option I select the same things happens....It just restarts and gives me the same screen and options. I can't get past there at all. I don't get to Windows or anything just this same thing over and over again. I'm clueless to what this could be and if it's fixable, but I have all the pictures of my son on this computer since he was born and I need to be able to get it working or get them off somehow. Hope someone can help with this...I'm desperate.
I don't have a windows CD. I think with the model I have it doesn't come with one, you do system restore without it. Built in to the computer or something. Please help !

A:Computer wont start

try taking off the little battery on th mainboard (inside the case of your computer) for half an hour,then put it back and telle me if it works...
p.s. it MUST be without any power supply,like batteries (if laptop) and without power cable

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So whenever I start up my computer, I get a black screen with this message at the top left corner...

Setting up personalized settings for:
C:\windows\system32\drivers\svhost.exe s

I'm posting from my phone right now. I did a search on the issue and concluded that it must be a virus. However, all the suggestions I've seen have said to download so-and-so program. Well I can't exactly do that because it seems to be stuck on here. I've been waiting for several hours for it to go away so I don't think it's going to. Please help me out! Thank you!

A:computer wont start up

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When i turn my computer on it goes to a blue troubleshoot screeen. It will not let me reset or back up or restore my computer. Please help! I have went into everything and nothing works.

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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.
Dumping Physical memory to disk: (then it goes from 0 to 100)

Can anyone tell me what i can do to make my computer start up?

A:My Computer Wont Start

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Hello my mum bought a computer home from her work because they didnt want it and i turned it on and the computer beeps for about 3 seconds and nthing happenes. Nothing shows ont he screen. anyone know what the problem is?

A:Computer Wont Start

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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

A: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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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)

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

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