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


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?

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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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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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before this happened ive noticed a few weird things when turnign on my computer.
when i push the buttons i can hear the fans and everything go on, for a second, then it turns off, than turns back on
than when its loading(before going on xp)
its said something about overclocking failed
do i want to go back to settings
or continue with default

i chose default, than after that everything went normal, turned off my computer...and i couldnt start it up again

wheni push the buttons theres nothing on the sceen, i can hear the fans,
but there isnt that BEEP sound that i usually hear when i start it up.
the screen is all black, i cant even go into bios.

so i gave it in to repair, they fixed it, said somehting "ROM" n "flash" cant remember

the computer worked for a few times, than the samething happened, no display... im pretty sure its not the monitor.

anyone know whats wrong,how do i fix it?
i think i have the same problem with this guy..

A:No Display, computer wont start up!

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i have a hp pavilion 6767tx running visa 32-bit on 1.8Ghz with 3gigs ram.
last night i shut down my laptop, but realized that i left my cd in the drive.
Thus, i started it up again, and wen the hp logo came, i ejected the disk and held down the power button until it shut off, without waiting for it to start up.(i know, very stupid)
the problem is that now when i start it, nothing happens. It doesn't even show the hp logo. The processor liht does not flash even once. The DVD drive whirs twice and goes silent.

A:Solved: computer wont start! doesnt even display hp logo!!

Try tapping F8 on start up and see if you can get into safeMode

Or tap F2 or Delete key and choose boot from the HD

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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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Hi guys (thanks for reading this post!)

my husband bought a laptop for xmas about 2 years, maybe 3 ago, from Currys so I doubt it's still under waranty.

Anyways, here's the problem

We were using it normall and then the next day we tried to start the laptop:
pushed the power, starts with that normal booting writing, then it goes like it's about to load Vista, but this mouse pointer a bit larger then normal appears and the screen goes to Tech (now I read that this is like a repair thing that was pre installed cause the laptop was bought from Currys and I imagine the have a deal with this company to fix any problems)

I don't mind installing a new OS like Windows7 but I'd like to be able to save the 'pictures and documents' in the laptop if at all possible. I'm not that good with pc so dont go all technical on me... (I use a mac myself, never had problems...)
anyways it come with this screen and gives you a few options, and tried all of them, says the pc had come errors or something and to try to reinstall but the Vista came alrady installed on the laptop....

Let me know if you know how to remove this techguys or how to save the info on the laptop so I can just clean wipe and reinstall...

I you want, I can try taking pics and posting them... and i will get the specs in a sec...
IT's an Advent 9115, intel pen duo core, with vista home premium


A:Help: ADVENT wont start vista - Tech Guys popup!

You could make a bootable Linux Live CD or USB flash drive if you want to recover the files. Puppy Linux is probably your best bet, it sells itself (in so much as a free product can be said to sell itself) based on its small size and ability to do just this kind of work on Windows.

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BAsically i started getting this message recently on my pc - "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

So i had a backup saved onto my ext hard drive but when i go to boot options it only detects my cd/dvd rom and the floppy disk..neither the internal hard drive or the external hard drive are detected.
any help appreciated guys!

A:XP wont start up. Doesnt detect my ext HDD either to boot my backup :( need help guys

Hiya kel2 and welcome to TSG.

Go into BIOS by pressing either F1, F2 or the DEL key (it should tell you on-screen just after you press the ON button). Make sure your CD/DVD and hard drive/s are showing and being read correctly and also make sure the boot order contains the system`s hard drive in at least second position, if not first. It`s worth checking the physical connections to the hard drive as well, especially if it`s just started happening.

Some motherboards don`t access the USB ports as a start-up option so not finding your external drive immediately isn`t so much of an issue although depending on the mobo itself, there might be an option to enable it.


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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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Ok i recently was infected with spyware but I installed a firewall called Panda and immediately started acting weird, so I said to myself ok uninstall it, no matter how long I leave the remove programs box open it wont load, so its just empty and Icant remove it, when I try by opening the program then clicking on the uninstall it will say error, my computer wil also not open internet explorer, it opens it just doesnt load, the only way i can go on the internet is if i right click on the icon and click start without add-ons, and it also wont shut down!!!!!!!!! please help, i have no clue what to do

A:Help Computer Wont Shut Down And Wont Uninstall Programs And Wont Open Internet Explorer, Please Help!

Did you came from HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum? Else I would suggest you to read up here and post a HijackThis log for malware experts to take a look. If they declare you clean and you still having such problem, then you can come back here and post your question again.

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my sons pc wont start the display, i have tried my monitor but nothing as well. he was playing a game the fan got loud and he turned off the PC, since then he has had trouble getting it to start the monitor. Also the keyboard and mouse don't get power wither. the PC sounds like it is starting OK.
I bought him a new power supply, he changed the motherboard with my old one, he said it started and showed display from on-board for a short time but didn't recognize the graphic card. or alloy for driver uninstall. he bought it out to me, i tried putting my monitor on it with no joy. it seems to be running ok with the old power supply or new.
any and all help would be gratefully accepted

A:My PC wont start the display?

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Ok, it all started when i was dloading a program to make windows setups.(.msi). Then i decided i didnt like it and uninstalled it. After tht was done. I decided i was going to stick with Inno Setup. I have used it before and liked it. But then i noticed all or most of my desktop icons were missing. And all the start menu ientries were missing. So i figured i had a virus. SO i went to do a system resotre. But found that i oculdnt find it...due to to missing folders. So i decided i would then try to boot into safe mode. When i tried to boot it said it cannot find a file(same with normal mode). Ubfortunely i dont remember what it said. I think it said windows cannot find NRDL press ctrl alt delete to reboot. or somthing like that. Any ways i tried a few more times and it all failied. SO then i tried the windows recovery console. Nothing. I really didnt know whre to go with it. Then i decied to go into the bios and reset. Or i thought i was resseting them. I seleteced. "fails proof settings". But then i rebooted and things got worse. My monitor is now getting no signal, it says it is ocnnected though..... So i cant see what i am doing. Please any ideas. I have a Programming project that i have been working on for months now. i dont wanna lose that. And a Lang arts project. I am very computer savvy but i have tried everything. and yes i tried a differ monitor. No Dice.


Xp Home
Nvidia 6200 TC
amd 3000+
Standard Monitro.

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A:Windows wont boot, Monitor wont display picture. Cant access safe mode

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I have recently taken out my 128 mb SD ram chip and put it back in and now I cant get my moniter to display anuthing and my keyboard and mouse dont work...I do get three beeps but it takes like three minutes for them to sound.

A:My monitor wont display/my keyboard and mouse wont work...

Without more details about your motherboard, it sounds like your memory is not seated properly, or you damaged it when you took it out.

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If I leave my computer alone for over 10 mins, the display turns of from non-use.

Sometimes, as usual, if you move the mouse it will turn back on normally.

Most of the time recently - and only since I got my Windows 10 update, but that may just be coincidental - when the display turns off, it seems the computer goes to sleep. If you shake the mouse, press the power button etc - it looks like its starting up again but it never completely gets there. The power up button will light up, the wifi sign will go orange and the computer will make a noise, but only for a few seconds before they stop and the lights switch back off. Then after a few seconds it tries to turn back on again, fails and repeats. I could leave it doing that for ages and it'll just be on repeat. It doesn't matter what I click, nothing helps it start up properly.

(Not sure if this matters, but if I left the Caps Lock button on before the display turns off, the light stays on no matter how many times you press the button. It's like its frozen, along with all the other buttons and screen)

The only way that I can get the computer to start up, is by holding down the power button to force a shut down and then powering back up from the start. Sometimes it'll start back up normally, othertimes it'll say "windows configurating" and sometimes it goes start to a green "restarting" screen after powering up.

It's very weird and it's getting annoying now because sometimes I've lost work that hadnt be... Read more

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my 1 year old NEC versa laptop wont start up. it turns on because i can heaar the fan, and it beeps twice but the screen wont come on, and i don't think windows truely starts. please help.

A:Laptop wont display screen or start windows

Sam, when you power on your laptop do you see the initial boot information prior to the windows log on screen?

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

A:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

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None of my internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, mozilla or the new one that comes with Windows 10 will open or load. Also when I click on my Windows start button it does nothing as well as the dialogue next to it that says I'm Cortana ask me anything. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware and it has identified 0 threats. I have adware antivirus but it won't run. Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.


A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

Regards. . .



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I got a new p4 3 gig with hyperthreading pc. For a while it was working like a charm, on overdrive. But only after a week of use, I started to have problems. While playing very visually demanding games (Battlefield 1942, Medal Of Honor) I would keep gettin those dreaded blue screen of death thingies. I would get one of 3 errors. One said, "IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_TO_OR_LESS_THAN" another said, "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" although im not quite sure about the NONPAGED part, i know it said non something. And the other one I think I only got once and cant remember exactly what it was, it had something to do with IRQ.

Now on all of them it said it was shutting down my pc to avoid hardware damage. Which it did, I had about 3 seconds to read the screen before my pc shut down. After a while, It got so bad that I would get an error while just browsing the internet with explorer. I tried taking out my vid card and using the on-board video, didnt work. I dont remember if xp stopped starting or not, but I decided I should format my hd to fix the problem. I only have the xp upgrade cd so I had to install win98 first. Win 98 installed fine, except that on the first startup after installation my pc resarted itself and I got the "failed startup, choose an option" thing, I chose normal start up and it worked fine. So then I tried to install xp again. I got to the part where it restarts to install xp from the files copied from cd. During that installtion phase, It said... Read more

A:BSOD errors, xp wont start, reformatted, xp wont install.

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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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i have a hp stream 11 pink laptop. one day my computer been working perfectly fine the next day the screen will power up with an hp symbol for a minute and then go blank and it would do that nunstop.what can i do i neet this fix asap

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I have a Intel Pentium D 915GAV motherboard, pentium 4 2.8GHz processor and 512MB RAM . Computer was working fine .
I have bought a new Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT.
After inserting the graphics card in the slot, when i turn on, monitor doesnt display anything. But processor fans are rotating at idle speed.
So i removed the graphics card and turned on the computer. The computer was working fine. Now i am using the computer without graphics card.

Why the computer doesnt display when i insert the graphics card?
Is there any motherboard/video card compatibility problems?

A:Computer wont display

Well, you need to install the drivers for it first, it should of came with a cd with the drivers, but these may be out of date, I suggest going to the manufacturers web sight and downloading the latest drivers. I hope this helps

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I have bought a new power supply to a computer that has recently stopped working. then i plugged it in and now it turns on, like the light says its on and the fans run but no image comes up on screen. i tried onboard vga and my card. neither worked. what could be wrong? i even tried another mobo and the same thing.

A:Computer wont display.

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I turned off the power carefully opened up the case of a computer from a friend of the family, put in 512mb more of ddr ram to add to the 448 already in there. It beeped when I turned it on, so something was awry I turned it off again and tried again and the beep code went off again. So I said ok nvm then and I took out the ram I put in, now then I started up the computer and no beep code but also the monitor displays nothing. I dont see any fry marks or anything and im sure this computer uses ddr ram, I tried leaving the power off for a while. Oh yeah and before when I would start it up the fan was crazy loud, now its at a normal pace. There is a lot of dirt in there, I blowed it out with a household fan, considering taking a leaf blower to it, theres what almost looks like dried mud on the cpu fan. I am thinking of reseating everything, thats all I can think of hmm any thoughts?

A:Put RAM into a computer now it wont display anything

OK reseating the ram and cleaning with a eraser worked, oddly enough it was ddr2 ram in it, but ddr ram fits into its slots and even odder the ram in it says 512mb not 448 mb, which I thought was odd. anywho crisis adverted.

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I moved about half a year ago and left my old dell xp desktop in the garage ever since. I just took it out to use it, But it wont show anything on the screen. I tried reseating the ram and cmos chip, and tried two 2 cords on two monitors, with flushing the remaining power by unplugging and pressing the button but no luck. Computer sounds good and i can feel my hdd running but i cannot get anything to show up on the screen. It worked before the move, any idea on what i can do to get it working?

A:Old computer wont display on monitor

Has the graphics card been jiggled loose by the move?

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My pc will turn on but will not display on the monitor, very rarely it will switch on like normal. Every time this happens the computer lets off a high pitch squeaking noise and the fans and components sound like they're revving. I have to keep turning it on and off by the main power button on the PC and after about 10-20 times of doing this it will just turn on properly with no weird sounds or nothing like there was nothing wrong with it. Please help me to try and figure out what the issue is and what I need to fix or repair. The squealing noise sounds as if it's coming from the main power box inside the computer. Please help, thanks.

A:(help) computer wont display on monitor

I have tried the unplug everything and hold the power button down for 30 seconds technique but it rarely works.

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I moved about half a year ago and left my old dell xp desktop in the garage ever since. I just took it out to use it, But it wont show anything on the screen. I tried reseating the ram and cmos chip, and tried two 2 cords on two monitors, with flushing the remaining power by unplugging and pressing the button but no luck. Computer sounds good and i can feel my hdd running but i cannot get anything to show up on the screen. It worked before the move, any idea on what i can do to get it working?

A:Old computer wont display on monitor.

Has the graphics card been jiggled loose by the move?

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okay yesterday my computer was just fine i was looking at a web page that said something about cant display it properly due to something with java then all of a sudden my desktop picture quit working. I was using wallpaper spinner which made my background change every minute. I have been using it for almost a year and never had any problems with it. Now when i go into properties to put a wallpaper up they are all grayed out and i only have the option of a color for my background. Anyone have ANY idea on why it cant display pictures and only colors? I have went into my pictures and right clicked and hit set as background and nothing happens i cant even use pictures that came on the computer for wallpaper and my wallpaper spinner was running and it wasn't even showing anything on the background. I really need to figure out what is going on its driving me crazy!!

A:my computer wont display a background

There are 2 different things that I think it could be. The first one is your spinner software. That might just be some kind of junk software put on the internet. Try uninstalling it and seeing what happens.

If it is not the software then you probably clicked on a type of virus from that webpage that you were talking about. Here is what you can do. Download Hijack This by clicking here. Then install the software. Next get a scan for your computer with Hijack This. Copy and Paste the results into a new thread asking someone if they can check it for any viruses. If someone replies to you saying there is then locate that file and delete it. If it is a Windows system file then find a way to replace the file with a brand new one. Your last resort would be to reinstall Windows on your PC. Please reply and tells me what happens.

P.S. Don't use any kind of software for your wallpaper. Just put a single picture as the background. It may save you from more trouble.

Good Luck!

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I am so frustrated! emachine only 10 mnths old. when starting gets to the welcome screen and reboots. have run all the scans and system restore - gives me an error System Restore ox8000ffff now it wont even start in safe mode! also had the error Startup Repair offline should I just shoot it!

A:Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

Do you notice if the screen flashes a quick blue before it restarts?If it does, go back to the Safe Mode menu and select instead Disable automatic restart on system failure. The computer will try then to boot normally. If booting should fail and 'bluescreen', the PC will display it instead of rebooting. If possible, take a picture of it and insert it into your next reply. Otherwise, type in what it says.

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Hello guys.

Yesterday I spent my whole day building my new gaming computer, I am fairly sure I have put it all together the right way as I watched a lot of online videos and read the manuals for everything as I was doing it. But after I did all of this I expected it to work, But it doesn't The computer turns on and all the fans spin up but there is nothing on my monitor? it just doesn't respond. I know for a fact that it isn't the monitor. Everything I bought wasn't cheap apart from the PSU, That was the only thing that was cheap. So if I show you all of the parts I has could you please take some of your time to help me figure out why I am not getting any display? but so far the only thing I can think of would be a 'crap' Psu. Thanks.

Motherboard - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/...m3plusallchipsetmotherboards/ga-970a-ud3.html

RAM - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/...ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/cmz8gx3m2a1600c9b.html

Case - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/sgc-1000-kwn1.html

CPU - http://www.dabs.com/products/amd-fx-4100-am3--3-6ghz-12mb-95w-7R41.html?src=15

Graphics Card - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140654591026?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

PSU - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/nov-psu650.html (this is the only fault I can think of it being)

Thanks for looking at this people. Please let me know if I forgot anything.

A:Solved: My Computer wont show a display! HELP!

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I turn on my computer fine and the Windows XP boot comes up. After that the whole screen goes blank and there is nothing that I can do about it. I just tried to reconfigure my display to use the right resoultion for my new monitor. It came with software to run the moitor at optimum preformance and what not. I put in the disc and the autoplay on the disc never engaged so I opened up my computer and tried to get it to start from there. No luck. I tried opening up each individual driver and all that from the cd. I got to one called "true color" or something like that ( I dont really remember sorry) and installed it on my computer. I promped a restart and everything was going fine until the screen went blank after the windows xp boot screen. I've checked the internals of my computer and everying thing is ok. I've also tried using my old monitor only to get the same black screen. Any suggestions on how to fix would be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer wont display after windows boot

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To start my computer stopped displaying about 2 weeks ago. The issue is once in a blue moon it will boot up normally and display but if i turn it off it will not display again for a few hours to a few days. At first i thought it was the psu so i replaced it and it still had the same issue. Next i did a test with a friends computer to test gpu. Both his and my gpu worked in both his and my computer. So i started using the computer again that day and turned it off later. The next day the issue came back and at this point i am stumped. Only idea i have ledt is motherboard but it seems wierd that both graphics cards worked that day just fine but now its back to not displaying. Also i tested the monitor by using 3 different monitors and it did not display on any of them. The computer is 3 years old and never had this issue before. Please give me some advice on what you think it is.

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Today I got a second display for my computer, all is working well. But the problem is, when I try to put the computer to sleep, it wont go to sleep. All it will do is lock the computer making me enter my password like it was asleep.

I am not sure what to do in this situation. When I had one monitor, I could go to start>sleep or hit the sleep button on my keyboard, and it would go to sleep without a problem. But now with the second display, no chance. I hope that someone is able to help me with this.

Thank you.

A:Computer wont go to sleep, Dual display

Start here Lastwake Command

Also open Device Manager and go to Monitors and expand it. Right click your new monitor and select Properties. In the Power Management tab, if checked then uncheck Allow this device to wake my computer.

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I posted on here before but i think my post got pushed down too far. Anwyay My computer has been restarting randomly for a couple of months now and now when i turn my computer on nothing appears on my screen. The fans in my computer are running and lights are on inside but nothn happens on screen. Any suggestions of what could be the problem?

A:Computer Keeps restarting, now monitor wont display

sorry here are system specs:

power supply: PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-750TX 750W RT
CPU- CPU AMD|PH II X6 1090T 3.2 G AM3 RT
DVD ROM LITE-ON|iHDS118-04 18X %
GTX 480 Nvidia Graphics card
Windows 7 64-bit

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I'm new to this game but having pulled my daughters old PC apart I thought Id put the new one together,save some money and all that.
easy enough til I switched it on. nuthing! oh hang on the cpu fan runs and the harddrive hunts, sometimes the cd-rom looks as well, not always.

wot did I use?

2nd hand H/D.......it works ok in this machine I on so thats ok.
monitor has its own power supply so thats not in the way.

got any clues cos Im lost the mobo isn't shorting on anything so......HELP!!!!!!! pls!!

A:[SOLVED!] new computer wont bleep, display or anything,just whirrs!?!

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Hello everyone,

I have finally bought and put together my new beastly computer, but something is wrong.

I have connected everything as best I can and my uncle, who built his own computer, cannot find anything wrong with the way the components are connected. But when I plug my moniter into the 8800GT, nothing happens. I have tried three different moniters, (2 CRT and 1 LCD) and the best I can get is a "No Signal" image on the LCD. The other two remain black.

I have also tried removing and replacing the card, like it says to do in theTrouble-Shooting section of the card's manual, but to no avail.

The fans all start spinning around, the LED's light up... but that's about it. nothing else happens.
(The moniters all work on the other computer, just fine by the way).

It looks very pretty and all, but it isn't exactly living up to my expectations.

Is it normal for a PC to do this untill the OS is installed? I would appreciate any information anyone might have as well as any advice.

Also if anyone can post a link to a good "How To Build A Computer" guide for noobs, I would be very grateful.

Classic Rock.

A:Built a new computer, but the monitor wont display an image

Check your MB specs

You may want to look at your motherboard specs.
Some MB if it's SLI requires you to flip a jumper if you are running with 1 GPU if not already set by default. Also if you are running a single GPU it may also require you put the GPU in a specific PCI-E slot.

Good luck.

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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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Hi i got this pc desktop of mine that boots every 1 month( i count it) i had no idea what happen to my pc it happens when i clean the pc (only the fans and all its surroundings) seriously i dunno how to troubleshoot a computer and i dunno where to post to get some help so i hope u guys still help me

some methods that i do/info's
Power on self test - no errors
i made sure that there were no loose cable inside the pc

A:about a pc wont boot hope you help me guys

Hi clark, and welcome to Seven forums!

Can you explain your issue in a little more detail and what do you mean, exactly, by saying the PC boots every 1 month?

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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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I have no idea to do any of this I have hp pavilion
Won't start up same problem
Can't get into recovery manager because file is corrupt or missing
Anything I can do besides physically taking it apart ?

A:Re: Computer wont start up

Hi there :)
My hp isent starting up goes to black screen where the bar loads
Stays there for a few minuets flashes a blue screen then shows startup options
But dose the same for all .
Hp recovery files are corrupt or missing
I don't know much about the enteral of laptops
And don't have cash to fix.
DVD drive is not working same with USB Drive

Is there anything I can do ?
Much obliged


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I have noticed over the past months that my computer, after i completely unplug it and take it to a friends house or to my parents house (3 hours away) and i reassemble it, it doesnt start up at all. Monitor doesnt read a signal (ive tried different monitors on start up to see if that helped). At first i could let it sit off for about 10-15 minutes and it would start up no problem, maybe took a lil longer but still worked. Now lately it has taken even longer for it to even detect a signal on the monitor and when it does and i run say League of Legends or anything it seems to shut down. Could something be overheating? I had an issue with not having a big enough power supply but when i found out i bought a significantly  better one. Here is a link to my components. (ill post the wattage of my newer powersupply, i kinda didnt save the link and dont know it off the top of my head, my friend does tho lolol) It is a bit of an old pc but it runs like a beast for what ive always needed up until this happened!!!
Video Card

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A:Computer wont start up.

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

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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?

A:computer wont start

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

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

thanks 1tobynet

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

A:computer wont start

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

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when I press the power button on the front of my pc all the fans and lights come on and spin round as normal and the computer sounds normal (from the inside). But the screen and my key board and mouse (which are both USB) won?t work. This problem has started immediately after replacing my old CPU fan. In the process of replacing the fan we had to take out the mother board and other drives because of installing a new bracket for it to mount on. my thoughts at this stage are either that the mother board is broken (although the new cpu fan still works) or that there is maybe a little cable some where that I have not plugged in properly and is causing this problem. I would be very great full if some one could help and give me some pointers to what it could be and maybe what to check.

thank you

A:my computer wont start!!

Welcome to TechSpot!!!

Have you opened the case and looked for anything maybe unplugged?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Computer wont start up

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

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

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


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