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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shazza, Jan 17, 2002.

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  1. Shazza

    Shazza Thread Starter

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    I have recently reformatted a celeron 333 computer. It won't boot up at all. Starts with power but nothing on the screen. Could it be something to do with the bios and if so, How can it be fixed
     
  2. brianF

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    all you did was format the hard drive, restart and you get no display at all, just like the monitor is dead????
     
  3. deanas

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    Does the machine beep? If so how many.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Hi Shazza, welcome to TSG.

    Quick question --- is it a Compaq?
     
  5. Shazza

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    No it is not a compaq

     
  6. Shazza

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    I looked at the bios, don't think I changed anything. The computer isn't a compaq, there are no beeps, there is power to the monitor and there was a light on in the cdrom but that was because there was a cd in there. No light on in the cdrom after removing the cd
     
  7. deanas

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    I'm a little confused. Does the moniter work since you
    looked in the bios?
     
  8. Shazza

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    The monitor has power but there is nothing on it, the screen is black
     
  9. supertech

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    check your connections on your computer :rolleyes:
     
  10. ~Candy~

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    I'm confused as well....how did you see what was going on in your bios setup if nothing is appearing on the monitor? Or do you have video while booting and once you get to windows it disappears????
     
  11. brianF

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    Recently formated, what did you install after formating????????
     
  12. Shazza

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    I installed nothing after reformatting. After I formatted I rebooted and looked at the bios by hitting del key. Came out of the bios and the computer did not do anything after that. Only what is stated above
     
  13. Shazza

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    Connections are ok
     
  14. deanas

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    I still need a little more information to find
    out the problem.
    When you start the computer you have a
    totally black screen or do you have a
    black screen with a lot of messages like:

    ide harddrive detected
    memory 64mb

    Once you format the drive, windows will not
    boot up because formatting wipes out any
    and all files on the harddrive. We can tell you
    how to install windows but we need to know
    if the monitor is working giving you messages
    when it first boots up or is the screen totally
    blank.
     
  15. Shazza

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    No, the screen is totally blank, but there is a light on to say there is power to the screen. No messages appear. The hard drive only starts to boot up for probably one second and in that time nothing appears on the screen at all
     
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