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Early boot Failure (POST?)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Roger Stone, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. Roger Stone

    Roger Stone Thread Starter

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    My machine won't boot! When I turn it on the fans start, HDD light comes on and the process starts. I get the single POST beep and the screen displays the CPU details - but then it stops, no memory count, no nothing. repeated attempts to start resulted in a short period when everything was fine - except I was nervous that I didn't know what was wrong and that it would happen again! Then it did and nothing will move it.

    I am running XP - but it doesn't get that far! It's an Athlon 64 X2 4400 CPU on an ASUS A8NE motherboard with 2 x1 gig DDR400 memory. The BIOS is Phoenix Award v6.00PG with the ASUS ACPI BIOS rev 1010 -

    any ideas? I am a little nervous about poking round inside but it looks like I might have to!
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Some computers have this issue if a USB thumb drive is plugged in at boot time.
     
  3. Roger Stone

    Roger Stone Thread Starter

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    Thanks, appens I have come across that one before - Dells are a problem if I remember correctly. No USB stick plugged in to theis one and I have just tried to boot with ALL USB devices disconnected - no joy
     
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