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monitor and tower troubles *again*

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by strozer0, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. strozer0

    strozer0 Thread Starter

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    Right now I am really annoyed and fustrated. I have an E machines Winows XP, and it is doing the same thing that it did before I took it into Best Buy. Last time I took it in, I had to wait two months for it, then it didn't work again because something was wrong with the mother board they put in and that cost me two extra weeks. I finally get it back in January and now it is doing the same thing again and I refuse to take it back to Best Buy. This is what it is doing:

    The monitor has this window that always shows up and blinks when the tower is not on that says
    SELF CHECK
    CHECK YOUR PC
    MONITOR IS WORKING

    Apparently, this is pretty much nothing because I can't self check, check PC or see if the monitor is working.
    What should happen is when I turn the tower on, this huge white E should show up and the user names whould show up afterwards, but it doesn't.
    The tower makes the sound that its on, but the same SELF CHECK window is still blinking as if the monitor never recognized that the tower is on.
    I can't do anything with this computer and I would like a simple fix that doesn't cost me three months again and the worry of my C drive being erased because I have important files that I can't back up because the computer won't turn on in the first place.

    Please help me.
     
  2. Billy the Adult

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    Hello and Welcome...
    Make sure your video connection's aren't loose. Check that where your monitor plugs into the pc hasn't worked loose.. It could also be a bad cable.. If you are comfortable opening up the case and it has a video card (as opposed to the video being intergrated with the motherboard) check that it hasn't come loose as well. If you have access to a different monitor you might try it on your pc also. Something else you can try is resetting the 'CMOS'. While inside the case look for a battery attached to the motherboard. I will look like a large watch battery.. take it out , wait a couple of minutes and then put it back.. If the machine is stuck in a CMOS error this should clear that.
     
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