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Solved: Power light flashing and PC not booting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by captain2149, Aug 23, 2010.

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  1. captain2149

    captain2149 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have just been handed a computer from my next door neighbour, it seems to be a home build (or a computer shop build) so im unsure of the exact specs as it is not booting, they are telling me that until yesterday it was working fine... but now it will not start..

    All I can tell from opening it up is that it is XP, has an Eagle power supply, a winfast motherboard and 512mb of Dan electric Ram..

    when you switch the system on all the fans start and the hard drive spins up, but then there is one beep and the green power led on the front of the case goes from constant green to flashing green and nothing else happens..

    I have removed and checked the HD wich is fine, I have reseated the RAM and even changed it from DIMM 1 to DIMM 2, but none of this makes any difference..

    Could it be a power supply fault or a Motherboard fault?? or even a graphics card fault?? how can I find out which it is??

    I have asked my neighbours if they still have the user manuals but they claim they threw them out when they moved in about 3 years ago...

    Can anyone help??

    Many Thanks
    Geoff
     
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    captain2149 Thread Starter

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    Fixed, removed the PCI graphics card, and went back to the onboard graphics.. started and ran straight away...
     
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