Windows xp is trying to start up but cannot.

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younggodlywomen

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I unplugged my dad's computer that has been on for several months. I took it home and it will not turn on. It constantly tries to start. I have the side panel off and can see the fans starting and stopping and I can hear it trying to start up. The monitor is on and goes to sleep. Thank you in advance for any help you offer.
 

TheShooter93

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Hi younggodlywomen,

Is there any display on the monitor before it goes to sleep?

Or does it just power on then power off?
 

younggodlywomen

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@ blue_harp, @the shooter
I wake up this morning and the computer is running. I can hear it and see the fans spinning. The power button in front is not lit however. The back small light up top right is also on and green. The monitor is not connecting though and still goes to sleep after saying 'no input signal' then 'monitor going to sleep'. I do have it plugged in correctly. The info on the sticker inside pc says: windows xp home edition
Milwaukee pc
 

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Hi, recheck the monitor connection - unplug and then re-fit.
Do you have another monitor you can use, to see if that will work?

If you move the mouse or touch the keyboard - does it now come out of sleep mode?
 

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younggodlywomen, I've removed the product key from your post, you don't want to post those on open forums.

thanks,

v
 

younggodlywomen

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@blue_harp,
I have unplugged and plugged monitor back in, still not connecting to pc. I do not have another monitor.

@valis,
Thank you. I appreciate the courtesy as I have no idea the meaning of any information I may submit.
 

blues_harp28

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The next move would be the following.
Turn the Pc off - remove the plug from the wall.
Once you have opened the case.
Touch the metal case to discharge any static.

Remove any dust - do not use a vacumm cleaner, too much static.
Check that all fans are free of dust and will rotate.

Remove Ram - Video cards etc and then Reseat them in their slots.
But first - clean the copper connections of the Ram - Video cards with a pencil eraser.
If more than one Ram stick - use just one stick at a time installed in your Pc, as a test and see if it will start.
Unplug and reconnect all cables and connections.

Put the case back on the Pc - and see if it will boot to the desktop.
Cleaning inside your computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/72716/how-to-thoroughly-clean-your-dirty-desktop-computer/
 
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