winxp won't boot up

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DesperateDan

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hi, my custom built pc won't boot up, when i press the power button,the power led stays on but the hd activity led stays on to, no beebs, everything is running ok, all the fans are running the hd is spinning, the hd is about 4 years old, this is what I've done to try and solve this problem, I reset the jumpers for the cmos and reset the bios by removing the battery for 5 mins,
your help is appreciated. moby Asus M2V-MX 2gb ram, amd twin pcu, os home winxp
 

JennyJackson01

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Are you getting anything at all on-screen that might give you a clue? I`ll word that in a different way ... What are you getting on-screen?

Jenny
 

DesperateDan

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Hi, all i get on the sceen is no signal, I've had this problem before with this pc, I just kept trying it now and again and it booted up,
but this time it won't, once it is booted up it works perfectly normal, I can restart it no problem, It's only when I turn the machine off.
 

blues_harp28

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I'd check Ram and Video card.
Remove Ram - Video cards etc and then Reseat in the 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 at a time, as a test.

Check cables to and from Pc to monitor.
 

DesperateDan

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I've tried taking one ram stick out, powered up but still no beeb, one thing I forgot to mention, the pc won't turn off when I press and hold the power button, I have to pull the plug.
 

DesperateDan

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Hi, I've tried a new battery, I Downloaded the ES-tool bootable cd ISO burned it to a disk and tried in the pc but nothing happened, I switched it on after leaving it off for a while, when I switched it back on only the power led stayed on, no hdd activity led, I was able turn the machine off using the power button, when I switched it on again both leds come on, and I couldn't turn it off from the power button.
 
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So that leaves the video card as the problem. Try using plugging in a old video card and see it that works?
 
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Even on board components can fail sometimes. If you motherboard has a graphics card slot, then try putting in a video card.
 
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