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winxp won't boot up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DesperateDan, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. DesperateDan

    DesperateDan Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. DesperateDan

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    I have onboard graphics, I tried the ram, still no joy.
     
  6. batista230

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    you said you reset the BIOS
    so I guess you can get into the BIOS and computer is working
     
  7. DesperateDan

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    I took the button battery out for 5 mins to reset bios, but it still won't boot up.
     
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    can you try the monitor on a different pc ??
     
  9. DesperateDan

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    I have the monitor connected to a laptop, so the monitor is working ok.
     
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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.
     
  11. blues_harp28

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    'Pulling the plug' will only add to the problem.
    No beeps - can mean a Motherboard problem.
    I'd try a new Cmos [Bios] battery and a Hard Drive Test.

    Hard drive manufacturers test.
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
     
  12. 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?
     
  14. DesperateDan

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    Video is onboard,
     
  15. lunarlander

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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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