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XP: computer wont boot, will not go to bios, blank screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ellimist, Jan 15, 2004.

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  1. Ellimist

    Ellimist Thread Starter

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    the problem is when i boot up the computer, the busy light is constantly on and it will not show anything on the screen. i changed monitors and the same thing occurred, something is not allowing my computer to boot, maybe a virus, but how do i do a virus scan when the computer wont boot? i changed hard drives and the same thing occurred. i am sure that the problem is not monitor related but something else. all the wires and cords are connected and nothing seems obviously wrong. i put in a boot disk but it wont recognize it. any help would be great, if you guys need more information just ask, thanks
    -jt
     
  2. Akito

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    If you have a blank screen and have tried different monitors, I'd first try and change the video card. If you can find one lying around or get a cheapo, that might be a good place to start. If that doesn't work your motherboard might be dead. If you have a second computer, I'd try removing the video card (if it isn't attached to the motherboard) from the first computer and placing it in the second computer. If it doesn't work - you have a bad video card. It's hard to tell from here, and I don't want you to go and buy equipment you dont need either.

    just curious, how do you know if the computer won't recognize the boot disk if you get a blank screen?
     
  3. Ellimist

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    i took out the video card and connected the monitor to the motherboard and still nothing, it wont even let me open the cd drives when i turn the computer on (i did manually remove the disks just in case a cd was causing the problem), any other tests and help would be great
     
  4. scmazter

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    I bet your cmos chip is dead because of the battry or something else.

    Did this start happening after u open up the pc, and did anything 2 it? Because u might have short circuted the mobo if u didnt ground yourself.
     
  5. Ellimist

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    this started happening very randomly, i just turned off the computer, turned it back on a few hours later and this problem started
     
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