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Changed psu computer wont start now

Q: Changed psu computer wont start now

i bought an antec 650W neopower blue to replace a crappy icute 350w power supply i connected it up and my computer started up fine. then i changed my cpu fan to a zalman flower cooler it then started fine again, but after tighting up all of the screws and closing my case up and starting it up agian my computer doesnt start. there is power to all of the parts as the case fans,drives ,cpu fan, motherboard light are all on, the lights on the front of the case for when you power on the system dont come on thought not sure why. so basically everything appears to be running but i dont get anything on my screen and case lights done turn on, my screen is still working by connecting it up to my laptop so that isnt a problem. i have already tried putting my old power supply back in just to be sure and didnt make a differance.

Please help aint got a clue what is wrong!!!!!

A: Changed psu computer wont start now

Hmm can you just swap that fan back too, as a test

arran, I can't believe this. I do feel for you, you finally got a new PSU and now this !

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I recentlly had a problem with my PC where when i turned it on the HDD light would just stay on and nothing would start or come up on screen (no beeps but all fans started). I purchased a new CPU (same model and speeds) to see if that was the problem and it still did it so i got a new motherboard (same model) and again still nothing. I changed the power supply with another i have on a PC i KNOW works and its STILL the same. I even used the power switch out of the other PC as well as trying with no ram and different ram but STILL the same problem. I dont understand how that can be possible when EVER part is different from that of what is in the computer. No HDD or sata or IDE drives were connected, no cards or anything but still the thing wont start.

New/different motherboard
New/different CPU
Different Ram
Different case & power switch
NO other cards or devices

So WHY is there STILL the same problem ????????

The stats of the PC are as follows

AMD Sempron 3000+
Asus K8V-VM Motherboard
1GB DDR400 Ram

Any help would be VERY much appreciated because i am COMPLETELY stumped on what the problem is when ALL the parts are different and i cant afford to be spending any more money on the system.

Thank You

A:PC Wont Start Even when Hardware Changed !

Bump, can someone please help

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I have been incredibly stupid and changed the settings in my BIOS setup. What is even more stupid is I did this by making it "Load Optimal Defaults" so I dont actually know what has been changed.

As a result of this windows 7 now cannot start, it brings you to the error fixing part where it searches for errors, cant find any and offers you some more options including system restore. Ive done a system restore but that has also not fixed it. I have little idea how to fix this, windows 7 was working perfectly until I changed the BIOS, but not knowing what was changed means I cant change it back.

The BIOS version is: 4core1600twins-p35 p1.40

Any help would be immensely appreciated. Thank you very much!


A:Changed BIOS settings now Windows 7 wont start

Hi Rhodri and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

This should be quite easy to fix. All you need to do is to reset the BIOS to its defaults. Boot up and enter your BIOS. You are looking for an option to reset it to its defaults (this is NOT the same as Optimal Defaults). Alternatively, remove and replace the motherboard battery - this will cause all settings to be lost from the BIOS, so you need to make a note of your current settings on a piece of paper so that you can restore them afterwards. This will include the date and time. For details on how to do this, the location of the battery and whether or not there is a motherboard jumper that accomplishes the same thing, see your motherboard manual. Please ensure that your system is unplugged from the mains whilst you do this.

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So I turn my computer off one day only to find it wont start the next day. I open the case up and see the led is on. I flip the switch on the power supply off then on and quickly press the power button. My computer starts but the following time I shut down the computer it again wont start and now the led is blinking. I've never had any issues like this before, any help would be appreciated.

I don't routinely use many usb devices, only my mouse and keyboard and every now and then my ipod. I figure the issue is likely either the power supply or the motherboard. The ps is almost two years old while the motherboard is only about three months old.

A:Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

It sounds to me like your PSU is the problem, get a hold of another and plug it to your computer and see if that will make it start, if it doesn't it might be BOTH your motherboard and PSU. A bad PSU will burn a motherboard.

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I am new to working on computers, and I have an eMachines T2895 2.8 Celeron D, 512DDR that fried the mobo. I got a replacement mobo and installed it. It booted up and ran fine but after 3 times hitting the power switch. After I shut it down, it will not boot now. When you press the power switch, the led will light but then the computer will immediately lose power. Then nothing if you press the power switch again (unless I unplug and replug the computer in). Sometimes the fan and LED will stay on for about 5 seconds before losing power. What could be causing this? Power supply? power switch?

A:Changed Mobo, now computer wont boot

WHat was it that fried your first mobo? if it was a faulty power supply and you didnt replace it guess what is going to happen to your new mobo?

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No matter what option i pick in the safe mode list, the computer will not start. when i choose any of the safe modes, (safe mode, safe mode with networking etc) the computer displays a list of random commands (i dont understand any of it) and then restarts. If I try to Start Windows Normally, or use last settings that worked, it seems to start loading, and then restarts.

Any ideas?

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I got BSOD on Emachine W4265 - entered BIOS and date was incorrect, tried to change date and save but would not save. Chaned CMOS Battery and now computer won't reboot.

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A few months ago i sold my old gateway computer to my aunt and cousin.

Anyways i loaded what i though was enough security and told them not to do anything dumb sat them down showed them how to use the anti-virus software, adaware, spybot blah blah..

I get a call about a week ago from my aunt saying she can't log onto her computer. i ask why? she tells me as soon as she turns it on it asks her for a password (this is before windows or anything loads up, right after the gateway symbol comes up and the press F10 for blah blah which you can't do anyways)
She must have downloaded a virus that tracked her keystrokes or something cause then she told me for about a month she was having problems with all of her passwords being changed and all this stuff i told her she definitely screwed herself over by not telling me the before it got to bad.

I tried to wipe out XP and reinstall but it will not let me boot from an XP CD or floppy disk... no matter what i try to do that stupid password login thing comes up and after two try of typing stuff in a weird smiley face pops up and then you have to restart.

Is there any hope for this computer? what steps or tools do i need to revive this PC if any or is it just a total loss and should i just tell them to throw it away and look for a new one for them
Cliff notes--- Old gateway pc was violently infected with a virus and now i can't even get into windows because it prompts for a an administrator password that i have no ... Read more

A:Computer Seriously Hijacked!! Every Password has changed!! Can't even start it now!

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Thank you in advance to anyone who is willing and able to guide me through a possible virus. As the title states, my computer has begun acting strangely and I fear it is infected.
Normally, my start up page is Google, when I use my Chrome browser, however, after searching and downloading a movie, things began to get weird. My computer is acting generally slow, and suddenly my start up browser has changed to Yahoo. I fear these are signs of a virus and I would like to take care of this situation before things get worse.
I am fairly inexperienced with virus removal, and I am not sure how to best approach such a vague situation. I ran a Trend Micro Titanium    internet Security, but no threats appeared. I would like to go for a general thorough examination of my computer.
I am using a Windows 8 Operating system.
Thank you again. 

A:Start Up Page Changed. Computer Is Slower. What Did I Do??

You may have installed the Yahoo Toolbar without knowing it or accidentially changed your startup page without realizing it.Many toolbars, Add-ons, screensavers, and weather monitoring programs come bundled with other software (often without the knowledge of the user) and can be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware/browser hijacking. Even if advised of a toolbar or Add-on, many folks do not know that it is optional and NOT necessary to install in order to operate the program. Toolbars and Add-ons can usually be removed via Add/Remove Programs or the Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7/8, so always check there first.If the program is not listed in Add/Remove or Programs and Features, the next place to check is your browser Add-ons.- How to Disable Addons, Extensions or Plugins in Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer- How to Disable Add-ons/Extensions in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google ChromeTo set or reset Google Chrome's Home Page, please refer to How to set the home page in Google ChromeTo restore the default settings in Google Chrome, please refer to: Reset Default Page Settings in Google Chrome

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my computer wont boot and still it wont display.
i already changed a video card and stil it wont.
it have no beep at all and it will not display.

what should i do?

A:guys my computer wont start and wont have a display

does it beep any. if not this will indicate more major problems. (unless you dont have beep speaker installed) a mother board is programed with a set of beep to play if there is a problem like such as three beeps if the ram is not working, 1 long beep if the vid card is not working etc etc. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR BEEPs WILL BE. if you are not getting these then you need to find out why. see if you have a speaker inside your case. if you do and all of your fans spin but still no action from you pc then you may have a larger problem such as mother board or processor.

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My computer always hang whenever I sign in Skype.. So I tried un-ticking the 'memory' in boot menu (in msconfig) and the result now my computer can't even start properly.. It shutdowns automatically after the boot screen, please help me..

Windows 7 x64, 8GB DDR3

A:Changed 'Performance' in msconfig, computer can't start properly

What Performance? Where was it in msconfig?

Try doing this: Startup Repair

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3400 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940454 MB, Free - 863794 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, EMCP73VT-PM
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
New here and wondered if you could help.
I have just uninstalled Avast and installed Microsoft Security Essentials. Since doing so I now get a message when starting the computer that Windows failed to log on to a service, also my task bar and start menu have changed and the computer is really slow to shut down and restart.
I would like to get it back to normal if possible.

A:Solved: Slow computer and Task Bar/Start Menu changed

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Nothing will load on my Compaq Presario 700 notebook. It wont even turn on in safe mode.
When I go to turn it on it sounds like the hard drive attempts to spin. I don't hear the fans, but all the lights come on. The battery is fairly new and everything is plugged in properly.
All this began when I was running Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and it locked up forcing me to shut down.
Any ideas?

A:XP wont load/Computer wont start

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Good after noon,As I already stated I ran Combfix and it seems to have fixed everything. I am just wondering if anything is still wrong at this point and time.Also I was wondering if there are any good free programs that could help protect me from things like this from happening ever again any advice is welcome.Thanks a lot,FcukChiHere is the log that ComboFix gave me when it was done:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ComboFix 11-06-05.02 - Mike 06/05/2011 12:37:47.1.2 - x86Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.916 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\users\Mike\Downloads\ComboFix.exeSP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}..((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..c:\users\Mike\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Toolc:\users\Mike\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tool\System Tool 2011.lnkc:\users\Mike\Favorites\_favdata.datc:\windows\system32\arp.exec:\windows\system32\msconfig.exec:\windows\system32\rnaph.dllc:\windows\TEMP\Gjq.exe..((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-05... Read more

A:start menu changed to an old school version and everything on my computer got really slow all of the sudden

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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i really have no idea, i believe its a problem with the actual start up button instead of the computer itself, ive pried the thing open, seeing the generator is on, everythings in place and there are lights on, showing there is power. any ideas?

A:powers in, but start button wont start computer

Does it boot?

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I posted this in the hardware section because i know its gotta be hardware related. On one of my older computers, which is a HP(bought in 2002), wont start at all. Not even the Compaq logo will display, which means BIOS wont start either. so i cant boot at all, or operate the computer in anyway. This happened right after i installed a gig of RAM, i was upgrading from 512 mb to 1 gig, they were 2 different cards, 512 each, and both had 189 pins. I installed them, booted up and nothing.

I really dint think there is a solution for this though, because after that, i put the 512 RAM back in and it still didnt work. Im thinking the motherboard was fried, by static electricity maybe. if thats the case than ill just get a new computer. which leads me to my next question.
How do i access my Harddrive? I have a lot of valuable data on there and an expensive music collection, as well as a bounch of backed up movies.
Any help is really appreciated guys, thanks in advance.

A:computer wont start, not even BIOS will start

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Well, today when I woke up I tried starting my computer, but it started making beeping noises and the light on the expansion bay started flashing. I looked up the problem, and found it it's beep code. The beeps my computer is making is as follows:
short, short, long
short, short, long
short, short, long
short, short, long
short, short, long

There is a one second interval in between each set. I went to the HP site and found this page: . However, I'm not sure if it applies to my BIOS or not. I have a HP Pavilion Media Center m8120n TV PC, 3GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 7350 LE Graphics Card, and about 500GB of HDD space, and an Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600.

I tried looking for the specific BIOS on my computer, but couldn't find it. So I can only assume what they say is my problem is what it actually is. Which is that my computer was "Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed". This computer is about 4 years old, and I have never changed the card, and have not updated the drivers for several months. How can I fix this problem? I read on other forums where people where having problems with their RAM they had to try putting it into a different slot, however, I'm not sure if my computer has multiple PCI-E slots to do this. Furthermore, If I do have to do something similar, I have no means of grounding myself. Would it be okay if ... Read more

A:Computer makes beeping noises on start, computer wont run

Do you have any display at all?

If not, then it's probably certain that the beep code is correct; that your video chip needs butter (because it's toast).

Does it have a video card installed? If so, pull it, and see if you can get display through the native video output. If it is without a video card, go to a local shop, and see if they have on old one, compatible with your system, that you can use to test with. If it tests good, you probably need to buy a video card...

If your computer is disconnected, you can probably get away without any grounding strap. Nothing in life is guaranteed tho'.

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I have a Dell Demension 4700 series computer, windows xp professional service pack 2.
I have tried to start in safe mode and it just stays a black screen with safe mode on edge
then it says application failed to start because ole32.dll was not found.
what do i do?

A:computer wont start up

Welcome to TSF....

Give this a try and do the repair-install:

Dell - Procedures for Reinstalling or Upgrading to Windows XP

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I turned on my computer and its like nothing happened, my cdrom and burner lights came on and the power light came on and my monitor came on but i didnt get any beeps or anything. nothing happened after just a blank screen and thats it, any help would be appreciated.

A:computer wont start

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So whenever I start up my computer, I get a black screen with this message at the top left corner...

Setting up personalized settings for:
C:\windows\system32\drivers\svhost.exe s

I'm posting from my phone right now. I did a search on the issue and concluded that it must be a virus. However, all the suggestions I've seen have said to download so-and-so program. Well I can't exactly do that because it seems to be stuck on here. I've been waiting for several hours for it to go away so I don't think it's going to. Please help me out! Thank you!

A:computer wont start up

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I was in the middle of playing a game when my computer just shut off. I wasnt doing anything I normally do that should make this happen. I then tried to turn in back on but nothing happened. I felt the power supply and it felt hotter then normal. The only think on my computer that is working is the LED light on my mobo. Nothing at all happens when I push the button to turn the computer on. Does anyone know what is going on? Did I blow the power supply?

A:Computer wont start up

I've had this problem before when I overclocked it. Did you try turning it off at the power supply for 5 minutes or so?

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Last week my computer froze so i turned if off by pressing the button and now everytime i try to start it up it goes through the whole process but once it reaches the widows logo it restarts and just keeps doing this

A:My Computer Wont Start up

see if you can test your hdd with the makers diag utility, it can run from a CD, it doesnt need windows to function, it may be your hdd or ram, or something else if you hdd test out ok download Memtest to test your ram 1 stick at a time

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i got a new 20 inch monitor and set it to 1440-800 something around those settings, i shut off my pc and restart it, it shows up a screen with

Safe mode
Safe mode networking
Safe mode with command prompt

Last know good configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

start windows normally


everything is plugged in correctly it runs fine, i tryed using my other monitor still nothing,right after the safe mode options, it shows up a fast blue screen with stuff printed on it like blink fast then pops up "no signal" and repeats this process with the selection showed above and repeats......again its plugged in correctly..... anyone know how to fix?

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Hello everybody reading this thread,
First of all i would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. I just got done building my new computer the specs are as follows.

motherboard- intel d915gevl
processor- intel pentium 4 530j 3.0ghz
memory-1 gig ddr2 533 ram
os- windows xp (if i can ever get the computer started lol)
hard drive- 80 gig maxtor diamondmax 10 sata drive
case- kingwin mutant x gaming case with a 420 watt psu
(i dont really know what other info you need)

well here it is in a nut shell, i've built computers before, never really went for the gaming case thing, i usually just stick to the average case but i wanted to do something different this time, everything is hooked up ,the little green led is lit where you hook the psu into the motherboard, i press power, nothing happens, i hold it in for 4 seconds then let go it makes a kind of hissing noise, it only lasts for a second not even. i unhooked everything and hooked it back up numerous times its still the same thing, there is one weird thing i have noticed for my fp header on the mother board i have the usual pwr sw, hdd led, reset sw, but instead of our usual pwr led, they turned it into a molex connector. i dont know if that is the problem, i've trouble shooted my **** off lol, i've tried to get a hold of kingwin because when i recieved the case there was no book paper work or nothing just a reciept. well i have e-mailed them so many times, the first time i waited a wee... Read more

A:my new computer wont start

Hi jeffdogg, sorry to hear you are having problems, I hate it when that happens. The first thing I would suspect, is the power supply. If you have an extra power supply, try that. Let us know how it goes.

Edit: jeffdogg, disconnect that power led wire, you don't really need it for now. I hope you are not talking about the square four-connector cable from the power supply? If it is, that you will need, if the MOBO is a P4 ATX MOBO.

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When I put my computer on a black screen comes up saying windows has no successfully done something .... ect I get things to do like. Start windows normal, safe mode, with network, with command prompt, start windows last working point ect ... Whenever I select one of them it restarts flashes a very quick blue screen of death and restarts to return to the screen so i'm stuck in a circle.

I tried hitting R to repair to OS when I put the disc in and it was examining the HDD for about 4 minuites is that to long? I restarted it ... because I wasnt to sure if that is how long it takes and I was worried about loosing data. Sorry for the really bad explaination, any ideas?

A:Computer wont start up

If you don't know what you are doing do some research FIRST!

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sometimes, it wont star and the reset button wont work.-- requires shutting it off at the back (power source) turning power supply back on, then the start button.

unless I hear that initial beep, I know it wont start. 99.9% of the time I don't get the beep and have to go through this procedure to start it.

ironically, everything has been replaced on it over the last 2 years.

new additional hard drive
power supply
even the box has been replaced
video card etc

its only the very ODD time it will start first try. of course the shops fix for this is to simply start to replace stuff. now that everthing is replaced, it still doesn't work properly.

so then I tried changing the location in the house. that didn't make a difference either. I tried different circuits, changed the power bar/breaker, plugged it in directly without a power bar, changed the power cord several times.

I don't get it.

I also have a mac which is in the same room and it works fine (touch wood)

A:Why wont my computer start... sometimes?

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Not this computer, obviously. My mothers computer will not start past the second screen (saying Core-cell). Her computer runs on windows xp. This happened after I was removing files from the C drive, specifically multiple game files and placing them onto my flash drive. During this a pop-up came up with something about an important windows file being deleted, I was already finished so I cared too little about this ever so important message. I ignored it and continued to transfer the files onto my computer. Well needless to say, when my mom found her computer, it was already off, so when she attempted to start it it stopped after the second screen. I thought no big deal, ill just get out my handy windows xp- drivers and utilities (to repair it). And to my dismay nothing occurred. Nothing at all, restarted it multiple times (manually of course) with nothing but the same blue screen staring into the abysmal "Core-Cell." Not all is lost right? It is after all, just a repair disk! So I attempt to install vista, don't ask me why I thought a disk would work after the first one failed so miserably. Regardless, the same result. I attempted other things, furiously mashing the f8 key and for some apparent reason decided the f12 key had not been particularly good to me lately, so I mashed that too. With my limited knowledge, I even tried to enter the BIOS, knowing fully that if I managed to get into it, I would not know what to do from there. So all in all, I looked ... Read more

A:Computer wont start


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Yesterday my computer was fine. When I tried to boot it up today, nothing happened, except for half a second where the fans spin a little (All fans, cpu, gpu etc). The motherboard light is green, and everything seems to be in perfect shape. I assumed my PSU was broken, so I tried a different one. First boot and it works great, but when I boot it up the second time (I forgot to connect the dvd-player) nothing happens, except for half a second like before. A PC-shop tested the PSU, and the readings state that there's nothing wrong with the PSU itself. What can be the problem? I'm getting desperate.

ASUS P5N32-E SLI, E6850, 8800GTX, Corsair 620W, 4GB OCZ

A:Computer wont start

It is most likely an overload issue. Just because the PSU tests fine doesn't necessary mean that it is good. I would try a spare PSU and if the issue still persists I would replace the DVD drive.

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I need a live chat person that i can talk to in real time and not wait for a day.someone said you guys were the best for responding in a decent time frame. i put anew motherboard in this computer and itworked for a while but now its acting like its receiving no power. no fans nada. help pls

A:help pls computer wont start

Have you tried swapping out the power supply with another, "known good one"?

Can you give specific details on your computer hardware, motherboard make and model, operating system, etc.

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I have a problem on my other home computer. Windows wont start up, it just keeps going straight back to the black screen you get when you press F8 but it does it on it's own. if i pick start safe mode(so i can scan for virus) it shows the windows screen like its booting then goes back to the blue screen. Even when i pick last working configuration, it just keeps going back to that screen. i dont have the windows disc anymore so i dont know what to do.

A:Computer wont start

hey mastershake100sorry to hear about that.Right now the first priority is to backup the data on your drive.I suggest you follow the tutorial here.I hope that helps.powerjuce

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When I started my computer up it started running Windows Repair and it took a really long time so I just rebooted again and started windows normally. Can someone check out this HiJack This Log and tell me if something looks wrong...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:18:24 PM, on 3/26/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP Connections\6811507\Program\HP Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:Computer Wont Start Up Normally


You have used a Beta version of HJT please delete it and use the one below

Download HijackThis to your desktop

Right click & Extract Files
Open the file and click on the Hijack.exe
It will open and use the default path
Check do you wish an Icon
Click on Icon and choose "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.


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Hi there.

My friend was online to me on MSN about 30 minutes ago...
Then she went offline, and phone me saying her computer is going so slow and wont load up... I think she was in her msconfig settings trying to stop messnger loading on startup, obviously she may have pressed something else? But anyway, now the computer just lags on startup and doesnt get past it... it just sits and waits...

Is there anyway to back up at a system restore point or put the msconfig settings back to default or anything?

Thanks for your help

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She could try going into safe mode by pressing the F8 key during POST (just before windows begins to load) and selecting the safe mode option.

If she gets into that, she can run system restore there.

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hi all. recently i have encountered problems with my computer. Sometimes when i boot it up, it shows the windows xp loading screen, but then the screen goes black, my harddrive seems to keep spinning and it makes a clicking sound, nothing else happens. The only way I can boot my computer is if i go to the selection "Last good configuration", but even when i do, the clicking happens every 2-3 boots. One time, however, when i selected "Last good configuration" I got the BSOD "Bad_pool_Header". I did some research and discovered it means some drivers are not up-to-date. It also explained that it could be fixed by disabling the indexing service. The problem is I already have indexing disabled, and i believe my drivers are up-to-date, but ill check.

My specs are:
P4 2.0 Ghz
Windows XP Home
512 RAM
Radeon 9800 pro
Emachines Manufacturer

ps. the only other changes i can think of that ive done are tweaks from

any help would be very appreciated!


!EDIT! right after posting this i found a thread that had people with the same manufacturer (Emachines) encounter the same problem. all seem to have discovered it fairly recently like me. This is really weird! Did emachines plan a date for their comps to go bad?? lol

A:Help! Computer wont start sometimes!

Hello civ

Have you installed any new software/critical updates recently?

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I have a dell latitude d610 and when I start it a message pops up saying I need to uninstall anti-virus and I have the blue screen of death. Any suggestions?

A:Please help, my computer wont start

How old is your Dell?

Did you contact Dell Support? (don't forget to have your Service Tag ready)

Did you register your AntiVirus when you got the Dell and keep your subscription up-to-date?

Do you have the recovery CD that came with your Dell?

Do you have a Setup CD for your OS? (WinXP)

IF you have the WinXP Setup CD:

Step-1) Try this:Boot to your WinXP Setup CD
At the 1st window with the Repair option on the bottom Statusbar, do that to open the Repair Console
When you get to the Repair Console's Command Prompt enter CHKDSK C: /R (the R is not a typo)
Let CHKDSK do its thing, then reboot
Also, running CHKDSK from the desktop (via Start menu, Accessories, Command Prompt) by entering CHKDSK C: /F (the F is not a typo), occasionally. This should be part of your general system maintenance routine. Note that this will require a reboot to actually run.

If Step-1 did NOT work...
Step-2 do a Repair Reinstall WinXP...
Do this:Boot to your WinXP Setup CD
At the 1st window with Repair listed in the bottom Statusbar, select to install (skip this Repair)
Setup should see you have Windows already installed and you'll get a window with a 2nd Repair listed in the bottom Statusbar, use this to start a Recovery Reinstall.
A Recovery, aka Repair, Reinstall will reinstall all the original system files but leave your present configuration and applications as is.

Note, you will have to redo ALL Win Updates. Highly suggest you only install 3 to 5 at a time:De-Sel... Read more

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okay, this is what happened i went to bed one night and letft the computer transfering files to my mp3 player. when i woke the compter was off. i though someone else turened it off. then when i got home later and tried to turn it on it wouldn't turn on, the fan(s) starts spinning then everythign just dies. if i unplug the power for a while and start it, the cd drives will power up too, and then the comptuer just sits idol with the fans on and the cd drives lights lit up. monitor doesn't blink, nothing happens. i can't figure out what is wrong, so maybe you will know.

A:computer wont start

Could be a faulty power supply, or a bad motherboard. Try switching power supplies first, and if that doesn't work, then see if you can try a different motherboard.

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So recently I have been having the problem of my computer randomly not booting. Safe mode always works though, so I have simply been going into safe mode and using system restore (every week, if not more). After I do this it once again boots normally. Sometimes it hangs on the Windows loading screen, but will boot. Today, I just got back after a few day trip, and it wont boot at all. Safe mode still works, as does Safe mode with networking (which is how I'm posting this) but when you boot, it goes through the windows loading screen and turns black. After its been black for a few seconds, it does one of two things, either immediatly restarts itself, or flashes a blue screen with a bunch of numbers on it (as far as I can tell, the screen is up for much less than a second and I can't truly tell anything it says.) So I need this problem resolved ASAP since I do work on this computer, yet have no clue where to start. System restore doesnt do anything as I said, yet Safe mode works absolutely fine. Any suggestions? Help is greatly appreciated.
Edit: Oh by the way, I built this computer myself maybe a year and a half ago. This is the first problem I have had with it, and it seems to be program related and not hardware.


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when I press the power button on the front of my pc all the fans and lights come on and spin round as normal and the computer sounds normal (from the inside). But the screen and my key board and mouse (which are both USB) won?t work. This problem has started immediately after replacing my old CPU fan. In the process of replacing the fan we had to take out the mother board and other drives because of installing a new bracket for it to mount on. my thoughts at this stage are either that the mother board is broken (although the new cpu fan still works) or that there is maybe a little cable some where that I have not plugged in properly and is causing this problem. I would be very great full if some one could help and give me some pointers to what it could be and maybe what to check.

thank you

A:my computer wont start!!

Welcome to TechSpot!!!

Have you opened the case and looked for anything maybe unplugged?

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Hello and I'll start this off by apologizing if I'm asking my question in the wrong forum. I'm brand new on here and just registered and I have a major problem I need help with.
Just went on vacation and came home to a computer that won't start.
When I turn on the computer I get a screen saying the computer was not shut down properly and asks me if I want to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, last known settings that worked, or start normally ? No matter which option I select the same things happens....It just restarts and gives me the same screen and options. I can't get past there at all. I don't get to Windows or anything just this same thing over and over again. I'm clueless to what this could be and if it's fixable, but I have all the pictures of my son on this computer since he was born and I need to be able to get it working or get them off somehow. Hope someone can help with this...I'm desperate.
I don't have a windows CD. I think with the model I have it doesn't come with one, you do system restore without it. Built in to the computer or something. Please help !

A:Computer wont start

try taking off the little battery on th mainboard (inside the case of your computer) for half an hour,then put it back and telle me if it works...
p.s. it MUST be without any power supply,like batteries (if laptop) and without power cable

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Hi everyone and thank you for taking the time to read my problem.Last night i was playing chronicles of riddick and after i finished the game the computer shutted down.I was not able to power it up since then,when i press the power button nothing happens i hear no fans,no beeps no nothing.I think that the problem might be caused by my power supply,i know i have power since the red light on my remote control is on(the remote is plugged in my usb),but not enough to power my computer.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

My system specs
Intel pentium 3.00 Hyper Threading
80 gigs
516 ddr
All in wonder 9800 pro 128 ram

A:Computer wont start!!!!!

Hi and welcome. Unplug any external devices besides the keyboard, mouse and monitor, and try to restart.

If that doesn't work, you might try another power supply.

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when turned on the windows xp screen comes on then it goes to a blue screen that says checking file system on 3 - ntfs and it wont go off or do anything else can anyone hepl please.

A:computer wont start up

Hello trojan

This is a check which XP runs if there is a problem.

Have you left it running for some hours? Sometimes it takes chkdsk quite a long time to fix errors. Leave it longer and see if it eventually completes

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Hi, I just built a new computer for my self and it wont start up. I have treid a different cpu, a different video card, a different power supply, different memory, and a differnt hard drive. So i figured it was the motherboard, but the green light is on on the motherboard. I also tried 2 different cases leds, and then i tried to start it up with a screw driver, but nothing.

This is my specs

core 2 duo e6600
Asus p5w deluxe mobo
ati x1900xt
Ozc ddr2 pc800
hitachi 160 gig HD
600 W kingwin psu

I have tried this combo on that mobo

core 2 duo e6300
G-skill ddr2 ram
Seagate 160 gig Hd
500 W Rosewill psu

But nothing works

A:New computer wont start

Your going to need an older CPU such as P4, PD. You have to pop on of those in the board and flash BIOS. This will update the board allowing you to use your new core2 duo.

Also you may be able to send your mobo back to the Asus and have them flash it for you. You may have to make a small payment.

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Hi everyone, I have an Windows 7 64bit Machine that is currently having issues. I built it about 2 years ago, but cannot remember all of the info of the build. It has an AMD Phenom II Black processor though, and compatable AMD Motherboard. This is a long story, so get ready...

My computer wont start.

Earlier today I turned on my computer after it had been off over night. I got an unusual error message upon startup. I recognised the error screen as a Blue Screen from Windows, but it was gone too quickly for me to write down the error code. After that, the computer restarted and was working fine. When I was finished with it (After running virus scan and doing general diagnostics to find the problem, to no avail), I turned off the computer again and wen't to work. Upon coming home, I had the same problem.

The computer will start, boot normally with the BIOS screen, etc. But the moment it would normally go to the Windows logo while loading, it instead would go to a blue screen with error code, and after only a second or two, restart on its own. Again, I never had enough time to write down the error.

It did this a few times, with me trying to write down the code letter by letter. I stopped when I realized the code was different every time the computer booted.

Now the computer wont boot at all. It does not even get the BIOS screen. It boots up and beeps once. You can hear all the fans start running, and then suddenly the fans will slow down dramatically (but not turn off)... Read more

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Everytime i try to start my computer it stays at the windows loading screen, and doesnt change; i cant neccesarily call it freezing but thats basically what its doing. then i have to hold the button till the pc turns off, then restart it, then choose from the various safe modes, starting normally which never works or starting from last good configuration which doesnt work either. im in safe mode right now, and I just cant function on safe mode forever, it drives me nuts

im sooo quick to just back up everything and reinstall windows but im just so stressed at the moment i dont have the patience for it plus its 6:44 am!, can someone please help please

A:Computer Wont Start Normally

2 things you can do:

1) Check your Event Viewer for errors and post them here. Go to Start...Run... and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then, click once on the word "System" in the left hand pane - then look for Errors (at about the time of the freezes). When you find them, right click on them and select "Properties". Then, let us know what it says and we'll work with that.

2) I'd try updating your video drivers (but this is just a pure shot in the dark!).

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I've tried everything! I used my restore cds and now the computer seldomly starts at all. It only starts up once in a while then automaticaly restarts then freezes even though I used the restore cds. Is this a hard ware problem?

A:Help Me. My computer wont start!

Do you see POST? What does it say?

Do you get a series of beeps from the PC speaker (not via sound card)?

Have you gone into BIOS Setup and reset defaults, then review any changes you want for you specific hardware configuration?

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Hello. I got a Computer that just wont start. i got no clue why. everytime i press the start button it just make the usual noises before it turns completely off after 2 seconds. sometimes it it lasts longer but even if the Computer is on it shows nothing on the screen. plz help me with this problem! but if you answear, plz send it to [email protected]! thank you

A:My computer wont start at all!!

I would think it would be overheating issue. Did you recently removed the heatsink from the motherboard..

Make sure it is properly fitted back

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My hp touch screen goes on but it stay only on hp and wont do anything else

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My hp touch screen goes on but only stays on hp n does not boot

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I'm running a Dell Inspiron E1505. My wireless was having a problem. I followed the steps outlined in this post.

Mainly I went into command prompt and did the following:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
When I went to restart my computer wouldn't turn on! The power light is illuminated, the CD drive clicks once, but other than that nothing happens.

As I was typing this post the Inspiron suddenly booted up (it had been sitting there for 45 minutes at this point with the power light on). It seemed to run fine until suddenly the screen went black (it was backlit now where as before there wasn't any light) and thats the end of the story.

I tried restarting it again and it still hasn't booted up. Its just sitting there with the power light on.

Help Please!

A:Computer Wont Start Up

Do you get anything on the screen when you turn it on? If so, start pressing F8 right away. If you succeed in getting to the boot options, choose "last known good configuration". See if it boots all the way up. If not, you could try the Dell utility partition and run diagnostics. This can be accessed by choosing F12 almost immediately after pressing the power button, once the menu loads choose Utility partition and run all diagnostics. Hope this helps solve your issue, let the forum know if it does.

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I have a friend whos computer wont start. When I press the power button on the front of the case all that happens is his power light turns on. However when I physically unplug the computer from the wall then plug it back in, it starts up fine. Anybody have any ideas on what this could be?

A:Computer wont start

Faulty powersupply would be my guess. Have another one to swap in to see? Maybe your own?

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Operating System - XP SP2, ZoneAlarm, AVG antivirus, Athlon XP 2.177, 1024 ddr sdram

Ok heres the situation, I have an Emachine T3092 and all I wanted to do was to tranfer all the internal parts(motherboard, hard drive, dvd/cd rom etc ) to a bigger case. I bought an Aspire xdreamer2 computer case at Newegg this week. Upon tranfering, all I did was unscrewed all the bolts from the motherboard, took off the IDE drives, dvd/cd rom, power supply etc etc. I made a diagram of the Power SW, HDD Led, and Power Led and used a needle nose to put to the slot. The Xdreamer case had a Reset SW but the Emachine motherboard(Fic AU31) had no connection for it so I let that be. After I did all this, I tried turning on the computer but it just wont start.

What else did I do? I swapped power supply, still wont start.
I swapped and used the Emachine front panel Power SW, HDD Led, and Power Led - still no go

When I say it just wont start, I mean nothing goes, no sound, no nothing

Any suggestions?

A:Computer wont start

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My desktop has had a screwed up start-up for a while now, but its getting to the point where its entirely unusable, so i thought i would ask for help on here.

Basically, for around a month now, my computer has been failing to start up on the first attempt, sometimes the fans could be heard, sometimes what i think is the hard drive could be heard, sometimes nothing. However it used to work if after the first failed attempt, i unplugged the power, left it for a while, re-plugged the power, let it fail again and then it would work about 5-10 minutes later.

Now however this no longer works and i've had everything from silence to normal sounds coming from it without it working; and even more annoyingly it gets a variety of different problems e.g. sometimes it keeps restarting itself with nothing showing on the monitor, its complained about the boot device before or on the occasions I can get it to start up it will freeze a few minutes after windows loads.

Heres what i know of my computer specs:
Windows 7 64 bit
Intel quad core Q6600
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX
ASUS Maximus 2 republic of gamers motherboard
FSP Epsilon 800w PSU

If anyone could help I would be most appreciative.

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ok, when igot back i "woke up" my computer from sleep mode, it was working fine, i signed on AIM, then it just froze, so i turned it off. Then, when i try turning it back on it just wont work, i keep getting the blue screen error that says:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


then it says like if problem happened for first time etc, etc,

then it says

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x81B86778,0xc0000032,0x00000000,0x00000000)

also, it wont even start up in safemode...

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hi all, i have a dell vostro 1000 running vista business.
i was doing a system restore and it was taking a while i thought it had froze so being impatient i held the power button and shut it down, now when i turn it on and i sign in with password, it gets to the screen with the loading bar at the bottom and stays there.
iv tried options after pressing f8, repair my computer, last known good configuration and even safe mode but it keeps getting stuck on the same screen.
im guessing switching it off has upset something.
i dont own any backup or vista discs.
can anyone help please?


A:help please computer wont start

Welcome John
A restoration is not always done with F8
How do you access Dell’s recovery partition?
Read the above, try the various keys by booting the computer and then during boot rapidly and contiually hit the appropriate key.

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ok, heres the thing. this morning i got on the computer (xp home) from sleeping in half the day away and suddenly zone alarm starts bringing up all these new programs that want to acess the internet. and then avg starts saying i have a new virus, one after another.

so i run avg and adaware and take out like the 70ish new files. for some reason though avg didnt find anything (even though it told me about the new viruses) so then i desided to do some windows updates. after working around behind the constant "get sevice pack 2!" stuff (havent gotten it yet because ive been hearing nothing but bad news) i noticed that i missed about 8 important secrutity patches. so i install and update them and then it asks "would you like to restart your computer now?" i figured, "ok, everything seems to be fine now" so i clicked yes.

so my computer starts to restart and doesnt get very far (only to the intel processor screen) then i get "no signal" on the screen and it all starts over. and then it just keeps looping over and over.

the night before i didnt even do anything. i got off from playing final fantasy 11, and then started to work on some animations of mine. and then around 12 at night i went to bed... it was weird though because my comp didnt want to shut down right away like usual.

i would list the names of the viruses avg stated and the new programs that zone alarm mentioned, but it all kind of happened to fast. i tried s... Read more

A:computer wont start up

most of the time your RAM is checked in the post screen after the CPU. If it cannot pass the ram tests then you may have lost some ram. Open her up and check all your connections and re-seat your cards and Ram. If you can get into the bios and check things out there. It could also be the processor or Mobo but usually you wont see anything. Since you freeze before anything boots it may not be the OS.

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When i turn on my computer it takes me to the screen that says the computer couldn't turn on properly. It gives me the 3 options for safe mode, a start normally, and start before the problem started.

On any of those options that i choose, it gets to a blank screen (the one just before the login box pops up) and it freezes. It quits loading.
I tried hitting F8 to take me to the troubleshooting menu, but still, ALL the options provided have the same result, a blank screen.

Is there a way to fix this without losing all of my memory? If so, is it expensive?

A:Computer Wont Start

Sounds to me like something in your MBR (Master Boot Record) got jacked up. Your can try putting in your windows CD and see if it will let you boot onto it and use the repair option to try and fix the MBR from there, but there's no promise there.
Have you made any changes to the computer at all hardware or software wise before this starting happening?

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Yes, you can end the process. You can also uninstall Tiny Personal Firewall How far does the boot get? Did you just install that program?

Also, please do not post in all CAPS - it's the forum equivalent of SHOUTING

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Recently, my brother got a new computer and put his old one in a closet for about a month, before he decided to give it to me. Unfortunately, this computer that was working perfectly fine when he set it aside now wont start. It turns on well enough, the fans come on and everything, and according to his description, because I don't actually get it until I drive up there tomorrow, fans come on, screen wont come on, drive sounds like it's trying to load something every twenty seconds or so, and the hard drive light doesn't turn on. Anyone have any idea what's happening?

A:Computer wont start

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i posted this original thread as my computer kept crashing, yet now after a crash it wont start up at all. I tried to turn it on, and the fans spun for half a second on all the cpu, gfx card, and case only to quickly die off.

Can someone please please tell me what to do? The Cpu was only at 30 degrees celsius when this happened and all hardware is brand new and freshly installed, updated and i had no viruses.

How can i get the thing to even start up again?


J Culshaw

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I get this error on my screen. Windows will not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:<windows root>\system32\hal.dll Please reinstall a copy of the above file. I dont have a file, Where can I get it. Is there a way around thisproblem.

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when my computer is starting up it just freezes on a black screen. when i put in my windows xp cd an error comes up during the setup, " An unexpected error (1073545728) occurred at line 1773 in d:\xpsprtm\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c. "

how can i reformat my hdd and start fresh or something that will fix this O.o

A:computer wont start up

I also had this error code, but it only occurred when attempting to restore everything. The restore was considered because the system continually rebooted and never reached the Windows logo. In my case, the error code occurred in line 1768 (HP PC Reading replies on various forums it was suggested that the problem was either a faulty ram module (try one at a time if you have a pair) or power supply (failing under load). In the end, I found it to be the memory, despite the fact that it displayed ok in the BIOS setup. The memory turned out to be ok but it was showing as 'faulty' because a Parts Label Number had been stuck onto the strip diagonally and was causing a 'dis' across 2-3 pins (DDR2 240 pins)! Try everything before reformatting. Unfortunately I also purchased a new mbo via eBay, but it was a later release, so I did gain a little. Even with the new mbo, I did not initially see the problem with the memory because the pins were only covered by about 1-1.5 mm. Hope this might help. CS

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My computer box can turn on and all the wires are there but when i turn on the monitor it keeps saying DVI:No signal and VGA:No signal but they're both plugged in. When i turn it on the mouse light turns on for a split second but turns back off. It has turned on before with this happening but i had to turn it on and off over and over again. So how can i get it to boot up 1st try?

A:Computer wont start

Hi there @DROX, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not starting properly, and I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information. How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?  Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Is there any sound of fans running, or hard drives spinning at all when you try to power up? Please let me know the answers to those questions, so I can better assist you.

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I am a newbie and having a problem with my computer.When I start it(before loading of windows)it
displays following messages:
Verifying DMI Pool Data
boot from cd:
Press any key to boot from cd
-After that all it displays is a cursor.It has some other changes
Now it displays an orange mark stating 1/2 after secondary slave disk
Under PCI Device listing i see
1-an green mark for ide controller stating 'i' as bus #
2-an green mark for simple comm. beween device class & IRQ stating 'n'
As I am not very much computer literate i fail to understand what all this means.Will someone be
kind enough to explain to me the situation so that i can get my computer working if possible .If
more info is needed you can let me know.

A:computer wont start

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I was on the internet and got spyware in my computer and then it shut down and now it wont start up not even is safe mode.

A:computer wont start up

Hello and to the BC forums.

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

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I have no idea to do any of this I have hp pavilion
Won't start up same problem
Can't get into recovery manager because file is corrupt or missing
Anything I can do besides physically taking it apart ?

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Hi there :)
My hp isent starting up goes to black screen where the bar loads
Stays there for a few minuets flashes a blue screen then shows startup options
But dose the same for all .
Hp recovery files are corrupt or missing
I don't know much about the enteral of laptops
And don't have cash to fix.
DVD drive is not working same with USB Drive

Is there anything I can do ?
Much obliged


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There's something wrong with my computer, it keeps freezing at the black windows page that has a loading bar at the bottom [ it freezes at the bar ] . it happened many times before, and i inserted the window xp cd and used the recovery console to format C:, then installed a new window. however, while i was installing, the setup keeps restarting and simply worked after it restarted about 5 times. the computer was working fine again, until today when it show that window update and that it needs to restart the computer. when i restart the computer, it wont open up and just freezes at the window page. i tried leaving the computer off for 3 hours and unplugged all wires, hoping that it'll reset, but it didnt help. what should i do now? should i just format the C: and install windows again? whats making this problem anyways? thanks in advance

A:Computer Wont Start Help Please =[

Try running chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console.

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Hi I have a Gateway Laptop running on Vista 32 bit and yesterday it just shut off while I was using it. When I turned it back on it only got to the Gateway please wait screen and stayed there. So I put in the operating disc and did the start up repair and well its been doing that for hours and I dont know if its actually doing anything. im not sure what I have to do, I recently backed up all my files so If i need to I can reformat it all but i dont even know how to do that.

A:Computer wont Start up

I'd say stop it

Let the computer cool down (30 mins or more)

Start the Vista setup again
This time remove old partitions
And do a clean install (This part is your choice - but is preferred option)

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ok im not sure what happened but i recently built this computer about 1 and half months ago and today i shut it off with the power button and then turned off the power switch to the wall and then i went to turn it back on and now i can see the cpu fan running and everything back nothing shows up on the screen it just says no signal on my acer monitor then turns off

A8N32-SLI Deluxe
acer 19" monitor
ASUS EAX1650XT/2DHT/256M/A Radeon X1650XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4400CDBOX

Please Help

A:Computer Wont Start Help!

Why did you shut it off by the power button? Is this something you do often as it sounds like you blew the power supply and that is one thing that can cause. Can you tell us brand and wattage of your power supply?

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My comptuter has been working fine for almost a year now, and suddenly i dont use it for 2 days and it wont boot. It is a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case, and when plugged in the little light with a lightbulb next to it flashes continuously, but when I press the power button nothing happens, nothing at all. No fans go on, the speakers dont react, nothing happens. I have tried looking through all my connections, and nothing seems to be out of place. Anyone have any idea what could have happened while the computer sat there for 2 days? (it wasnt touched)

Edit: I'm also now noticing what seems to be a soft clicking sound coming from the power supply, if that helps at all.

Memory: CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
Video Card: DIAMOND GX800XLPCIEWB Radeon X800XL 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000SWA Silver Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Hard Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum ATX AMD Motherboard
Power Supply: Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W Power Supply
Optical Drive: PLEXTOR Black SATA DVD Burner Model PX-712SA/SW-BL

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hi so one day my computer was working fine the next it wont wont even post the screen doesnt come on and the disc drives dont keyboard and mouse dont come on i have no idea whats wrong could you help

A:My computer wont start please help

Do any fans spin, are there any lights that are lit including your motherboard, are you plugged into a power suge protector? How old is this system?

Give us your system's hardware specs. If this a prebuilt system such as an HP or Dell, etc. then link us to your particular model.

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My Computer Is Runnig Windows Vista Home Premium And Up Until Now I Have No Problems, Yesterday I Turned It On An I Got A Black Screen With Two Options Saying
"Launch Start Up Repair" An "Start Windows Normally", I Click Launch Start Up Repair And I Get A Blue Screen Saying "Unmountable Boot Volume"

similar to the picture in this link:

except i dont see the technical **stop** part at the bottom,

i than restarted my computer an boot to the vista cd i have, i get to the vista screen select language, time zone etc when i click repair computer though the driver isnt there an im supposed to manually select one except i dont knw where to find it.

i restart the computer an boot from cd again this time when i click repair computer it shows me windows vista but a window comes up with a "searching drivers for windows installations" that just seems to linger for hours on end.

i restart the computer again an boot from cd this time when i click repair computer there is no driver but i can still press next an get to the command prompt menu and such, ive posted on several other forums looking for help and advice an one of the suggestions given to me was to run bootrec.exe in the command prompt

i did that but when i got to the "scanOS" part it just lingered there an would not progress so than i restarted an went back to the command prompt to try the other suggestion typing
bcedit /export c: \bcd_backup

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A:Computer Wont Start!!! HELP!!!

Hi Afakasi:
Can you log in "safe mode with command prompt"? If so, run CMD as administrator and type: "sfc/scannow" then press enter.

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Yesterday my friend downloaded this blackberry desktop manger into my computer so she can fix her phone, it ended up not working and i forgot to deleted the blackberry desktop. I'm not saying it was the thing that caused the problem however i only go on 4 different website 6 at the most. Then yesterday night i try turning it on it took a few minutes then the black screen still stayed there and it turned off. I got mad and tried it again then this pop up thing saying cannot access log in came on. Today i tried going on my computer again and it started to start up normaly then the 'cannot access log in' came on again, i tried for a second time and it would start up then shut down, and on my third try it wont turn on at all.
The computer is not dead

A:Computer wont start up, it did twice and this pop up came up

Need a little more info about the computer:

Brand: (Toshiba?)
Model: ?
Type: Desktop or laptop?
OS: ?
Age: ?

When you say 'on my third try it wont turn on at all' are there any fans or lights on? Or it has lights and fans but a black screen?

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Hey all!

Just bought a new computer and I put it together last night.
I was extremly causious and used ESD gloves during the hole process so I know that it all went smoothly. Ive done this before so.
But when I tried to start it I dont get into BIOS. Everything starts and the screen detects a signal but it doesnt get further. No picture or bios or anything.
Dont even get those error beeps that are supposed to sound if something is wrong....

I cleared the CMOS by removing the battery as said in the manual.
Nothing happend...

Im no expert so I really dont know what to do now.
Here is the machine.

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 Miditower ATX Black/Silver without PSU/utan nätagg.

PSU: Chieftec CFT-500A-12S 500W ATX/DualX EPS-12V 120mm Fan 20/24-pin (AMD&P4 OK)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 AMD790FX 4DDR2-DIMM 2PCI 5PCIe SATA Raid Audio GB-LAN Firewire Socket AM2+ ATX

DVD: Samsung SH-S203D/BEBN DVD±RW Dual-Layer 20X BLACK Bulk SATA

Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core 6400+ 3.2GHz 2x1MB Boxed (with cpu-cooler!) Socket AM2 ADX6400CZBOX

Harddrive: Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 7200rpm 16MB SATA2

Memmorycard reader 30in1 intern 3.5" Black USB 2.0

Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Bulk (utan tillbehör)

\Monitor: Samsung 226BW 22" Wide TFT Svart Analog/DVI 2ms Widescreen

RAM: Corsair XMS2-6400 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G 5-5-5-18 Xtreme 2x2048MB (tot. 4096MB) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz with Heatsink 4GBTWXD2800C5G
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A:New computer wont start...

problem solved!

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Hey, I just got my PC repaired (failing motherboard) but now after about 30 minutes of it being on, I shut it down and when I came back to turn it on it wouldnt start up. The loading light flashed for a second then went blank. The green light on my mobo is on but the fans are not spinning.

I have an asus p5p800 mobo and a 450watt genuine psu.....

what could be the problem????

A:Computer wont start up! Help!!!

disconnect all peripherals except monitor, and of course keep power, then try boot.

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i got some serious problems. i try include as much detail as much as possible.

it first started with a trojan, i got one that keeps tryin to get through, but it keeps getting blocked by bitdeffender. now sometimes wen it starts up it gets very slow, and sometimes freezes so i restart and it will be fine. now i have had this for bout 3 months now cause i cnt find any way of getting rid of it, it was vundo trojan.

yesterday i tried to load it twice, first time it froze, so second time i tried to start it up it keep coming up with bitdeffender asking if i want to allow something, i didnt no what it was so i keep saying block, but it keep coming up again n again n again, i pressed allowed and it still keep coming up so i shut down the computer, cause i was in a rush.

come to start it today and it come up with screen if i want to start normally, safe mode etc, so i started it normally, it briefly tried to load, then crashed with blue screen but straight away shuts it self off, so i cnt read the blue screen. i cant start in safe mode, or go back to last known config or start normaly or start in safe mode with network or commands as it trys to load and crashes, when it starts in safe mode, the screen goes down and at bottom says press esc to stop loading something but it just goes and the screen turns off

i need some serious help as i have no idea what to do?

Novatech computer
intel pentium duel core
2x 2.2 Ghz
250 hardrive sata
2 gg DDR memory

A:Computer wont start

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Hi, my computer has decided not to start up for some reason. There is power as it starts the fans etc when power button is pressed. It beeps twice/three times then switches itself off? Any ideas?

A:computer wont start up

What's the brand/model of the PC. If it's home built, please list all of the hardware. Beep codes usually indicate the reason for the boot failure. The users manual will generally list the information about what the beep codes mean.

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my dell laptop wont start up keeps coming up missing ntldr I put the os disk in and still nothing what do I do?

A:my computer wont start up

We have a very good Dell person who helps on these forums, just a matter waiting. May be an opposite time zone to you.

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my friend has a new computer but kept her old monitor. The old monitor "blew up" ie she saw sparks and so she disconnected it and bought a new monitor. When she switches her computer on now it wont start. It seems to get part of the way as the monitor light comes on but then switches off. nothing else happens. What could it be?? What can I do to put it right for her???

A:computer wont start

Try a different video card in the PC, that probably got toasted as well when the monitor went.

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I have Windows xp Pro SP2..
When I try to start up, it comes to the screen sayin windows loading(with the green bar goin from left to right)
Then it comes to a blue screen and says missing registry file...
This is Exactaly what the screen says:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping Physical memory to disk: (then it goes from 0 to 100)

Can anyone tell me what i can do to make my computer start up?

A:My Computer Wont Start

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hi i have been have some problems with my laptop for some considerable time and i was wondering if anyone out there could help me to get the problem solved. i currently have had 2 other posts about it, i will post them here for you to look at.


A:computer just wont start up

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue with your thread in hardware.

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I have a HP computer that wont start up. I get to the blue startup screen that says hp pavilion, then that goes away (like normal) but then the computer restarts. I hit F8 when it started (to try to start in safe mode) and got the windows advanced options screen. I then selected safe mod, then i selected Windows xp home edition then hit enter. The computer restarted. So from this I believe it restarts when it tries to load windows. Ive also tried to go to the option in windows advanced options that says "restore the computer to an earlier time" (or something like that) but it restarts. Any sugestions? I really dont want to use my D: partition (total system restore) so I'm leaving that as a last resort. Any help would be greatly apreciated.

A:My computer wont start

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My computer is not starting. I've had a virus for about a week and yesterday I got a message that said something about a hard drive error. Now whenever I try to turn my computer on, it gets frozen on the loading screen before I type in my password. What should I do?

I tried a system restore and an error message keeps coming up saying the restore could not be completed...

A:Computer Wont Start


Really need some help here.

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Well my brother recently invested in a custom made gaming computer. It is custom made, so I don't really know the specs. It's been working great for about 3/4 of a year now, but a couple days ago, completely out of the blue, it stopped working.

It was shut off, and then when he tried to start it, it loaded up to the startup page with the big Gateway logo on it, and the little options that say BIOS OPTIONS and SETTINGS. From here, nothing happens. We have left it on for hours, and it simply wont continue starting up. We have tried pressing F8, F10, F12, all those things for Safe mode and such, but none work. As far as we know, the only option would be to format the computer, which he would rather not do.

What can we do to fix this problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I have an Imedia x2414 and it is approxx 1 year and 3 months old.

I have had a problem where the computer will not turn on, when i connect the power lead into the back and flick the switch on the wall the fans go for about 2 - 3 seconds and then they turn off and nothing . . .

Sometimes when i flick the switch on the wall nothing happens, also pressing the power button on the front does nothing at all.

Please help . . . .

I have tried another PSU and still same problem, I have tried removing RAM and using just one stick from the 2 x 1GB that are in there and still nothing . ???


Operating System Microsoft? Windows? Vista Home Premium
06-12-2006 CoreDenver 10 Motherboard
Name: Denver 10
Type: Micro ATX motherboard
Manufacturer: ECS

CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Storage Components WD Caviar Blue (320 GB)
320 GB Hard Disk Drive

Optiarc AD-7200A
DVD?RW Dual Layer Drive
Optiarc AD-7200S DVD?RW DL Drive
DVD?RW Dual Layer Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB Hard Disk
NEC 5170A - Specifications

A:Computer wont start

ok this is strange, the computer just turned it self on for a couple of seconds then went off on its own

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my computer doesnt seem to work for some weird reason. the tower powers on but the hard drive doesnt spin or make any noise. all i hear are the fans working. i have two identical dell dimensions 2400 and was trying clean them out because of all the dust that formed on the inside. i one apart completely (removing motherboard, connections, memory, and psu) and for the other just removed the cables from their spots. i used a hair dryer to blow all the dust away and when i finished and reconnected all the wires and everything, both computers wont start up. it is completely non responsive. i tried using alternate psu and different monitors but no luck. please help me get atleast one to start working!

A:Computer wont start up

Did you put all the cables back in the right spots? And when you use a hair dryer, make sure the heat is off..

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i have a dell desktop system with xp professional. this morning it was looking a little slow, so i restared it and now it wont start up at all. i get the startup screen with the windows icon, but that's it. if i hit F8, i get all the safemode options, but no mattr what i choose, the screen just stays black.
any ideas or suggestions on how i can get it up n running to atleast look at what the problem is?

A:computer wont start up

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Help anyone!!! My computer will not start, it is stating that the Windows/system32/config/system is corrupt!! I got this computer from another person and it did not have a recovery disk with it!! I have tried everything that I have found online. But when I try to boot from an Xp disk, it states that the file is not valid, when I run a Chkdsk, it says that there is a bad sector that can not be repaired. So I am at my wits end, and don't know what to do!!!

Since the computer is a newer version than I am used to working on, I can't add it as a slave and try to repair it that way! SOME ONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

A:My computer wont start!!!

"Windows/system32/config/system is corrupt"The only way I have every managed to fix that problem is by reinstalling XP & I've probably tried every fix found using Google & Ask." when I run a Chkdsk, it says that there is a bad sector that can not be repaired."Boot a XP disk, delete the XP Pratition & try formatting the drive.If it can be fixed the drive will format & XP will install.If the drive won't format it will have to be replaced.

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I have an older somputer I use to Host Games online...seemed fine last few nites..however the last 2 oe 3 times I have started takes forever to start and a screen appears saying sorry for any inconveinince but windows could not start..etc options to start in Normal mode safe mode or last known good configuration..wich is what I tried after turning it off and back on again..still nothing..I can get it to start in safe mode....but it wont boot up in normal mode..just hangs at "Windows XP" screen...Its an older Pentium4 Dell Dimension4300...any ideas? I have the xp disk for it..I hate to try a restor as I have alot of extra games on the machine I'd have to re-load..any advice would be appreciated...Thanks.


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Last night I decided to update my Nvidia drivers. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but when it prompted me to reboot my system, my system never came back up. After hitting the windows XP load screen it would just stay black (I let it stay there for four hours to make sure it wasn't just running slow)

So I then tried to re-install windows, which it allowed me to do, but once again when prompted to reboot after turning the system off and back on nothing but a black screen.

I decided to hook my main drive into my daughters computer to get data off of it before reformatting it completly. My daughters computer wouldn't even boot up with the thing plugged in, only telling me that there was a boot error. So I decided to give up on that drive, and just start from scratch with a clean 100GB drive I had laying around.

The first thing I noticed when I started my computer up was that the CPU fan was not running. The hard drives both seemed to be whirring away, and my video card fan was running fine. And in addition nothing would appear on my monitor.

So I unhooked all unnecesary components, and tried starting the thing up with just the motherboard, video card, and keyboard. Still nothing.

Any ideas?

A:Computer wont start up at all

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hi all
i have a hp 5060a desktop computer intel 2 duo core
i was downloading a hp bios update and my computer crashed
all it says when i try to boot it is found cd rom drive need system disc
i put in a system disc but all it keeps on saying is need system disc
i contacted hp we went thru a few things but nothing worked
anyone got any ideas

A:Computer wont start

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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When i press the power button, the CPU's LED does not light up and the system is not running.

What is the possible problem with the CPU??

A:Computer Wont Start Up!

It could be your actual power supply. Is the cable securely connected? How long have you had the computer for?

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Hi, well before this happened I had defragmented my c folder and changed the virtual memory initial and maximum size, then went to play guild wars, as guild wars was on my computer instantly shut off, before this I have had problems while playing this game. there is nothing wrong with the wires or anything, when I replug the wire into the cpu it gets a charge big enough to turn 2 of the fans for a split second and then cuts off, to do this again I have to replug the coord. any suggestions on how to get it to turn on fully?

A:computer wont start

Sounds like a bad power supply but posting your system specs will help.

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My computer is kind of new its 2 years old and I have put a lot of money into it. It has been working flawlessly until recently one day I went to turn it on and it starts up and goes to a black screen with a blinking white line and stays there and does nothing else. I've tried doing a system recovery, putting a windows 7 disc in their etc. Nothing seems to work. My uncle who is very knowledgeable in computers said everything is running but something has wiped out my operating system. I don't care if I lose everything I just want my computer working again. .

A:My computer wont start

Have you checked your BIOS settings to make sure it's loading the proper boot device? (Your HDD, presumably)
Have you ever checked your HDD for errors? Sounds like a corrupted OS, to me. If you have a Windows 7 disk, pop it into the optical drive, and enter your BIOS Boot Menu (On Dell, it's F12 upon start up, Escape on HP Desktops, etc.) Pick your CD/DVD Drive and attempt to re-install Windows. Better yet, you can buy HDD enclosures for pretty cheap and, if you have another machine, you can use it to access your HDD externally. This way you can backup your data, if needed.
Also, you can use tools such as Kaspersky's Recovery Disk or Hiren's Rescue Disk (Mini XP) to get data off of your HDD, given that it works.

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ok here is my problem. when i start up my computer i get to the windows starting up screen then all i see is a black screen and a mouse. I can move the mouse but thats all. the only way i can get the computer to start up is to restart it over and over until it finally will boot up. Thanks

A:Computer wont start up!!! help please!!!

did this just start happening after you added or removed any hardware or software??

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