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transplanted my comp into a new case and it wont POST

Q: transplanted my comp into a new case and it wont POST

I'm completely lost no hardware was changed at all the dam this wont post or give me beep codes it just sits there with a blank screen

This is what I?m running
Mobo: p5n32-sli Deluxe
cpu: pent d 3.2
psu:550 watt sli
two sticks of 1gb ddr2
two gforce 6800 Xtream 256 in sli mode
donno if you need any other info seeing as it wont post

I'm completely lost I didn?t damage any parts wile transplanting the system

Any ideas???

By not posting the monitor just sits there in sleep mode and nothing happens any beep codes no nothing

A: transplanted my comp into a new case and it wont POST

Probably just missed a PSU connection somewhere.

Do you have two connections to your motherboard? Both the 24pin and the 12vATX connector?

Did you connect your graphics cards to the PSU (assuming they need a PSU connection, some don't)?

Did you use the riser pins to separate your motherboard from the case?

Take out the ram and expansion cards and re-seat them to be sure. In fact, do this with all your connections.

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Ok, I'm in the process of updating my MOBO and Processor. I have bought a new powersupply to accompany it. I've got everything hooked up. Push the power button on the case, now all of a sudden:
- the LED light on the front of the case is 'Red' (use to be green).
-Along with this, the 2 cd drives dont power up, (no lights, tray-open buttons dont work).
-The HD starts to spin
- Heatsink for the powersupply turns on

Now, I have found that if I unplug the IDE cable from the MOBO (which is connecting the 2 cd drives, because the HD is SATA) the 2 cd drives are now working. I am able to open the treys.
-But, computer still doesnt get to the POST
-I have taken the processor out and tested, same thing
-I have taken the MOBO out of the case, same thing.
-I have taken the RAM out of the MOBO, same thing

So, I thought it was the MOBO. Called the place I bought it from, they sent me a brand new one. got everything hooked up, same thing.

It is a GEFORCE 6100-M9 MOBO, accompanied with a AMD 64 3700+.

Has anyone had this problem before? If so, I would really like some insight on what I could try next.

A:Case wont get to a post

Hello and welcome to techspot.

Did you use the riser pins under the motherboard to separate it from your case?

Please list your parts in detail. Are you using the integrated graphics or a graphics card? What are the details of the ram you are using? What power supply do you have (watts and how many amps on the +12v rail).

More details please.

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I just moved to a new case with a larger PSU (300 was old, 350 is new).

When I powered on the comp, I don't even get a POST. As far as I know, everything is plugged into the correct spot. I used to mobo manual for all the correct headers and I can see the power on LED illuminated. The HDD LED illuminates briefly too. The reset switch works, as well as the power switch (obviously). The CPU fan and Northbridge fan is turning. I did discharge the CMOS memory too using the jumper, but that didn't solve my problem. Any ideas? Could something have gone wrong when I moved all the components? Actually, obviously something did go wrong, but anybody have any ideas?

Athlon XP 2100
ABIT KR7A mobo
512 266DDR Mem
40 GB Maxtor HD
couple CD drives
Netgear NIC

thx for any help

A:mobo wont POST after moved to a new case

Disconnect everything except the cpu, fans, memory, and video card with monitor and see if it will post. If not I would start by checking the standoffs to make sure one is not shorting the motherboard to ground. To do this you could even take the board loose and put it on a piece of cardboard to insulate it and see if it will post.

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I was gaming last night, the graphics messed up, the comp froze, it turned off.. and now it wont post pass bios.

I have switched the video card out, same thing.
I have switched the RAM out, same thing.
I can view the HDD specs in BIOS and it sounds like its running alright.

So this leaves the PCU or the Motherboard? If i can view the BIOS, does that mean the motherboard is alright? I can also view the specs of the processor in BIOS as well.

I also tried booting XP from a CD, i did the repair, it didnt work either. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Comp Crashed, Wont post past BIOS

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You guys have helped me a lot in the past and i appreciate the help again. Here are my logs.
Problem is avast wont activate and ive crashed a couple times, comp is running very slow.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:03-06-2015
Ran by Brian (administrator) on BRIANASUS on 03-06-2015 20:48:22
Running from C:\Users\Brian\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian (Available Profiles: UpdatusUser & Brian)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\FBAgent.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
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I am currently using a Gateway GT5220 and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a cool looking computer case with lights that can be used with my mobo and other parts. (upgraded to a 500 watt and a Ge 7950) but everything else should be stock and if anyone can help me out on what to get would be nice. Hopefully under $100

PS. I probably put this in the wrong forum thinking that storage meant comp cases too, if I did then feel free to delete this thread.

A:New Comp Case

This is my case:

Plenty of space, lots of purty lights, and it has EXCEPTIONAL (yet exceptionally quiet) air circulation.
This is the sweetest case I've ever owned.

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A friend of mine had an old P3 - 600 on which he recently installed Win XP Home. It worked great, he loves it.

His wife just bought him a new P4 - 1.7 system. He put the hard drive from the P3 computer into the new P4 and XP will not run. It gives a message saying that a major hardware change has been detected, but won't boot any further.

How can he fix it? He tried putting the hard drive back into the old system and XP still runs fine there.

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my comp keeps saying virus trojan.vundo at _LGMFMGYU.dll

i think i got rid of it not entirally sure here is my log please look and thanks if you do...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:46:52 PM, on 2/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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A:hijack case.. comp hijacked

Please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
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copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.


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I just recently transfered my whole computer into a new case, after hooking everything up (including two new led fans), the computer ran for about 5-10 minutes and then froze with no apps running. I rechecked my connections and they were in the right spot but it did it again. I'm thinking that the 350w PSU I have just isn't cutting it, but I can't be sure. If anyone could help I'd really appreciate it.

A:new case transfer/comp freeze up

350 watts is too weak for today's systems, however, this would cause other errors such as random shutdowns, spontaneous reboots, and frequent blue screens of death, not system freezes.

first thing you should do is remove your RAM chips and blow out any dust from the RAM slots using compressed air, then carefully reseat the RAM chips, see if this fixes it.

when you transferred your system, did you clean your components?

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hi, i just recently change my computer case, and i plug in everything right, but now, it won't turn on. I plug the jumper and everything right, and it still won't turn on. any help would be grateful. thanks

A:comp won't turn on after changing case

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I am building a new computer basically a piece at a time to day i got the tower and power supply. But now that I have it I want to see it all lit up and working so I am wondering if i can basically pull all the stuff out of my old tower and put it in the new. The new tower is the black phantom ATX

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Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 810 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 702672 MB, Free - 591875 MB; D: Total - 12628 MB, Free - 2283 MB; J: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 329040 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, ALOE, 1.01,
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:moving my comp guts to my new case

As long as the old case is also ATX factor, you should be able to swap

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I get a failure to post when I switch my computer on (I put it together in December 2004, I

have not added anything in the last couple of months or so, although sometimes the computer

would shut down by itself at night for reasons I could not figure out). No beeps (as far as I

can remember the computer beeped once when it used to start correctly), the MB light comes

on,the fans come on and in the beginning the HDD light just came on and stayed on. I started by

taking off all the pci boards. I reset the CMOS by unplugging the computer, taking the battery

out waiting for 15-20 secs, resetting using the jumpers and putting the jumper back in the

original position. I even tried booting without hard drive and optical drives and floppy drive.

As a last ditch I took out everything except cpu and tried to boot. I have tried to push down

on the power connectors and everything I could imagine no luck, no beeps. I strongly suspect

its the Motherboard. It could also be the memory or the PSU or the CPU. I don't have spares of

either. I have tried the graphics card in another computer and that seems to work. Here is my

system configuration

-Aus P5P800 865PE with AMI bios
-Coolmax True power 2.0 550 Watts power supply
- P4/3.2 Ghz 800MHz LGA775
-Mushkin pc3200 DDRAM - 3-3-3-8 timing (not a verified vendor by Asus but it has worked fine

for close to two years)
-3-hard drives - 2 PATA and 1 SATA and 2 Optical Drives and floppy drive
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A:Post Failure, cpu and case fan on

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I am really hoping someone else has already had this problem and has an easy fix!

We just bought a new Antech Nine Hundred case today and carefully and painstakingly transferred everything from our old home-built (which was only built this year - not really OLD). After carefully checking and rechecking everything, we hit the power button and get no post sound and no video. Everything appears to power up, all fans come on and everything seems to have power though we get no post beeps at all and no video. The video card fans come on, so I am sure it has power and we tried moving it to another slot with no luck. We removed non-essentials as well, but since everything worked this morning I don't think there is actually a defective part here.

The video card was replaced just 2 weeks ago, and everything worked perfectly this morning before transferring to the new case. We have checked and rechecked cables and pins and cannot figure this out.

We are running a 500W power supply, and an evga 9600 GT video card on a Gigabyte S-Series mobo.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: No Post After New Case

I would pull everything out of the case. Do an out of case build to make sure you have not damaged something. Once you are sure the system posts outside of the case, then install the mb, pw supply, and video card only.

Again check to see that it posts. If it does, then shutdown and connect/install parts one at a time. Checking post each time.

I am assuming you marked the places to install standoffs and checked the board fit before installing.

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hello and to start off i'd like to thank anyone who takes time to read this and try to help me out, thank you.

I'm running win xp sp2.

On July 1st an infected file was downloaded and run. AVG and Winpatrol noticed this and prompted the user to take action. The user checked to block all changes that the infected file tried to make, and deleted the file. Then music started to come from the speakers. All kinds of completly random stuff that is not installed on the computer. In task manager there was a file "c.exe" after ending this process the music stopped and it never came back. I don't know if it is related, but the next day the computer started to have problems.

Gaim 99% of the time hangs and timeouts when trying to connect a screen name. I do not have a firewall and windows one is disabled.

To get firefox to work, i had to open the browser, it wouldnt appear on screen but the process showed in task manager. Then i used task manager to end the process tree. Then when i opened the browser it would open but run slowly. This no longer works. Now when i click to open it nothing happens and the process does not show up in task manager.

Internet explorer works fine and that is what i'm using to write this. The computer was also having this overall lag with everything i'd try to do on it. Ex: open the start menu, open folders, etc. However as of this last computer restart, not that i've done anything to fix it, the computer runs at normal spe... Read more

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I recently purchased a brand new case

I transferred my current computer guts to this new case from the old one.

Corasair 750w CMPSU
Asus p5N72-T Premim
Corsair 240 pinn 1066 x2 Dominator
Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E7600

After three hours of carefully taking out the parts from the old case and placing them into the new one, I try to boot. Everything turns on with the exception of the fan on the GTX280 card. Iíve had problems in the past with the card booting up so I kept trying to boot up over and over trying to see where the problem was from. The problem was not in the video card, I was able to make the fan start a few times, and for good measure also tested with a working Geforce 8600 GTX which had no trouble.

The main problem is I have yet to make the computer POST. After day two of trying to make the computer work through booting attempts with combinations of with bare bones parts, the power supply begins to make a electrical crackling as if there was sparks flying around. This power supply is now completely dead, each time it booted the crackling got worse until it died. I have no idea why this recently purchased quality power supply started doing that.

Iíve since put in another 680W power supply that works well and this successfully turns on all the components but still has the same exact problem, the computer wont post.
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A:Computer won't POST after case transfer

The power supply failure might have taken out the board.Have you tried a out of case test? Use only 1 stick of ram> video hooked up to monitor> cpu & heatsink> keyboard & mouse>power supply connections secure. Short the power pins to start to see if you get a display.

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Hi, I have a problem with my pc. When I start it, it takes ~30 sec until post/bios, it just shows a black screen, after 30 sec I can hear the beep and everything runs fine. When I noticed that I decided to check if all the cables are ok and if everything inside the case is fine. But when I tried to touch the back of the case I got electricity. I switched off the computer so I can open the case but I still couldnt touch it, so I unplugged it, switched off the PSU, and checked the insides. Everything seemed to be fine, rams, video cards all plugged properly. What do you think is the problem? Unfortunately I can't find another power supply to test it. Fortunately the system is on warranty so probably I'll solve it soon. I just want to hear your opinions. Sorry for my english

A:Pc needs some time until post and case electricity

Welcome to Tech Support Guy.

Fortunately the system is on warrantyClick to expand...

Just check that this is the case.
You might be fortunate, but most warranties are declared invalid if you tamper with things, and opening the case to check every individual component and connection almost certainly crosses that limit.
If so, my advice is that you do absolutely nothing to the machine until you take it in.

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In the last 8 hours I've among other things, upgraded my computer case and tossed in a few more fans. The only difference in hardware configuration is that I removed a crappy PCI modem, new heatsink/fan/grease, PSU (350W Antech SmartBlue), switched the normal order of cards in PCI slots and altered the way I had my HD's n optical drives chained.

In my original configuration it was :

moboIDE2--->HD2 5400 rpm (slave)---->DVD burner(Master)
moboIDE1--->CD-Rom (slave)--->HD1 7200rpm (master with c: on it)

Never had any problems with it previously. DMA was enabled and I burnt DVD's in the proper amount of time and it never ever crashed when I opened up a folder with an ton of jpgs.

So today just due to the new case and convience reasons, I changed the config to :

moboIDE2--->CD-Rom (slave)--->DVD burner (master)
moboIDE1--->HD2 (slave)--->HD1 (master)

It booted up conflicts, everything looking great... Then I decided to surf a bit and see if the stability holds up. Well it was incredibly sluggish. In both IE and Firebird at first.
Thought it might have been my connection (but I know it wasn't) and decided to open up a folder with a ton of pictures and toss it on thumbnail view. That made the fan crank up(temp sensitive on processor) and hard lock.

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Hi there everyone,

On XP Home

I was running out of space on my storage computer so I added another drive and moved one of my shared directories to it. It's an audio collection, and the folders are set up in a heiarcy. Audio contains artists dirs which contain the album dirs and those contain the songs.

When I moved the folder over, I re-enabled file sharing(allow others to modify the files) through the handy-dandy simple folder sharing utility. As the Microsoft support site states:

You can access the Simple File Sharing UI by viewing a folder's properties. Through the Simple File Sharing UI, you can configure both share and NTFS file system permissions at the folder level. These permissions apply to the folder, all the files in that folder, subfolders, and all the files in the subfolders. Files and folders that are created in or copied to a folder inherit the permissions that are defined for their parent folder. This article describes how to configure access to your files, depending on permission levels. Some information that this article contains about these permission levels is not documented in the operating system files or in the Help file.Click to expand...

Well, my problem is that the subdirectories didn't inherit the parent directory's permissions. songs sitting in a subdir of "audio" are invisible. However, any music under Audio(and not in a subdir) are accessible.

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

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On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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First off, in terms of my background, I'm not all that computer saavy, and haven't spent any time crawling around on hardware/software forums at all. I found myself on this forum while googling some things trying to sort out a problem I'm having, and thought I'd join up and see if I could get some help.

Background to the problem: A friend came to me and told me that he had a virus, another friend of his had come over and attempted to remove it and failed. He then executed a recovery through the windows recovery utility, which apparently also failed to remove the virus. I asked what symptoms the computer was showing and he said he was all of a sudden getting hit with waves of pop ups, and would seemingly randomly be logged off or the computer would restart (shut down?). Since it seemed the virus or whatever was going to be difficult to get rid of, and there was really not much of anything on the computer I told him I'd just format the hard drive and reinstall windows.
I guess his computer didn't come with a windows disc - instead it had him make some sort of recovery discs (six of them, and distinct from the system restore utility - he said he did not use these discs). I've never heard of that before, but I thought I'd go with it. After inserting the first disc and rebooting the harddrive was supposedly reformatted and windows installed. Sweetness.

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A:Comp won't POST

Because of the relationship to malware, I would suggest starting a thread in the virus and malware removal area. The experts there really are better at answering some of the questions you have raised.

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I have an old computer that won't post. I put in a new graphics card a zogis 6800gt or something and new ram. The computer seemed to do fine, albeit a few random restarts, but then ran fine for a couple of days. Then while installing a game it shut off and wouldn't post when restarted. It posted once or twice but wouldn't let me into the cmos, via the delete key. It seemed like it just kept restarting and restarting never getting anywhere, and now it seems to do it without posting. Although today it seems as it starts on and everything revs up to boot up but then the noise dies down and it just idles. Hard drives and cd-rom drives are spinning. Put old graphics card back in, swapped out ram, tried different ram in different dimm, took everything like hdds and pci cards out and back in. I put in a new power supply a 350watt antec basiq, it had an old 300watt antec in it before. Tried taking out the battery and clearing the cmos via the jumpers, but nothing changed there is no post. I even tried a different monitor thinking it was broken, no display, no post. I have double checked all the connections too many times and dusted off the interior several times. I don't know now whether it is the motherboard or the cpu. I tried to get the cpu out but it is hard, the motherboard doesn't seem to be shorting on anything and gives a ff code steady, it was c1 and others when it was restarting but now that it just sits and idles it gives an ff.

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Well im going in to get a pc built for me in a few days time but the problem is this. The cases they have in there look really old fashioned! (bad spelling) and just plane yukky! Soo i have decided to buy my own case off of e-bay. So my questions are this

1: Are all the cases the same? please say they are! other wise im screwed and damned to live my hole life with a really horrible tower ..

2: THis is a really stuiped question but please..dont laugh.. if i went to and brought a computer..then i went to a smallish shop in town (which are very cheap) Do you think that the little shop would be cheaper? Just the computer i want off of dell is like £1,800. yet im only aming to pay £1,500 - £1,600. (with monitor) This would be for a good gaming computer. So which is it?

3: is it possible to get a great gaming computer for £1,500?

thanks for any help you can give - from Adam-knox

A:Case questions, new computer question (sorry if this isnt the right place to post)

1. No. Well not technically speaking. But the one used in the majority of motherboards today (I mean a large majority) is the ATX form factor. If you could prvide the mobo. name and model I (or someone) can tell you for sure. But its almost definitly an ATX.

2.Normally local shops cant compete with big retailers. I have found you will be paying more for the same "specs." at a local shop But take into acount that most PC shops use higher quality parts. ANd not to mention you have someone to actually talk to, instad of a phone number.

3. You bet. If you would like us to help you pick out parts, just say the word, its not as hrad as you think, and will save a lot of money.

Hope this helps


BTW-excuse any bad spelling, its late and i just got off work

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I have a ECS DeskNote (desktop/laptop).... anyhow....
It posts fine... and I can go throughout the bios configs... however if i just let it try and boot it will turn its self off shortly after the hardware check screens... (basically it turns off the second it would normally start to look for something to boot off of)

I'm curious if this could be a proccessor problem somehow... or perhapes just a safety feature of the PC to keep itself from blowing up.. (it Beeps once right when it turns off)

A:comp turns off after POST

One beep is the standard OK sign- so, look inside, (if you are still under any warranty, they tell you that opening the case and doing anything can void the, ask first, and I suppose you would have if a warranty existed) UNPLUG the computer, open the case, note where monitor plugs in....
look at the video card, unless you have an onboard video chip, remove the screw holding it down, and reseat it- try it a few times, make sure you do not push too hard, motherboards can crack easily. Just be sure the screw holder is flat down on the case and the card is in the slot evenly, retry the computer...
If you have the onboard type of video chip, well, they can go bad....if you have a spare white PCI slot, you can borrow or get a less expensive video card and try and see if that works.
This may or may not your problem.....are there any messages that come up about RAM memory for instance? These can also work loose, so reseat each of them carefully, and handle them only by the edges, true for all of the parts/cards you touch.
Only other thing I can think of, besides the hard drive cables, power cables, etc. is a Network card, which are sometimes the reason for non boot. Do you have one? Sometimes called a LAN card....some newer boards come with an optional LAN card or NIC...Ethernet adapter, same thing.

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the performance is going downhill, and the net has slowed down quite a bit....on my old comp id run aware and s&d, and it would speed up to its regular slowness, but when i run it on the new computer, it doenst come up with anything....i did a few bandwidth tests tonight, and the results were pathetic....anyhoo, should i post my hjt log, i also sorta need help with removing another pesky home page problem, thanks....yeah ill stick the log up i guess

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:37:31 PM, on 2/7/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Trevor\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 6 for\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://mshp.dll/sp.html#37049
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://mshp.d... Read more

A:not sure where to post this, but im comp is slowing down

Download CWShredder:
Unzip, run and hit the ->fix tab to fix all found problems

CWShredder takes advantage of seurity holes in windows so you should install all critical as well as hotfixes available from windows update.
Then repost a fresh Hijack this log .

Download 'Hijack This!'. and save it to a folder on your desktop.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.

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Immediately following the processor detection, right before the RAM check, my computer freezes.

It was working fine, then I powered down to install a DVD+-RW. I installed it and tried to boot up, but it froze immediately following processor detection. I powered down, then back up and it didn't work again. I powered down and checked all of my power and IDE cables, as well as my master/slave switches. Everything was setup correctly.

When I plugged my computer back in and booted next, I had no video support. The video was not working. However, the computer fully booted because the Windows sounder went off. I rebooted (Win->U->U) and it loaded fully without video support. Again I rebooted, and this time I had video, but it got stuck in the same spot in POST, immediately following processor detection before the RAM check.

I powered down and took the new DVD device off of power and IDE. It stuck in the same spot on bootup. I powered down and reconnected it, trying again, and it didn't go.

At this point, I thought it was my video card since it was able to fully boot without the video support. I stuck in a brand-new lower-end card, and it booted fully with video support. I powered back down, concluding that my video card was defunct somehow... That perhaps I got some static on it or something. As a last-shot troubleshooting step, I decided to put the old video card back in, which is vastly nicer than my old one. It booted fully with video support this time.

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A:Comp Freezes in POST

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An oldie but a goodie here .. Built my comp about 3 years ago and it has been smooth sailing till now..had some spooky stuff going on in the case for a few days ..First of all 2 fans kept loosing power ..I opened up the case and (while running) moved one of the fan wires and they came back on.. figured it was just a loose connection sooo, I just turned off the box and went through every connection to make sure they were tight..After that I turned the box on and now I get no beeps and a black screen.. I thought maybe it was my vid card , so i switched it with another compatible agp card and started it back up ..This time it did post,but the screen did not look too healthy .. half the text was cut off (literally) and then the screen went black again.. I turned it off again and then back on and all went as it should...Comp ran fin for a bit and then just went black...I then decided to run on bare minimum and took out everything that was not necessarily to run ( unplugged extra hdds took out 2 sticks of ram and tried 1 at at a time in each of the 3 slots , unplugged all unnecessary lighting ) then started it back again and still it will not post... I'm thinking my mobo has given up the ghost but would like to be sure it's not the cpu as well..any suggestions on testing the cpu or mobo to see which might be bad? Sorry this is sooooo long ... Any help is much appreciated , Max
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A:Comp will not post anymore

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My daughters comp boots to the post screen and then hangs up and the screen goes black. Any suggestions?

A:Comp Hangs at Post

Is this HD set to first boot?

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Just put together a new system with all used parts...

The system powers on, but I get no post....nothing on the screen. I have removed, and tried 3 different HD's, and 2 Vid cards. I was unable to test the MOBO before hand, but was told it was good.

I reset the Cmos, and changed the Cmos battery also.

I have also unplugged all drives, and tried to boot with just power, and the vid card, but still nothing.

Any ideas which way to go next?


A:No Post with New Comp (all used parts)

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Last year, my friend was given an old laptop by our local school who was replacing it. We opened it up to salvage for parts (there wasn't much useful in it) and he allowed me to keep the hard-drive to add some storage to the Linux machine I recently built (specs below). Before I wiped it, I wanted to see if there was actually anything on it, and I was pleasantly suppressed: the hard drive contained a copy of windows 7! There are some softwares that I could use that can only run on windows, so I decided not to wipe the hard drive. When I boot it up, though, it asks me to boot in recovery mode, runs through several dialogues, and invariably ends up at a "Windows cannot repair the computer automatically". Running windows normally simply reboots the computer, and (again) asks me if I want to run windows in recovery mode. (spoiler alert: again choosing to run windows normally again reboots the machine and so fourth...) The error message and my computer specs below:Specs:AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core ProcessorGigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ MotherboardAsus GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory2x Seagate Barracuda 1500GB Hard Drives (both removed temporarily).Error Message:Code: [Select]Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
Last successful boot time: 4/25/2015 2:56:06 PM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 7
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A:Windows 7 on transplanted hard drive from old laptop doesn't boot properly.

Windows does not like being moved to a different machine without reinstalling.  At any rate Windows licence is almost certainly tied to the original laptop and therefore can't legally be transferred to a new machine.

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I've just built a brand new computer. When I start it up for the first time, everything spins up but it freezes at the "Press Tab..." or "Press Delete to enter setup..." It's frozen and no key presses respond.

If I repeatedly press Tab or Delete as the computer is booting up, it goes into the POST screen and locks up after "Initializing USB Controller... Done"

While working inside the case, I had my bare arms resting on the metal edges. Would that prove sufficient to ground myself?

The specs are:
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 280 1GB
CORSAIR 4GB DDR2/800 PC2-6400
AOC Envision 22" 16:10 5ms 720p LCD HDTV
Hitachi Deskstar 1TB HDD
MSI P7N Diamond LGA 775
Rosewill RX950-S-B 950W ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz LGA 775

A:New comp. Freeze at POST screen

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Sorry about this late reply, I have a work schedule that sometimes keeps me away from a few days up to a couple weeks. I have not done the scan yet ( I just checked my email) but will do it if ok. Ill wait to see if you want me to do it or not ...will check my mail every hour or so. Thanks for all your help and sorry about the delay.

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Hey guys, first time poster here.

I've been a computer tech for the last 5 years and I've dealt with this sort of problems alot my life but I can't figure this out.

I was doing some work on an older laptop (Dell Inspirion 5100) for a friend of mine. She had to reload windows a couple months ago and the drivers didnt get installed. Well, after installing the gfx, bios, cpu, sound, and usb bus drivers i restarted and everything was running great. A days later she told me I forgot about the CD/DVD ROM driver.

I went over to her house and installed it without any troubles, or so I thought. When I went to restart it seemed fine at first, but then gave me a generic IRQ error blue screen and shut off. I figured I needed to tweak the settings in BIOS but the thing is that it will no longer get past POST. The computer attempts to turn on, then shuts down approx 5 seconds after. The monitor never comes on either. I tried using a boot disc, but since it won't post, I can't.

The computer has a fresh version of XP on it, and no other troubles that I know of. Please help! I'm thrown for a loop here.


A:Odd problem - comp won't post after installing CD driver

CD/DVD ROM driver? No driver is needed. The bios/OS should apply one. With older OEM computers, you may need to set IDE devices to Cable Select only, for the computer to "see" them

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:59:46 PM, on 5/15/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\TrayMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Onscreen Display\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Trevor\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 6 for\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://mshp.dll/sp.html#37049
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://mshp.dll/index.html#37049
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://mshp.dll/index.html#37049
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://mshp.dll/sp.html#37049
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A:Thought id post my log, clean things up on the comp a little

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Hello Bleeping Computer folks- I'm creating this topic because another computer I work with has virus problems, and I'm concerned that if I log into this account on that computer to post logs that my password will be compromised. Is there a way around this?

A:How to post from infected comp w/o losing password?

What logs do you want to post?You can always save your logs to a usb drive, transfer to a clean computer and then post them but depending on what type of log it is, will dictate where it needs to be posted. No DDS, HijackThis, ComboFix or similar logs should be posted in this forum.

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I have a just installed a new PSU, the Seasonic MD12 and upon installing it in my system which worked before now, I can't even get to the post screen, it simply starts to boot, the cpu and psu fans spin, then it stops, then nothing no beeps noises or anything just goes dead, the mobo light is still on and a few leds are showing but other than that, nothing.

I've tried the PSU in another machine and it works fine and I've also tried removing all connections from the mobo except the 8-pin and 24-pin power connectors, keeping in the video card, soundcard and cpu with just one stick of ram but still the same result. I'm pretty worried about this as it all worked fine the other night but now I've replaced the PSU it's died although the PSU works fine in another comp.

I'm really hoping it's not a problem with the mobo so if anyone can come to my rescue that would be fantastic as I had planned to work on a new project this week

A:Urgent help needed - Comp won't reach POST, just shuts down

Seasonic is a great power supply we use frequently in new installs... We have never seen a failure...
Consider other events... could your hard drive have gone bad? Do you have all the cable connected properly.... Remove and reseat to test.
Consider damaged cables, damaged sockets, damaged memory, damaged hard drives, and something not plugged in at all, such as the CPU fan. Double check everything you have done... when rested and no longer stressed.
Then get back to us with the good news that everything works, and what you figgered out that made eveything happy.

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Hi everyone, first time over here!

I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, with Windows XP and two days ago it got overrun with viruses and god knows what. It was the popups which alerted me - my McAfee Security Centre didn't pick anything up on their scan, so I bought PC Tools Spyware Doctor, which did pick up viruses. I still had problems though so used the website's port scan to see where my comp weaknesses are - but it didn't detect any. Another Spyware Doctor scan picked up more viruses though. I also got the google toolbar to try and stop the popups but that had no effect.

So I got Ad-Aware 2007 and Windows Defender. My comp crashed while they were scanning, but when I rebooted my comp they both said my comp was clean.

It was running so slow I got rid of one of the security centres (the Spyware Doctor one).

Now the popups have stopped, but my comp is still really slow - when I type it keeps missing what I type; it can tell I've pressed a key 'cause it will leave a space, but it won't put the actual letter there, and it keeps missing the delete and space buttons. It takes ages to switch from window to window as well, and load up the pages initially.

Can anybody tell me if my comp is actually free of viruses etc now? And is my comp screwed from them or can I get it working the way it used to?

I'll post my hijackthis log below - really hope someone can help! Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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A:Solved: Comp v.slow post-viruses, not sure if I'm free of them yet...

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Hey all, i'm building a new comp. Check sig for hardware.

Anyways, my monitor isn't showing anything when i turn on the comp. just says no connection etc....

Mobo shows both red and green lights which i think is good from reading the manual.

It show c1 on the display which is normal but it never moves beyond c1... ???

A:New Comp having trouble..... No connection, check signal cable... No Post or no conne

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I'll give anyone who reads this as much info as possible.

I have a desktop build that contains these parts:
ASRock > N68-S UCC
200gb hdd (shows up as about 186 gb)
4 gb ddr ram (motherboard only supports ddr2)
Amd Phenom II 3.1GHZ dual core cpu
some sort of forward slot that has one usb 2.0 port with media card slots (sd card, micro sd, smart card ect)
a dvd (aka cd drive) by sony
nvidia gt 520 (silent model with a HUGE heatsink)
550 watt psu

Here's the deal... The sound was not working. I would plug in headphones/speakers and no joy from any ports. NO sound what so ever. So I opened it up, and there is absolutely no reason why it would not be working except there is no cable for "hd audio" and that there's no cables on usb power 2 and some random "fan" all on the motherboard. I also found these weird connectors, as if a cable had been stripped from the cable connector. This is an older computer, I don't know its full history but it was very weird.

So I tried resetting the cables. Powered it back on, and no joy. The video was gone. Acer model 15" reports that there is no signal, and then goes to an amber light on the power light.

I'm afraid I have killed my motherboard. I took it out of the casing, did the bread setup and tried it with different ram and a brand new 350 watt PSU. No joy again. Tried clearing the CMOS... looked for obvious motherboard damage (found none) all parts in good condition* except for one thing............... Read more

A:Comp will not start (black screen NO POST) Cd drive making odd noise.


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Hi all,

I just bought a new Stealth-S 375w case...and I want to know, should the fan power up when I switch on the main power switch (at the back)?. I noticed FrontPanel cables and I dont know if this should power on the machine if they are connected.



A:Case power wont start...

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I just recently bought a dell inspiron and it runs great but couldnt play warhammeronline

So saved up agian and bought a graphics card but the graphics card doesnt fit. Are there any graphics card that will fit in a case as small as the inspiron??

A:Graphics Card wont fit in case

If it's the office-type or portable desktop type of PC, i heard its graphics card was not upgradable. Only the ram is the upgradable.

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My mother has an Acer Aspire which is now just coming on to four years old. She recently had a virus, and lost everything on her C drive. During a reformat, her CD rom spat the dummy, so we installed a new CD drive, and I went to begin the installation again. Now when we press the power button, the computer power light turns on, and the hard drive spins up, but we have no signal going to the monitor, and the hard drive light and CD rom light stay on.

I dont get any beeps from BIOS to say what the problem may be.

I put in a new video card, but because the motherboard has on board video I cant get into BIOS to turn it off, and as it is it didnt make any difference.

I also swapped the RAM from my computer into it, but no difference, and the RAM from hers works fine in mine.

I have noticed one thing: when I disconnect the master hard drive, the HDD light doesnt stay on, but the CD rom one does. I have also tried swapping the drives around ie: master to slave but no difference.

All cables are seated properly and the right way around.

If Anyone has any ideas I would be greatly appreciative.


System Info

Celeron 500MHz
SiS 620 motherboard
2 x Seagate 10GB HDD's
128 MB SDRAM (2 x 64MB sticks)
On board video, sound.

A:PC wont boot, suspected case of my mother!

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well... its all a learning curve... installing new PC into old Acer Aspire T140 case and got it all done but the front panel connectors are not singular or pairs but as so..

PWR BTN - 2 wires going into a block of six with one pin blocked out on corner
HDD/PWR LED - 4 wires going into a block of 6

obviously Acer designed the case to only be used with their motherboards...

can anyone confirm that there are no "converters" or such and the only solution is to buy a new case?

A:Acer Aspire case F-Panel wont fit new Gigabyte

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I built a pc a while back and I made the mistake of buying a ****ty case. The computer randomly decides to not start sometimes and I always assume it's a grounding issue. Well, I isolated the problem this time to the power supply. It seems to short when mounted in the case, but if everything is set up outside the case everything works fine.....

Help...I really want to play Borderlands and use AutoCAD.....Don't let me buy an iMac


A:Power Supply wont boot Mobo inside case

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THe Hard Driver i think is the problem.

the yellow LED on the front is flashing. Whatever I do to the computer it wont turn on, so I pulled the power cord out to stop it(the led that was flashing). When I plugged it back in today, it just started flashing again. The computer is off but it still flashes, . instead of turnign on It just flashes this yellow light. Any ideas? i am runing windows Xp home and a 71GB hard driver
it worked fine when changed the hard driver to another hard driver(20GB Windows Xp media center). i pluged the 71GB as slave and it steal wont turn on.
i really need to access that hard drive my entire website data is in there.
PLease if some one can help me

Thanx in advence

A:HELP MY COMP. Wont turn on

Hi Igli and welcome to the Techspot Forum :wave:

First its a Hard Drive not a hard driver, from your post I can only guess that the 71GB Hard Drive has failed, either mechanically or electronically.

Suggestions, go to the maufacturers website and download the test tool for the drive in question and test it, sorry to say if the test tool finds it faulty then all your data is gone.


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My computer won't boot up when i turn it on. When i turn it on the screen is black and the light on the tower is red. ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

I am using windows xp as my operating system.

A:My comp wont boot up

Does it POST? Can you get into the BIOS?

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hi all hope someone can help please
i used to get the blue screen of death but now my computer wont start up at all it starts to the windows page with the working bar underneath and stops.
when i try to run in safe mode it runs and shows a list of files it is loading then stops some where on the drivers page at system32\drivers\agpCPQ.sys
thanks Neil

A:comp wont start up

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I have a dell computer with Windows XP operating system. I tried to start it up and it brought up a black error screen that says .."Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\windows\system32\config\systemYou can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair."I have tried using the set up disk and starting in safe mode, but I can not get anything. ANy help would be greatly appreciated.EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum

A:Comp wont boot up

Actually it is funny, (not really but...), because microsoft gives you improper instructions on how to fix this! You need to go throught the whole windows setup process normally up until you get to the partition screen.. Instead of deleting the partition, install over it... setup will ask you if you want to do a repair install (this is not the same as recovery console...). What has happened her, is that some registry entries that contain hardware information about your system are missing or corrupt (just like the error says). You should try and troubleshoot the cause of this error (malware, warez, clumsy clicking when browsing the window directory. Remeber, they can't just find you and infect you, you have to open the door when they knock... but honestly, this problem can be caused by a power failure don't feel too paranoid...Let me know if this of luck,Jon

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Hi got this problem with my dell dimension 5000 had about 3 yrs now booted it up this mornin worked fine done some updates rebooted comp now gettin an Alert message sayin Alert Previous attemps at booting this system have failed at checkpoint (Ithr) ..... what does this mean please some1 help

A:Comp wont boot up

to TSF,

This maybe pointing to Windows update issue, try a system restore.Start
All Programs
System Tools
System Restore
Did you download and install any Hardware updates? Do not do that if you did, always go to your Manufacturers website for hardware updates.

You could also take a look in Device Manager to see if there are any red or yellow warning signs there and report back.

The above is assuming your system is still booting up for you to use of course.

kind regards,

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My computer has been acting weird during the last few weeks and this morning it would not boot up. When I turn on the computer, it just stays on the HP starting screen. The computer will not read any recovery CD's and wont go in safe mode!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

A:Comp wont start!!

Enter the bios : repeatedly tap del when the computer starts, just after you power it. Since it's an HP, I'm not sure del is the right key, so if it doesn't work, either look for a message on the screen "press xx to enter setup" or refer to your manual.

Once in the bios, find the option to deactivate the Hp screen at startup, so that we can actually see where the boot process halts. Tell us next time you reboot where exactly it stops.

Still in the bios check that your settings look normal, that all your ram is detected, that your hard disk(s) are there, ... If you see something strange, don't change the settings, just report it here.

If you're sure you pressed the right key to enter the bios but still can't manage to enter it, it's time to have a look at the inside of your computer. Unplug the power cable, open the case and check that all the cables are in place. If you want to replace some cables, go ahead, just make sure to touch a metal part of the case before to avoir static decharges.

Leave you case open, replug the power cable and power your computer on. Check all the fans are spinning.

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lets see if anyone can figure this one out i installed both ubuntu and xp on one computer, had to uninstall ubuntu on comp, so i just deleted partion ubuntu was on (i have two hrad drive) restarted computer, got grub stage 1.5 loadin
error 17. no i cant using any live cds xp boot cds or boot disk, any help?

A:Comp wont boot to any os

when you say you have 2 drives
was each installed with OS
can try removing 1 drive to load xp
as fact I suggest to load xp have only 1 drive installed

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So it says clearly on my comp when loading F2 to get into the bios and what not, but it wont allow me to do it actually... immediately after that screen it just goes to a corrupted jibber jabber of colors which then freezes up until i reset and attempt to do this all over again. I am absolutely confused as i have tried doing the startup discs in it as well and nothing... ive tried F2, F12, delete, esc even though it says its F2. I don't know if this means my hard drive is corrupt and i need a new one or if there is gonna be more issues that i don't even know about, but this all happened last night at about 3 am while installing a new game and my comp kinda locked up.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 btw

A:Comp wont ALLOW F2 for Startup

Corrupted video driver? Try tapping F8 repeatedly at boot, then select Enable low resolution mode (vga mode). Can that get you into windows?

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We have a comp plugged into a surge protector, and when you flip the switch, it won't turn on unless you flip it on-off for about a minute (literally) We tried plugging it into the wall, and a different surge protector, and same problem. Is the relay switch inside the comp going bad?? If so, how do we fix it?

A:Comp wont turn on!!!!

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hey, i just finished putting together a pc for my grandpas office, ive checked like 81239812 times, everything is connected properly. When i hit the power button, nothing happens. Not even an attempt to boot, no fans turn on, nothing.

any suggestions??

A:New comp wont turn on

Don't worry this happens all the time! Remember to power off before disconnecting anything. Do you get any beeps? 1 beep is good - more beeps is bad and can tell you what is going wrong.
First take out the motherboard and make sure that there not too many stand-offs; any extras can short out the board.
If this is OK, check you have all the front panel connections on the right pins - an LED connection on the reset button for example will stop it booting.
If this still does not sort it, disconnect everything and take out all the cards except the front panel and power supply cables. Does it boot? Reconnect one thing at a time and that will tell you what is causing the problem.
Get back to us!

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A:MY comp wont charge

Well, 2 things come to mind. Either the charger is not working ( do u have a voltmeter that you can use for verification?); or the battery is past it's ability to achieve a full charge. Do either of them sound reasonable?
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ok it is a windows 7 with a biostar bios, i was messing with the bios and accidentaly selected it not to boot from os. now i do not know how to fix it i cant see the screena t all just a black screen. what should i do ?

A:help comp wont boot.

If this is a desktop, Unplug it from power and pull the CMOS Battery (Sometimes called the RTC Battery) for about 15 minutes. That should reset the BIOS to Factory Defaults.

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My sons 3 yr old emachine has decided to die. When u plug it in and power it on only the fans are working. No power light at all and you can hear the hdd trying to think but thats as far as it goes. No beeps and no images on screen.

A:Comp wont power on

Please tell us the brand and model. If not known, look for the model number on the center area of the mother board, (if you know how to remove the cover).
If you know how to get at it, tell us the brand of the hard drive.
This sounds as if you have a failed hard drive... but could be a power supply... (some devices work on one part of the power supply, while other parts are defective).
Can you tell if the video graphics socket is part of the motherboard, or is on a pci slot near the modem?
The problem is, it is difficult to guess at the problem: It can be power supply, hard drive, cpu fan, cpu thermal paste, video graphics card or socket or driver, memory module which has failed.
We need as much information as you can provide, so as to make the best guesses at a solution.
Do you have the original Windows disk, or computer recovery or restore disk set?
Do you have valuable data installed?

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I just bought an I pod nano , pluged it in.. all good. I got 70 songs on there, unpluged it,( properly) went to load more on and now my comp wont read it. I tunes doesn't reconize it. I cant recharge or add any music... any suggestions? My brother thinks it might be set up for a mac?? The Apple website shows a way to resest your I pod but you need to have it pluged in and that doesn't really work for me.

please help and thank you

A:HELP my comp wont read my I pod

I don't really own Ipod but, Have you try other computers? I doubt that it will only work for mac.

How does it not work? Do you get any error messages?

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hey guys whats up. well my friend has an old computer and it was really slow running win98, which he uses for HW (Word/Excel only). i had an old harddrive that was good so i installed it with winxp b/c his old one was only 4 GB so i donated mine which was 20 GB. i booted my comp wit the 20GB HD on my comp and everything was good, XP loaded fine. Assuming it was good i put it on his comp and when i turned the pc on, i did not get anything on screen. i re did everything and still nothing. yes i adjusted for master and his old one as slave, but nada. i put his old one back (as master) figuring something was wrong with my hd, so now the original drive is on the comp which worked 15 mins before i took it out. turned it on, BLANK (BLACK) SCREEN. i dont know what to do. i re sat the RAM and replugged all connections. HELP ! ! i dont think its the HD b/c i put it on my pc again and it did boot prefectly. BTW no beeps or anything. Fans turn on, HD starts up, but black (blank) screen persists.

Old Comp is:
E machines 466is tower
128 RAM
Win 98
Florida TG MOBO

New Peripherals:

A:Comp Wont boot

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here are my system specs:

antec smartpower 350w
msi k8n neo4 platinum
amd 64 3500
2x corsair 512mb 3200
ati x800 pro 256mb
audigy 2 zs platinum
2 ide maxtor drives
2 dvd burners

...and that's all i recall. now here's the story:


my video card fan has been making a lot of noise recently, and as of late, running 3d programs (e.g. world of warcraft) for 30+ minutes would cause one of the following:

a) light flickering squares spread evenly across the screen. the squares would go away if i would close the 3d application.

b) the screen would go black for a few seconds, and then a message from ati's vpu recover would popup saying something along the lines of, "vpu recover has reset your vpu as it was no longer responding to commands."

c) the screen would go black and i would have to restart the computer.


after shutting down the computer after one of those flickering-square incidences, i switched the back power switch (-/o) to the "o" position, removed the power chord, and then removed the video card. after 10 minutes i had finished removing a ridiculous amount of dust from the interior of the heatsink of the video card. i then plugged the video card back in, plugged in the power chord, switched the back power switch to the "-" position, and pressed the power button on the front of the case: nothing happened. i tried again several times, and realized that every once in a while when i pressed the pow... Read more

A:comp wont boot

Some recommendations:

Try blowing out the slots with compressed air.

Pulling a cable is no guarantee there is no extra power in the power supply. You need to press and hold the button a few seconds AFTER you pull the cable, otherwise you risk frying components.

Try reseating everything. Practice proper static prevention protocols: Stay grounded by touching the case or using a wrist strap.

Still, I think the problem could be two fold: Your card is over heating for one. Two, I think you need a little more power for that configuration. And it could be your power supply is toast, but you could test it on another lower end machine. I would recommend at least 480W. And buy a GOOD power supply (like Corsair). They might cost a little more, but usually the first thing to go, component wise, is the power supply. So you'll want a good one.

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Ok, hi everyone. Basically last night, I left my compuyter running and went to sleep. It's specs are: p4 1.8 Ghz, 1gb ram,asus p4te mobo, wd 100gb hdd,geforce 4 ti4600 graphics card, all in a antec case. Ok what is happening is, I woke up and as I went to computer I noticed the HDD LED on front case was on solid yellow, not blinking at all, just on solid. I move mouse in attempt to wake up my computer up. It sits there..I hit the rest button and it blinks but the HDD LED remains on solid never blinking. I then turn off the computer manually from the power strip. I wait 10 seconds and power it back on. As I power it back on, my monitor shows NO SIGNAL and the hdd light is still on never blinking. It wont boot, it just sits there running. I have yet to trouble shoot completely if it could be the hard drive, processor, or whatever. Does anyone know what this means? Help is much appreciated. Thanks again.

A:Hmm my comp just wont boot now.


I leave my computer on overnight all the time, depending on what I'm downloading and have no problem, so it's not directly harmful to do what you did, unless you got hit by a major thunderstorm,

Do you hear the normal startup 'beeps' . . do the floppy/cd drive lights come on or just stay on? Can you hear the hard drive spinning when you boot, and can you hear the fans come on?

You need your emergency boot disk, if you don't have one download one here: Boot Disk

Plug your boot disk in the floppy and boot up, that should bring you to the DOS prompt at A:\>

Now do as many of the following that you can:

a) at the prompt type in, scandisk /all and hit enter

b) now type all these commands and hit enter after each;

cd windows
cd command
scanreg /restore

If this is successful you'll see a list of 5 previous dates to choose from to restore your registry, choose an older one, select with your arrow keys, hit enter, reboot your computer --- ctrl alt del, or type in win

any success?

If you can access the dos prompt using your boot disk for the above, also try switching to C:

at the A:/> type in C:,
now type dir

does it return your directories and files on C ?

your hard drive may have failed here,

you may also want to open up your pc and check the hard drive cables,

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my boyfriend thought he knocked a floppy disk inside his comp so i opened it up to pull it out but it turned out to be a loose screw sitting in the bottom of the casing (we found out it supposed to hold the graphics card into place) and a plastic spacer that was supposed to be on the front of the comp to close up the open space. the comp was working fine that morning but after we opened it up and took out the screw and spacer we just closed it back up and tried to turn it on and now it wont boot. the fan on the power supply spins, the lights on the cdrom and burner come on but it doesn't the whole booting process doesn't happen at all and teh fan on the cpu isnt spinning at all. i looked and everything seems to still be connected so i dont know what else to do. any suggestions?

A:Comp wont boot

are you getting any beeps when you turn on the computer check the fan connector to the mother board is still connected reseat the video card and put the screw in whatever you do don't try and run the computer without the cpu fan working it will cook the cpu

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i had to re format my comp cause a friend of me downlaod somethign which totally crashed my comp. ever since then i been have problems with my initernet,(internet explorer wont let me upgrade it. plus i have to restart my web browser all the time. and my comp freezes. and the windows i reformatted with was a copy as well

A:my comp wont let me do certain stuff

You need to install all drivers, starting with the chipset driver.

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Ok well, I just now built a computer and it wont boot up. I plug it in and the red light on the MoBo comes on and when i hit the power button nothin happens. I will list my componints.
CPU - Intel Celeron 1.8ghz
HD - Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM
Floopy Drive - Sony 1.44MB 3.5 Drive
Video Card - GAINWARD/CARDEXPERT GeForce 4 Ti 4200
CD ROM - Samsung SC152LEB 52X CD-ROM

I did everything it said to do but it doesnt work. Any info would help ! thanks.

A:New comp wont boot !!!!!!!

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When i switch on my laptop it wont start . the indicators which show WiFi connectivity ,battery, hard drive reading all blink. but nothing shows up on the start screen. it started when my comp got overheated once and couldn't function so i forced shut it.
From that day it once started when i tried to switch it on. many times i tried to force shut it and switch it on but it won't boot.

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Hi there I have a MSI MS-6507 Motherboard and I have 184pin 256mb PC1200 DDR SDRAM installed and I ordered this 1gb memory the other day this one here on this link:

and i installed it and the comp wont boot let alone get to XP it stays in the black screen and the screen stays in standby so then i took it out and the comp works fine again with the previous ram,is this ram not compatible even though i was told it was or is there some kinda settings i need to allow or something? any help would be appreciated thanks,

A:Comp wont boot with new RAM please help

It may not be compatible, or it could be defective.

Clear CMOS, try the other slot, add touch more Vdimm if you can, and set timings to 3-4-4-8. Try calling the memory manufacture support.

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Okay my computer is an e-machines windows vista and I've had it for maybe 2-3 years now (cant remember exactly sorry). I don't know what I did but now for some odd reason it won't download anything. At all, period. I have no clue what to do. I mainly use mozilla firefox for surfing and internet explorer for downloads (I had the same problem with mozilla alone before). I don't know if this is the right place to post this but most of what I download is games. If anyone has any idea what's wrong or what to do please help me. i am very greatful.

Thank you


P.S. I had a mental break down over this. Please help!
P.P.S. I just realized I didn't put enough information. The download box comes up. You know Run, Save, Cancel. I click run and it apparently downloads but it cannot be found any where at all. Personally I don't think it finishes but I'm no expert

A:My comp wont download anything

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I am running windows 7 ultimate and am having a problem with the computer shutting down. When I click shut down it acts like its going to work but all it does is shut off the monitor the fans andeverything else keeps running and unless I hold down the power button it stays that way but if I restart the computer and don't log into a user name I can click shut down and it works fine any suggestions?
Processor is a qs9650
Asus p5kc motherboard
4gb ocz ddr3 memory
Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit (gave up on 64 bit nothing but problems)

A:comp wont shut down

Have a spare PSU temporarily swap in/out of the system?


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windows xp pro pent 4 . 3gig sytems boots loads windows , my mouse will move on screen but wont open anything . i tried to get in to safe mode but the key board would not allow me to use up and down key to get there. i check mouse nad key board on diff computer and they work can anyone give me any info

A:comp wont respond

Is it a USB keyboard?

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i woke up this morning and went to my comp, it seemed to be running slow so i said " hey let me restart it and we shall be good" on the restart i went into bios and bumped th htz from 166 to 200 ( something i do usually). after i saved it usally goes back to the origional startup and thern we are good. well that didnt happen.Nothing happens actaully there is no initial screen. i have tried restarts and everything . even the keyboard lights dont go on. so what did i do ?

A:My comp wont even start

Open the case and clear cmos using the clear jumper. Check you manual as to where it is located.

BTW changing fsb from what it is supposed to be to a higher value is overclocking the system. That can be hard on parts.

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I turn on my computer, its boots goes to login screen. I choose my user and its says windows is starting up. All the sudden it says windows in shutting down. Same thing happens as many times as i try to turn on my computer. If some can tell me what the problem here and tell me how to fix it, it would be great. I just need to get my pictures and music off my hard drive. Dont care much about other things
Thanks in advance

A:Comp wont start

List all hardware specs, including power supply wattage and brand.
Have you made any changes lately? Can you get into safe mode?

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hi, when i try to start up my computer i get a message saying

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\system32\config\system

you can attempt to repair the file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM

Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

i have the cd and ive put it in but i still cant do anything with it and when i press 'r' the computer just restarts and comes to the same screen again.

Any help would be much appreciated


A:Comp wont start up

umm i would try reformating the whole computer, if you do that, that means u lose all your files everything so think before doing that.

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Hi ! I Am Trying To Start-up My Comp After Running Eclear Through It Last Time I Used It. But I Cant Get Past The Black First Screen That I Have Now That I Have Networked My Two Comps .
I Have Deleted A Necessary File With Eclear
This Is The Message I Get

Verifying Dmi Pool Data..........................
Ntldr Is Missing
Press Ctrl+alt+del To Restart

I Have Windows Xp So If I Can Get In I Will Be Right To Backdate And Fix The Prob....please Help

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i have over 5 gigs backuped on there that i need to pull off, i can see the usb hd with my other comp but not this one, any suggestions?

A:My XP comp wont detect my usb hd

What exactly happens when you plug it in? Does the Add Hardware Wizard pop up and ask for a driver? Does Windows Detect it but it doesn't let you access it?

Check Device Manager - Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager - see if it is listed there, probably under Storage Volumes or USB System Controllers. If it is listed with a "?" you have a driver issue.

It's hard to determine your problem without more info.


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I hav an unusual problem. My computer wont boot up att all. The PSU is in tacked and working good and the RAM is fine. I tried 2 different CPUs and the same thing happened. I turn on the computer and then the power goes on like regular but the screen never shows n e thing like its in sleep mode. It does not reconise CD's or floppy disks. Is there n e way to fix this or do i hav to buy something?

A:My Comp wont boot up.

If have an Video card check it take it out and put it back in withthe PC off ofcourse. So you getting lights on and fans running and the HD can you hear it spin up Too??

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Hi Guys, after trying everything to get my old computer to work I eventually gave up and dusted off my wallet and bought a new one, I bought a new Lenova i3, with win7 64bt, my old computer was win7 32bt, all my important files were on the old hdd so I removed that and put it into an external case, but when I plugged it into the new comp it says drive not formatted do you want to format, which I obviously dont, I then tried my other external hdds and they are all the same, I know there are recovery programs that will recover the data, but I am reluctant to use these as there are a lot of home movies of my family on these drives and everytime I have used a recovery program before, the recovered video files will no longer play is there a way around this thanks guys

A:New Comp wont recognise hdd

i would try a none windows system , I like ubuntu and it runs from the CD so if you choose the correct options as it starts up - completely independent of windows
and then
you should be able to copy the files from the external HDD to another drive - the main HDD on the laptop or another connected external HDD


UBUNTU Stand Alone CD

NOTE : version Ubuntu 12.04

It may be possible to boot from another Operating System and possibly get data off.

If you have another PC with a cdwriter and spare CD
goto and download the ISO

You can also run from a USB device now - if the Machine supports booting off a USB Stick

full details are here (Note this is for version 9 - so the start up options are slightly different )

click on the image "download ubuntu"
Select a location
then begin download
Save the file onto your PC &#8211; remember where you saved it &#8211; so you can find it again to create the image bootable CD.

You do NOT copy the ISO file onto a CD - you have to use the ISO to create a bootable CD
The CD creator software you have on the PC may have an option to create an image from an ISO
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Hi all, done all sort of checks (adware, spyware), ran registry checkers & fixers, defragged etc everything, Rolled back drivers still no luck.

Thought that it may have been something hardware related, dust clogging etc so cleaned the inside of the comp out made sure everything was securely fitted, still no luck.

Anyone else got any ideas? Any advice welcome. Thanks in advance!

A:Comp wont shut down :S

I assume you've tried the tower button? Held it in for the count of 10?

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so about 2 months ago i had my friends uncle build a computer for me for 1100 dollars.

and during the last two months it has been in and out of my house because of computer failures... AT first when my comp shut off by itself my friend said it was because of computer cooling... and then i sent it over 2 his uncle again and it got even worse... and so for the past 2 weeks i had to jiggle and wiggle the power supply cords that attach to mobo so it works... but now even if i wiggle n jiggle it doesnt gimme ANY POWER... the only way to even get a blink on the led fan is to turn off and on the power switch on the back of the power supply... and if i try to turn on without doing it i dont even get a blink... and i have no idea wut my parts r but the name... power supply = coolmax, mobo = asus, vcard = nvidia 512 7600 gs i think, 2 gig of ram, and a HD= idk, dual core amd (idk which part this relates too)

this is as specific i can get... so wut can i do? this is an outrage... this is why ppl say dont do business with family and friends...

my friend said the only 3 things that affect a computer start is mobo,HD,ps...

and i tried changing power supply... didnt do anything, tried to use another HD did nothing... HELP!!! do i need to change mobo?

A:comp wont start

I'm sorry to say this, but you paid $1100 for a piece of junk... Your friend's uncle should take care of this once and for all, or give your money back. I build computers for people, and I stand by my work

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Hi guys i really need some help,just yesterday i moved my computer up stairs and everything was working normally.

But today when i turned on the computer nothing seems to work. The system bios doesnt even load and the monitor doesnt get any signal from the computer, do you guys know what it can be?

A:Comp wont boot!

Thats exactly what happened to me this morning.

Here the thread i started about it, see if it helps

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I just built my very own computer
it has gygabyte S3G mother board
Amd Am2 athlon x2 +4200
Geforce 7200 graphics card
600w power supply
320 gigs of hard drive western digital
2 gigs of ram westington
LG cd CD DVD burner
all the power works BUT BIOS SETUP WONT START
i dont get a response from my screen (screen works)
iall the wires are connected properly
and i dont want to spend 60 bucks for geeksqaud to fix it

A:New comp wont work!!!

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Well I have an old HP that sits in my room that I sometimes use (I have my main desktop though in my office) and today decided to take it apart and put in a new PSU. Everything had plugged in and stuff except that the new PSU didn't fit - i'm assuming it was made for a different form factor, but it was an extra one lying around so I thought it was worth a shot. Anyway, with that one still hooked up (but not fit inside) I booted it and heard beeping sounds. I thought nothing of it and started to put back in the old PSU. Well, after I hooked the old one back up, the same beeping sounds came up. When I have it hooked up to my monitor nothing displaies either, its not getting past the POST test or anything. I opened up the case door and turned it on and off a few times, even tried it with the case door shut - the same thing. The CPU fans are running, everythings plugged in, I can heard the harrddrive going, the drives flash, I tried plugging in the keyboard/mouse. Actually one thing I noticed was the bottom of the PSU, it's fan, isn't moving. Thats why my PSU always got hot and a reason I wanted to replace it. But it's always had that problem and this beeping sound happened with the new one hooked up too. So anyway, it still just gives me the following beeps: 1-3-4-3. I was looking at to see what that means, and it tells me to "Test 512K base memory". Anyway, when I go in with a flashlight all I can see on... Read more

A:wont go through POST

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I am putting together a PC out of old parts(<2000 era) and I cant get it to do anything. Me and one of my friends found the power supply I was using to be fried, so we switched it and a little light turns on on the mobo now but it is still refusing to work.

any suggestions?

A:PC wont post

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I try to post in this forum with my logs, and it wont let me. Comes back with page not found when I click post.Maybe I can post here now.When I go update windows, it can't connect, plus I get redirected from some other sites. It also pops up windows at various random times. The other weird thing was a win32 error that shut down and I couldn't access the volume control. I have run Malwarebytes and it found nothing.Sorry for the way this post started. It wouldn't post if I included the copy/paste from dds.txtMerged 3 posts. ~ OB

A:Trying to post and it wont

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The ... Read more

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Hi all. Have built various PCs. This is a first for me. Any suggestions would save my **** and would be appreciated. Here are my specs:
- P4 on a D955XBK mobo, (Intel)
- Antec P160 case, (sweet)
- 2 GB of DDR2 RAM
- Video card is a PNY, nVidia GeForce dual head 5800, (I think).
- 4 Previously working IDE drives
- DVD Drive
- ZIP 250
- standard floppy

I had to change from an AMD Athlon 3200+ to a P4 due to new video editing software, (AVID). and now this computer wont do anything after I hit the power button and the fans go and the drives spin. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

All connectors are working, mobo seems fine, no viewable damage, power looks good, its a 500 watt ps. MoBo lights on board are on after power up as well as ethernet connector lights as well as fan lights. Everything seems normal expect, it just sits there. Everything sounds normal and looks normal except, it aint normal. No posts, I placed the MOBO install CD in first, the Windows XP disk as well. . . nothing. What do you guys and gals think?

A:New PC wont post

Hello and welcome to techspot!

Some quick things to check:

Did you use the standoffs? (The small pins that separate the motherboard from the case)

Try with just one stick of ram (and try reseating the ram). What speed ram are you trying to use by the way?

Do you have the case's speaker hooked up? Are you getting any beeps?

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Just put a system together...
Asus P5W DH Deluxe
E6600 Conroe
Kingwin 600 watt mach 1
ATI X1650 pro
OCZ memory 2 gigs
Rosewill CPU heatsink

I was originally told by my dads friend (im staying at his house) that the outlets in my room were 230V. I was having problems with the motherboard posting. at first I thought it was the motherboard itsself, so i took it into a computer tech and he said the mobo was bad. I replaced the mobo, mind you, still thinking the outlets were 230's, and tried the other one and the same thing. NOW, i have been informed that the outlets are only 115V. I took out the battery on the mobo, reset the cmos, reseated the memory, disconnected everything from the PSU and plugged it all back in. THEN i set the PSU to 115 before I powered it on. The fans power on, mobo light come on, hard drive spins, cd drive works, everything works great except the mobo still wont post. (monitor has been tested and works too)

my question is, would having the PSU set to 230 instead of 115 ruin anything else besides the Power supply itself? like the mobo or conroe? if not then it would be the PSU i would need to replace in order to get my mobo to post correct?

A:PSU 115 and 230 wont post

Everything in the electrical chain that was on or non-switchable could have been damaged... as the excess power quickly burns out the built in protection circuits, and otherwise just travels down all other circuits. Is suspect the fans, hard drive, and cd drive were not-damaged because they were not on.
There are 254 circuits and devices on that motherboard. Damage to any one of them might have been the one that stopped the board.
Return the board for replacement as it still might be a defective board. They will run their own tests to detect for destruction of components.

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hi all
i cleaned all the dust and crap out my pc yesterday, and for some reason it wont start, it wont boot into the bios at all, thers power goin to the mobo as i get the green light on the mobo come on, and all the fans work and the cpu fan works except for the power fan thats the only 1 that doesnt come on and that only starts when it boots into the bios i think, iv cleaned it out loads of times before and i built it from scratch, iv reset the cmos iv changed the jumpers over iv tried bootin it with as little hardware as possible on it, iis ther a way if i can tell if fried the mobo or processor or bios chip im.
great site guys and hope some1 can give me some clues as what to do
mobo>p5n32-e sli plus
cpu>E6600 dual core 2
ram>ocz ddr2 pc2 8500 sli
graphics>evga 8800 gts superclocked
power>ocz gamexstream

iv cleaned it out loads of times and never had a problem like this
thanks again guys

A:pc wont post

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well I just bought ordered all the parts and put it together today, read manual and installed CPU in the right socket, RAM in the right socket, but the thing just wont post, or even go to bios. here are the specs

Asus L1N64-SLI WS mobo
AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 3.0 Ghz
MSI GeForce 8800 GTX
2 Seagate baracuda 250 GB SATA
1000w psu

so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

right now im leaning toward a bad mobo, some others on newegg have gotten bad mobos and had to RMA them, Im really hoping thats not the case. Is there any way to test the mobo?


A:PC wont post!

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this is the motherboard i currently am using.
this is the processor i'm currently trying to install.

I successfully placed the processor and heat sink on the motherboard. It fits completely fine. They are both socket 775 so I assume they are compatible.

Every time I try and boot the computer up with the new processor the light that shows if the comp is on or off is orange and the monitor says no signal. I can open up the disk drive, and when my computer is open I can see a green light on my motherboard. I am using a 400 watt PSU so i'm stumped as to why it wont boot.

I put the old processor in so that's whats in the specs below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3582 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147761 MB, Free - 71722 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0HJ054, , ..CN6986167I0018.
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:New processor comp wont boot

With intel boards and processors, just because it has the same socket doesn't mean that it is compatible. Since it is motherboard made by Intel for Dell, you will have to check with Dell to find out if the CPU you have is actually supported by that motherboard.

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Hi there I have a MSI MS-6507 Motherboard and I have 184pin 256mb PC1200 DDR SDRAM installed and I ordered this 1gb memory the other day after being told it would work in my computer this one here on this link:

and i installed it and the comp wont boot let alone get to XP it stays in the black screen and the screen stays in standby so then i took it out and the comp works fine again with the previous ram,is this ram not compatible even though i was told it was or is there some kinda settings i need to allow or something? any help would be appreciated thanks,

A:Installed new RAM and comp wont boot please help

perhaps the chip isnt compatible with your RAM or you should get an update of your bios, remember to have a backup of your old bios, incase something happens! hope that would help!

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I have my firewire connected to my comp and external hdd.

I boot it up and it goes to the Windows XP and it stays there and does not move.

The way I resolved it was take off the firewire while off, then hotplug(plug it in while my computer is turned on and is fully booted to my desktop) it in. Now it works. but I do not want to always pull my firewire off and on everytime i turn off my comp... i have to turn it off because my mom says the electricity bill is high cuz of me leaving it on unless you guys can help me find an article that it doesnt :D

im using about 600 watts inside my computer though so yeah. aside from that i appreciate whoever is reading this and help me come up with a resolution

A:External HDD wont let me start comp up


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Just got a new computer.
Put it together and seated everything, using an "old" dvd-cd rom and a 320 gig sata HD. Everything else is brand new.
Once started in loads into the post and once past that it goes to the windows safe mode start screen. Given the option to start windows normaly, i tried that first, thinking it might load my old hd copy of windows, but it will show the windows logo and start loading, then flash a blue screen and re-start. Back to the post.
This will loop regardless of safe mode options.
Went into the bios and set it to load cd-rom first, thinking i might be able to repair with the windows cd. Restarted and runs post, then starts to check cd, then runs to windows safe mode screen, waits for timer then restarts.
Thinking i might have damaged the HD in the install, i went a bought a new one, 160 gig western digital sata. Installed and still nothing.
Ram problem possibly? I know some things about comps, but this ones is stumping me.
Help please?

-Evga nforce 680i sli mobo
-2.33 gig 4mb 1333 mhz dual core intell
-2 gig of corsair ddr2 ram
-BFG geforce 8800 gts 320mb

A:New comp wont load cd-rom or windows

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