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Case wont get to a post

Q: Case wont get to a post

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'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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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 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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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
-Radeon 9000PRo graphics... 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. Ive 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.

Ive 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.
I have tried 3 different sets of working RAM, all compatible.
I have tried two different power supplies (both... Read more

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.

I've tried unplugging certain things n rebooting but the only thing that I believe is wrong is that the small fan (i think its on the n bridge) is toast. It looks as if it... Read more

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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?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

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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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 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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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.



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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.

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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?

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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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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

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

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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

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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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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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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?


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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?

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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 guys it's me again...sigh

I got a new motherboard ( ATI A3 + ALI M1535D+ Chipset ) for my daughter nothing special Just had an onboard video/out so I could hook it to her TV so she could play her games in living color, Thought it would be a nice surprise for her.

I made sure her old processor was compatible with it. ( AMP Athlon XP 2600 ) I made sure to get the heat sink compound gooped it on there before installing into the new motherboard and put the fan on it put her Memory onto the new board as well which worked wonderfully on her old board ( 2 x 256MB PC-2100 DDR RAM ). I set the jumpers to 133MHz instead of the default 100MHz Processor speed. I put the connectors onto the front panel header for the led lights, reset, power, ect. I connected 1 maxtor 20g HD to the Primary IDE Connector slot then to the HD itself And then connected the slave section of that cable to the cdrom. I then Hooked up the power supply 350w ( Also New ) to the mother board attached the power connectors to the cdrom and the HD. hooked up the cpu fan to the motherboard. Then put the keyboard, mouse, and monitor onto the back and sat back thinking she's going to be so happy when she gets home.

I power it up and the dam thing wont even post it shows the processor AMD athlon xp 2600+ and the bios version thats it. I can't even get into CMOS. I get the quick beep like it's going to start like a normal boot but thats all i get.

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today my new motherboard can in the mail so i switch them out and i was going to use the old motherboard for the family computer. now the problem isn't with the new motherboard its with the old one. i bought new ram to match the ram i had already amd i changed the cpus heatsink and fan to at stock 462 cooling unit on the old motherboard i put the motherboard in an old case that already had an psu, hdd, and a dvd drive. now when i turn it on all i get is a black screen and the led on the monitor stays yellow. all the fans are running and i can hear the hdd.

things i have tried
removing new ram, removing old ram
new psu
fx5200, and onboard video
clearing CMOS
i made sure nothing was grounded out

im stuck and my family needs this computer so they can stop getting on mine

A:Computer wont POST

Just in case

Can you unplug the CPU fan (for 5 secs)
Then turn on

Just be ready to pull the power out if it starts (or either way, after 5 secs)

I have seen issues with the cpu polarities errors causing this, that's all

Let us know if it posts

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I have a new board that has 6 slots (4 ddr2) (2 ddr3) i've got 2 x 1gb in 2 of the slots. when i put another 2 x 1gb in the other 2 slots it wont boot.
PC switches on for about to secs then switches off.

I've also a 512mb graphics card, 3 hdds, and 2 drives. PSU 400watt.

Would it be that the psu is not powerful enough?
I've heard XP has a limit of 4gb but it wont work with 3gb either. All Ram is of the same make and speed. (1GB Corsair Dominator DDR2)

If anybody can help I'd appreciate it.

A:PC wont POST with extra RAM

It would be helpful if you could provide us with your exact system specs including manufacturer name and product details.

Also try using the RAM in pairs and check if the new pair you just put work by themselves.

Your PSU might be a little weak depending on your system.

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hi, bit of a noob here, i need some help. my comp was working fine for the 3 months i've had it, then last night it wouldn't shut down so i turned it off at the wall, then i turned it on again a few seconds later and it just stayed in the first black screen with bios version at top and such, F8, tab, alt+F2, del buttons all do nothing, its just stuck there, cant get into bios or anything, have i killed it?? i have tried disconnecting drives to see if it will post but no joy.

XP pro on
P4 3.0ghz/ asus p4s800-mx
160gb hdd

if i was a girl i'd be crying.................busta :blackeye:

A:computer wont post

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you tried resetting cmos? You can do this via a jumper on the mobo(your mobo manual will tell you how to do this), or take the cmos battery out for a few minutes and then reinsert it.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I recently got an N440BX mobo to use as a network server with 2x PII Procs 400mhz.
The board and procs are supposedly OK.
I cant get this board to POST.
I had a 128 ecc sdram in dimm 1 whichi know is good, known working monitor, PSU, keyboard and mouse plugged in.
There is only one power supply on the PSU (ATX), i.e. does this board need to have the "MAIN POWER" and/or "AUX POWER" plugged in aswell?
I Have the manual and have set the jumpers correctly(?).
[Put a new CMOS battery in.
I aslo have connected a known working HDD.
There is nothing in the "front panel" connections but have a PWR SW, PW LED and SPKR plugged in.
I have also tried this boards in and out of a case w/same results

This is what happens:

1. Switch on PSU

2. HDD LED, PWR LED and fans come on for a second. PSKR sounds for half a second.

3. Nothing until i press the power button in which case restart from point 2!?

Is the mobo dead or are the cpu`s mismatched or dead or have i not plugged something in i should have?

The CPU`s:

Any help would be just spiffing!

A:No Joy N440BX? Wont POST

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I decided to change the case of my computer because the temperature in the old one were getting to ridiculous levels like 110F. So i got a new case, put the board in the new case and yahoo! it wont post now. what could have happened? where do i go from here? any input would be appreciated. thanks.

A:A7N8X-X Wont Post

My friend had a similar problem, but thankfully he had 10 motherboards to work from. Turns out that you are suppose to insert a bolt to the case to seperate the motherboard from the case. I did not realize this, neither did he. I thought about it for 2 seconds but I didnt know you had to do that because the case came with only 3 of those bolts and I assumed you didnt need them. at least i learned something today, do not mount ur motherboard to your case without leaving the gap between the case and the board.

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PLEASE help me iam in a mess, im fixing a PC for a customer and had her spend 38 on 2nd hand tower, i turned it on and it worked fine (Win2000) boot up ok, so i turn it off and replace Hard Drive with old one from broken PC (PSU blew i think) with XP on and all her data that she would like back....

it wouldnt start so i put the old HD back and now it wont even POST, no signal

PLEASE can any1 help asap , she is expecting it back tomoz...

I cant believe this has happened

hope you can save me..


A:HELP, PC wont POST after trying old HD in and putting new 1 in

so you didnt change any of the jumpers or anything
you may have just disturbed something
I would reseat everthing and make sure all the cables are connected OK

you may want to just have the PSU / Motherboard / graphics card and see if it post and you can get into the bios

otherwise just possible the IDE cable is busted

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MSI PT880 neo-lsr mobo
intel p4 2.4ghz
1gb ram (not sure of type)
250gb seagate hd

well i was in the bios and, me being the ******* i am, decided to hit the "High performance" setting and exit&save thinking it would like automaticly set everything to its max capabilitys w/o breaking stuff...

well it booted up to the windowsxp loading screen and sat there for like 30mins. (i let it run because i thought it was going to boot up) but after about 30mins of waiting i hit the reset button on my comp.

now my comp wont even post. i get no beeps no noise. no nothing. =(

i opened up my case and saw that all of my fans and lights are still turning on, but it seems like that is all that will run.

i do have a LED D-Bracket thing. it does this when i power-up comp.

it hangs up like this.

R=red light G=green light. i have no manual for my mobo and the black&white pics on the MSI website didnt help much. i think it is hanging up on the "memmory-scan"
so my questions are. Bad bios settup can fry cpu/ram and such right? and if so. if i power up my comp and get no beeps and all i get is "no signal" message on my monitor, am i pretty much SOL =(

also iv tryed removing the battery for 1+hr to reset the bios settings but still getting no POST. iv been trying to use google and solve this on my own for 2 days now but i need help.


A:my Computer wont post.

Hello, have you jumped the cmos jumper(if it has one). Removing the battery should have reset it, but might as well try the jumper too.

It shouldn't have actually killed anything unless it increased the voltage to the memory or the cpu. If it increased either of those(which I doubt) too much, it could fry the stuff, but I don't think it should have done any harm. Even if it oc'ed the cpu out of spec big time, it should just not boot, and a clearing of the cmos should return it to normal.

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I upgraded my PC to the following:
Intel i7 920 (stock fan)

Asus P6T

(3x)1 GB Corsair DDR3(installed the DIMMS in the orange slots as indicated in MOBO manual)

550 Watt PSU (20Pin+4Pin MOBO plug)
ATX 12V V2.01

ATI Radeon

1 SATA HDD plugged to 'port0' SATA connector

DVD player
I also bought a new case for it because my old comp was an XPS Gen3 and the *******s builtin the Motherboard into the chassis which doesn't allow 'upgrades')

So I started out by putting in the processor, its fan, then the RAM, Graphics card, HDD, then the power supply to the motherboard.
The power supply has a 20+4 pin connector (don't know if that's the problem or not, but it plugged in fine and the guy at FRYs told me it would go fine with the motherboard). Also plugged in the power to the HDD and DVD/CDRW.

I plugged in the power cord to the PSU, turned on the computer through the power button built in the motherboard. The prcessor fan and the chassi fans began to run.

I don't see anything on my monitors. (Have 2 monitors plugged in). It appears to not even do a POST.

BTW the speaker for some resaon doesn't work so i cant hear the beeps
either. Unless it is working but its not making any beeps

i'm trying my best to get the speaker to work to see if there are any beeps, (i plugged the speaker to the connector that came with the motherboard that connects also the HDD led, the power switc... Read more

A:Solved: new i7 p6t wont post

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Hello SevenForumers I require your assistance today, while trying to provide assistance to someone else.

I am (attempting) to repair a computer for a friend. This is not the first time that I have worked on this machine, and am familiar with it. However, this time it has a problem which I can not fix.
This machine is a Dell Dimension E520. When you turn it on, it has one whirl of fan noise, tries to get past the Dell loading screen (bios information), has a "click" sound emitted, and then restarts. It never makes it past this initial screen. So far I have tried
Unseating, and reseating the Ram. Tried individual sticks, dual combos, and all 4 at once. Nothing made a difference.
Uninstalling the video card and using onboard graphics.
Unplugging the Hard Drive.
Tried unplugging hard drive, and inserted Windows XP Disk.
I am at wits end as to how to proceed. Does anybody have an idea of what this could be?

System Specs: Dell Dimension E520, Windows Vista x86, 250GB Seagate 7200 RPM HD, nVidia 9400GT, Intel Core2 Duo CPU

Thanks in advance


A:PC Wont Make It To POST

See if you can run Speecy or SIW and find out more info on CPU.
How about the fans?..................working ok?
Take hood off, make sure you ground yourself and plug it in to see if you can pin point where sound is coming from.
IMHO...that's what I would do.

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Now heres a tricky one.

My computer ran fine a couple days ago, then I moved to my new home. I re-set it up and it worked no problem.... until I shut it off.. When i went to turn it on the next morning... the fans ran, it recognizes my speakers, but my monitor, keyboard and mouse all wont work. And the computer doesnt post (beep when it starts up).

At first I thought my powersupply could be on its way out.. So i bought and installed a new one, it worked... until I turned it off again. So then I got a can of compressed air and cleaned out all the dust and rechecked all the connections. After about an hour of tinkering with it, it turned on.. worked mint until I turned it off.

Now I've tried what i've done before and I cant get it to turn back on. The thing that gets me is when it does work... it works amazing, no lag, no nothing. but its the action of turning it off that stops it from working.

Any suggestions?

A:Computer Wont Post

Check the switch on the front of the tower On/Off it using a paper clip and see the results. Also check and re-seat all the cables and any slot cards and memory sticks and re-seat them.

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hey to everyone out I'm working on my dad's friend's computer. They said it was having some problems (i got the famous "It's broken" and the famous "It's too slow") But the PC wont even post/boot. When i turn it i get 1 long beep, and then 2 short beeps, and then one weird sounding beep. I think it might be the vid/graphics card because nothing shows up on the monitor. then again, it might be memory. If anyone can help out, it would be appreciated, thanx.

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So I just finished putting together my new build and I start it up and everything powers up normally, but nothing shows up on my monitor and after a minute my graphics card starts spinning really fast and loudly. I guess I probably should have breadboarded the whole thing first to check for problems, but is there anything that might be causing this, that I could fix without having to take it all apart? What is weird is that when I remove the DVI cord from my PC, the monitor seems to acknowledge this and says no DVI or something, even though when it is plugged in it acts like nothing is plugged in. Just off the top of my head it seems like there is a problem with my graphics card but maybe there is just something I am missing.

CPU - i5-2500k
motherboard - ASRock z68 extreme3gen3
ram - GSkill ripjaws 8gb
GPU - Gigabyte 6950oc
PSU - Rosewill Hive 550 w
monitor - ASUS VW246H

A:New build wont post

When the GPU fan spins up really loud in many cases its because the power cable(s) are not plugged into the back of the graphics card.

Did you also check the guide at the top of this section for troubleshooting builds?

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Hi. About 10 minutes ago, I was using my computer, and it was running fine. I needed to plug my pda charger into the surge protector, but the only way was to move the plug the computer was in [because the charger is big]. I hit the power button, assuming it would shut down windows and turn off, but apparently it went into standby [where the fans and such turn off]. I was below my desk and didnt notice it was going into standby rather than shut off. Once I heard it turn off I unplugged it and moved it to another slot. When I was done, I hit the power button, and here is the problem. Then fans turn on, and the hd activity light comes on. The power light doesnt come on, and the cd drives spin up like they do on start. Then they shut off, and spin up again. There is no video on the monitor either. I hit eject the cd drive, and it started to come out, and then it turned off, and restarted, and it went back in [the tray didnt get to come out all the way]. Did I mess something up? How do I fix it?

A:Computer wont POST

Nevermind. I turned the switch on the power supply off for a few minutes and turned it back on, hit power button, and all is fine. My question to you: does this look like a failing power supply?

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The problem started last night when my friend accidentally kicked my computer causing my computer to freeze. Turned off the computer, turned it back on, froze yet again. I thought maybe its overheating, turned it on, made it to the BIOS screen, and my temp was fine, froze yet again. Restarted it, everything is spinning but this time no post or nothing. Searched around the forumn and landed on an instruction by Codex Computing.

Ungplug everything form the mobo cables, RAM, HDD the lot. Jus leave on your CPU and Heatsink. Also unplug the Power button cables etc.
Did that

1) Plug in your PSU unit and nothing else not even your monitor. Use a screwdriver to jump the start button jumpers on the front panel (the ones marked in yellow). The CPU fan should spin round and nothing else except the LED on the mobo will lightup to say that its working. Once this is done turn it off. Fan was spinning, everything's going to plan, no beeps

If you are getting any errors at this point make a note of them and then turn the PC off. It can mean a few things a) your CPU has become unseated b) your mobo is buggered. Listen carfully check yor not getting 1 short and THREE long which means the RAM test has failed but as you don have in there this will happen (maybe)

2) If you passed Test one then do the following: Plug a single stick of RAM into the MOBO is the first 1st blue RAM slot nearest the CPU.
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A:Wont post, searched, please help

tell to ur friend about accidentally kicking the other side of the computer, perhaps it works

now seriously, when u do the test without the memory stick u must get the one short, three long beeps indicating that every went fine before the memory test and that the POST routine did not find any RAM. at least I dont know a working system that dont beep that way when u have a bad ram stick or no RAM installed at all.

So if U dont get any beep the problem must be in CPU, MOBO or PSU, any of them failling can let to a non posting system. so try to check all of them separately in a known good system from a friend or a relative one at a time.

In my experience CPUs rarely fails, so MOBO or PSU are the most likely ones. On anyway check first if ur CPU is properly seated in the socket, remove it and insert it again.

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My wife's laptop started acting up a few days ago. She has an HP Pavilion g7-1075dx. Everything was working fine and then one day it wouldn't boot up.

Laptop Specs: Here

The light on the power button would light up and the power light on the side would light up. The wireless light would light up but stayed amber. The light for the hard drive didn't light up. You could hear a fan spin up for a few seconds and then quiet down. She also had it plugged into an AC adapter. The screen stayed black. (No BIOS, POST or logo) Unseating the battery and plugging it back in seemed to do the trick. When I was able to get in, I went to event viewer to see if it showed any issues. There weren't any issues reported.

Now a few days later, we're having the same issue. I found a list of troubleshooting steps on HP's website and followed those. I tried a hard reset. I tried connecting to an external monitor, but still had a blank screen. I tested the memory. The laptop had two sticks. I tried each stick by itself in each slot. I also tried removing and reseating the hard drive.

Stuff I've tried: Here

I have a feeling the laptop is gone, but I want to explore all options before I go out and buy a new one. I purchased this laptop about 2 years ago and the warranty is expired. Any ideas or is it time to buy a new one?

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I just finished putting together my friends CPU. At the boot it stays at the intel screen and says EB in the bottom corner. After about 20seconds it powers off. We originally had to replace the ram because it was too high voltage but now we still have a problem. I am thinking the motherboard is still having a problem reading the RAM. Anyone have any ideas of what i could do?

Here is what he has.
Intel BOXDP45SG LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996585 - Retail
Also i keep trying to enter BIOS by pressing F2 and it seems like the USB keyboard isnt getting power either.

I took out the battery, left it out for about 5 hours to try and clear CMOS, I also changed the jumper too and still no progress.

A:PC wont post, EB error?

Hello gordonheimer,

It sounds like it may be the Motherboard, is it seated correctly?

An electral spike may have even corrupted the BIOS, may be worth looking into reflashing it. If you haven't flashed a BIOS before, don't do it though, you don't want to cause more problems than solve.

Are you using any Raid drives? Remember that most BIOS settings default to IDE, so don't overlook it being a BIOS setting that needs to be changed.

Hope that helps, Goodluck.

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My computer doesnt even turn on. I went to the local repair store and they tried to see why my computer isnt posting. it was posting a few days ago but now it doesnt. They tried a different Video card, memory,processor, everything. They even trid the components on a other computer and it worked. i think its the motherboard. Theur wasnt a dip switch on my mobo, it a GA-7VAXP. So i took out the battery for 30 minutes, it still didnt work.

What should i do know. I got my mobo from googlegear and i think the warrenty is gone., I got it on 11/19 so its a 15 day period so thats gone. Or if it has a manufactors warrenty.

What should i do??????????

please reply soon. thanks in advance

and i know the mobo is getting power becasue the ram led is on.

A:Computer wont post

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I have a dead Sony Vaio SVE1511K1EW.

I presume its the motherboard that's dead. Hopefully the i3 chip isnt dead.

Does anyone know how or where i can find out the motherboard name/number so I can consider a replacement? Does anyone know how much a replacement motherboard might be? Should I throw away the laptop now, or is it a job I can realistically take on my learning from internet tutorials etc?

No warranty etc so its fix it, or ditch it!

Cheers, Richard.

A:My Laptop Wont Post

try a cmos reset first

if no good

remove the drives and see if it posts

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I just purchased a EVGA 780i motherboard, built it all up and it wont post. It gives me an error that has a code of "1d." In the manual it comes up with a description of Early PM Initialization. What does that error code mean. Can anybody help me with this?

A:Computer wont post

When you boot the computer up does it beep a couple times?

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Hey guys,
I'll be brief, lately, its only happened occasionally, but sometimes my computer wont even post, fans will spin, HDD will spin up. But it wont post. and now its happening every boot. However if I reset the CMOS it'll post and boot up, but the moment I go into the bios and set the FSb back to 133 it refuses to post...Whats going on guys?

A:System wont POST

your in a similar perdicament that I myself am in, I have no idea what the hell my bios is doing but when i set it back to 333 its wont boot or post or nothing, but ill tell you what, ill get back to you if i find out anything.

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Well, my post from the 2nd is still drifting in no where land- I guess it won't get an answer and there is no point hoping for help from this site.
Some people get an answer within 1 day on basically an identical question but I can't even get a wiggle of a response.

I guess I will give up here. I am sure this post will get one of those shut up and wait messages, but honestly, 9 days when other posts are getting same or next day answers is ridiculous.


A:Why wont my post get an answer

Hello ybool,While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large, as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Athough our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, you wouldn't want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it, would you?We asked that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT T... Read more

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ok this just doesnt make any sense to me. Let me tell you the backround story in the shortest way possible

Computer working fine, cpu fan made brudal noise. Replaced heatsink/fan, right after computer wouldnt post. Power to the board, pressed the power button, fans spun, nothing on the screen.

Figured I fuked up the motherboard. Replaced the motherboard with an almost identical mobo (just one more dimm slot). Reinstalled everything, PC STILL wouldnt post.....ok I so figured I damaged the die of the cpu when I put the new heatsink on

buddy of mine gave me a working cpu to try in the replaced mobo, STILL nothing. Doesnt make any sense. I pulled all PCI cards, tried it with no ram, all ram, one stick, everything

First mobo --> Asus A7A266
First cpu --> AMD Athlon 1.4ghz

Replacement mobo --> Asus A7V266-E
Replacement cpu --> AMD Duron 1.0ghz

hell with a different mobo and cpu, its basically a different computer!! no need for it not to work!

what am I missing here?

A:Computer Just Wont Post

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Ok, my computer wont post. Today, I took out the old mobo and installed a new one. Then i proceeded to re-connect all the leads and cables. Then when I tried to turn on the computer after hooking it up to the power supply, it wouldn't even startup. I thought I might have gotten the power button cables the wrong way round, but then i realised that there is no right way round and they work either way. After a little bit of tinkering, I got the thig to turn on,but it turned off again after about 1 second. I played around a bit more and eventually realised that if i cleared the cmos, and then returned the jumper to the default position, it would turn on and then go off again, like before, and then on subsequent presses of the power button, would do nothing. Basically, if i reset the cmos,it will turn on and then go off 1 second later. Any ideas on how to solve the problem? The mobo is a k7s5a and i have a geforce mx400 graphics card. sorry, but i dont really know much more than that because the mobo was given to me by a friend and it allready came with the processor and ram.
Help would be greatly appreciated because my parents will kill me if i dont fix this for them.



A:Computer wont post

Well, first two things that pop into mind are:

1. Did you clean off the thermal pad and put some new stuff on there before you put the heatsink on, or are you trying to use the old thermal pad?

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

Have to ask

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ok I have a PC i built from all new parts that that i built for a friend, it was running fine. one day he came home and the monitor screen was black, and would not respond, he shut it off by holding in on the power button....he had windows XP, now when you turn the PC on it powers up but no posting of bios, no windows, it just sits there turned on......the motherboard is a GA-7n400

A:pc wont post or boot

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Well, Ok it does do something. Whirls the fans, spins the hard drives, and lights the leds. But thats it. (Aint it hot?)

I recently got a new computer case (ThermalTek) and happily switched my parts from my old beat up case (hey, weve all been there.) and try to boot it up. And to my delight, It boots! I finish tweaking it a bit (Since it said somthing about a new processer installation) and rebooted. Thats where it all went wrong...

After a reboot, wouldnt post. I got errors via sound. (System failed memory test, From that sweet ol asus girl.) No video output. I promptly swaped out my video card with a spare one i have, no success. Then the ram, nothing. Tryed clearing the CMOS and lowing the FSB (Via Jumper). Nothing. Today, i buy a brand new motherboard, processer, and ram. (I was DONE messing with it.) Switched out Powersupply, thinking it was just underpowered? No way buddy.

Same problem. NOTHING. It spins, whirls, blinks and looks great. But no video output, and now no errors. No Beep codes, nothing. WITH BRAND NEW PARTS! :evil:

New current specs (most likely uncompatible, im like that):
Thermaltek case
Asus A7N8X E Deluxe
Amd 2800+ (Sempron =/ )
Gforce 5700 ultra (Spare = Voodoo 2 & 5 )

Thats all i have currently connected. Ive tryed different power supplys, brand new board and parts, nothing! What the crap? Any help would be greatly appreceated.

(Happy Holidays, Yesterday.)

A:Computer wont post, or... do anything i suppose.

Theres a chance that something in the case is touching the motherboard or the I/O shield is touching one of the ports. Pull put the board and PS and set them up on a table, computer with out a case, and if you can get it to boot up thats the problem.

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hey guys, i bought an internal card reader that connects via the usb pins on mobo, connected it and didn't turn on the pc for a few days, upon turning it on the damn thing wouldn't get past post, i unplugged the card reader and tried again but same issue, eventually from trial and error i pinpointed that when my samsung writemaster was unplugged windows would boot, my pioneer dvd ram drive still works fine..

ok the strange part... when i go into bios and unplug the pioneer and plug in the samsung while in bios then discard changes and try again it gets through post and into windows where the samsung works perfectly fine... :S

any help greatly appreciated guys, cheers

A:Wont get past POST with dvd-rw connected

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mother board - FOXCONN 400series

model number (mother board) - 400m01-G-6L

VID card - radeon 9200 agp

processor - duron 1400

Technical Information --- (processor)
Manufacturer AMD
Clock Speed 1.4 GHZ
L1 Cache 128
L2 Cache 64
Socket Socket A
Voltage 1.65 v
Bus Speed 266


RAM - transcend 256MB ram DDR 333 DIMM - 184 pin - pc2700

power supply - DURO 400 WAT

all new

wont post at all, monitor stays yellow light. (suspended)

A:my new mother board wont post at all...

Hi XearoVeg

When I built the computer I'm on now
I had the same problem. No Post
In my case the problem was one of the brass stand offs
under the mother board for some reason was shorting out
the board.

Replaced the two brass stand offs with plastic
and it posted fine.

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I started building this new computer and everything was going smoothly. I installed windows xp, then installed all the drivers. After completing the installing of Norton, I restarted my computer and it just froze at the post screen. After waiting for awhile, I shut it off. When I tried powering it back up, it just makes the one beep sound like usual, brings up my logo screen and sits there. I've tried removing as many components, and tried different sticks of ram. I 'm wondering if it could be the cpu or the mobo that could be the problem.

CPU AMD 64 |3000+ ATHLON 64 RTL
w/ Crucial pcddr3200 512mb x2

its also a small factor case called the xcube.

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I just acquired a used gateway tower from a friend who was trashing it cause it wont start--- mt tower fried, so he thought i could fix and use.. when you power up, i get the gateway splash, then nothing... no beeps, no clicks... nothing.

i tried resetting cmos, tried new battery,tried using "pwd" on cmos jumper (got different splach, and hangs on "checking nvram")


A:computer wont POST or BIOS

Try removing componets down to the bare minimum and start from there. No drives attached, 1 stick of ram, if it has onboard video use that, remove any other video card. Double check all power/molex's on the board are connected. Hopefully that will get you somewhere or it could simply be that somethin is cooked.

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I recently put a new computer together and got everthing installed and wires fully plugged in. When I switch on the computer it wont show post so I cant get to the bios or do anything - all I have is a monitor on standby and the mobo leds light. The graphics card fann, cpu cooler and case fans are all working. I dont have beep codes but Im not sure how you get them. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated

A:computer wont show post

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A neighbour brought in her desktop PC complaining that it stopped working suddenly. Symptoms were cooling fans running ok, screen blank, no post beeps. Did usual checks found hard drive would spin briefly but that was all. Disconnected most things and reset bios to no avail. As I didnt have a lot of time I thought I would see if her hard drive was recoverable onto a spare PC that I had under my bench. My own PC was powered up and checked as ok. Connected her hard drive as a slave, powered up and silch. My machine now also doesnt post. Ok I thought, take off her HDD. Still the same. Two dead (to all intents and purposes) PCs on my bench. My thinking is that her Hard drive was faulty and has in turn killed my motherboard. My power supply seems to be delivering the correct voltages. Have any of you come accross this before? I doubt that the fault is sortable but would like your opinion as to what on earth has happened? I am at a loss to explain it.

A:Unusual problem - 2 PCs wont post

Anyone, any ideas?

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Hey guys I recently acquired a AMD Phenom II X3 705e Heka 2.5GHz and also a GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 motherboard. I have windows 7, a nvidia gts250 video card, 2gb of hyperX kingston ddr2 ram.

I installed all of the new hardware and my comp turns on, and gets throught he first post screen, after that I get a black page with a blinking dash at the top, and what appears to be a small graphic that doesnt fully load in the center of the screen, I can't even make out what it is. My computer hangs there and I have been trying to figure out why. I wanted to try and reinstall windows but it wont even let me do a repair install, it just hangs on that screen, even though I set the bios to boot from cd.

I was thinking if I flashed the bios that may work but Im not even sure if it will get that far. I dont have a floppy drive anymore so I will probably have to buy an external one to try that.

I hope its not my brand new motherboard but that is what I want to find out. If I have to return it or not.

Inside the case everything seems fine and the card and ram are seated properly.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:New motherboard wont get to second post screen

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Ok, here is what I have in front of me.

First, I am a geek. I've been working on PCs since the first sound blasters and 8088's. I'm not a trained tech or anything, just a hobbyist. I don't know everything, but I know enough to be dangerous.

I decided to go to water cooling after a life of air cooling. Ripped my working machine apart to put in the top mounted radiator and pump, etc. While I was at it, I opened up some of the grills for better airflow, etc.
Finally received all my WC parts assembled my loop (CPU, VID, temp probe, rad, pump & res). Reinstalled & jumpered the power supply to let the system run. No leaks after about 18 hours or so. So I started to reinstall MB & everything. Used Ceramique (I've been using for a while and like it). reinstalled everything that was working before the mods (same ram, vid, cpu, nic, sound, etc.) Finally got the last thing together and pushed the power switch and nothing happened.
Hit the switch on the PWR supply to see if I bumped it in off position. Nothing.
Reattached all cables to MB to see if I didn't have something down all the way. Nothing.
Pulled apart the switch on the front of case & tested with a multimeter. It works.
Looked everything over again. Nothing seems out of place.
Unpluged the ATX and jumpered it to see if PWR supply was acting up. As soon as I did, pump, fans, fan contoller, everything lit up and ran. So I plugged it back in to the MB and hit power ag... Read more

A:Help! Computer wont post or power

Oh. just for clarification, when I say it doesn't do anything. I mean nothing. No beeps. Fans don't kick. Doesn't start video. Nothing. It just looks like a $1200 paper weight.

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OK I"ve tried the following:
Re seating the single stick of DIMM that I have.
Re seating the Video Card.
Re seating the ATX power connector.
Using a PCI graphics card.
Clearing CMOS.
(all while having nothing but the CPU/hs,video card,Stick of memory, and mobo installed and hooked up. and of course the Power Supply)
Checked all the jumpers...I only have 2, the CMOS and the ABR buzzer jumper.
its not shorted to the case I"m using risers.

My parts I"m using at this moment:
KT400 SOYO Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition
2800+ AMD Athlon XP Barton
128mb 8x AGP Geforce FX 5200P (made by Albatron)
256mb K-Byte memory 333mhz (pc2700)
Volcano 11+ Xaser Edition
Antec True 430w
and thats all that I have hooked up at this moment.

So all thats left really is re seating the CPU I guess....I mean I can't think of anything else to try, I want another computer here so I can swap out each part and figure out what is wrong. but this one I am using is to crappy to use any of them plus its a Pentium and I"m building an AMD.

Ok let me state what happens. I plug in the computer and the green light at the button of my SOYO KT400 Ultra Dragon Platinum Edition motherboard lights up showing it has power, then I push the power button and turn it on and ALL the fans start spinning and it see's the CD-ROM and stuff and they work but nothing on the screen (the light on the monitor is yellowish not green, like the computer is not even turned one when it is)and no beep... Read more

A:new built computer wont POST?!

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my presario cq5500f mobo died, so i bought new asrock n68c-gsfx I got e mail from asrock whith detailed method of trouble shooting mobo , in that process got 3 beeps with nothing hookedup to mobo as expected but after ram was put in (different combos off sticks ,1gigg.2gigs.slot 1 slot 2 etc.... no beeps I was to get 8 beeps after ram insert , could my ram have died when mobo died and is the fact that i get 3 beeps with nothing installed mean my new mobo is good???? as i said asrock email said i should get 3 beeps wich i did, but no8beeps after ram install

A:new asrock n68gsfx wont post??

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. It is possible but unlikely that all sticks of ram have been damaged by the fault on the Presario
Although it does depend on what happened.
3. Is the ram you are using the correct ram for the motherboard
There are two DDR2 slots and two DDR3 slots but the use of either is restrained by the processor
eg - see link and spec DDR3 can only be used with
**DDR3 memory is only supported by installing AM3/AM3+ CPU.
4. What is the full spec of the ram you are trying
Looking at your previous Presario it is I am certain DDR2 and that cannot be used with an AM3+ processor
5. Is it on the list of ram test QVL from the motherboard site left hand pane - memory qvl from the link
the fact it is not does not mean that it will not work -BUT if it is and it does not work there is another problem

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Hey all - just got a new system. Dell 15 3000 series.

The system has been upgraded to a SSD drive.

When in windows, everything works like it should - including USB devices etc.

However, if I restart the computer, or turn it off and on again, if I have anything in the USB ports, nothing happens. AS SOON AS I remove the usb device, the system starts up and I see the Dell logo and windows boots.

Steps taken:
1. Tried various USB devices in DIFFERENT usb ports to see if it was a specific device or port that was causing the issue - no avail, any usb device I have does it, my mouse, thumb drive etc.

2. Upgraded the BIOS from A04 to A05. No change, same issue!

3. Tried disabling USB emulation in the bios, no change!

Has anyone here seen this odd issue? I never have! Any suggestions would be awesome!

A:NEW System wont POST when anything USB inserted!!!

You failed to mention boot priority in bios. Put USB at the bottom.

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Hi there, i have a msi k7n2 - ms - 6570 version 1 mobo and i started building a computer (specs, that board, 256 ddr pc2100, amd 1800+ k7, maxtor sata hdd 160gb, geforce4 mx440 64mb and a phillips cd-rw) when i had finished i switched it on every thing seemed ok detected memory/cpu fine. I entered bios to set cd-rom first boot saved, exited/rebooted then never posts again but still switches on and doesnt beep. I cant understand why this has happened any ideas any one ? thanks Azz

A:my msi k7n2 board wont post no more :-S

If this happened to me i would unplug everything not required to boot i.e any pci cards (not including vga) and the cd-rom. then i would clear the cmos via the jumper on the board (check your mobo manual for details). usually your required to turn the power off, remove the cmos battery, move the jumper to clear the cmos and leave it for 15-20 secs.

Also double check none of the components have worked loose, i.e the ram, vga card, ide/sata cables etc. and if possible try tested components in the board i.e. another stick of ram, different graphics card.

If you try this and get no joy you have very little option but to rma the board.

Good Luck


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HI TSG's. Zone alarm wont let me post on this site. When I log in here, it wont let me log in until I turn off zone alarm. This happened before (i have a new pc - that's why its happened again) but I cant remember how to fix it. Can anyone help? Thanx

A:Solved: zone alarm wont let me post here

May have fixed it now - God knows how!!! But here I am posting and zone alarm is on???????

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I am building an intel computer with mobo D865GBF with a Pent. 4 2.6, OCZ 1Gb PC 3200 running in dual channel mode, WD Raptor 36, onboard video, and I am not getting any video. I beleive the cpu is not dead, b/c after removing the fan header, the heatsink warms up. I am getting no POST beeps, the HD Light and Power light lights up, but thats as far as it goes. I have installed a new power supply (Antec True 430), and have all the connections in place. I have removed a stick of memory, removed all the perfs. including the HD, FD, and still nothing yet. I have even removed all the memory completely to see if I get a memory POST beep, and I do (Three long ones). Than as soon as I put the memory back in, I go right back to square one. I even added a Matrox AGP video, maybe thinking that the default BIOS is AGP, and not On-board, but it is not. I still get no video, and more importantly, no POST beeps with the memory installed. I have a green diode lit up on the motherboard, indicating MoBo power. Is it possible that the memory is shot? What about the MoBo? Processor? I would think that if it were the MoBo or Processor, I wouldn't get any POST if I take out the memory. These are all brand new parts. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The Sony monitor does nothing. I have even tried putting back in the old AGP Matrox video card. I have reset the CMOS, took out the battery, removed and reset the CPU. Still nothing. Please help!!

A:New computer wont boot.... no POST w memory

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Hi, i just a built a new pc with a 7800Gt in it. When i first started it up, everything ran, all fans were spinning, temp was ok in the components, but there was no action from the Hd or anything. I think i can solve this, as i may has simply misplaced the little adapters for the hd light. The thing that i found really weird was that when i use the DVI/D-SUB Adapter, the moniter goes on standby instantly (i have to use the adapter due to having a really old moniter). The DVI/D-SUB Adapter doesnt even have to be connected to the graphics card, it can just be left on its own, and once i stick the socket for my moniter in it the moniter instantly goes on standby, as soon as i take it out again it comes back on green. Why on earth is this? I have no way of visually finding out the state of my computer (though i dont hear any beeps from the bios).

Can somone please help?

A:Either a dodgy moniter, or my new computer wont POST, please help!

Hello Diomedes1:

Am I to understand you that you plug things in and out with your computer running? I was under the impression that you could cause a spike or surge on any one of many connections on a connector that could give you a problem while powered up. Most monitors today go into the Sleep mode or give you a warning that no video signal is present, before going into the Sleep mode. I personally would never plug any peripherals to my computer while both of them were ON. If I am wrong in that assumption, judging from your thread, I take back what I said above. Can you get another monitor as a test unit to verify your system?

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My computers been untouched for a couple days now and when I went to turn it on today the BIOS screen loads up and post screen comes up but after that nothing happens!
All I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner! I took out the small battery to reset bios but that didnt fix it. Any suggestions would help!

A:HELP!!!!!!!! Computer wont boot or anything after BIOS and Post!

Safe Mode not working either? Jazz

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Iam having problems with a new mobo and PSU....
the PSU works when tested
but the new mobo wont post/boot
when I remove the RAM it doesnt BEEP to indicate that the RAM is missing
although I cant find an onboard speaker
its an ASRock P4VM890
its not touching any other casing that the bumps that it screws into
any ideas?

A:New MOBO wont post / no BEEPs when RAM removed

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Hi all, hopefully someone can help me with this problem...

Ive been given a compaq deskpro pc by a friend of mine whos been having problems for a while. Originally when he asked about sorting it out he appeared (from his description over the phone) to have a virus of some sort - the computer was really slow and most recently was doing a countdown before shutting down.

Its been a while since then because i havnt had time to look at it. When i eventually got it here and switched it on it didnt even boot.
Power on
fans spin up
ide drives spin up and stop
monitor doesnt initialise just stays in standby mode.
No beeps

First thing i did before anything else was take out the HDD and connect it to my own pc and scan it for viruses which found and cleaned over 700 files (various nasties I-Worm/Klez.H, Trojan Downloader.Axload.A, Startpage + others from what i recall).

I then thought i would just run scandisk over it while it was still connected. Basic scan worked ok but trying to do a thorough surface scan it freezes my pc (only way out is power off)

So anyway put the HDD back into the Compaq and tried booting. still nothing.

Then tried clearing the CMOS using the jumper switches which appeared to work as it booted up through the POST and started complaining about time/date settings etc. Got into the Compaq bios setup but it froze before i could finish setting the time.

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A:Compaq DeskPro - wont boot NO POST

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I go to turn off my dads computer last night and realize that the mouse wont work and the monitor (which appeared to be in power-save mode) was not getting signal from the comp. I restarted and cpu fans, power LED, and hard-drive all seem to be getting power but the monitor acts like its no even plugged into the video card. If I strip away everything but the cpu and fan, video card, ram, mobo, power supply it still does this.
I immediately thought it was the motherboard because the keyboard and mouse didnt have power when I found it. I went out and bought a new mobo and installed it and it started to boot up, got to the screen where windows XP was loading and it blue-screened and rebooted. Shortly into rebooting it shutdown completely. After that nothing would happen at all when I hit the power button. I could smell a burning sort of smell and found that it was the chip on the motherboard (visible black mark on the middle of it). So I replaced the motherboard and bought a new power supply thinking that it might have been the source of my problems. I installed these and I'm back to the beggining, everything seems to power up but the monitor stays in stand by. I checked the cpu when I had it out and there were no visible burn marks or anything. I've switched the ram into every possible position. I removed the ram to test for error code beeps, but got nothing. I tried a different video card, still the same problem. I checked the outlet, power cords and the monitor to v... Read more

A:omp wont POST, monitor stays black

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Last night, I took apart and rebuilt my desktop to replace the MoBo. I went from an MSI 785GTM-E45 to an ASUS M4A88T-M.

Now, after everything is back together, it won't post. The rig turns on. LEDs turn on. Fans turn on. The board even has a green light going. There are no beeps and the 'Mem OK!' light turns on for a bit and then turns off altogether.

Now, I'm using 8GB (2x4GB) Patriot 1600 RAM, which isn't on the 'approved RAM' list in the manual. I'm not sure if my problem is that the RAM is not compatible with my board... or if it's something else.

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black
Patriot DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) 1600
ATI Radeon HD4850
1TB SATA Hard Drive
ASUS DVD-RW Combo Optical Drive

A:Build Wont Post After MoBo Switch

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I am harbouring a Winbook of indeterminate age, with a celeron processor. It is running on Win2KPro, but that is just about all I can tell you about it atm. I booted it up, which it did quite swiftly, got it online, and within 5 mins, the screen had completely frozen. Can't get into Task Manager. I shut the notebook down, and rebooted: 5 short beeps, blank screen. Rebooted again, no post, blank screen.

Any ideas chaps?

A:Laptop screen goes blank, wont POST

Faulty battery or power-connection? Something loose inside the laptop?

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ok, so I have this asus p4te mobo with a p4 1.6 stuffed in it.
it has a radeon 9750 (I think 9750 anyway) and 512 samsung (800)rambus ram in it.I cannot get the stupid thing to post, or even turn the monitor on.
I have tested the powersupply, the cpu in a different board, the ram in a different board, a different cpu in this board, a different video card (both agp and pci) different ram in this board, I have stripped everything down and re-assembled at least 15 times, but still cant figure out wtf is wrong with it. its a little frustrating. I know the board is not blown, it has been used less then 30 hours, and when it Died, it just hung up in xp, and the reset wouldnt work, so I restarted with the power button, and now NOTHING.

any help would be most ducky, and thanks in advance,

oh yes, and I almost forgot all banks are filled with 128 sticks, I have tried with the crimm and without.It is not overclocked, but I dont know how to set the rimm speed or anything like that.....

A:ASUS P4T-E with 512 samsung 800 Rimms wont pre/post

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Are you getting any error beeps?
Do any of the fans spin up?
Have you checked the stand off's on the under side of MoBo?
Check the screws too.
Try setting the board up outside of case with bare bones.
A large anti-static bag works well for this.
1 stick ram
video card/monitor
you'll need to look in your MoBo book where to turn on system,
I use a paper clip. It will be on the front panel block of pins on your
MoBo where the power_sw plugs in.

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Have just been attempting to build a new system with the following components

Asus P5K Premium WiFi/AP
Intel Core 2 Duo E660
XFX GeForce 8600 GTS
OCZ Gold PC6400 2x2GB
Zalman ZM600-HP

When I attempt to switch the ststem on, the case and CPU fans start up but I get no beeps to signify the POST tests are starting and nothing on the display. I have attepted removing the RAM to force an error but get nothing. I am unsure how to determine whether it is the Motherboard or the CPU.

Is anyone able to help?

A:New build problems - Wont start POST

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TSG SysInfo log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 3994 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 929115 MB;
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

First time posting, so ill apologize in advance for any errors.

I had an issue a while ago with my mobo not posting. It would post once in a blue moon, and that would be it. I RMAed it, got a new one and rebuilt about a week ago. worked fine until recently, but now im having the issue again but a little different. Before, the gfx LED would light up and no post. Now, the CPU led will light up SOMETIMES. Other times the Ram LED will light up, and sometimes no LED will light up at all and it wont post. I havent tested for anything yet because the problem is so similar to what happened last time.

Another important note is that when it eventually DOES post, I can restart it with no problems.

Another note would also be that once im booted into Windows, there arent any performance issues.

If i posted this incorrectly or in the wrong place, correct me and it wont happen again.

A:Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 WONT POST

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i was trying to upgrade the video card on my T5500 from a GTX 560 to a Quadro k 1200.
after trying with the new card, i booted to a display showing no signal, and the diagnostic LED 2 on, and the power led off. also the network led is on without a network cable being connected to it
the manual says LED 2 is a PCI error.  but i tried booting without the display card connected, and with no external peripherals, drives or connectors, connected. but the same result.
i removed the card, and i plugged in the older GTX card, and its the same case. I checked the  grapohics card and PSU on another computer, they work fine.
im suspecting the motherboard is faulty now, but i would really appreciate some suggestions here, if there is something i missed.

A:Precision T5500 wont complete POST

Hi arunraveendran,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
The troubleshooting steps you have tried indicates an issue with the motherboard.
For me to better assist you, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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Hello all:

Thanks in advance for any help. I have an office computer that previously had a root kit and therefore I installed Avast. A few days ago Avast when crazy with threat warnings and suddenly I was right back where I started.

I get pop-ups in Firefox and IE and the system is slow. Sometime I get registration pop-up for whitesmoke translator and other times I get .dll errors.

In fact, my system crashed doing the rootkit program before I could generate a the ark.txt file the first time and will not let me create this message on the infected computer - it says connection reset although all other site work...

Thanks again for any help.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by priscilla at 13:57:45.46 on Tue 12/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.661 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\priscilla\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://companyweb/default.aspx
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A:Whitesmoke et al root kit - wont let me post on this site!

Hello Towjumper ,Sorry for the delay. If you still need help, please post a new DDS/HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it. Thanks,tea

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 When I turn my computer on, it freezes on the Dell splash screen like 1/4 of the way. Its a dell D620. Just before it misbehaved, my Google Chrome application started hanging i restarted like two times then it froze and could not boot anymore.
Tried booting with "Fn" but the diagnosis also just hangs. Can't even give me an option of F2/F12 so cant change the boot sequence.
Any ideas?

A:DELL d620 wont complete POST

From the description you provided, i suspect a hardware failure. In most cases it could be either RAM or HDD . Follow the below steps and report the result in next reply.
Warning- Touch your hand in an unpainted metal part to discharge static electricity before removing any component.
Here is the link to the service manual of your laptop -
1 ) Remove the hard disk and check if the system can enter in to the BIOS. Refer page 18 of the manual if you don't know how to remove the HDD.
2 ) Check if there is an additional RAM in the DIMM socket B which is located in the bottom part. Remove it and check if the system works. Refer page 23 if you are in doubt.
3 ) If the above steps didn't helps, you need to take out the RAM in DIMM slot A which is located under the keyboard. Refer page 22 carefully if you are in doubt. Now remove and reinsert the RAM module several times to resolve any potential contact issues.
Reply after doing the above steps.

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My dimension 2400 wont do anything all of a sudden. When I turn it on the only light that comes on is the green power light on the board. There is no sound, and no activity whatsoever. I tried reseting the jumper, changed battery, plugged and unplugged everything. The power supply is good on my tower for sure. Is it a goner or is there anything else I can test?

A:Dell Dimension 2400 wont post

Please read the FAQs:

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hi hi folks im a noob my first major build had a head ache trying to get raid setup on sata
pc workin ok when switched on this morn unrecognised cpu f1
so went into that while in their i enabled cnq f10 and exited pc booted up ok
was using nero to copy a dvd screen went blank moved mouse ctrl,alt delete nothing
so shut down
now cannt get out on screen cleared cmos tried another graphics card 1stick of ram in module b1 stripped mobo out with a stick of ram graphics cardstill nothing fans on led light on and posting says cpu failed due to overclocking how do i get into bios cant get screen to come on plz been doing allsorts going out of my head

A:Enabled cool n quite now pc wont post says cpu failed overclocking wtf?

Did you install the AMD Athlon 64 Processor driver?,,30_182_871_9706,00.html

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New XP2400 onto an Matsonic 8143c

Trying to reformat drive using a set of XP boot discs.

Post goes well including update success but screen hangs when I get to the message Windows is examining your system
Any ideas?

A:PC wont post-hangs on Windows is examining your system

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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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HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 15 Product ID E5D85UA#ABA
System ID 193D
Bios Date 4/12/2013
Bios Revision F.1B
Serial Number 5CD33525MN
Hard Drive:  ATA 500GB
HGST HTS545050A7E380
Firmware GG2OACA0
Serial [Personal Information Removed]
Smart Enabled
LBA48 Supported
Sector Type 4k/512e
This laptop decided to go south on us here is what I tried, not sure if it has Win 8 or 8.1 as I dont use it. Bios lists it as Win 8.
Windos 8.X will not boot instead you get error Error code: 0xc0000225
I tried using Recover "F11" It does nothing but sit there
I tried booting from a Win 8.1 Flash Drive and USD DVD Drive in "Legacy Mode since UEFI ignores USB as a boot option" .. It does nothing.
When I ran the HP UEFI hard disk tool it gives me this.
Hard Disk Test
Any Suggestions? Im about ready to pull the Drive and stick in something less irritating.

A:HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 15 E5D85UA#ABA Wont post or recover...

The hard drive needs replacement. Post back if you want some help with that. 

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I have a custom built PC with an Asus M5A78L-MLX motherboard.

After installing a Sapphire Radeon HD6770 1 GB DDR5 DVI/ HDMI/ DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100328L my computer wouldn't even POST. If I remove the card then it works just fine. The video card had power and was pushed all the way into the PCI-Express slot. My BIOS should be up to date as of December-2011. I have not had any other video card installed on the computer before and have only used the motherboard's built in video capabilities in the past.

I was thinking it may be a conflict between the card and the motherboard and was wondering if there is anything I might do to resolve the issue. The video card's instructions mention that I should disable the motherboard's on-board graphics capability prior to installation but I cannot find anything in the mother board's manual about how to do that.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:Radeon HD6770 wont POST, maybe a motherboard issue?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look in your BIOS settings - I think this route should get you there:

Bios>Advanced>Chipset Configuration>Internal Graphics>Internal Graphics Mode>Disable

Your computer manual should tell you which key to press to get into the BIOS when you boot your computer.

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Hello people. I was wandering if anyone could help me. I recently bought a p7n diamond and got it up and working with vista. I was using 1x2gb ram (kingston hyper x PC8500 800) and was working fine but a little slow, so i decided to try some old pc6400 800 ram that i had. As soon as i did that vista wont boot. I've taken out the offending RAM and cleared the cmos but the same thing happens. The comp goes past post (i can get into the bios fine) and sometimes gets as far as loading the desktop, then just restarts automatically and keeps going around in circles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been slowly getting the parts for this comp for sometime and its killin me.

A:Vista Wont Boot. Auto restarts after POST

Have you tried Vista's Startup Repair option?

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Hey guys my sisters laptop is now killing itself it seems. It wont boot up, what happens is it goes to Acer post (which is just acer logo with the sentence press F2 to go to setup) and then it just resets, it continuously does this. I thought it might be a battery problem but that does not seem to be the case as it does the same thing without the battery and just plugged into the power. I cant seem to get enough time to even get into the setup or try to get into safemode as it resets before it lets me do anything. When i took a look at the fan it doesnt seem to be moving or i cant make it out that it is so im thinking it could be overheating because the fan isnt moving at all but i dont think a laptop can overheat that fast.

Any suggestions?

A:Acer keeps rebooting after Post, wont stop until battery is taken out

Actually laptops overheat quicker......I would say the laptop is definitely shutting itself off to prevent heat damage. Can you troubleshoot the fan?

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ive got this mobo from my CPU. ive got a big PSU, i've unplugged everything i dont need (case leds speakers usb, took out the graphics card) I turn it on, the ram led blinks continuously, my monitor doesnt turn on, no post no nothing. ive tried flashing the cmos by removing the battery and shorting the jumper onboard. is the board just toasted?


A:Gigabyte GA8S661FXM wont POST, RAM LED blinks continuously.


hmm, from yesterday, this is also my problem, on gigabyte ga-vrxp
i think it could be some problem with power, f.e. when i unplug power from some hdd, it keeps 'restarting' until i disconnect it. again, no cmos, no nothing but fans running.
today my ram led does not blink, but there's no difference...

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I'm asking for any advice here that may still help me from becoming suicidal here (sarcasm intended

I just bought a completely new $2k system last week, finally assembled everything last night, but after assembly it won't POST (can't get into BIOS, no video signal) with the Q6600. I have a Pentium 4 550 3.4GHz that I tried using, and I could get the motherboard it to post only a few times with it, but only after fiddling with the PSU like a mother - I would have to refresh the PSU by flipping the switch several times while hoping that my monitor light would switch from Standby (yellow) to green.

(the same problem occurs on my ASUS P5LD2, which I used this P4 on)

ASUS P5K Premium/WiFi-AP
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - G0 Stepping
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W Continuous @ 40C
Patriot eXtreme Performance 4GB (2GB X 2) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
EVGA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATAII 16MB Cache

The problem:

* When using the Q6600 (G0 Stepping), everything powers on but no POST or system beeps whatsoever

* When using a Pentium 4, the system will POST only after refreshing the power (flipping the switch, etc) several times

What I have already done/checked:

-I updated the BIOS to the latest version (0204) using the Pentium 4 CPU, because on the ASUS website it said that the Q6600 (B3 and G0) wasn't supported until this version

-All fans start up correctly
-Checked application of thermal paste on... Read more


My best guess is the cooler is not mated properly to the processor heat spreader.

On socket 775 processors the heatsink must contact the heat spreader under pressure (18-70 F/LB). I have no idea how the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme attaches, but unless it is applying pressure as described above, the machine will either fail to boot, or if it does boot will run for a few seconds and shut down.

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I recently acquired a lenovo laptop B570 CHEAP. had cracked screen and I knew so when I bought it, figured it might be worth fixing seeing as lenovo is GOOD stuff, right? Anyways I turned it on after ordering replacement charger from Ebay and it just sits on the POST screen. Any idea what could be wrong?? I tap the F2 to enter setup and it will say please wait for like 5 minutes-10 minutes. I pulled the HDD and it still wont pass post. It appears to have been dropped somewhat onto its side, hence the cracked screen. Is it a orst case/fried motherboard scenario??

A:Solved: Lenovo B570 wont pass POST

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right now I'm just working with these parts, out of the case, on cardboard. Monitor has been tested, but not with the dvi cable - but from my understanding, the digital display on the mobo should be giving something instead of nothing at all? I've tried without the video card in at all, I'm tried two different sticks of RAM. The lights come on on the mohter board and everything looks functional.... what should my next step be?

Thanks for any and all help

mobo: - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

cpu: - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops or - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

gpu: - HIS Hightech H485QT512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Turbo Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

psu: CORSAIR 750w TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX -

ram: - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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Alright, I have here a HP Pavilion 513c that needs a flashed BIOS. It boots up and begins with the standard startup features, but once it goes to read ANY of the attached devices, it restarts itself and locks up.

I know that the problem lies in the BIOS, but since it cannot load anything off of a floppy or bootable flashdrive, is there any way to flash the BIOS when it wont even load that far?

A:Flashing a BIOS when computer wont get past POST

Try clearing the CMOS by removing the button battery on the motherboard, with the power off and unplugged from the wall outlet

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Right, i tried to update my BIOS to the latest version using the asus update utility.
But what actually happened, was it deleted the bios to make room for the new version (M5A78L-M-USB3-ASUS-1801), which it didn't do successfully and has now put me into a black screen where i cant see anything.

I have removed the battery, cleared the CMOS and all the other usual methods. What i need is either a boot disk where the BIOS can be reapplied without being able to see anything, or something else similar.

Could you please help me? I am very stuck now.

A:Deleted BIOS on Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, WONT POST!

When a BIOS is updated or flashed incorrectly it can ruin the computer to the point where it may or may not be fixable. i would take it somewhere and have it looked at to see what can be done if anything.hopefully you wont need a new motherboard but that may be the only solution for this.

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i have a hp h8-1534 that just stopped working brought it to shop things it might be the mother board M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)where can i find one of these and is it worth it to  try to fix it? ram power supply and video card were all checked machine does not start there is no hard drive activity.  thank you

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Hi all;

So I have an old ABIT KT7E mobo in an old computer that had various hardware errors, and when I finally fixed everything(Changed the CPU, the hsf, reseated the RAM properly, reseted the BIOS), it decided to successfully start up. However, every time I start it up, I get the annoying "Press F1 to continue" message which can be fixed in BIOS just by setting everything to default; however whatever setting in BIOS I try to set, the computer wont POST after saving the settings and restarting. The settings I've tried are: Change the CPU clock, set boot order, set optimized defaults, set fail-safe defaults. Even if I go to setup, and set nothing up, after saving the "settings"(lol), it wont POST up. Not even a singe beep code. It's really annoying because I can't boot from disk and I also can't put the proper CPU clock to skip the annoying "Press F1" message. The thing that is the most annoying is that every time I save the BIOS setup settings, I have to reseat the CMOS battery and clear the CMOS in order to start the computer up. Does anyone have a clue why is this happening? Thanks.

A:Solved: Computer wont POST after changing settings in BIOS

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