My COmputer WOn't Boot! Please help

April 1, 2009 at 05:22:18
Specs: Windows XP
PLease help. My Pc won't boot, when i turned on it shows only checking nvram and restart itself showing again checking nvram. by this way i can't go to set-up menu. many thanks to those who read and made a response. (".")

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#1
April 1, 2009 at 05:29:22
If F8 doesn't respond, go into the BIOS. Reset it to default.

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#2
April 2, 2009 at 02:08:23
Thanks for the quick response. But it won't get's me to bios settings or even in safe mode. When i turn it on, randomly shows the manufacturer of the motherboard...etc...checking nvram - ok, wont' boot to os. Tried to unplug the ram but no beep, tried to reset bios-no go. Tried to re-install os but it won't continue.

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#3
April 2, 2009 at 02:16:52
Try to install your Hard Disk to other computer format it there then try to install OS to your original computer. But before you try to format it to other computer retrieve some file that you want to retrieve first then format it. Don't forget to set the jumper to save before you install it to the other computer.

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#4
April 2, 2009 at 06:00:20
Before you do all that, I have a question. Do the lights on the keyboard flash when you start the machine?

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#5
April 2, 2009 at 07:52:03
It would help if you gave more information about your computer. For example, is this a desktop or laptop ? Is it self built ?
(1) How many sticks of RAM are there ? Try booting up with one stick-test one at a time.
(2) Do you have a video card ?
(3) What are the specs on the psu ?

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#6
April 2, 2009 at 07:59:45
lycan20

You are advising drastic measures when other options have not been fully explored yet. Please refrain from that sort of post.

jac

In addition to the above questions what led up to this issue? Did you have intermittent problems or did this happen all at once? Was there any power surge or interruptions prior to this?


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#7
April 6, 2009 at 17:39:14
Hi Lycan,

I have not been tried to install the hard drive to other pc that has sata slot. I had tried to reinstall os but it won't continue when I reached in selecting the c drive for formatting (shoes unknown drive).


Hi Guapo,

Yes. There is a light and beep when I turned it on.


Hi kx5m2g,

It is a desktop with a 1 stick 256MB of RAM, no video card, for the psu will send info later. Tried to unplug the RAM and turned on the pc but i had not heard any beep.

Hi OtheHill

Before it was happened, there are instances that my pc restart itself. And there is that when i turned on, it showed combination of color or gray that forced me to turned it off and turned it on again.

Sorry for my late reply. Im at office right now and i was came from my day-off.

I had appreciated your help guys.
Thanks


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#8
April 6, 2009 at 18:59:05
If it beeps, count the beep(s) pattern. Each main board has it's own codes.

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#9
April 6, 2009 at 20:08:19
I highly suspect the power supply. Yeah please post those specs of the PS.

WinSimple Software


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#10
April 7, 2009 at 06:31:16
So can I ask some thing again. When you start up your computer the boot drives is popping up but after that the screen is just turn black right?

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#11
April 13, 2009 at 01:24:34
Hi Lycan,

You got it! It will just turn black for seconds and boot drives will pop again and again.


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#12
April 13, 2009 at 01:26:33
Hi, are you agree if the motherboad is the defective one? HEhe.

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#13
April 13, 2009 at 23:06:41
So there is no blue screen or any signs that the Windows is loading up? Because if you just see any signs that Windows loading then a split seconds blue screen you have a corrupted OS. So actions that you can only do is Reformat. But try to salvage some files if you have important to retrieve alright.

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