Pc wont boot at all

June 18, 2011 at 12:31:12
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Hi.. Pls help me out.. Em using hp slimline 3360in for past 3 years.. Recently the warranty got expired.. And em now facin a big problem in it.. It happens a couple of day b4.. When i turn on d pc.. Everything (fan, dvd drive,and less hd led) is working fyn in d cpu and the monitor doesnt recieve any signal ( i chkd ma monitor and d cables, all in good cndition).. And the hd led wil jus blink once at start and no more.. The funny thing is that when i try restart pc agian for many times, sometimes the system wil gets starts and works finely.. And when i shut down it and try to start on next session, the same trouble repeats.. And things are getting worse.. Pls help me out.. Ma system config- core2duo e4500, 1gb ram, 320gb hd, nvidia geforce 7100/630i

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#1
June 18, 2011 at 19:05:54
Back up the system and prepare for the drive to quit.
It sounds like a hard drive problem. Is there a diagnostic in setup to test the drive? If it quickly clicks continuously (ratcheting) and nothing is happening, that is the sound of a drive failing. A repeated retry will eventually get the system running. This is for a short time only.
Back up the system and prepare for the drive to quit.
After it is backed up, you can try re-writing the boot records. Maybe that will help. Don't try it before, you may loose everything on the drive.

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#2
June 18, 2011 at 22:05:01
thnks 4 d reply... but u know the first boot dosen't happens, if the problem is with the hd, then the boot screen have to appear, but it fails.... the monitor dosent recieve any signals.... i checked mother board by removing the RAM, i can hear the beeps..... and when sometimes it turns on, the system is working perfectly.... em reely depressed... pls help me...

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#3
June 18, 2011 at 23:45:13
It's probably the motherboard, flakey video card or maybe the PSU. But just in case it's another hardware peripheral open the case and disconnect the drives and remove all the cards except video. (If necessary, make notes on how they're connected so you can get it all back together right.) Do all that with the power cord disconnected. Then start it up and see if you consistently get a posting screen. If so the problem is likely with one of the disconnected items.

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#4
June 20, 2011 at 05:05:41
i tried... but u know.. i cant find the video card.. its already pre attached to the mobo.. and i replaced the cmos baterry.. still it happens... and one more thing em using hp slimline.... i.e. a small cpu... its very difficult to trace the wires...

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#5
June 20, 2011 at 12:39:53
OK, you have on-board video.

If a computer doesn't work it can be due to one of a million reasons. Unless some piece of hardware has obvious physical damage there's no way to point at something and say, "that's the problem" unless you disconnect that hardware and afterwards the computer works.

But it's likely something on the motherboard--that may or may not be easy to replace--or the power supply. You can swap in a known working compatible power supply and see if the problem goes away. If so then you know the power supply was the problem.


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#6
June 26, 2011 at 05:28:55
well thanx.. 4 all replies.... actually i found the problem with the processor... when i cleaned and installed on mobo, the pc starts well... but when i run a diagnostic scan from the boot.. the error BIOHD-8 appears as the scan report of ma hdd... and i googled it for fixing this issue and they many suggests for a disc error check and i have done accordingly... and re-scanned again and the issue still exists.. pls help me....

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#7
June 27, 2011 at 00:55:15
This indicates the problem may be with the motherboard:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Deskto...

although the error is supposed to be about hard drive failure. I don't know if yours is one of the bad ones as I don't find the 3360 on HP's US page. They said if a model wasn't there it probably will be on the HP support page for the country in which you bought it.

Here's some more links detailing some of the problems:

http://www.complaintsboard.com/comp...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Deskto...

Apparently in some cases they'll extend the warranty but likely will replace the motherboard with the some type with the same problems.

You probably need to contact HP and see if yours is one of the buggy motherboards.


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