What do I do if my PC displays nothing neithe

March 13, 2011 at 05:05:50
Specs: Windows XP SP 2, Athlon 5800+, 2GB DDR2 800
I switched my PC on yesterday and the monitor's LED just flashed with nothing on the screen. Everything inside the chassis seemed to be spinning etc like they do on startup but there were no beeps. Usually, I think, there's one. I tried switching it off using the ON/OFF button but it wouldn't. So, I switched it off at the back of the box, pulled the power cable out, held the power button for a minute and plugged the power cable back in. Switching on I got to the BIOS POST screen and it said something like: DSQ testing failed reverting to slower DRAM speeds. After this I get to a black screen with a flashing dead cursor. Restarting a few times and I always ended up at the same screen. On one final restart and suddenly it boots Windows and everything's okay. I used the PC and switch it off. This morning I switch it on and I'm back at square one with no video signal and no beep and unable to switch it off without pulling out the power. What's wrong and what must I do? Any help would be appreciated.

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March 13, 2011 at 07:03:01
Download the iso file and, create a bootable cd.
Boot from the cd, report back result.
Use the "run from ram" option when booting the cd.



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March 14, 2011 at 04:55:18
I'm not able to do that since the only PC I have is the problem one. I'm posting on these threads using my smartphone. Would your recommendation test the RAM? Do you think that's the problem?

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