Computer Won't Load/Start Up

May 2, 2006 at 08:37:32
Specs: Windows ME, 112 MB

About three days ago, i went on my computer and it wouldn't boot up, several hours before it was working perfectly. So I turn on everything and both the Power LED and Loading LED (red light that indicates the computer loading something) are both on, and my F: drive light is blinking. My Hard drive does not spin either. Usually i hear a beep noise, but it doesn't and just hangs there, with a blank screen. I searched on the internet and mostly says to try and unplug some of the memory/components and turn it back on. It doesn;t do much. But when i unplug my hard drive, not from the motherboard, but from the hard drive, it starts to spin, But it still doesn't turn on. So whats going on?


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May 2, 2006 at 13:06:57

It's going to be pretty hard to help you with the contradicting info you've provided. You say the "loading LED" is on but the hard drive doesn't spin. The loading LED as you call it shows hard drive activity so obviously the hard drive is spinning.

How many hard drives and optical drives do you have. Try removing any extra drives from the primary IDE cable and set the C drive jumpers appropriatly for just a single drive.

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May 3, 2006 at 07:03:52

Ok thanx ill try today and post an update, but im sure the hard drive is not spinning, because when i unplug it i can definately hear it spin.

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May 4, 2006 at 08:19:04

Ok today i tried unplugging all the extra drives like my F: and E:, the hard drive still doesn;t spin. And it still doesn't boot up.

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May 4, 2006 at 18:23:33

I think you need to take it to a shop. You're in over your head, it seems.

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May 5, 2006 at 17:12:15

Yeahh, today i just did. So thank you very much for helping and responding!!

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May 6, 2006 at 05:40:08

hay i have a gateway 310 and when i turn it on the light comes on but nothing appears on the screen i know the harddrive works cause i took out and put in another comp but for some reason it wont work in the normal one could it be the onboard video card?

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May 6, 2006 at 16:21:00

Could be a shot power supply, bad motherboard, or otherer problems. Video card going out would not be at the top of my list of suspects.

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June 28, 2006 at 17:20:18

Hi, i currently own a custom built computer. I recently purchased a "thermaltake" liquid cooling system. My computer was working good no problems when i shut it off with just the normal heatsink..But after i took much time getting it to work and all setup..i was happy..but then when i went to go turn on my computer..all i got was a black screen. I have tried everything cleaning my motherboard, cpu, videocard..i know how to do it properly so dont suggest i messed up that way...But i just get get it to work..i also tried uping my power source from 115wat to 230...but still nothing. Please help i dont have the money to take it to a shop...i know a fair bit about computers. So please help me out. Thank you

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