|The most frequent problem we who answer frequently on this web site have is the person who started the topic has NOT provided enough information !! |
"...Your motherboard may be a WinFast (or Foxconn) board,..."
Winfast no longer exists as a separate mboard manufacturer, but Foxconn supports Winfast models and some Foxconn models have Winfast labelling, etc. .
How to identify Foxconn and other devices model ?
Provide all the details that you can come up with !
When you attempt to boot the computer...
- Are the power led and the hard disk activity led lighting up normally ?
- Is the hard drive activity led blinking like it normally does while booting the computer ?
- Are you hearing the hard drive(s) and fans spinning ?
- Can you feel air coming out of the back of the computer case where the power supply is ?
People often say the computer has no video - a black screen - when their actual problem is they have no video after the operating system is supposed to load.
Do you have no video at all at any time, or do you ALWAYS have video BEFORE Windows is supposed to load, but no video after that ?
Has this computer EVER worked properly for you ?
If yes, at what point did you first have your present symptoms ?
Was it after you installed something, or after some event ?
Since the video last worked properly all the time, has there been a power failure event that happened while the AC cord to the computer was plugged in ?
You MAY get NO video and NO beep from the mboard if you have installed ram that is NOT compatible with your mboard.
Have you changed which ram you have installed, and it's only after that you had your problem ?
If YES, if you still have the ram that was installed in the mboard previously when the mboard worked fine, try installing ONLY that ram.
It is easy to test for incompatible ram that has caused your mboard to fail to boot.
Make sure you have a speaker or speakers or the equivalent connected to the mboard so you can hear mboard beeps (see your mboard manual if you need to).
Remove the AC power to the case/power supply.
Remove all the ram.
Restore AC power.
Try to boot.
If nothing else is wrong, you will get no video but you will hear a pattern of beeps that indicate no ram is installed, or a ram problem.
E.g. for an Award bios or a bios based on one, that's often a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, a beep of about a half second, silence for a half second, continuously.
Have you have installed a video card in a mboard slot that was not installed before, and it's only AFTER that you had your problem....
- which video card model is it ?
- what is the make, model, and most important the max (output) wattage rating of your power supply - that's usually easily found on the power supply's label inside the case.