|My computer shut down, and now when I try to start it, it won't boot. The power comes on, the fans start spinning, and it lights up, but that's it. I suspect it might be the MB or the RAM, but how I can check to see which, if either, it is?|
I built this computer myself, so fortunately I have a link handy with all the parts that went inside: http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/...
When I first assembled my computer, I had the exact same problem; power came on, nothing else. I switched the three RAM sticks from one set of 3 slots on the MB to the other 3 (It has six total) and it worked after that, and I didn't think twice about it. Recently it started shutting down a lot (Not error messages or blue screens or anything, just turns off. I didn't even get the "Start in safe mode?" thing when I restarted it), but up until today it would turn back on.
So, my guess is maybe the MB was bad to begin with, and it just now gave out completely. Would that fit the circumstances (everything has power and is running, just nothing will boot)? Is there anything I can do to test that? I read somewhere that removing all the RAM and starting the system might make the MB beep, but I get no such error. No idea if that applies to my system or if it's diagnostically relevant.
Thanks for reading, I look forward to your answers!