Hard drive not showing

February 17, 2017 at 11:11:47
Specs: Windows Vista
My hard drive won't show on my monitor. Please help.

I can hear the drive is on...but the monitor is showing no signal


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#1
February 17, 2017 at 11:31:37
Most likely a hardware fault of some sort. It might be the fan you are hearing. There should be a hard drive light somewhere - does it flash during boot up?

Let us know the make and model number of your computer.

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#2
February 17, 2017 at 11:53:06
Yes, the light comes on and I can hear it loading.

Elite M7300 LE

It's a fairly old pc ...suspecting that has something to do with it


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#3
February 17, 2017 at 12:26:32
If the monitor never shows anything but the "no signal" message then you have a hardware fault. The manufacturers logo should arrive even if Windows is not present.

There are various possibilities but graphics card is high on the list of suspects.

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#4
February 17, 2017 at 19:26:03
Did this same monitor previously work with the PC? Did you make any changes or did anything happen to it prior to the problem starting?

How sure are you that it's 'loading'? If you just hear fans and drives spinning up that doesn't necessarily mean windows is loading.


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#5
February 17, 2017 at 23:05:00
The original monitor got damaged. ..so using a different one.

Thx


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#6
February 18, 2017 at 21:46:12
If this different monitor never worked on that computer the problem may be with the connection. Is it a regular 15-pin VGA connection? Are you sure that monitor is good?

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#7
February 20, 2017 at 05:59:34
Have you checked both ends of the cables to make sure they are secure on the monitor and the video card?

What color is the power light on the monitor?


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#8
February 20, 2017 at 06:02:00
Yes I hv checked the wire ...and wire is secure.

The power light is blue.

Thanks for all your responses


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#9
February 20, 2017 at 06:56:30
As Dave asked, is the connection using a 15 pin Blue VGA cable, and you're sure that the monitor works when connected to another computer? Have you tried setting the connection type on the monitor? If set to Auto, try changing it to VGA.

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#10
February 20, 2017 at 08:41:41
Could also be the psu (power supply unit) often cheap quslity ones are installed and they fail pretty much without warning, usually causing a 'no signal' message as it fails to provide enough powrr to the gpu and motherboard.

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