Computer turned off during Windows XP update

Alcatel / PC
February 23, 2010 at 00:37:53
Specs: Windows XP, 256
Like an idiot i turned off my computer last night during auto update,this morning i turned it on and nothing happens apart from a beeping noise.The computer was downloading 62 updates as it has been un-used and up in the loft for a few years doing nothing and i thought i would try and resurect it for my son to use,i didn't want to leave it going over night having not been turned on for so long, so that's why i turned it off.I realise i have been a bit stupid but what can i do?Please help,regards-Newbie

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#1
February 23, 2010 at 02:22:31
... I can send you a link via "pm" which is an "iso" image of a bootup cd which you'll have to burn to create the cd.

... you'll be able to bootup and remove any dated m/s updates by ticking the relevant check boxes

... please confirm that it is xp and that you want it.

.................................. waiting

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#2
February 23, 2010 at 03:17:33
Sounds a bit complicated to a newbie like myself,but I'll give it a go! At the momement I'm using my laptop to try and get some advise rather than taking the tower pc to the shop and being stung for a lot of money.The old tower pc is using windows xp professional version 2002 & includes service pack 2.When I turned it on this morning(I'm in England) the tower pc just beeps every five seconds,the fan is running but there is an amber light on at the front of the tower pc.When I turn the monitor off then on from standby,the monitor says "no signal" I'll appreciate any help you can offer.Thanks,Bassblanker

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#3
February 23, 2010 at 03:46:44
... oh dear does'nt sound like an update issue problem now!

... depending on how old the machine is it might be worth popping in a new cmos battery (watch type) you should be able to see it on the motherboard battery should be replaced @ least 5 years

... then see if you can enter your bios by tapping the relevant key(s) @ bootup.

... you should see some sort of post on the (good(?) monitor.


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#4
February 23, 2010 at 04:17:37
Would you believe it,just dust on the memory card thing,cleaned and popped back in,working again.Cheers Bassblanker.

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#5
February 24, 2010 at 03:42:36
mmm... There is at least one chap here who regulary advises to clean RAM contacts when having problems various - that may be due to RAM problems; and often it works... Never seen a reference/suggestion to cleaing dust off the RAM itself though... One lives 'n learns...

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#6
February 24, 2010 at 07:37:29
... yes sometimes I get a little "rusty" not keeping up with info

... I'll have to remember ram chips getting a little dusty

... blow out them cob webs, strange never thought of conductive dust!... just goes to show we are all connected ... lol


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