Computer wont boot, Fan on full blast

September 24, 2010 at 03:51:56
Specs: XP media center service pack 3, 1 gb
Computer wont boot. When I press it on the fan goes on full blast and stays like that. Then there is a clicking sound from the HDD I think and the HDD LED flashes periodically, like tik, tik, tik. Sometimes it will pass by time and sometimes it wont go on at all. I´ve tried switching memory modules and taking them out, but same thing.

Packard Bell media center

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September 24, 2010 at 04:15:38
Clear CMOS & clear BIOS both. i think it can work. Try it......

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September 24, 2010 at 06:52:48
Does anything come up on display? Do you get any POST beep?
Disconnect the harddrive data and power cables as well as cables to any optic drives.

Will it boot up into BIOS and give any display? If not you may have failed graphics, failed CPU, failed motherboard, failed powersupply. There isn't enough information in your description to tell much more at this stage.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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September 24, 2010 at 08:19:20
If it's a mechanical tik, tik, tik sound from the HD it usually means it is on the way out.

You need to determine exactly where this sound is coming from - it could be a fan.

Ms Hulot's boat

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September 24, 2010 at 10:34:01
Can you access the BIOS setup screen?
Try booting with a CD.
A distinct possibility is a failing PSU.

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