I installed Windows XP pack2 of another PC in my old PC

September 28, 2012 at 17:17:21
Specs: Windows XP, 512MB
I installed the software Windows XP pack2 of another PC in my old PC and after that the monitor don't have image (black monitor).
Is it possible to recover the computer?

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#1
September 28, 2012 at 17:40:04
Lets work out first whether your problem is hardware or software.
What exactly happens when you try to boot up? Do you get a POST beep? Do you get anything onscreen during the boot process such as results of ram test, boot sequence details or a splashscreen? Do you see a prompt to press a key or key sequence to enter setup? If you get nothing onscreen then you may have a hardware failure and we will begin to deal with that once you confirm the problem.

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#2
September 28, 2012 at 18:55:48
You are lucky the computer even boots. You need to download and install all the drivers for your computer. OEM disks only have the necessary drivers for the hardware they were made to run on.

Go to Device Manager to see if the sound is working properly. If it says it is working then you may need to configure the speaker ports, if you have HD sound.

I can't be more specific because you are making us guess at your hardware.

Go to the manufactures site to get the drivers.


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#3
September 29, 2012 at 12:58:51
Tanks for the pront reply. When I try to boot up the PC starts to read the DVD player and stop after few seconds. There are no beeps and the screen is completely off and remains that way. may be as you say it's a hardware problem.
Best Regards
Ventura

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#4
September 29, 2012 at 13:09:44
Tanks for your pront reply. The PC is a SCALEO from FUJITSU/SIEMENS. The PC don't boot up apparently. It to stop few seconds after beginning to read the DVD player. The screen is completly off and computer lights are on and cooling is working. I have the drivers and I tried to start up through the Start up CD without any result.
Best Regards
Ventura

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#5
September 29, 2012 at 16:01:13
Ok. We're getting somewhere now. It's an older system but without exact model numbers we're still a little in the dark ( pun intended) on why you get nothing on screen. It is hardware related. There are several possibilities and it's a process of elimination to determine what's wrong. I'm not familiar with the Fuji family of PCs .
Some OEMs have their own proprietary motherboard power connectors so a generic replacement powersupply may not fit but the powersupply is your starting point to troubleshooting. If yours has suffered a partial failure it can be providing enough power to spin the fans but not enough to boot up. If you have a spare compatible powersupply of same or higher wattage you can at least eliminate that as the problem.
Without a known good powersupply further testing may be pointless, but the other possibilities include failure of CPU, CPUfan, Graphics card (If installed) Bad ram, Electrical failure of hard drive or optic drive, Motherboard failure. You need to decide whether it is worth investing time/money into a system this outdated.

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