media centre xp wont start

June 8, 2009 at 16:01:36
Specs: Windows xp
compaq media centre 2005 when i plug it in it starts by itself the fans just run nothing comes on the monitor

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June 8, 2009 at 19:49:24
Try known working monitor, reseat video adapter if present, try to boot to bios, watch normal lights at start up to know how far it is getting.

Might have to use volt meter to decide if power supply is on.

Then I take everything out and try to boot to only processor and listen for beep codes and go from there.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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June 10, 2009 at 01:24:58
monitor works fine let it run for two days nothing happens fans stil just run novice at this thing bottom light wont flash so i know it wont start

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