PC wont boot after being shut down months

April 7, 2010 at 20:11:51
Specs: Windows XP
Desktop has not been used for a couple of months. Now it will not boot up, no beeps, and mouse,keyboard and monitor do not function. The power light is on and the fan is running. I have tried putting xp disk in and reboot but it does not load. Nothing on the screen, changed monitors and still nothing. Please help.

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#1
April 7, 2010 at 20:36:50
BIOS battery flat maybe?

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#2
April 7, 2010 at 21:02:25
Thanks, I will try replacing it and see how we go.

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#3
April 7, 2010 at 22:00:47
I just put a new bios battery in but it has not made any difference. Anything else you could suggest?

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#4
April 8, 2010 at 03:11:36
TRy a new power supply but dont by a el cheapo one but a decent one with good amprege on the rails

Davidw


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#5
April 8, 2010 at 06:52:03
Mostly on Desktop computers----
DUST collects inside computers, and can cause hardware
damage, overheating, faulty fans, faulty drives
Is yours clean.????
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^^^ Some pictures ^^^

HARDDRIVE:
Possible that the harddrive is not running at its normal speed,
freezing up or slowing down. Or has quit.
My computer took 20 min. to boot the other day.
I was watching the HDD activity indicator light,
and it would remain on, and not rapidly blinking.
Mechanical devices do have problems.

Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD. The HDD can freeze up, if not used for a long time.

MONITOR PROBLEMS:
A yellow,or orange, monitor indicator light indicates
no signal is getting to the monitor from the video
card. Could be the card is not sending a signal, or
problem with the cable or connectors.
Card may not be seated properly.


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#6
April 8, 2010 at 08:37:55
You can move a perfectly working computer from one room to another......and it wont start.

You can, like in your case shut it down for a time and it wont start.

Remove the side panel....disconnect and reconnect all connections. Power to mb, ram,molex to hard drives and ribbon cables.

Betting it starts up after wards.


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#7
April 9, 2010 at 04:38:40
A big THANK YOU to you all for all your helpful suggestions. I am very happy to report that PC is up and running at last yeah!!! A special thanks to worldlibrary, disconnecting and reconnecting all the connections has done the trick.

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#8
November 1, 2010 at 21:39:25
@worldlibrary: I am also suffering the same issue and it works as you have described (connecting and disconnecting). But my question why is this happening? How to fix this problem permanently?

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#9
November 8, 2010 at 08:03:14
first list me the following things
1 OS (Original or Pirated, XP SP3 ??? )
2 Antivirus

Email khibu@rediffmail.com


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