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krystalOrchid

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    Disk Boot Error Windows XP
    « on: September 13, 2008, 04:18:58 AM »
    Hi there

    I keep getting a blank screen (black). Nothing shows :'(
    The moniter works fine on another computer ;D


    Also I get a beep noise. Sounds like one long and 2 short beeps :'(

     I am trying to find out if anything is not in it's correct place, as I had another  "Computer savvy" person look at it, but I got the feeling they know very little :-X


    NAME: HP Compaq Presario SR1520
    MEMORY:  512MB PC3200 DDR
    HARD DRIVE:  80GB - 7200 RPM Serail ATA
    GRAHPICS: Intergrated  ATI Radeon Xpress 200  (128MB) Shared Video memory
    OPTICAL STORAGE: Double layer (8.5GB) 16xDVD-ROM
    SP 2


    Anyone know of any sites that may have a picture of where the cords/plug should be plugged into ???
    I know that some of the cables where unplugged and don't know if they were put back in the right place ???

    Any help appreciated  :-*


    « Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 04:30:50 AM by krystalOrchid »

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    Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 04:52:43 AM »
    Welcome to ComputerHope.

    According to this, you have a Video Card issue.
    Unplug the computer, ground yourself, and head into the computer.
    Unplug, and then replug the video card and try to boot the computer.

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    Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
    « Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 04:53:36 AM »
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    Anyone know of any sites that may have a picture of where the cords/plug should be plugged into Huh
    I know that some of the cables where unplugged and don't know if they were put back in the right place Huh

    Any help appreciated  Kiss
    Oh, I understand this now. (yellow made it hard to read)

    So you can see cables unplugged. Can you find out what they are attached to and what they look like?

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    Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
    « Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 11:39:09 AM »

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      Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
      « Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 11:45:26 AM »
      i think that it might be the ram memory try to set another ram memory and see if it works
      nothing is impossible

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        Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
        « Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 01:46:29 PM »
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        Anyone know of any sites that may have a picture of where the cords/plug should be plugged into Huh
        I know that some of the cables where unplugged and don't know if they were put back in the right place Huh

        Any help appreciated  Kiss
        Oh, I understand this now. (yellow made it hard to read)

        So you can see cables unplugged. Can you find out what they are attached to and what they look like?

        Cheers ;D
        Sorry about that. Trying to make it look priddy ;D

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          Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
          « Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 06:42:58 PM »
          Hi again, I get the following message. I just wonder if a  cable has come undone. I do get an image on screen now. (youtbe it)

          But still get:

          Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter

          ALSO

          Main Processor : AMD Sempron(tn) Processor 3288
          Memory testing: 719872k OK

          IDE Channel 1 Master : None
          IDE Channel 1 Slave:    None
          IDE Channel 2 Master : Lite-ON DVDRM SHOW-1633S BPSA
          IDE Channel 2 Slave : None

          IDE Channel 3 Master: None
          IDE Channel 4 Master None

          Default BIOS settings have been loaded due to BIOS update or checksun issue Press <F1> to ender setup. Otherwise, allow the pc to continue.

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          Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
          « Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 09:52:58 PM »
          How many Hard Drives do you have in the computer?

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          Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
          « Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 02:39:09 AM »
          IDE Channel 1 Master : None
          IDE Channel 1 Slave:    None
          IDE Channel 2 Master : Lite-ON DVDRM SHOW-1633S BPSA
          IDE Channel 2 Slave : None

          IDE Channel 3 Master: None
          IDE Channel 4 Master None



          Your hard drive is unplugged. It should be under your CD drive(s). Make sure you ground yourself before touching any internal components.
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          Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
          « Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 06:30:13 AM »
          Keep in mind your HDD's will have 2 cable connections...one for power, one for data.
             
           
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            Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
            « Reply #10 on: September 14, 2008, 02:23:58 PM »
            I have just one Hard drive. This has not been altered since leaving the store. I went to the HP site and tried to see a picture of the inside of this model and also went to the manual for this model as suggested.

            http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00311113.pdf

            I note I only have two connections in the Optical Drive Cables
            rather then the three I see in the manual. I don't have the smaller (c)

            Section B is empty.

            I am sure I have everything connected in the right place.

            I know that F1 was pressed and they did something in there?

            May need to download a boot disk perhaps?

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              Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
              « Reply #11 on: September 14, 2008, 02:27:04 PM »
              IDE Channel 1 Master : None
              IDE Channel 1 Slave:    None
              IDE Channel 2 Master : Lite-ON DVDRM SHOW-1633S BPSA
              IDE Channel 2 Slave : None

              IDE Channel 3 Master: None
              IDE Channel 4 Master None



              Your hard drive is unplugged. It should be under your CD drive(s). Make sure you ground yourself before touching any internal components.

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              Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
              « Reply #12 on: September 14, 2008, 03:00:42 PM »
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              Re: Disk Boot Error Windows XP
              « Reply #13 on: September 14, 2008, 03:55:45 PM »
              It's on me, this time...