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elfy632

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    computer won't start
    « on: July 21, 2008, 08:59:04 AM »
    i have looked through the FAQ database and a couple of people have a similar problem but their answers wont fix my computer. what the problem is when i switch my computer on the first boot screen you see where all the drives and memory come up nothing appears on mine Ive tried changing the hard drive, boot disks, repair CD, and nothing happens nothing will make this computer start can you help me!?

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      Re: computer won't start
      « Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 09:08:49 AM »
      welcome to CH forums. more info pls?

      did you make any recent hardware changes before this occured?
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        Re: computer won't start
        « Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 10:01:10 AM »
        Is the computer plugged into a ups or power strip? Connect the computer directly into a known good (try a lamp) wall outlet.

        Does the computer have a power switch on the power supply? Is it on?

        Can you hear anything from the inside of the computer - fans, etc? Any lights on?

        Is the monitor connected to the computer and plugged directly into a known good wall outlet? Is the monitor switched 'on?' Try a different monitor, if possible.

        The power supply (psu) could be bad. Try another psu - use at least the same wattage as the psu currently in your system.

        Good luck - post back.
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        elfy632

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          Re: computer won't start
          « Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 07:38:06 AM »
          i havent got a problem with the power or the monitor they both switch on, its when the computer starts up and you come to the first screen where it tells you what drives are in the computer and the memory none of that appears like as to say there is nothing plugged in on the motherboard but ive check all the connections and replaced cables and it wont load

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          Re: computer won't start
          « Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 08:24:02 AM »
          ...more info pls

          did you make any recent hardware changes before this occured?
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          drmsucks



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            Re: computer won't start
            « Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 10:26:58 AM »
            Does the computer have a power switch on the power supply? Is it on?

            Can you hear anything from the inside of the computer - fans, etc? Any lights on?
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            Re: computer won't start
            « Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 08:42:14 PM »
            Is anything recognized in the actual BIOS?  Just for the heck of it, you might want to remove the CMOS batter for about 10 minutes and then replace it and try booting up again.
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            elfy632

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              Re: computer won't start
              « Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008, 06:22:37 AM »
              i have just tried taking the battery out but the computer is still not loading and i cant get into the bios atall and no drives are recognised im really puzzled ive built loads of computers and this has never happened

              drmsucks



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                Re: computer won't start
                « Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 09:01:56 AM »
                i havent got a problem with the power or the monitor they both switch on,

                re-seat the CPU and the memory.
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                elfy632

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                  Re: computer won't start
                  « Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 01:05:18 PM »
                  Ive just tried reseating the CPU and the memory but this time it did do something, now the computer finds the bios and what processor there is but i cant access the bios and no drives are found and still wont load

                  drmsucks



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                    Re: computer won't start
                    « Reply #10 on: July 24, 2008, 01:20:15 PM »
                    Try a PS/2 keyboard.
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                      Re: computer won't start
                      « Reply #11 on: July 24, 2008, 10:41:58 PM »
                      keep pressing F12 i think it was, whilst BIOS screen flashes.
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                      elfy632

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                        Re: computer won't start
                        « Reply #12 on: August 22, 2008, 01:47:25 AM »
                        ive tried every thing that has been suggested and my computer is still dead  has any one else got any ideas the only thing i can think of is changing the motherboard