Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

PC wont start up Big Problem Please Help!


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
Hi, my name is Peter, i was on my computer last night playing counter strike source witha friend and all of a sudden my pc restarts. When it booted up again i let it idle a bit and about 2 minutes later it restarts again. So i powered it off using the power supply and went to bed (thinking nothing of it). The next day i went to boot it up and when it loaded up, 2 minutes later it restarted again, but now all i see is a black screen. I cant load up the pc or anything. I have no idea what the problem is i tried a lot of stuff, including checking the ram, i removed 1 stick and same thing happened, did the same with the other stick. I built this rig about a year ago and ill give a general list of stuff.
KN8 ULTRA mobo
AMD 3700+ CPU
7800GT Vid Card
Corsair XMS 2 512mb sticks
250 GB WesternDigital HDD
Samsung DVDRW

Thats about it.

Please help me, i have a lot of important info on that pc and i need it badly.

Thanks
~Pete
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
Are you able to get into safe mode?

To get into safe mode turn on your computer and TAP F8.

Then Select Safe mode with networking
  • 0

#3
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
no i am not, i also have a usb keyboard and i think it doesnt work until i get to the load up screen. But yea he only thing i see is a black screen.
  • 0

#4
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
Can you get into your BIOS or do you see no video at all?
  • 0

#5
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
i dont see anything at all, but i messed around with it a bit and somehow i got it to load up, but as soon as i got to the blue windows xp screen where you choose which user to log onto, when i clicked my name it froze and my pc made a loud beep and completely froze. When i restarted i got the same black screen again, i cant get into bios safe mode or anything, and i cant get it to load up again.
  • 0

#6
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
What I am trying to determine is if you are getting video at all. Basically the scope of your problem.

Unplug the monitor from the computer then turn the monitor on do you get a display from the monitor?

Are you getting any beeps?

Is there indication of power to the computer?
  • 0

#7
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
I am getting display from the monitor, but not from the computer, it has a built in TV tuner so when i switch to TV it works. All the fans work in the pc, and there is power for sure being run through there. But i am not getting any beeps or anything when i turn it on.
  • 0

#8
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
Just to Confirm your computer is 100% functional when you switch it to TV.

If so try reinstalling your graphics card drivers.

You may need to replace your graphics card.
  • 0

#9
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
no, my computer doesnt turn on, all i was saying is that my monitor works 100%
  • 0

#10
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts

It has a built in TV tuner so when i switch to TV it works.


My question was more in regards to how much of your computer works when you plug in your computer to the TV-turner for TV Out?

So far it is currently a No Post/No Video. Now we want to narrow down to one or the other if we can. Then Narrow down to the part.

Do you have another known good video card to try?

Does the system have on-board video? Does it work with that?
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
no i dont have either, my video card is the only one i got, and my motherboard doesnt have onboard video. is there a way to check the card?
  • 0

#12
krmooo

krmooo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 472 posts
when you power on your pc is there any type of beeps 1 long 2 short or anything of that sort im guessing that a nividia graphics correct?

Edited by krmooo, 08 June 2007 - 09:43 PM.

  • 0

#13
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
yea its an nvidia card, and there is absolutely no beeps at all. there usually is not now though.
  • 0

#14
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
Ok that answers a question I had.
I have had some systems complete post and not make that 1 autible beep when it is first turned on.

What we want to do is reduce what power the power supply has to give to the computer we want to get a beep.

We only need the following to post.
Memory,Mainboard,Power, CPU.

What we want to do is start pulling out parts.

First pull of all extra peripherals.
That includes mouse,keyboard,printer,monitor.
Test see if the system beeps.

Second unplug power from all drives.
Hard Drive,CDRom Drives,Floppy,ETC.
Test see if the system beeps.

Third unplug all expiation cards.
This includes all PCI,AGP,PCI-e Cards.
Test see if the system beeps.

Fourth remove the memory.
The system should give you a beep code saying where is my memory.

Fith Reseat the ATX Cable.
That is the big one with the 12+ wires.
test see if the system beeps.

If it does not it is one of the following parts.
Power supply,Mainboard,CPU.
And it may be time to upgrade your computer.
  • 0

#15
Stelth2k1

Stelth2k1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts
ok before i explain whats happening, i wanna thank you tux and every1 else that answered.

Ok i did all that, and it isnt working, i either think it is my motheboard or my power supply that need upgrading. Whats the best way to find out?
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP