computer do not load
Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:43 AM
Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:41 PM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:45 AM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:31 AM
If that works try hitting the F8 key while the computer is booting up to get to the Safe mode and see if you can choose the "Last Known Good Configuration ".
If you cannot even get to the safe mode screen, you will probably need to do a new Reinstall of Windows on the computer. Hopefully you have done regular backups of your data you do not want to lose. You may even have to wipe the hard drive and reformat the drive by writing all "0" s to the drive with the hard drive makers utilities. I am not saying all this is necessary, but it may come to that in the end because you have either a virus or a bad software download that has boogered the OS.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:28 PM
Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:25 AM
1. Replace Memory with known good. Memory can be flaky enough to let some hardware start running but not let the system boot.
2. hook a known good Hard Drive into data cable and power cable and start comp.
HD is not setup into the system, just cables hooked up. A windows CD in the CDrom drive should get the system to start installing windows. If so then the rest of the system is working. If nothing still happens on to the next test.
3.Here is where i vary since i cannot have every combination of Motherboard/Processor known just laying around.
I use a known Motherboard/CPU that is compatible with the bus system( IDE?, SATA?)to check that all other hardware is working. I have a rack mount system where i can set it next to open comp case and attach all other hardware from the problem comp without removing them( most of the time). If the computer boots then i replace the motherboard.
4. Other problems that can occur is a Power Supply that is weak or slightly burnt so not enough power is output to start the computer.
Since the computer was already running once, i rule out a short in the system, but i do check all cables for breaks, wear spots, etc.
I also keep known good HD's, spare cd/dvd drives, and other parts around for test purposes. Yes, i know you do not have this luxury, but if you look around i think you will find a small shop that will do this for you for a nominal fee. I do this free of charge for people since it usually leads them to buy other equipment like new computers from me and call me if they have other problems with their computers.