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Windows xp won't boot up


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Sunny47

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Hi,
Since last night my windows xp wont boot up. when i press the power button all the fans, lights run but nothing shows on the screen. I let it run for for a while to see if it will come up but nothis showed up even after 30 minutes of running. one thing that i noticed is that when the computer used to start the lights of the cd drive would flash then the light on the floppy drive would flash and then it would beep and windows logo apprears. But now after the cd drive light the floppy drive light dosent flash at all.

Any help is apreciated


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Hello Sunny47.... Welcome to GeeksToGo,, We will be happy to help you. :) :) :)
I'm sorry to hear you are having a problem and we will try to help you resolve it as quickly as possible.

We will need some more information

If this is a name brand system:
Make
Model
Operating System
Age of the computer
Memory Total
Hard Drive Size, How much free space



If this is custom then We will need the following:

The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots

In Addition please supply:

Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started.
Any hardware installed\updated prior to problem starting.

All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
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Hey Thanks for the reply, i had check every other hardware except video card, and guess what that was it, now my comp starts fine. But i do have question or concern. This will be my 3rd video card in the last 3 years. Would any one know why i am losing so many card. My Comp specs are below. Also when i play a game SF4, all setting to high, it works fine but then randomly lagg for 10 - 30 second and then it fine again.

Processor : Pentium 4
Motherboard : ASUS P5VD1-X
Video Card : XFX 9800 GT
Ram : 1.2 GB
DVD Rom : LG
Hard Drive : (1) 80 GB for system files [free space: 50 gb ]
(2) 200 GB [free space: 100 gb ]

Running Windows XP SP 2

Edited by Sunny47, 18 August 2009 - 11:21 PM.

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Run windows update and get SP3 critical update
Video Card problem could be just bad luck but more realistic is they are just being worked hard.
What PSU wattage
Also do the following

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.
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Hey, Sorry for the late reply i was kinda bussy.

SP 3 Installed
PSU wattage is - 450w

And i have attached the file that you asked for.

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Depending on the age of PSU I would suggest a newer one with a little more wattage. Possibly 550 or more.

Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:

+ AutoTBar File not found: C:\hp\bin\autotbar.exe
+ AutoTBar File not found: C:\hp\bin\autotbar.exe
+ LELA





When done restart computer and then:


Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.



Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged


Let me know how your system is running when you are done
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Ok I will get a new PSU. As for the performance don't notice too much but TFC did free about 6 GB of space. Another thing is CCleaner a good program to use to clean up registries and other crap off your comp.

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A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable. We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there. Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.


Thanks to Sari for the explanation
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Good thing i didn't go ahead and install it. Thanks a lot for all your help in solving my problems.
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6 gigs of space opened by TFC?
I would say it found a lot that ATF didn't find.

Did you run Defrag after TFC was done?
I would suggest a Corsair 550 watt
Very stable and a good 12v rail.

80 plus rating so this one HERE at NewEgg is what I would suggest.
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Yes, I did run Defrag after TFC. I bought that same PSU a little cheaper at a small comp shop.
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Yes, I did run Defrag after TFC. I bought that same PSU a little cheaper at a small comp shop.



How is everything running now?
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