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Takahiro

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Ok so im sitting in my room watching smallville on my PC, when all of a sudden it freezes. Im thinking maybe I just need to reboot so i do , and my pc turns on but nothing on my monitor. My monitor has the standby light on as if my computer is sleep and my keyboard the lights are blinking on and off ,also my loading light on my pc stays on and does not blink at all. I tried to switch monitors, and I got a new video card so far nothing works. Do i need a new cpu or mobo? or is there a way to fix this? Please help me
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Hello Takahiro.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

Try unplugging the system for 5 minutes and then try to boot it on again.
Do you get any beeps when you turn it on then?
Can you hear the HD spin up?
Does the windows start sound happen?
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Thanks for the fast reply, Yes i tried unplugging it for 5 minutes then starting it again still the same, now its been unplugged for weeks.

I do not get any beeps when i start, I can hear the HD spin up , and i get no windows sound.
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Laptop or desktop?
Is it still under warranty?
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Manufacturer:
HP Pavilion 061
Processor:
AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3700+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory:
958MB RAM
Hard Drive:
200 GB Total
Video Card:
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series
Monitor:
HP vs17 flat panel monitor
Sound Card:
Realtek AC97 Audio

USB Root Hub
Mouse:
USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface:
Operating System:
Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)









Its a desktop , i just started it back up and im paying attention to what could possibly be a beep but it doesnt sound like everyone elses normal beep and it starts right when i press power btw my video card that i was using on this pc was integrated
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If no beeps it could be a MOBO problem.
Is it still under warranty?
How old is it?
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Its about 4-5 years old its not under warranty anymore so would it be best to just get a new mobo? or get a new pc all together

Edited by Takahiro, 31 October 2009 - 12:40 PM.

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Well being that old you will probably not only have to replace the MOBO but the CPU and memory also.
If by chance you could find a MOBO that would work in that case and would support your cpu and memory you would have to have the same exact board to remain legal in the OS with microsoft since the system was preloaded.
You could buy a new Barebones system which would consist of
Case
MOBO
CPU
Memory
PSU (may be optional)

You could then replace OS system with a newer one like Windows 7
This would probably mean formatting your hd and reloading.
You could go to a 32 bit version on Win7 and may not have as many problems.
The other issue is since this is a HP system the OS was preinstalled which means that the XP is married to the system.
This means legally you would have to replace it anyway with a new OS system.
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Ok you have no idea how much you just helped me out. I know exactly what im going to do now but i have one more question is this a good buy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1#ht_3284wt_939

Yes i am very cheap atm lol because im currently unemployed

Edited by Takahiro, 31 October 2009 - 01:02 PM.

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This is a barebones system
I say that because of this notice on the description of the item

NO HEATSINK, PROCESSOR, RAM, OPTICAL DRIVES, or HARD DRIVE!

These components are not included with the system.
You would have to purchase them separately.
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Take a look at this HERE
Complete system except for a OS.
You could purchase Windows 7 then HERE
Thats about 430.00 for a complete system with shipping.
You could build it yourself with the help of the guide on GTG.
Realizing that money is the issue I don't know if this is within your budget.
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LMAO Not even close to my budget, Let me put it this way i get $60 every 2 weeks , nothing more nothing less LOL I dont even bother asking parents for money
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I plan on taking my hard drive from my hp and a few other parts and putting it into this
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OK then with the system you linked to.
It looks like your parts will interchange with it.
Now the only problem is the OS system.
It probably will have to be reactivated since it is in all sense a new system.
If you have a Genuine Original Microsoft XP installation disk with the original and unused key code then you can start fresh.
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Yea the OS Im going to have to save and buy , but i dont mind doing that. Heres another








http://cgi.ebay.com/...#ht_3822wt_1165
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