The computer powers up, and the fans are going when needed.
The system doesn't start up though.
The dvd/cd drive is making a noise like it is starting and stopping clunk, clunk about a second apart and the drive light is also flashing at a similar speed.
the dvd drive is full of dust and debris as i never use it.
Could this be a RAM issue? Or is the DVD drive stopping the start up somehow?
i have removed the Ram but it doesn't change anything, no beeping.
i have also removed the pci card as i heard that might cause this problem. but nothing has changed.
running XP 2.5Mz processor, 1G RAM Alienware Area-51m 7700
i would appreciate any help.
Edited by Tastyspuds, 30 October 2011 - 11:32 PM.