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Problem with my computer (FIXED)


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guttermouth punk

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Alright, yesterday night I restarted my computer.
When it powered back up, the Splash BIOS screen came, as usual, but... nothing happened after that.

It just sits there, says the usual:
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Press tab to POST and del to enter BIOS.

I press tab, nothing.. I press del, nothing.

I restarted it again to count the beeps, one beep (computer working fine, or so it should be).

Got home today, tried to boot it again, same deal. So I reset the CMOS, nothing. I tried to put it in a Windows XP disk to format or repair, but nothing again, just sat at the splash BIOS screen.

Anyone have any idea what is wrong, and what I could try?

Thanks.

Edited by guttermouth punk, 16 July 2005 - 09:53 AM.

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this sounds like something has gone south on you. hopefully not!

see the new build troubleshooter posted at the top of this forum, follow the steps that would be appropriate- no need to pull mobo out of case and the like, you know that was working OK. but do try disconnecting power and signal cables for drives, etc. just to see if you can get it to POST.
then start adding devices back in, hopefully one will cause the problems again, then you know which is the culprit.
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i have tried reseting the cmos once again, this time by removing the battery for a few minutes, putting it in then kicking the jumper.

still nothing.


my computer isn't even loading enough to use my keyboard nor cd-rom drive (What the...?) i try to press esc, del or tab and nothing. i hold in keys to see if it beeps, nothing.

this is really aggervating me and i hope nothing went bad, [bleep] i just restarted it (didn't change nothing, didnt remove anything, weird >.<)
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i'm in class right now and my PC Hardware instructor gave me some ideas as well..

He said its probably my keyboard ps/2 port, and i have my cmos to "halt on all errors" so that it wont load up to post.

he said to try and put my keyboard ps/2 into my mouse (dumby proof) and try from there... or to unhook my hdd and try to boot it so i get an error window to enter my cmos/bios.

and to also try a boot disk (floppy) and see how that goes.

heading home in an hour from class, so wish me luck.
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bump this up...

computer stilll doing same thing, have tried:

putting in windows xp disk
putting in a boot diskete
unhooking my SATA hdd
switching keyboard/mouse ports
using a usb keyboard
taking out one ram stick
taking out both (nothing happened, computer wouldn't even turn on to splash screen)
swapping the ram sticks

what else should i try here? i'm starting to get aggitated my that it isnt working and my time on WoW is winding down!
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oh boy, another WoW player...cant play the game, I feel your pain!

OK, I would start to think its the power supply (psu) or mobo at this point. if you have a friend you can borrow a psu from, try hooking that up to your system, just to the mobo, try to get it to post like mentioned above.
give me some specs on your system- manufacturer (dell, HP, etc) or home built? how old? mobo info, cpu info, etc. also look at the psu and see what make/model it is, and the wattage it provides.

list that info for me, and we can figure out how to proceed.
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Can you hear your drive spinning up? Is it being accessed... light blinking?

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heres my specs, its self-built (it worked for months before this, perfectly aswell):

Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4-F 939 Socket Nforce 4
CPU: AMD Athlon 64Bit Winchester 3000+ 939 Socket
PSU: Came with my Aspire Case (420Watt) its a Turbolink
Video Card: MSI 6600GT PCI-Express 128MB
HDD: SAMSUNG 160GB Serial ATA150
RAM: 1GB (512x2) Corsair RAM

there they are. hope that helps.
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FIXED IT!

It was my [bleep] cable modem....

Edited by guttermouth punk, 16 July 2005 - 09:52 AM.

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I have to ask what it was with your cable modem, that would cause the pc to not boot correctly?
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just saw this post, the modem was faulty
i bought a router and now it works fine.
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