Computer has power but won't load windows.
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:12 PM
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:16 PM
Open the case and check you did not dislodge any other wires when you removed the card
Avoid touching metallic parts (to the point of not touching them)
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:20 PM
Your motherboard will then adjust the levels required for various componants as needed
Sometimes, a power supply will partially die and your PC will appear to be starting, ie, the 12volts supplies anything with a motor so if you hear drives or fans spinning, it is working.
The 5 volt supplies the power switch and not too much else these days (used to supply the old video cards)
The 3.3 supplies voltage for CPU, RAM, motherboard, lights, etc.
So, your 3.3 rail could have blown and this would manifest itself as you describe...it may only be supplying X volts which is enough to registered a signal, but not enough to start your video card.
The restarting would also agree with this scenario, as a power supply with irregular voltage can cause your system to reboot.
It could also be a blown cpu, which in some cases will pass power to the rest of the system, but won't do anything.
that video error info would help
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:32 PM
So I guess it's the power supply from the looks of it. I'll probably borrow a friend's power supply to see if it helps. Is there anything else that can be suggested in case the new power supply does not solve the problem?
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:33 PM
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:38 PM
I would definitely borrow a PSU, though, since you can test a system without even installing it by just hooking the power supply to the motherboard and plugging it in and sitting it next to the pc case...you do not even have to remove the old psu to test.
Takes less than a minute to test a PSU
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:42 PM
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:51 PM
I'd test the power supply first though
Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:53 PM
Posted 07 January 2006 - 07:24 PM
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:28 PM
Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:31 PM
If the CPU is dead, you will not get beeps
Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:24 PM
Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:25 PM
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