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RE: PC not booting
kamlesh Apr-02-02 08:16 AM
Hi,
I switched my pc off last night and then when I tried switching it on this morning the power light came on and red flashing light of the disk did not come on.
Also when I try to switch it off from the front it does not work, I have to power it off from the back.

Normally you get the boot message come up, nothing happens the screen is blank.
I also put in the boot floopy and it does not even see that either.

Please can you help me solve this boot problem. I dont know it is the hard drive now booting up.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you


Regards,
Kamlesh


2. RE: PC not booting
Twinhead Apr-18-02 06:58 AM
In response to message 0
By the Information you have given, it is an ATX system.

If you opened and assembled a PC earlier, you can do the following:
Otherwise ask someone who did.

-!!-
ALLWAYS UNPLUG THE SYSTEM FROM THE POWER WHEN TAKING OUT AND REINSTALLING HARDWARE!!
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN IRRECOVERABLE DAMAGE!

Unplug the power to the PC.
Open the PC.
Ground yourself and regualairly tuch the metal casing of your PC to keep you free of Static buildup. (It is FATAL to computer components if you became Statically charged while handling PC parts!)
Press ALL the expantionboards One at a time to verify that they are firmly seated in their slots.
(Also the Memory chips!)
Press only STRAIGHT TOWARDS THE MAINBOARD!
Failure to do so may result in damage to your expansion slot and/or the card!
If you have a Slot-1 or Slot-A CPU, Remove it, Clean the SECC contacts with an antistatic dry cloth, blow out the ventilator and the Cooler-body, (Koellichaam in Dutch) and replace the CPU.
If it is a Socket CPU, leave it alone.
You may only blow out the ventilator and the Cooler-body if youn seem to be fit.

Plug in the power, and try if it will bootup.

If OK, close the system and you are done.
Of NOT OK, unplug the power, and strip your system to its bare minimum.
Only the CPU, Memory (ONE chip), and your Videocard should stay in place.
Tip: To avoid Windows to redetect all the hardware, Replace the cards in their EXACT slot where they came out when reinstalling them!.

If done, Plug in the power and reboot.
If OK, place ONE of your epansion board in.
(Memory first if you had more chips installed!)
Continue this with any left boards.
If failure reoccours after installation of a board, you have just reinstalled the Failed board.
Remove that board and replace it with a new one.

If NOT OK on its bare minimum, exchange your memory chip with another (If you had more chips installed)
If not and after replacing of ALL the components still not, bring it to a computer service point to have it checked out.

Victor.


3. RE: PC not booting
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-18-02 08:31 AM
In response to message 2
>By the Information you have given, it is an ATX system.
>

Okay I may not be the smartest, but Twin how did you come to that conclusion?


4. RE: PC not booting
lbyard Apr-18-02 12:47 PM
In response to message 3
I can't resist butting-in... He came to that conclusion by the functioning of the front panel power-on switch. If it were an older computer (Baby-AT, etc.) the switch would have turned-off the power supply directly. An ATX Power-on switch connects to the motherboard and is not a power switch per se. BTW pressing it for four seconds will probably turn it off. Actually, on most computers it is a long four seconds... count to 6,000 in thousands. There is a setting in most CMOS Setups to change the switch function to instant-off. More troubleshooting steps are in our Motherboard FAQs. Butt-out, Larry, and write articles. Larry

5. RE: PC not booting
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-18-02 05:20 PM
In response to message 4
HAHAHA ... thats what I get for reading posts when I am sleepy ( the having to unplug the pc to turn it off, should have said to me its ATX). I was just wasn't thinking I guess, and Twin keep up the good work.

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