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My Computer Won't Post Please Help!


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#1 Mike Newcomb

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:53 PM

Ok I have an ECS 945GCT-M/1333 v3.0 Mobo with an Intel Celeron D Prcoessor 347 3.06GHz, 512KB Cache, 533MHz FSB and a gig of DDR2 667MHz RAM. I turn on the computer and everything powers up like it should, but the computer never actually does anything. The BIOS never comes up. I just end up staring at a blank screen for eternity. ECS hasn't helped me so far, so i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:18 PM

Do you have an XP CD and valid license?

Have you checked all connections?

Try reseating the memory?

Try removing the CMOS battery to force the system to use CMOS defaults?

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:21 PM

keyboard lights flash and come on? cpu and case fans turn on? no unusual beeps from bios like error codes?


check the video connections, reseat video card if you have one(make sure the fan is running at bootup), you might even try clearing cmos with the power disconnected(wait)
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#4 Mike Newcomb

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:37 PM

cleared CMOS and that allowed me to get into the BIOS,
but now i cannot boot up Windows XP.
It goes to the screen saysing "Boot Windows XP Normally"
and when i choose that option (or any option including safe mode)
it starts to boot and then everything resets as if i hit the Reset button (but i didn't obviously)
any ideas?

and yes i have a valid copy of XP.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:43 PM

the next step would be to check bios, set for defaults, and do any fine adjustments like the right settings for ram cpu etc
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#6 Mike Newcomb

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:05 PM

i did a repair install of XP and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the help :]




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