Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Computer Flashing!


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 samuel3

samuel3

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:43 AM

When i turn my computer on.. it flashes for about 5 seconds then goes with windows xp loading, while its flashing then when it gets to the users (blue screen) it stops

Why is this?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 david28

david28

    Forum Member


  • Banned
  • 1,614 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:34 PM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:04 AM

Sorry I don't understand...

It flashes after before the boot screen? It's like a black and white flash - if not what type?

#3 samuel3

samuel3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:17 AM

yes it flashes and the comp is windows xp pro

#4 OldGrumpyBastard

OldGrumpyBastard

  • Members
  • 781 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:"Way South of 'da Bridge"
  • Local time:11:04 PM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:48 AM

FWIW, if I were experiencing all of the problems that you seem to be having, I would quit messing around with this and just do a fresh installation of XP and get over it...You have several threads complaining about driver issues, computer slowness, malware and God knows what else...This isn't going to fix itself...
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

#5 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:12:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:56 AM

Well, we can assume the sound problem is fixed. I noticed in another thread you replaced the video driver, I would double-check that it is the correct one
Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#6 samuel3

samuel3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:31 AM

No lol, the sound drives\graphic drivers were for my friend, and another friend had a trojan, im asking questions for them. as they cant use bleeping computer. but the flashing problem is on (My computer) so i can fix this.

So is there a way to fix the flashing?

Edited by samuel3, 18 June 2008 - 09:40 AM.


#7 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,302 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:11:04 PM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

Does this "flashing"...does it only occur when you first boot the system?

Does it ever occur when you are running a program, on the Internet, etc.?

Louis

#8 samuel3

samuel3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:28 AM

Does this "flashing"...does it only occur when you first boot the system?

Does it ever occur when you are running a program, on the Internet, etc.?

Louis



No only when i boot up. thats the only time

#9 Animal

Animal

    Bleepin' Animinion


  • Site Admin
  • 35,792 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where You Least Expect Me To Be
  • Local time:09:04 PM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:18 PM

Has this 'flashing' always happened? Or is this a relatively new occurance?

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." Douglas Adams (1952-2001)


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+

#10 samuel3

samuel3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:30 PM

It never happend before, its just started, and for like 4-5 days, my dad thinks it could be the monitor?

#11 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:12:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:27 PM

The only way to tell for sure would be to try another monitor
Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#12 samuel3

samuel3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:34 PM

ok and if it is the monitar that is the problem, do i have to buy another monitor or is there a way of fixing it?

#13 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,302 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:11:04 PM

Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:40 PM

The obvious answer (in part) to your questions...if you deem yourself capable of determining what is wrong with the monitor...and you are used to working around electronics...then maybe you can repair whatever is wrong yourself.

...and I suppose it depends if it is a CRT (I still use these) or a digital/LCD type.

No one HAS to buy computers or related parts, that's a personal decision.

Generally speaking...the price of computer parts and components has dropped so significantly...that it often is not cost-advantageous to repair certain items. Combined with the fact that such repairs do not guarantee a recurrence or development of new issues...I would never advise anyone to have a monitor repaired, considering the price of new ones and warranties accompanying such.

The following links were posted for educational purposes:

http://kb.iu.edu/data/adjt.html

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/video-faq/42-I...n-I-fix-it.html

http://consumerist.com/tag/difficult/?i=50...internet-for-40

Louis

#14 samuel3

samuel3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:25 PM

The obvious answer (in part) to your questions...if you deem yourself capable of determining what is wrong with the monitor...and you are used to working around electronics...then maybe you can repair whatever is wrong yourself.

...and I suppose it depends if it is a CRT (I still use these) or a digital/LCD type.

No one HAS to buy computers or related parts, that's a personal decision.

Generally speaking...the price of computer parts and components has dropped so significantly...that it often is not cost-advantageous to repair certain items. Combined with the fact that such repairs do not guarantee a recurrence or development of new issues...I would never advise anyone to have a monitor repaired, considering the price of new ones and warranties accompanying such.

The following links were posted for educational purposes:

http://kb.iu.edu/data/adjt.html

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/video-faq/42-I...n-I-fix-it.html

http://consumerist.com/tag/difficult/?i=50...internet-for-40

Louis





I am affraid to say that 2 of them sites, are no help at all, and 1 says about changing the "Herts" ive changed it to 70 ive restarted and no flash, and ive also turned the PC off and then on, and no flash. Ill let you know tommorrow aswell if it flashes again.

Edited by samuel3, 19 June 2008 - 03:31 PM.


#15 samuel3

samuel3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,349 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:04 AM

Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:47 AM

Right changing to 70 Herts, did not work, it still flashes on boot up.

Anything else?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users