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Windows Xp Computer Wont Load Up Helppppp


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#1 makaveli3005

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:26 AM

So the power went out and the computer shut off... next thing you know I turn it on it goes to the usual intel p5w DH Deluxe screen and then it sits there and doesnt move for hours. I tryed everything and it wont work. I pressed f8 and f10 nothing... it says press delete for set up and still it wont take me to the setup screen. Any answers on how to boot it up even in safe mode??

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:47 AM

Seems like something got damaged during the power outage. Do you use a surge suppressor or a UPS?

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:51 AM

use a belkin surge protector

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:54 AM

How did the power go out?

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:57 AM

during a storm

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:00 AM

It is possible something got fried on the motherboard, and is preventing it from posting.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:21 AM

no idea really

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:50 AM

What r my options here?

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:40 PM

Did you try turning the power supply unit switch (on the PSU) off, then on...before booting?

Did you try (with system power off) removing the CMOS battery for a minute or two...putting it back in properly, then rebooting...to try to force default boot settings and allow entry to the BIOS?

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Edited by hamluis, 27 September 2008 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:53 PM

I did try the power off at the psu but I dont know how to disconnect the cmos battery.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 01:24 PM

I did try the power off at the psu but I dont know how to disconnect the cmos battery.


What kind of computer do you have?

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 01:38 PM

Its a custom pc I got built from ecollegepc.com

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 02:21 PM

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

Ignore the part about writing down settings, I just wanted you to "get the picture."

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:16 PM

Alright I will open the computer up later today and replace the cmos battery. This will not erase my hardrive correct. I am willing to do anything possible with out erasing the harddrive content.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:29 PM

It wont erase your hdd.




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