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#1 jas009

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:58 PM

HI THERE

I have a HP Media Centre PC (7299a) and have had nothing but problems since the day i brought it about 2 years ago maybe even less. The lastest problem I have is when I turn the computer on the fans sound like they are going to take off, they arent rumbling but more like running very fast. I get a black screen so it doesn't even show the XP startup screen just nothing. About 2 days prior to this happening I was able to boot into windows but only for approx 10 mins or so, the screen became jumpy and flickered, I had to turn it off, but now I cant even start in safe mode get into the bios nothing i dont have the options. I have also tried putting the recovery CD in the drive and turning off and then back on but it wont even do anything either.
I know it's not the monitor because I have tried it with my laptop and it works fine.
But this is my last point of call before it is made to walk the plank and pushed to to the ground below!!

Like I said its a HP media centre
running (or was running) XP Media Centre Addition 2002 SP2


Any Hints suggestions??????????????
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#2 jas009

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 02:12 AM

arrrh sorry but stilll waiting on a reply, if you think it's a hardware problem please let me know what u think it is so i can fix this thing up once and for all or maybe buy something better since this has been trouble from the start....?
Just top let u know what troubles have occured:

2nd day blue screen of death - HP attended replaced RAM card (one was conflicting)
6 months ago - screen all blurry was still under warranty graphics card replaced
2 months ago - windows recovery would not work from partition drive - still under warranty hard drive replaced

Have had to do recovery of windows numerous times - im suprised that that CD's have not warn out by now.


But if someone has suggestion/solution or just wants to say hi please reply ....!
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 02:51 AM

Try blowing out the case. Overheating can cause this.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:21 AM

Go to HPs website and see if they have a diagnostic cd for your computer. It will test for various issues, and you can boot from the cd. (make sure that your computer is set to boot from CD...BIOS)

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:43 PM

Cleaning the PC interior:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:55 PM

Hi

Thanks for the replies, have already cleaned the interior with air and the computer will not boot at all, i cannot get into the bios to change the boot settings.... You think my motherboard is gone or maybe the hard drive was a dud?
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:57 PM

thanks for replying

have already cleaned the interior b4 posting about this problem, i thought it may have been that myself. Also i cant get into the bios to change the boot settings because it wont even boot up to give me the option
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:01 PM

Try a different video card if you can
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:02 PM

Can you view any lights that come on the main board or on the power button?

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 11:50 PM

hi there

yes the blue light that indicates power is on, and when i do put in a cd say the recovery ones the light on the cd drive comes on but nothing...
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:06 PM

Hi all

Found the solution to my troubles, it was a dud graphics card, its all replaced and as good as new hope this one lasts longer than the other one!!

Thanks again for your suggestions :thumbsup:
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