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Windows is not starting!


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#1 LimeDisease

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 09:32 AM

A while ago I started experiencing problems with my computer. Every once in a while it would freeze when I tried to put it into sleep mode. I think it would get stuck on the screen telling me that I am logging off. When this happened, I would manually shut off the computer, but then I would have trouble turning it back on again. I would press the power button on the tower, but Windows xp would not start to load. Normally, I hear the fan start and then a 'beep' and then a Windows loading screen appears on the monitor. Instead I would only hear the fan, but no 'beep' and nothing would appear on my screen. The only way I could fix this was to unplug the computer for several seconds and plug it back in again. This happened three or four times (months ago).

Then, for awhile I was not experiencing any problems. Everything seemed normal and then the same error occured when I tried going into sleep mode. This time, however, I can not get Windows to start at all! Unplugging it doesn't work like it did last time. Is there any way that my computer or hard drive can be saved? Please help me! There are pictures and videos of my daughter as a baby on that computer and my wife is going to kill me!

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 10:23 AM

After you unplug it and restart the computer, does any screen at all show? Can you see the boot screen?
Sounds like your video card/chip went south
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 10:32 AM

No, I can't see anything. When I turn on my computer now I don't hear the 'beep' indicating that windows it booting up and my monitor says 'check signal cable' which is what it says when the computer is off. All the computer seems to do is make noise with the fan. So I don't think it would be the video card, right? It seems more like a major windows error.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:28 AM

No, I believe it's your video. Bad video effects hibernation/standby also
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:13 PM

ok thanks. Does anyone else have any suggestions? If it is my video card, is it something that can be fixed?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:20 PM

bumping my topic so that others might be able to help. I appreciate any suggestions!




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