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Computer stops starting up. Windows?


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#1 Xeno Seraph

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:08 PM

So I took a look inside of my computer todsy and now when I turn itmon after the windows logo it stops starting up. At one point I asks if I want to useneade mode and I can. I don't know what's wrong. Could I have fried something inside?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:16 PM

you may need to clarify the question and spellcheck a little. as I don't quite understand it.

make sure all the cords and plugs are plugged in.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:22 PM

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#4 Xeno Seraph

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:24 PM

I apologize. I'm using my iPod to type. I'm just wondering what the problem could be. When I get home I will recheck the plugs but I'm sure all the exterior ones are in. I don't think I messed with any of the cords inside. If it matters I use a gateway 504gr. Usenade is use safe mode.sorry again

Edited by Xeno Seraph, 03 December 2008 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:32 PM

Reference: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3724/4365sp3.shtml

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:29 PM

here's the deal, if you touched ANYTHING on the inside without:
unplugging all cords from the front and back;
grounding yourself on the bare metal of the case, or;
using a shielded wrist strap,

you very well could have fried something.. just a heads up.


Although i doubt this is the case, you may want to read the link so you can be more educated about the dangers of static and pc's in general. It develops better practice.

Again, i would say checking all the cords on the inner regions of the pc, just to be sure nothing is out of the ordinary.

some things to check (AFTER safely discharging yourself of any possible static, and setting up your anti-static work area):
Fan cords.
Power cables to the drives.
Ide(or sata) cables (both ends)

Edited by Michael-Anthony, 03 December 2008 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:51 PM

In your first post you wrote

At one point I asks if I want to useneade mode and I can.

From your second post you wrote that this means you were asked if you wanted to use Safe Mode, and you wrote that you can? Does this mean that you can open Windows in Safe Mode?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:38 AM

I did use safe mode, and then I tried with most recent configuration. I then went to class, came home, and found out my sister was able to turn my computer all the way on. She just tried several times. I did a spy-ware scan and it said it found a Trojan that attaches itself to the Winlogon. Could that have something to do with it? Because now I'm just nervous about turning my computer back off :thumbsup: lol

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:12 AM

If you take actions to minimize the threat of continued malware...there is little reason to fear turning your system off, unless the malware is just coincidental (rather than the cause) to your problem.

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Edited by hamluis, 04 December 2008 - 09:14 AM.





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