Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:27 PM
Don't know if this is a windows issue, I think it might be a hardware issue but I don't know.
I will try to explain all that has happened so far.
The other night i left the computer, turned on as usual, when I went back the computer would not respond, I could move the mouse and the little arrow on the screen would move but i could not open the start menu, could not do an alt-ctrl-del, could not reset.
I gave it the hard re-boot, you know the one where you hold the power button until it turns off, waited 10 seconds and then turned it back on, no windows. Turns on, starts to boot up then halts, I can get into the BIOS and the boot up menus but no windows, even when trying in safe mode.
So the first thing I am thinking is that maybe it over heated, maybe it's dirty inside, pulled the one cover and it's not looking too dirty, CPU fan is still turning, maybe it's not heat but I still give it a couple hours and try again, nothing.
So now I am getting a little stumped, thinking maybe it's the hard drive so I go into the boot up and change it to boot off of CD, put in my backup CD and try to boot here, it starts to boot up but then halts again.
Still no windows,
I have tried to remove one piece of memory at a time and no boot, tried booting from a winXP cd and still no boot.
I have since contacted the manufacturer and they are recommending that I pull the plug, hold the power button for 30 seconds and re-try, I am going to try this but I don't really have high hopes hence the post here.
Sorry for the drawn out post, tried to get as much info as possible in here.
Let me know what you think, I will repost once I try the manufacturers suggestion.