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Computer doesnt boot after cleaning


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#1 GabCas

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:43 AM

I decided to clean out my computer after having numerous video card issues with over heating, so I decided to give the computer a good cleaning, I cleaned the inside especially around the fan, heat sink areas using compressed air and a small paintbrush. After that I booted it up it goes to the windows loading screen but it stops there and doesn't continue. I can however boot into safe mode but that's it.

I feel one of my issues is that I didn't ground my self properly, could that be it? I don't think I touched the right piece of unpainted metal...

It was my first time doing this. Thank You for reading and please help! :thumbsup:

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#2 Elise

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:59 AM

This tutorial gives detailed information about cleaning the inside of your PC. Maybe you can figure out what the problem might be after reading it.

Good luck!

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#3 Promethius

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:59 AM

Remove the graphics card and try the onboard graphics (if you have one). If not buy a cheap PCI card and place that in the computer and see if it will boot.

All else fails look at the event viewer and see what it says or post any errors or cautions that show up and we will help you figure it out.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:25 AM

Try reseating your memory and look for anything else that might have been knock loose
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