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After XP SP3 install, no boot, no beep


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#1 geno368

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:28 PM

I have a Dell desktop which was working fine after replaceing the PS and updating the memory. I booted twice and went to contol panel to check if system updated memory size. Everything was fine, so I went to Windows update and did the SP3 program. When I rebooted after that, I only get the Dell logo and the bios info screen. I get no beep from the processor and just hangs there. What can I do?

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:05 AM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:49 AM

Hi Geno368,

I would advise checking the connections from the power supply to the hard drives and also double checking that the memory is seated correctly.

Could you try that two things and then check back?

Hope this helps,

James

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:37 AM

I rechecked all my power connections and found that the cd drive was not connected good. What a blind dummy I am...lol...Problem solved...Thanks for the help

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:00 AM

been there done that! (many times) :thumbsup:




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