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#1 fantasy5823

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:33 PM

Can somebody pls advice me regarding my PC? My PC is a COMPAQ with Windows SP 2 OS. A few days ago it started to hang then when I shut it down, it did not open. A memory countdown appeared on the screen, then asked to reset the date and time but the screen remain black. When I reset the date the screen went black again. When I push the ON button, the same thing happened. I tried to reformat it but cannot reformat because it does not recognize my hard disk anymore. I already changed the CMOS battery, IDE cable, video card, and memory card, but still the same. Also when I try to enter setup, it hangs or freeze and stays that way. What seems to be the cause of the problem?

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#2 Promethius

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:27 PM

Look at the motherboard and see if there are any bulging caps or blown capacitors, that can cause the errors that you are reporting.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:56 AM

Sir Promotheus I already searched the MOBO for any blown or disfigured capacitor but found nothing. I also tried using another HD and it was detected but I still it refuse to open.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:16 PM

Check that hard drive?

System manufacturer and model?

If custom-built...motherboard manufacturer and model?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:24 PM

This may be a memory problem....try reseat memory

Are your fans working properly......is your cpu flush to the board.

How old is the power supply, any surprise restarts recently.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:32 PM

pls close this topic. I just replaced the motherboard and hard disc and every is ok now. thanks for the advice!




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