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#1 Ingle

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:13 PM

I believe this is the correct forum for this as I'm having issues with my computer starting and my guess is part of my hardware has failed me.

Summary: Start the computer as normal, the fans start up, the router reads the computer, everything lights up. The motherboard doesn't beep stating everything's normal and it never shows anything on my monitor. Not even the BIOS splash, nor does the computer make the normal Vista start up noise when it gets to the login screen.

Edit: The keyboard doesn't light up or have the num lock turn on either.

What I know: Until now everything has been working. I normally leave my computer on shutting it down every so often at night so I can remote to it when I'm at work or away for the weekend. I accessed it just fine last night, however when I tried today I couldn't. Thinking we had a power outage or someone turned off my desktop I waited until I got home and noticed it running as above and tried restarting it/waking it out of sleep.

I have been having an issue with one of my new sticks of RAM being faulty giving me the BSOD (forget the error), but have been lazy and haven't bothered replacing it as I can restart and everything's fine. Could this, prolonged cause the computer to hang like this?

I'm at a loss as to what to call this for researching on my own so I'm throwing it out to the masses as to what can cause this so I know what, if anything that I need to replace.

My specs:
nVidia 9800GT
500GB Seagate SATA
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775
Intel BOXDP35DPM LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX motherboard
OCZ GameXStream OCZ850GXSSLI ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 850Watts Power Supply
G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (x4; 2 new, 1 faulty)
ASUS VW222U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
Windows Vista Ultimate
McAfee Security Suite

All software and drivers are current as of last night. No known maleware and the system was cleaned Thursday.

Thanks for your help.

Edited by Ingle, 22 June 2009 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:47 PM

I'd start my search for answers...with the power supply, based on what you've posted thus far.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:55 PM

Thanks.. Right now I'm down to the CPU, Power supply, and motherboard..

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 06:10 PM

Update: It is the power supply.. I never would've guessed that it could die and still act like it's running everything.. Time to get a UPS instead of a surge protector with my new one.

Thanks again for the help.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:02 PM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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