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Win XP won't boot


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#1 myzmc

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 02:16 PM

Hi,

I have 2 computers (p4, winxp professional), and I turned them off for the weekand, when I came back on monday, neither would boot up - It just went to windows loading screen and kept cycling.

I have reinstalled windows xp on the one and its back, but the other computer 'turns off' (computer is still on, and fans are working, but essentially nothing works) when trying to do things. I can't get into windows, I can't reinstall windows, I've tried booting from a linux live CD and that doesn't work. I have replaced memory, powersupply, IDE cables, video card, taken off all components (CDrom etc), I have even tried the HD on another computer and it works.

Any other ideas? Motherboard? CPU? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:24 PM

have you installed sp2 for xp?

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:29 PM

Hi,

I have 2 computers (p4, winxp professional), and I turned them off for the weekand, when I came back on monday, neither would boot up - It just went to windows loading screen and kept cycling.

I have reinstalled windows xp on the one and its back, but the other computer 'turns off' (computer is still on, and fans are working, but essentially nothing works) when trying to do things. I can't get into windows, I can't reinstall windows, I've tried booting from a linux live CD and that doesn't work. I have replaced memory, powersupply, IDE cables, video card, taken off all components (CDrom etc), I have even tried the HD on another computer and it works.

Any other ideas? Motherboard? CPU? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Try connecting a different monitor to the computer that isn't responding correctly. It may lie in the old monitor. I have had a few lightning strikes or power surges that blew the monitor and never touch the computer. Just a thought.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 06:41 PM

Of course, make sure the switch on the back of the computer hasn't been inadvertently turned off and then the next thing it would make sense to check is the power supply.

Edited by Enthusiast, 12 July 2005 - 06:42 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:47 PM

If you have 2 computers and neither will boot it would seem logical that there is a power problem. You should consider investing in a UPS power source.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:03 AM

When you said "TURNS OFF" when trying to do things. What do you mean? Does the computer actually boot up?.

If it doesnt boot up at all: Check your connections from the power supply to the motherboard. This is assuming that you have replaced the power supply from the OLD one to a NEW one. Try a different power cable. Try a different outlet.

If it does boot up and nothing works: Test the motherboard.




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