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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:00 PM

Hello everyone :thumbsup:

I downloaded and burned to disk a bootable antivirus called Avira AntiVir Rescue System from http://www.free-av.com/en/products/12/avir...cue_system.html. Now I loaded it into my other computer and booted up with it to see if I have any viruses before I would install an antivirus package. It booted up and the program started but when I hit scan it scanned for 1 sec and said it was done. After fiddling around with it for a few minutes to try and get it to work I gave up. So I tried to open the cd rom drive but it wouldn't let me. Then I decided to turn off the computer and when I turned it back on I couldn't get in. Nothing comes up on my screen. The light on my monitor keeps beeping like it's in sleep mode. I don't hear any beeps when I start the computer but I can hear the hdd start up. I also tried disconnecting and reconnecting my monitor but that did nothing. Would someone please be able to explain to me why this happened and how to go about fixing this?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:03 PM

You should be able to open the CD drive by inserting the end of a paper-clip into the small hole on the front of the drive.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:07 PM

Hey Budapest, thank you for your reply. I forgot to mention, I got the cd out and still nothing will come up on the screen.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:11 PM

Do you have another monitor you can try?
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:24 PM

Okay I tried another monitor and no luck.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:33 PM

Does anything at all show on the monitor when you boot the computer? Do you see the BIOS screen?
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:35 PM

No, absolutley nothing at all.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:39 PM

If nothing at all shows you have some sort of hardware failure and it must be a coincidence that it happened right when you used the Avira AntiVir CD.

You could open up the case and check for loose connections.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:43 PM

Well the inside of my pc is pretty dusty. So I should probably clean it out and check for any loose connections like you said, then try again. Do you think that there could have been a virus in the bootable a.v?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:48 PM

I don't think so. But even if you got a virus you would still see at least the BIOS screen when the computer started.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:53 PM

Yeah that's what I thought, I've never had this happen before. Okay so I checked for loose connections and everything seems to be fine. Should I try clearing cmos? I don't know if that would help.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:56 PM

It might not help but it's worth a try I think.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:59 PM

Okay I've looked on the mobo but can't find the cmos jumper I've never done this before. Is it a jumper like on the back of a hdd?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:01 PM

Normally if you remove the motherboard battery for 10mins it should clear it.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:34 PM

Okay so I put the battery back in after 10 mins and still nothing.




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