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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:20 AM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:37 AM
Next, please go to Start...Control Panel...Administrative Tools...Event Viewer. Once Event
Viewer opens there will be 3 categories listed in the left hand pane (Application, Security, and
System). Please click on each one (in turn) and view the messages for that category in the right
hand pane. Look for any error messages around the time of the last problem. Then right click on
the error and select "Properties". In the window that opens will be a text description of the
error - please copy it down and forward it to me.
The error text should generally be in the format of 0x0000007a - with the last 2 letters'numbers
changing depending upon the error. Also, usually another 4 sets of these numbers follows the
error message - they are important also. Finally, at times there is a file name mentioned with
the error message - please let me know what it is.
If there are too many errors to choose from, please let me know and we can proceed a bit
differently. Also, generally speaking, the usual location for this type of error will be in the
System category - but there is a possibility that it may be in the other areas. Please do not
erase your log files until we're finished troubleshooting this issue.
Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:07 AM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 02:25 PM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 03:38 PM
Power-on self-test (POST) is the initial process executed by the system BIOS. After all of the controllers on the system board are initialized and tested, the system BIOS transfers control to the operating system on the bootable media (such as the hard disk drive, floppy disk drive, etc.). In general, no POST/no video problems may be caused by one or more of the following:
* Defective power supply
* Loss of AC power or PC not plugged in
* Defective system board
* Shorted expansion board (riser)
* Defective or nonstandard DIMM or RDRAM
* Improperly-seated components
Power LED State Description
Power is off, LED is blank.
Blinking Yellow - Initial state of LED at power up.
Indicates system has power, but the POWER_GOOD signal is not yet active.
If the Hard Drive LED is off, it is probable that the power supply needs to be replaced.
If the Hard Drive LED is on, it is probable that an onboard regulator or VRM has failed. Look at the diagnostic LEDs for further information.
Second state of the LED at power up. Indicates the POWER_GOOD signal is active, and it is probable that the power supply is fine. Look at the diagnostic LEDs for further information.
System is in S0 state, the normal power state of a functioning machine.
The BIOS will turn the LED to this state to indicate that it has started to fetch opcodes.
System is in a low power state, either S1 or S3. Look at the diagnostic LEDs to determine which state the system is in.
Edited by Joshuacat, 09 December 2005 - 03:39 PM.
Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:07 PM
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