Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:44 AM
Hello all! I have a problem with a desktop unit. A few days ago, after having been running fine (since the installation of a new HD and a new power supply a few months ago) it suddenly gave me a blue-screen with the message 'hard error', (not 'hard-disc error', which I'd seen when my old HD died), so I rebooted. Same thing. Next reboot, it gave a message to install a system disc, and press any key, etc. Next reboot, it said it was looking at something on the floppy drive, which was empty and hadn't been used in literally years. Next time I tried to reboot, I got the same message, but it was jittering and shaking. Next reboot, it was dead.
Now I get the 'test-pattern' type block with a red, white and green bar moving up the screen and the words 'No signal' when I turn it on. Any ideas what the problem could be? When I open the case, and turn it on, the red-light on the main board is lit, and the fans run, so I assume that the power-supply is still good, as it is only about 4 months old. When the old one died, the fans would start spinning then die. As I mentioned, this time, the fans continue to spin and the LED stays on on the mainboard. That's why I thinik it may be either a part on the main board or something like the BIOS. I can feel vibrations in the HD, so I think it's still OK (it's a Seagate, so I'm hoping that it has lasted at least these past few months) Any suggestions? BTW, when I replaced the power-supply and HD, I also replaced the small coin-sized battery on the main board. Thanks!!
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