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help ! black screen.. no load no options windows xp

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#1 bbcoachrob


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:51 PM

I have a compaq desktop ( old) sr1620nx

windows was preinstalled. I have an sp1-sp2 disk


i have changed antivirus recently, and tried to remove both macafee and  trendmicro and have installed avira free antivirus

there were some problems with the uninstalls and in the installs..and I had a few errors..but the computer worked for a couple of days after that.


today.. black screen...  no start up.. the fan turns on.. it starts to wind up like it is loading, but it never really turns over..

so my checklist:

a) i have juice

B) the monitor works,  i connected it and the cable to a laptop and they work. i also ran a test and it says signal works

c) i have rebooted and tried every F8 and other option over and over.. can get nothing..

d) i have tried rebooting with all peripherals detached

e) i have tried rebooting with sp1 -sp2 disk in cd rom drive


nothing gets me anything...

a) the green power light stays on

B) the fan keeps running

c) it rumbles for a bit


if i can figure out how to get to a screen / anykind of screen to do a registry or restore option I would be very appreciatived.



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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

WHat kind of hard drive do you have?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:38 AM

The computer will perform a power-on self-test, the POST is a test the computer must complete to verify all hardware is working properly before starting the remainder of the boot process. If the computer passes the POST the computer will often return a single beep and if unsuccessful will create a beep code that indicates the error. Usually the first bit of graphics you see on the display is from this BIOS seft test before your operating system starts to load up. Do you see any data from the POST?

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