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#1 Protestifications

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

When I first turn on my computer, the first thing that happens is a loading bar appears, usually taking 10-30 seconds to pass. But now it's not loading at all, and holding various keys does nothing because it reads USB devices after this. I fear the worst, please help.

Specs:
8GB DDR 3 RAM
2.87 GHz intel quad core hyperthreaded
Dell motherboard
Ati 5870 graphics card
500GB HDD

It shut down normally before this happened, with no errors or faults previously.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

So what does happen when you press the power button?  Any lights come on?  You hear fans running?  Does anything show on the monitor? Does the num lock and caps lock come on the keyboard?



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

...actually read the post first.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

Does the BIOS recognize the hard drive? If it does, I would go to the manufacturers website and download their diagnostic utility. They should have one as a bootable iso. If it doesn't then I would say the hard drive has failed. You could try reconnecting any cables if it is a desktop or remove and reinstall if it is a laptop, being careful of any static electricity.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

I don't know, I don't know anything about this other the. It's not booting. There's no special messages, nothing just a flat loading screen that fails to move. I'm posting this from an iPad, and it won't recognise disks because like I said, it loads and then does everything else.

No USB recognition
No disk reading
Just visual to the monitor, and that's all.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

When the computer powers on tap the F2 key. Does it let you get into the BIOS?






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