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Computer DIED, Help!

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#1 fashraf


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Posted 09 December 2004 - 03:52 AM


I was recently having problems with spyware on my comp, particularly win-eto. I went through the entire process with hijack this and cleaned it up after which it was fine, so i thought. Issue then began to arise when i would do a cold boot, the comp would take me to the safe mode page and when i would click on normal reboot it would freeze up and i would have to do a cold boot again. This time around i would reboot in safe mode and then to a restart and the comp would work fine but upon a cold boot same problem.
Until today when the comp just died, i hear the hard drive click a few time but nothing else, blank screen, the keyboard doesnt light up either as it normally does on boot up, i cannot hear the cd rom or floppy turning over either.
What now?
Any help will be appreciated.

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#2 JEservices


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Posted 09 December 2004 - 08:41 AM

When you turn the computer on, do you get any sound? If everything is good, then you should hear one beep when the computer reaches POST. Listen very carefully for it, because it will not come from any external speakers that you have installed.

After doing the cleaning up that you said, I would be looking for my XP install CDs. You may have to do a repair install.

Another thing you could try out is a bootdisk. It can easily be done with a working XP machine. Click START help, and bootdisk, and it will walk you through how to do it. When finished, make sure that you turn the computer on with this disk in.
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#3 JackTheHaack


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Posted 09 December 2004 - 02:22 PM


If fashraf's machine doesn't even get to a pre-post beep then surely this points to a processor or ram problem - no ?

Fashraf - have you had the box open and removed/replaced anything ???

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