Computer won't boot up

  benjy911 14:38 07 Mar 09

As said in the title the computer won't boot up. It is running windows XP and when you try to press F8 or DEL nothing happens so you can't get into safe mode. It also mentions a boot media device cannot be found.

Anyone got any ideas on how to sort it?

Thank you,


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:59 07 Mar 09

Its not reading your hard drive.

Check as you first switch on that your HDD is listed as the computer posts.

if not boot to Bios and see if it appears in there.

if not remove covers and check all cables / swap cables if required.

  benjy911 15:05 07 Mar 09

When you try and boot to bios the computer makes an odd vibrating noise through the built in speaker.

  cheap 16:29 07 Mar 09

Open up pc and unplug your hard drive and see if it boots to bios. (make sure to unplug from mains before opening comp!)

  woodchip 22:14 07 Mar 09

try tapping F5 as it starts

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