Computer won't boot at all then if it does it hangs during startup

  thosjc 16:49 24 Jun 12

On return from holiday my computer wound not boot . Fans were on but no splash screen. I found a couple of similar examples on the forum and as suggested turned everything off unplugged all peripherals, held down power switch for 40secs reconnected everything and tried again this time I got as far as the desktop opening but the system thn hung -I think when loading the grraphics driver. I repeated this all a few more times with same results -no initial boot eventually getting through using the 'discharge' sequence but then hanging when loading startup drivers. My Computer is about 3yrs old. Is there anything I can try to fix or at least narrow down the source of the problem before I buy unnecessary hardware?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:17 24 Jun 12

Remove refit memory modules and graphics card (if separate)then retry

report back

if you can get to Advance menu using F8 (or F5) select startup repair.

  thosjc 18:03 24 Jun 12

Thank you fruit bay. Seems to have worked. I'm now running a virus scan in case and will watch what happens but so far so good.

  rdave13 18:06 24 Jun 12

I would also check the time and date is correct.

  birdface 18:33 24 Jun 12

Also check the air vents for dust and fluff.if so inside will also need cleaning.

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