Computer wont bootup

  lahorie 13:41 23 May 05

Hi All

Terrible trouble. My pc was fine until yesterday afternoon, then it packed up. Wheni start it, there is no BIOS screen, the disks whir as usual, no mouse or keyboard function - just a blank screen.

I have changed graphic cards - no luck and monitors - still no luck.

I am now desperate, can anyone help?


xp sp2, 1GB ram

  Technotiger 13:50 23 May 05

Hi, try starting in safe-mode -

click here;EN-US;Q315222


  Technotiger 13:51 23 May 05

ps - if you can start in safe-mode, then try a System Restore back to when it was all OK.

  Technotiger 13:53 23 May 05

me agan - if none of the above works, then I would try a different PSU.

  lahorie 14:16 23 May 05

Hi Techotiger

I dont get anythng on screen - how can i go into safe mode? I have tried a different power supply unit - still the same, what about memory failure?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:19 23 May 05

Are fans running?

If yes, PSU changed and Graphics card changed the fault either Memory or CPU or motherboard.

Try reseating memory or if two modules try one at a time.

  lahorie 14:22 23 May 05

Hi Technotiger - no luck, cant see anything on screen to to into, no bios, nothing..could it be memeory??

  lahorie 14:23 23 May 05

Hi Fruit Bat

I've changed the graphics card as well - no luck

I'll try the memeory, this is where my suspicions lie....

  Technotiger 14:28 23 May 05

Hi, sorry I have been away - try again to get into safe mode. Try to start in normal way and then During the start-up keep pressing F8 repeatedly - this is how to get into safe mode.

  lahorie 14:43 23 May 05

How can i do this when the keyboard is not working?????

  Technotiger 14:45 23 May 05

Have you actually tried doing what I suggested?

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