pc not switching on

  hijo 21:48 15 Oct 06
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hi again everyone my m8 called me 2 night asking me whats wrong with his pc as it wont switch on...? its beyond me that kinda stuff so can anyone help please.& whats the solution to this
thankx

  woodchip 21:57 15 Oct 06

This could wind up a Guessing game

  User-312386 22:06 15 Oct 06

1 check all fuses

2 does he get any beeps?

  hijo 22:29 15 Oct 06

he said his pc has NEVER made a boot up noise like a beep..mmm its about 4/5 yrs old with xp home on & he said his keyboard isnt lighting up like it should do, also it boots to the pcs company screen as in the screen that says "packard bell" with black background & then hangs there...so he dont get to desktop..any ideas..?

  hijo 15:25 16 Oct 06

anyone got any suggestions...?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:08 16 Oct 06

No beeps could just mean speaker not connected.

connect speaker and see if you get a single beep.

boots to the pcs company screen as in the screen that says "packard bell" with black background & then hangs there.

suggestions:

Remove hard drive and see if it boots to an error message

remove refit memory

can it boot to BIOS? and can it detec drives?

try booting from a bootable floppy or bootable CD.

  woodchip 17:12 16 Oct 06

Tell him to try pressing Delete key as it boots and from list if it gets that far choose safe mode. If it gets into safe Mode He can then try a System Restore

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