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cant get computer to boot up


toniclady

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my partner has a pc, hes running xp but it wont up and he cant get into bios to change anything, it wont recognise the cd drive, hes tried the motherboard disc but to no avail, any help much appreciated thanks

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toniclady

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hi guys, sorry my partner didnt have time to come on so here goes.....he has a hand built pc to his own spec, he has 1 TB hard drive....he took the CMOS battery out, that did nothing, it is just a black screen, doesnt recognise the cd drive so cant boot off the cd, he can see in the side of it as he has a see through side and said he can see the processor spinning .......but nothing comes on the screen.....hope this sort of helps

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lotvic

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The processor doesn't spin but the cooling fan on top of the heatsink does.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/23-computer-tour-video.htm

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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What sort of noises does it make, do you get any beeps?

Is the monitor powered on? check the leads to the monitor and from the PC.

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