booting problems

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  1. kngtfallen

    kngtfallen OT Supporter

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    having problems booting computer. gets to mobo splash screen then will not go anywhere. have already tried the memory, it is fine. any suggestions? hard drive, perhaps?


    specs:
    windows xp
    intel mobo D865GB
    intel pentium 4 2.8
    512 MB crucial RAM
    80GB WD
     
  2. RyanL

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    Does it give any sort of a warning?

    IE operating system not found?
     
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    kngtfallen OT Supporter

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    No...it just freezes at the motherboard splash screen. No beeps or anything. I try to enter setup and it just sits there saying "entering setup..."
     
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    unplug everything from the back of the system but the display
     
  5. RyanL

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    If unplugging does nothing, reset the bios and if that doesnt work, try booting with no drives hooked up.
     
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    How are you sure it's not the RAM? DId you try a different stick? Did you try a different processor? Is the heatsink on there good and is everything seated properly?
     
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    You may want to start by changing the battery (after checking the voltage with an ohm meter).

    Next would be removing as many of the PCI cards as possible.

    Then look for pop-corn capacitors.
     
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    Sort of sounds like it may be a BIOS problem... have you tried updating bios? or checked to make sure your mobo battery is good? might want to start there.
     
  9. MrBrotato

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    I had the same problem about a week ago with a computer I was working on. It was a crashed hard drive. It sounded like there were rocks in it when I shook it :O.
     
  10. SeeD

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    broken disk?
     
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    I don't know. I wanted to open it and find out, but never did.
     
  12. Strung

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    Flash the BIOS.
     

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