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i need startup help

by ~missy~ / October 10, 2005 10:11 AM PDT

i need startup help for windows xp home edition .... i have an e machines, i cant get into any of the other information about the computer because when i attempt to start my computer i get a black monitor ..... no check signal cable message or anything ..... help im relatively efficient with computers but this one has me stumped

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Do you get any beeps during the attempted boot?
by Ray Harinec / October 10, 2005 11:06 AM PDT
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Did you normally just get one beep when things were working fine?

Now lets find out if the power supply is turning on. Does the power supply fan turn on, does the Power on LED go on? Does the hard drive LED flash once in a while, as if the system was booting, but simply no video??

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Where's the monitor?
by TechPete / October 10, 2005 7:22 PM PDT

Good way to check the system box basics, but where's the check out for the monitor?

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i finally fixed it
by ~missy~ / October 12, 2005 6:05 AM PDT

i had to reseat all of my intrenal chips, and connections but it worked ~!~!~!~!~! i fixed it thank god lol its up and running fine now ~!~!~!~!~! thanks for all your help guys

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More info needed. Simple Steps to try first.
by TechPete / October 10, 2005 7:14 PM PDT
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Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. This makes helping out much easier for old hackers like me who've been working with PC's and Apples since the early IBM XT days.

Try the following:
- Recheck your installtion if you have a stand alone monitor.
- Are the power and signal cables plugged into the right places?
- Does the power outlet have power?
- Does the power on indicator light come on when the power switch is pressed?
- Are the manual controls for the monitor set to the midway position?
- Are the digital controls for the monitor set to the midway position (The controls accessed via on screen menus)? You may have to refer to the operator manual and go step by step through the setup instructions to get the settings right.
- Some newer monitors have circuit breakers built in. Try resetting if yours does.
- Try your monitor on a known to be good system box. Along with all the previous steps this will help you determine if you have a bad monitor or a bad video card.

If you have a notebook check your brightness control if there is one.

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