General discussion

no boot???!??!?!

My computer starts has power and everything except there is no signal and the computer just sits there and runs and i cant restore it or anything because it doesnt boot.... im thinking about shooting it its driving me insane..... what happens is i start the computer and everything fires up but there is no signal and its on but doesnt boot so i need some help?

Discussion is locked
Reply to: no boot???!??!?!
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: no boot???!??!?!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
Does it beep?

Details can help. Tell about the machine in gritty detail as well as your willingness to open the case, remove parts and work on the machine.


- Collapse -
Re: Does it beep?

It doesnt beep i have pulled it apart and swapped hard drives just with a brad new hard drive and tried to restore that but that didnt work, the computer is a hp pavilion 751n...... in sequence when i have it all plugged in i press the power button and it starts powering up all of the drives and the hard disk and the monitor just stays black the whole time and i know it works because i hooked it up to another computer and it works....

- Collapse -
Time to make it beep.

It takes all of four parts. Power supply, CPU/heatsink/fan, motherboard and speaker. Nothing else is needed.

If it doesn't beep, you are looking at the four possible bad parts.


- Collapse -
Re: Time to make it beep.

what is a heatskin?

- Collapse -
what is a heatskin? = A typo.

I have a study about typographical errors at the office. I use it to beat up people who insist that manuals we write for internal use be perfect. The study concluded that even with certain typographical errors the message got through. I do insist that an error message be accurate since today's malware writers use slight mispellings to avoid raising suspicions.

In this case, if you don't know what a heatsink is, then you may want to consider taking the machine into repair if its worth it.


- Collapse -
By "no signal", perchance that is what is seen on the


Did you normally get a single beep at startup when it was woeking.

Has power and everything is a broad statement. What observations confirm this?

Does it "shut down" by depressing the Power switch, either by momentary depression or holding it depressed for to 5 seconds??

CNET Forums