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Problem booting computer

by laivindil / January 24, 2008 5:28 AM PST

My computer turns on. The bios/mobo flash screen shows on the monitor. However, after the flash screen... nothing. Just a blank screen. I can access the bios and see all the hardware. My hard drive appears to spin up, but I cannot hear it read/write access. I even went in and set the bios to boot off of the DVD, and it will not. Computer starts up but will not boot off of any media.

Any suggestions?

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A couple of suggestions ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 24, 2008 5:43 AM PST

First, when you made the post didn't you see that note in red text just above where you entered the Subject Title? You didn't provide any of what it suggests. Just in case yours is that extremely rare web browser that doesn'[t show the note I am reproducing it for you:

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. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Now, as you can see, it suggests telling us a bit about the computer and also specifics.

Some specifics that might help would be - did the computer EVER boot?

Does the BIOS recognize the hard drive(s) and the optical drive(s)?

Have you tried to boot to a boot floppy?

You have to help us help you.

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by laivindil / January 28, 2008 3:24 AM PST

Hmm... for some reason, I don't see any red text. No worries, though. Thanks for posting the info, quite helpful. Now, for answers to the questions:

System:
ps: Gigabyte Odin GE-S800A-D1 ATX12V / EPS12V 800W
mobo: Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6
proc: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
ram: Corsair 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1800
vid: Foxconn FV-N88XMAD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTX
hd: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFDRTL 150GB
DVD: Asus SATA Model DVD-E616A3T
DVD-R/W: Asus SATA Model DRW-2014L1T
os: Windows Vista 64 Home Premium

System has booted up just fine for about three months prior to the present. This is the first trouble I have had out of it. The bios recognizes all hardware attached. No floppy (who uses those throwbacks anymore?), though I have attempted to boot from the Vista DVD. Problem is, the machine will not boot from any media, even though the bios registers all the hardware.

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Try simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2008 6:23 AM PST

Unplug any USB device. I've run into this nonboot issue and it was some USB thing that the machine was trying to boot from. The owner swore they had the plugged in before and it wouldn't make a difference. Of course the machine upon hearing this decided to boot (once the USB thing was unplugged.)

Bob

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that would be....
by laivindil / January 28, 2008 11:27 AM PST
In reply to: Try simple.

... fantastic. I do not have any USB devices connected though. This is the first system that I have experienced problems with. Guess I should consider myself lucky.

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