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System is running, but not booting up.

by abhishek_26 / March 31, 2014 9:40 PM PDT

I changed my OS from Windows XP to XUBUNTU. It was working fine for the first 2 days. Later it the following problem occurred.
The system is running(LED is glowing, CPU fan is running) but its unable to boot up. Not even the boot up screen is showing up. What could be the issue? I tried removing my RAM and running the PC, even then no response. I placed the RAM into the other slot and tried running the PC, even then no response.

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Re: not booting up
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 31, 2014 9:59 PM PDT

If not even the boot up screen is showing and you found it's not the RAM, it's either a video card or a motherboard issue. If you replace both, the problem should be solved. But, of course, because of price and compatibility and such, only replacing the video card is a viable option, and if it's the motherboard replacing the whole PC is the thing to do.


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Hi Abhishek
by jimmy12111 / March 31, 2014 10:54 PM PDT

There can be several things that can cause this problem a faulty motherboard a faulty ram or video card in simple any hardware that's conflicting with the motherboard can cause it or even if the motherboard has got damaged then it itself can also cause problems so it's very complicated you should take it to a shop so he can replace everything and then he can tell what's actually wrong with your Computer...

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Try running
by itsdigger / April 3, 2014 1:29 AM PDT

the Live Disc and see what happens. Might just be a glitch


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by hessac / April 23, 2014 11:58 AM PDT

Definitely sounds like a motherboard issue to me. But it's worth testing the video card out on another system just to make sure it isn't both. Have you tried booting using only the mobo's onboard graphics?

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