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Window XP won't boot and won't display

by tcyw20 / September 7, 2006 3:42 PM PDT

I have XP installed and have run the computer for about 2 years without problem. However, 2 days ago, the computer won't boot up and without any signal to the LCD monitor. I noticed that the CD drive was lit up once I switched on power on the computer. The CD drive light kept on and the computer did not go any further.

What would the problems be and how to solve it please?

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More info
by phantazy / September 7, 2006 4:16 PM PDT

Do the fans come on? Does the power light come on?

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For more information
by tcyw20 / September 7, 2006 5:22 PM PDT
In reply to: More info

Yes, fan on and power light on.

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In general
by phantazy / September 8, 2006 6:44 PM PDT
In reply to: For more information

I would suggest that there is a hardware problem and I would try Memory first. Try changing the stick or sticks and move to another slot. Also inspect carefully for burn marks. A possible other might be blown capacitors on the motherboard, inspect carefully. Lastly try disconnnecting all but bare essentials, like psu, motherboard, Ram and monitor and see what happens.

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Problem Solved
by tcyw20 / September 9, 2006 11:25 PM PDT
In reply to: In general

Thanks a lot for the advice in solving this incident.

After all, it was a power problem where there was not enough power to boot up the computer. Problem solved by replacing with a new transformer.

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check the display card and its external cable
by goegoe / September 8, 2006 7:41 PM PDT
In reply to: More info

first , not think that it is very complex problem , you first check the display card to see if it is a little loose in connection,and its external cable , they all cause the same problem.I hv the same problem.

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Re: check the display card and its external cable
by tcyw20 / September 8, 2006 11:28 PM PDT

I did suspect the display card. Therefore, I have even changed the display card and also the LCD monitor but still the same problem!

Thank you for your advice!

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