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PC powers up but dosent boot up

joselin

FPCH New Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
2
#1
Hi

My PC was running for a long time the other day and when I wasn’t around it had powered down. Now when I power up I don’t get any screen display of any sort there is also a deep beeping 4 or 5 times then nothing. I've taken the side panel off and there is green led on the motherboard illuminated, I think the fan is work there is very quite fan noise and im sure I can feel air being blown out. I've tried getting it to start in safe mode but nothing is working.

I suspect overheating, where do you suggest I start replacing the fan first (is that warning sound I hear when I switch on?) or the hard drive?

Many thanks for any help
 
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Wolfeymole

#2
Hi joselin

Welcome to Free PC Help

Depending on what bios you have on the motherboard this could be either a bad board or a bad video card.

Do you know what bios you have on your board?

If not then obtain SIW from here, run it and come back to us.

http://www.gtopala.com/
 

joselin

FPCH New Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
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#3
thanks for help, i was able to download on my laptop the manual for my DELL 5150

and it had a trouble shooting guide which i followed and turns out the problem was with memory, i took them and put them back in and im writhing on my pc :D but is this a critical error with the memory and should i replace it ???
 

AdvancedSetup

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Jan 9, 2008
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#4
Probably not. Probably had minor corrosion at a microscopic level that was giving it issues. Removing and reinstalling the modules typically restores a clean connection.

Take a look in the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and launch Event Viewer and look in there to see if anything is still giving you problems.