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Computer goes on but does not boot

My computer turns on with the fans at maximum speed and stays at max speed
usually they go to normal speed after a few seconds when my computer turns on
the hard drive turns on
but nothing happens
it just sits there running at max speed
nothing appears on the screen except it says "no input signal" but its plugged into the computer, but the monitor i think is not the issue
it just wont start up
thanx

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  • alec1234 Oct 28, 2008

    your first solution is not the problem
    and for the second, i can not install anything or do anything with the computer
    nothing happens but fans and hard drive turn on


  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I have the same problem, I have change motherboard and processor, even put power supply on a working computer and it is working ok. Removed all devices and removed memory no beeps just the fan

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When you start up the PC, do you get any kind of beep sound? If not, I would reckon the RAM modules are faulty and would need to be replaced first. That is the usual cause for this kind of issue. Also when replacing the modules, make sure they are the type supported by your motherboard, ie DDR, DDR2, etc. You will have to consult your m/b manual for this..

If the problem is not with the RAM, ie you hear a beep, but nothing else, I would guess that the MBR of your operating system is dysfunctional, which would mean that you would have to reinstall the operating system.

Hope that helps...

Cheers!
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Posted on Oct 28, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Oct 28, 2008

    Yup, then its most likely the RAM. Have that checked first.

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