An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: my pc won't work!
Assuming you get 2 beeps on boot up, take the side off your pc and see if the whirring sound is coming from your hardrive, if so you may have a damaged sector on your hardrive where the boot sector is.
If you have a Windows XP disc come back here, if not you need to take your hardrive to a friends pc and set your hardrive as the slave drive before connecting up.
When booted up go to My computer and right click on your hard drive (could be 'D' drive or 'E' or 'F')depending on other pc.
Go down to properties then tools tab and click error checking and let the system check for errors and automatically repair them.
Your rating is importanat
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Hi, sorry to hear you are having problems.
1. Start up your desktop as normal but as soon as it starts keep pressing the 'F8' key.
2. You will have a black background with white writing on and lots of options.
3. Use the up and down arrow keys and select last known good configuration, then press the enter key to select it.
Your computer should start up.
If you have a blank screen, do you hear the fans whirring and see lights on the front?
If so then your computer works but is not sending s signal out to the monitor.
Check all cables to make sure they are securely connected.
If you still have no image. Swap your monitor for a friends one that you know works.
This will test if it is your monitor that has failed. If you see an image on your friends you will need a new monitor or new monitor cable.
If you do not see an image on your friends monitor and your PC has lights and fan whirring then you need to get a new graphics card.
If you have no lights and no fan whirring it is outside the scope of this and we need some more information as it could be
1. Failed power supply
2. Failed memory
3. Blown motherboard
4. Failed processor
Please report back with answers to
1. Do you hear fans whirring?
2. Do you see a power light/led light up? (in example pic it is green)
3. Do you see the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) LED/light flash at all?
If your computer turns on and your monitor stays in stand by mode, then there is no communication between your video card and the monitor. You could check if the cable is plugged in correctly or even faulty.
It is also possible that there is a problem with your video card. Maybe physically uninstalling and reinstalling it could solve it.
If none of this helps, then you might want to check a new video card.
Sounds like onboard video might have gone out. 2 suggestions, if the system is still underwarranty, send in for repair. If not, suggestion would be to open the case, and confirm type of slots AGP, PCI, PCI Express, and purchase a video card on the type to install.
try using a different monitor, borrow one if you have to, if the monitor works on your computer, then it simply means you need a new monitor. As far as the computer shutting down, it may be recording the bad monitor as an error in the loading process and automatically shutting down.
If tried the monitor on two other computers with the same result -- definitly your monitor is faulty. Take it to the repair shop. To make double sure, run your computer with another monitor. If everything is fine now; you can blame the monitor.
check both your power and video connections to the monitor, sounds more like a monitor power issue.
if the connections appear ok, but screen still blank, try connecting a known good working monitor from somewhere else and see if it works with your pc, if it does, your original monitor is faulty, if it doesn't, you have a pc video issue.
Your monitor should have a light on it that indicates if it has signal, if the light stays yellow(or blinks) as the computer boots it is not getting the signal from the pc. Check the VGA cable on the back of your computer, it a big blue connecter, it has to be unscrewed and and disconnect it to verify that none of the pins are bent, plug it back in snugly and see what happens.