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Computer randomly fails to boot

The past two weeks my computer has randomly failed to boot up.

Typically the computer turns on, the monitor remains in a 'sleep mode' and does not receive a signal. I can see the DVD light flashing on my DVD drive but the hard drive light only flashes for a split second(doesn't appear to be booting to XP.) When I've had the case open on failed boot attempts the the psu fan, case fan, heat sink fan and PCI-Express card fans all come on instantly but the monitor doesn't receive a signal, nor does the hard drive light appear to be booting. On one occasion the PSU fan ran at an abnormally high speed and nothing else seemed to be working but I didn't have the case open to verify this conclusively.

The computer is an Emachine T-6412 about four years old. I have replaced the PSU as it was suggested to be the source of the problem. The hard drive uses IDE 'ribbon' cables which are the originals from the manufacturer. Yet I cannot figure out why the monitor doesn't provide a "no signal" error, or if it is the monitor/monitor cable why the hard drive light doesn't appear active/doesn't sound as if it fully boots. Is it the motherboard? Monitor cables, hard drive...? Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.

System Specs:

Motherboard: Board: MICRO-STAR MS-7184
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/19/2005
CPU/Speed: 2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
RAM: G.Skill 2GB(2 x 1GB) DDR 400(PC 3200)
DVD: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B
200.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive(128.85 Gig Free Space)
Video: ATI RADEON X800 PRO
Sound Card:SoundBlaster Live 24 Bit
NIC: Realtek RTL8139/810x
Power Supply: Corsair 450W
OS: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3

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  • Axekick Nov 14, 2008

    One, the ATI Radeon X800 Pro, PCI-Express

  • Axekick Nov 15, 2008

    One video card, it is listed in the specs I posted. ATI Radeon X800 Pro (PCI-Express).

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    mine too its a t-5212.. what is wrong???

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How many video cards do you have installed?

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Board: Foxconn 45GM/45CM Serial Number:

when you go into a computer store to buy a graphics card they know what kind of graphics card you need just take your motherboard info with you.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a eMachines T2082 Inc. L7VMM2

This is the support page for the board. Scroll to bottom of page and download the manual which contains the location of the hard disk LED pins. Thanks Mike

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My BIOS info is Phoenix Technologies, LTD R01-B3,...

Im not sure but I dont think so open your bios and it shoud tell you if it is supported

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