Startup & Restart Problems on Athlon XP3000+/Abit KD7-G/WinXP
Hi - I am having startup/restart problems with my PC. Sometimes (1 in
10?) the PC does not start when I power on...it just hangs on a black
screen and I have to power down and up again to get it to work. Also,
it will not restart when I choose "Restart" from within WinXP.
My system is:
AMD Athlon XP3000+
Hercules 3D Prophet 9700PRO
Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL DDR-DIMM
2 x Western Digital Caviar 120GB IDE 7200RPM
NEC CD-brenner IDE 48x/24x/48x
NEC DVD-brenner IDE ND-1300
I am using the latest BIOS for the motherboard and I am using the
onboard network controller.
Any idea what could be causing these problems?
I seem to have a similar problem. Almost each morning now, when I start my PC (with WInXP Family Edition), the entire computer hums to life and I can hear the hard drive doing some accessing, but my screen remains blank. Usually, I never turn off my monitor for the night. Normally, once my PC hums to life after pressing power, I should hear my monitor make a re-initialisation kind of sound, and afterwards seeing WinXP booting up normally on screen. After that, while in use, my PC has no problems at all. When I turn on my PC and not hear the screen do its re-initialisation sound, the screen stays blank, so I'm forced to power down and power up again, and the number of attempts varies. A technician who once installed our entire wireless network suggested that it can be a power supply problem. I can use more than one opinion on that before actually buying a new one, and then start performing major surgery on my PC. I also tried bypassing the problem by placing my PC in sleep mode or hibernation mode for the night, instead of really powering down --> and that's when I don't quite exactly sleep well. Every time I do that, I'm awakened around 3 or 4 am because my PC somehow humed back to life and my screensaver or logon screen is shown on my monitor. I'll be taking all the other above solutions mentionned into consideration, but what I need is a very certain and absolute answer to my problem. Power supplies cost serious $$$!
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It seems like you're having boot issues after the virus removal from your computer. I have encountered this same scenario before and what I did was to boot to safe mode and clear all startup items. Here's how:
Step 1 - How to go to safe mode :
1.Shut down your computer
2.Disconnect all USB devices,except your mouse and keyboard
3.Restart computer and starttapping on "F8" key repeatedly until it boots to a different screen
4.Wait for the initial logsto complete and choose "Safe mode only" when given the options.
Step 2 - How to clean up startup items :
1.Click on start and choose"Run"
2.Type "msconfig" then pressenter key
3.Click on "Startup" tab
4.Click "Disable all" touncheck all startup items
5.Restart your computer
If same problems persist after completing the above steps, then there is a need to completely reinstall the Operating system of your computer using the CD that came with it.
Let me know if you need further assistance, I'll be glad to help.
yo have problems from regyster , or virus, clean the computer first, other options is , go to start , help and support , restore the sistem and fallow the instructions , this tool restart the last configurations that you can use perfectly
ttstroh, It sounds as if your audio card has died. Start over again, do the following: 1) Turn the computer off 2) Remove the audio card 3) Restart and uninstall the drivers 4) Turn the computer off 5) Install the audio card 6) Restart and let Windows install a driver or install the driver yourself by going to the cards web site and downloading. 7) Run Windows or MS Update to confirm that the most up to date driver is installed. 8) Restart the computer
If after doing the following and the card still does not load at start up very time, the card has died. Sometimes a malware program running at startup can cause these problems so make sure that your machine is clean before doing anything.
Insert the startup disk you created during Windows setup into the floppy drive and
press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart your computer. This will automatically diagnose your system and make necessary fixes. However, if the diagnostic utility still reports a problem, then you may have to perform the recovery process to restore your system to its original default factory settings.
Note: For more information about recovering your system, refers to the RCD instruction sheet.
Hello- Assuming you are using WinXP or Higher, you need to go to "Start" then 'Run'. A window will appear where you will type in 'msconfig'. The 'System Configuration' window will open. Click on the 'startup' tab. Deselect the items in your system tray that you DO NOT want to start up only. Click 'apply'. You will be prompted to 'restart'. Click 'yes' to restart. Once the computer is rebooted, you will get a message stating that you've made changes. Check the box so that you wont see the message again.