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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 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+ Abit KD7-G 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 WinXP Pro 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? Thanks. 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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  • waleedms Jan 05, 2009

    i want to install win X P but evry time make install the for win xp after beginer make restart & give me report about must install software update bios


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I believe your hard drive is dying. Buy another and get backup software like image home or reload everything from the install disks.. 

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