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No Video on Boot up

I got this computer with no HD or Memory. I added a 40 gig HD and 512 of the proper memory and went to do a new install of XP. Computer powers and no output from onboard video. Monitor shows no input.

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  • brucesheffle Jan 07, 2009

    The memory is installed correctly no beeps

  • brucesheffle Jan 07, 2009

    worked thanks

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Check your inboard display card, 
plug another display card to your computer and see whats happened.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    rockfixya Jan 07, 2009

    and also check monitor by using another monitor.
    Thanks for using FixYa.

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Your computer should have come with a hdd that had had comp bootup info try to format the drive and install a computer boot if your computer can boot to say press f2 or f12 try to hit f12 and change the boot info to get it to run

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Hi, Try checking with a different monitor. If still doesnt work, your on-board memory is faulty.

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Hi there
Do you get a post screen at all?

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    Lee Hodgson Jan 07, 2009

    Hi there
    Even if the memory is faulty you will necessarily beep, all it takes is just one of the address bus contacts to faulty and it will give you no indication that the memory is faulty.
    Motherboards come with at least 2 memory slots, take it out and put it in the other slot, make sure that the slots are free of dust, also make sure that the motherboard supports the bus speed of the memory.
    Turn the machine on, if the monitor comes on then the issue will have been a build up of dust.

    Good luck


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Check first the connection of your monitor to the video card and make sure its properly connected, if still no video output try to reset the BIOS of this computer to set it back to its default settings.....

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Do you hear any beeps? check the memory, reseat it, are the original components functional?

optionally you can try removeing all the ram, start up without ram, and then insert one module back and try again.

note you need to unplug when removing components from inside the computer.


If you hear beeps count the short and long. Thanks.

1 short beep is ALL OK anything else is very likely a error.

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Try to use a expansion agp video card. better to clear CMOS this will do the trick

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If you hear 2 long beeps, that's a memory fault. Please reseat your memory by removing it and reinserting it.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    Michael Galve Jan 07, 2009

    The processor needs to be re-seat.Try to disengage the Processor from the motherboard and clean the Processor housing using brush. Look for the BIOS reset jumper on the motherboard and do reset it.

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