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Does not boot to the Bios and to the hard drive.

The computer does'nt boot at all but there is power to the motherboard ans to the fan. The only thing I can hear the hard drive just spinning from the inside but nothing come out to the monitor.

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You might have a Mother board problem
Try changing you Ram with a new one

and if you are using a graphic card remove your graphic card and use the onboard VGA to see if the card is giving you the display problem.

and if none above solution is working you might have to test your motherboard but we have to go through this step by step.
Leave a comment on this problem so that we can test your board stp by step

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Typically pressing F2 will enter the computer BIOS. Try striking the F2 key repeatedly just as you turn on power. If you are not able to access the BIOS screen then it is likely a power supply failure.

If you are able to access the BIOS con firm that the BIOS has found the HDD and reports on the drive. The format is different for every machine. It is either an IDE or SATA. The DHH that contains the boot sector and OS (operating system-windows) needs to be confirmed to be present in the BIOS for the computer to boot. The computer should still continue but issue an error message that no boot was found.

The fact that no beeps or lights come on and if BIOS is not accessible it would be power supply or motherboard. Remove plug from wall and allow to set at least a minute. Try rebooting.


26057080-gnp32lebnhderv5f2k4gkrdu-5-2.jpg If you are not able to reboot then you can assume that all of your files and documents are still safe. The concern is without technical experience going into troubleshooting the power supply or motherboard can put either your HDD or yourself in harms way. If you have a friendly computer repair suggest you get an estimate first of troubleshooting cost and have them determine the problem. If motherboard make sure that a replacement computer will take your HDD. It would not be installed as a OS boot drive but as a drive where yo could copy over all of your photos and documents into a new PC.

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check the master and slave settings if you are using IDE hard drive.
if using SATA drive check bios setting is set to detect drives at boot up
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if this is not the problem check ram is inserted in the correct slots on the motherboard too

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Hp compaq desktop black screen message disk boot failure insert system press enter

The words "disc boot failure" are terrifying for most computer users.

A disc boot failure notification generally means that your hard drive and operating system may be useless.

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to troubleshoot your system in order to salvage your computer.

You may need to restart your computer a number of times before you manage to fix the error, so don't get discouraged.

A couple things to check first, make sure there's no floppy disc/cd in the drives, and if you are comfortable with computers, you can enter the boot setup of your BIOS, and check to see that your hard drive is listed as the primary boot device.

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. - rules

Or there is a connection problem such as a bad cable

Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide

this will be the first to fail

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty

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Turn off your computer by pressing and holding the power button until the computer shuts down.

Locate the boot disc for your operating system (OS).

Turn on your computer and insert the CD into the proper drive before your monitor reaches the BIOS screen.

If the computer cannot read the CD, eject it and wipe the readable side of the disc with a clean cloth.

Restart your computer and re-insert the CD.

If this does not begin to load your operating system

Restart your computer and press the "DEL" key when you reach the BIOS screen.

This will bring you to BIOS settings.

Make sure that your hard drive is enabled to be read by BIOS. Restart your computer.

Access the command prompt by pressing the "F8" button at the appropriate moment.

Your monitor will display a notification at the bottom of the screen when you can access the system options with "F8." From the menu that appears, select the "Command Prompt" option.

Enter the text "fdisk /mbr". On the next line, enter "sys c:" and press "Enter."

This will initiate a system restore of corrupted discs.

If this does not clear the disc boot error problem.

Turn off your computer and remove the power supply.

Remove the side panel from your hard drive tower by hand or with a screwdriver.

Locate the hard drive of your computer in the top-front section of the hard drive tower when viewed from the side.

Using your fingertips, make sure all connections to and from your hard drive component are secure.

Locate the BIOS battery, which is a circular battery found on the motherboard.

Make sure that all connections to and from the BIOS battery are secure.

Check the connection of your computer's RAM to your motherboard.

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If the issue was the video card then there would be no display. If there was any display it would be discolored.

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