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Re: it shuts off
Seems your MBR is damage. you need to boot in the windows cd and enter in the recovery console.
To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps: 1.
Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or
insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted. 2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. 3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. 4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER. 5. At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.
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Turn it on.
Hit the ESCAPE (or TAB) key to replace that colourful logo with the technical details of the computer's POST (Power On Self Test) messages. Look for any messages, such as "unable to boot from disk drive" or "disk-drive not detected". Also, remove any CD/DVD media from the CD/DVD drive. Also, remove any 3.5-inch diskette, and disconnect any USB memory-sticks BEFORE you turn it on.
Hi if you are comfortable opening the tower try to pull the Hard drive out and all memory except one. If you have an extra stick, swap the memory around the see if it will turn on. Bad memory and Hard drives can cause these problems. Not likely Hard drive because it shouldn't get "stuck" on the sony logo screen. If it is none of those worked , then your MB (Motherboard is bad) or processor is bad. (if its under warranty ) i recommend you call Sony support to service /replace the broken part.
When you press the Power button to start the boot process, the LED lights glow while the computer verifies that there is sufficient electrical power to activate the hardware.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LED lights on the
computer do not glow or the LEDs blink briefly and then stop. There is
no sound of the fan or hard drive spinning, and the screen remains
blank. The computer will not start if there is insufficient battery or AC adapter power.
The BIOS queries various hardware components used for the startup boot process.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow but
there is no fan or hard drive sound. The LEDs may glow briefly and then
The LED lights blink, stop, and then blink a
second or third time, but there is no sound from the computer and the
screen remains blank. The sequence of the blinking lights indicates a
specific error code.
A series of beeping tones is heard. The sequence of beeping tones indicate a specific error code.
a hardware component has recently been replaced, or if the PC has been
jarred or shaken, there may be a loose connection to the memory chips
or hard drive which prevents the computer from starting.
The BIOS loads the basic input (keyboard) and output (advanced LEDs / display screen / boot drives) devices into memory.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow, the fan
or hard drive sounds, are heard, but then the boot process stops and a
black screen - with an error message - displays.
The boot check has detected a communication error or conflict with a hardware component that must be corrected.
The BIOS loads the Windows operating system and starts the services
that allow low-level control of all of the background operations.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the LEDs glow, the fan
or hard drive sounds, are heard, the HP or Compaq Logo displays on a
black screen, but then the boot process stops and a blue screen - with
an error message - displays.
The boot check has detected a hardware driver error or a software conflict that must be corrected.
Control is transferred to the Windows loader to initiate the display of the advanced settings in the Windows environment.
The Windows logo displays during this step.
& Solution: When you press the power button, the computer performs
all the steps in the boot process, but after the Windows Logo displays,
the moving Windows progress bar or the rotating cursor stops moving and
the boot process stops.
An error message may display on a screen with the Windows logo. In some instances, there is no specific error message.
A black screen appears and the computer attempts to restart.
The Windows self-check has detected a software conflict that must be corrected.
Hi, There are a number of reasons why XP won't install or hangs halfway through the install process. The main culprits are bad sectors on the hard drive. Poorly seated or faulty system memory and of course scratched CD or a dirty optical lens.
You are going to have to go through this troubleshooting process to determine what the problem is and what you have to do to resolve the problem.
Start by cleaning the install disk and the optical lens, remove and clean the system memory and the slots, check the cables and then try to reinstall.
If you run into the same problem i would be suspecting the hard drive. As far as i know Dell have their own utility.
Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12>
immediately. If you wait too long and the Microsoft® Windows® logo
appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut
down your computer and try again.
When the boot device list appears, highlight Diagnostics and press <Enter>. If you don't have the Dell Diagnostics Utility on the computer then something like Hiren's boot CD will be able to check the drive for errors in the hard disk tools section.
When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from your Drivers and Utilities CD. If you wait too long and the Microsoft® Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer through the Start menu and try again.
When the boot device list appears, highlight Boot to Utility Partitionand press <Enter>.
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run.
bro just one good thing you should do... if you got no important files in the hard disk just clean format the drive and reinstall a good tested OS probably windows xp pro... make sure you low level format your drive before installing the OS... also you may try updating your BIOS.