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Sytem wont boot

Hi I have an Intel based mother board (D101GGC) with a pentium4 processor and a 512mb DDR RAM. It was working fine until recently, when I tried switching the system on it wont boot. Actually as soon as I plug the cable and power it on, the CPU fan starts running even without me pushing the power on switch on the CPU.

Although the fan is running and the CD drive also working during this, my system wont read the hard drive nor boot. The monitor doesnt show any signs of the system booting. The HD LED on front panel which would usually glow perfectly when booting, lights up very faintly. I am confused what this problem could be. Really looking for some help from some one.

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  • lucky_aijaz Jun 20, 2009

    @yboyandrei Thanks for the response. I have already tried changing the CMOS battery with a working one, it didnt help. About the power supply, u mean change the whole SMPS? Ok will try doing that. Just to let u know I have used the hard drive on another board and its reading fine. Please let me know if anything else I could try that may help.

    and @niwrehs.. my monitor is working just fine, i am using it with another CPU now :P

    thanks u guys anyways.

  • lucky_aijaz Jun 20, 2009

    Hi Dave, ur diagnosis sounds really good, thanks. Yes the lights on the keyboard flash for one as soon as I switch the power on. I hear no beeps whatsoever at all, unlike earlier when there used to be one beep while the system booted. And yeah I do remember how to get to my BIOS screen (F2 optn on my PC), I am not sure if that will help coz I tried Ctrl+Alt+Del few times and still it didnt return any results.

  • lucky_aijaz Jun 20, 2009

    tried that too unplugging and re-plugging. Also cleaned the golden edges of memory card with soft eraser for any static. No help, still stuck :?



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This time your system is very ok... theres a possible reason why its automatically on without pressing the button and cannot see a device even hard disk...
Here is a tip:
1. Check the CMOS Battery maybe its weak, or try to change it a new one, and
2. Change also your power supply it might the current flow of electricity are not normal... i know its ridiculous but i experience just like yours...

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It sounds to me like its locked up...unplug all the power supply"s connection to the motherboard and hdd,disk drive ...ect... wait about 15 minutes and then hook all the connections for power up again...I hope that this works for you, Skip

also tak out the memory and clean the connectors on the edge with an erasure soft one...sometimes the memory can mess up the boot cycle...

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I will need more information, but we can get this back up. A fan starting running is a good sign.
Do you see the keyboard lights flash on as soon as you turn on the system? You say you have nothing to the screen? Do you hear any beeps like long short short long? This would really help if you got beeps if you have no monitor. Do you remember how to get BIOS setup screen to change Date/Time or other things. Give me more extensive feedback and we'll do our best.

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  • David W Finley Jun 20, 2009

    OK, I have put on my debug hat and hope it fits right in to this problem. You have erased your CMOS and changed your battery? correct. I don't want to sound down, but could you have 2 VGA connectors on the back? This might solve no video, If plugged into the wrong one. I doubt it, but it got me before, I've seen it all. So, Keyboard lights flash on in very beginning but no numlock light stays on. We should be getting a beep code by now telling us either there is no RAM or No Video. Did you ever hear a single beep when starting the machineto working state? OK the speaker works.

    Open the Machine and remove Your Ram (DDR DDR2), start your machine and you should get a sequence of beeps stating that you have no Ram. Take an alcohal swab and clean off the gold fingers before putting back ONE strip. Now power up again and there is no beep, did the monitor come on?

    probably not, do the same to the second stick. Still no monitor?Hoping you have an external Video Card, remove it from the system. Turn on the system and another different sequence of beeps should have come up. Yes? If you are using onboard video, you must go into the manual and findout how to shut it off by jumpers. same test - beep code? Is your CPU getting plenty of airflow? yes. Is there a lot of clutter around the HD/CDROM area? With a multimeter, check voltages coming off extra CD or HD connector, the leads fit nicely in here. Do you have good voltages? yes. Are you running a socket 775 Processor? If you could try another, at this point you may want to. I've run out of what to do. I hope she comes back for no apparent reason and works for a couple more years.


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Whell i see this problem a bit triky but there we go look seen you post a diagnose really very expert and very clear see one last steep if you have a modem plug in in your motherboard unpluget please maibe is bad and keep all the system from boot up or even post bios beeps if no help post back a i will keep a eye on this ok thanks

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You said that there is no reaction with your monitor.May be your monitor have the deffect

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