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Desktop problem Hi there, I am having problem with my desktop computer. It was working fine a few days later then suddenly i had problems. When i turn on my computer the power seem to be working, however the monitor cannot detect anything, i tryed using another monitor but still had the same results. It also does not try to load anything up (windows xp) and the weird thing about is that the cd rom player is trying to load something up over and over again, nothing is inside at all(cd,dvd) and the lights just keep blinking on and trying to load something. Please help me if you know any solutions that will solve my problems. Thank you Ian

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  • hyper_cool74 May 06, 2008

    hey did all the stuff you told me to do, didnt work but thank you for trying to help me. But i found something interesting, i took of the video card and it was starting to load things , like the desktop was working like it was loading everything up. Do you think that it might be my video card that might be the problem?

  • hyper_cool74 May 08, 2008

    Hey man did what you told me to do and the problem was the graphics card! I have bought a new card and now my desktop is finally working and better.

    Thanks a lot man for helping me solve my desktop problem, you did way better than the technician who came and had a look at it in person.



    Thanks again Mark_Webber!!!!!

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This can be caused by almost any of the hardwarein your computer. It should be making a series of beeps, but you will not hear that unless your internal speaker is connected.

Try this in the following order and repost if you succeed or not.

  1. Check the memory is seated correctly. Relase the clips at each end, then press it back firmly into the slots until the clips fully engage. Give it a gentle wigglw side to side as well.
  2. If no response still, then remove the screw from the video card and do as above. Just make sure to do it gently when pressing it in. Use force, but not excessive.
  3. If there is still no repsonse, then do the same for all remaining cards that are plugged into the motherboard.
If you are getting a series of beeps, then please post those back as they have a reference to what the problem is. One beep is good and means the system should boot. Anything else is a motherboard error code.

Posted on May 06, 2008

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 06, 2008

    It could be anything like I said. The video card could have expired just as easily as any other component.



    If you have onboard video then give that a try. If not call in a favour from one of those friends you only see when they need to borrow things =)



    If your video card is AGP then they are still available in most PC shops, though prices are not so friendly. If it's a PCI-e card, then there's no better time to upgrade.

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 08, 2008

    No problem =)

    Glad you have it all sorted.

    As for your tech, I hope he never billed you for anything.

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