I just put together my first computer. It took me 2 days of cursing and headscratching to put it together. So the problem is when I turn it on, nothing happens except the motherboard lcd just says cpu init. The processor fan doesn't even turn on. I tried the stock processor fan and a thermaltake v1. Neither of them turn on. I'm pretty sure I had them plugged into the right fan power connector. The Connector is the only 4 pin connector in the area that the diagram says it's in. The monitor (Samsung SyncMaster) just says check signal cable. My step uncle triple checked that everything was connected properly on the intial install. He took off when I was putting in the sound and graphic cards. It's a Asus Crosshair motherboard with a dinky sempron processor that I had to get the thing running so I could update the bios and put in a quadcore. I bought the motherboard last year before amds' quads came out incase you were wondering why I bought that board in the first place. The PS is a thermaltake 700watt. Four gigs of Corsair Dominator 1066. Soundblaster X-FI Elite Pro. Nvida 9800 GTX2. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Computer won't boot up
Make sure that your power switch is connected to the correct pins on
the motherboard. The LED you see lit may be the stand-by power
indicator saying it has power and is waiting for the signal from the
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Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.
is it Administration rights
you must be the computers Administrator click start control panel Open User
Accounts in Control Panel. On the Users tab, click the name of the user whose
password you want to change, and then click Reset Password. In New password and
Confirm new password, type the new password, and then click OK. Notes You can
change passwords only for local computer accounts, such as guest,
administrator, or accounts you create for your computer. You cannot change your
network logon password in User Accounts. To change your own password, press
CTRL ALT DELETE and then click Change Password
if you are not the computer administrator and have not assigned a bios password
during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of
time press a certain key to enter set up Press and hold that key during the
boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor
password you can change or remove your password from there also click start
control panel user accounts on the users tab,click the name of the computer
administrator you must have full control can change the password there
Try press the F8 key several times as the computer boots up, then select boot up in Safe Mode. When Windows starts up in Safe Mode click on Start - Control Panel - Add Remove program and select the Isabella program to Uninstall. When the program has been removed then Shutdown the computer and boot up normally to see if the computer starts up normally. If you still have a problem, please leave me a comment and explain what happened together with any error messages.
the beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off. make sure that your RAM is securely seated try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATAthe ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? hope this helps
1. May be u have a small PWR supply. Late MB need a bunch of power 350W or more. Or maybe some interface card/disk use to much power/short circuit. 2. If your computer poweroff just after u write userid and PW may be you got countdow virus or similar. Try to put in the cd a LIVE distro like UBUNTU, boot from it and wait. If your computer poweroff u got an HW problem (see #1) if it stay on u got the virus. if you want to save data you have in the computer just boot a LIVE distro and copy them to an external USB disk.Run an antivirus on external disk: may be you have copied the virus too. if you are smart enought you can run a stand alone specific antivirus, if not call for service. claudio
Was the operating system installed on another computer? Or a computer with different hardware? If so the drivers for the hardware are not configured properly on the HD or in the BIOS. If this is the case you should format the HD and re-install the OS.