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Computer wont startup but the processor continues to race..any ideas?

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Before doing the below steps plz remove the harddrive's power n data cable...

First remove your RAM from the motherboard and notice any beeps from it and also press the num lock key continuous and find whether it off n on...

if above symptoms are ok then the prob is with your RAM...

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    5. If the computer is able to open Windows after the media and devices were removed, one of these items was preventing Windows from opening. Find which device or media item is causing the problem by reattaching or reinserting each to the computer one at a time. Restart the computer each time a device or media item is added until the startup problem reoccurs.
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      • CD, DVD, floppy, or camera cards that are damaged, dirty or scratched may interfere with the startup process. Do not start the computer with media in the drives.
      • The computer may try to start an operating system from an external storage device, such as a USB or FireWire drive. You can immediately work around this problem by attaching external storage devices only after Windows has opened.
      • Camera cards that are left in printers can cause startup problems. Do not leave camera cards in printers.
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    try this,
    click on start then run, type msconfig in command box,
    system configuration window should show up. click on tab called startup. click disable all, then apply, then click ok, it should ask if u want to restart. please restart the computer.

    what will it do? it will disable all startup applications.
    if this resolves the issue, then you would know its one of the startup application causing your computer to freeze it.

    also right click on bottom bar, then click task manager.
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    if you have alot of processor running that definitly cause PC to slow/freeze.

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