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Computer turns on, but does not boot to XP

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I recently had some issues with my Sony Vaio PCV-RX660 desktop. When I turn on my computer, no image appears on my monitor. When it was working normally, when I turned on the computer, the fan would run loudly and then quickly cool off and quiet down when XP loaded up. Now, all that happens is that the fan runs loud and stays that way until I hold down the power button to turn it off cold.

Does this indicate that my motherboard is dead?

Thanks!

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Generally, fans are controlled by heat readings...something to check is the operating temperature that is shown in your BIOS when you boot up...(access your BIOS by tapping on the delete key, or F2 key while booting)..if it goes over 70C real quick then there is a CPU heat dissipation problem, which would cause the fan to run like this i think that it is more of an issue that your CPU died...has your machine taken any kind of hit or fall that might have loosened things?...or perhaps the heat sink compound between the heatsink and CPU failed.....
but it also could be a dead MB

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