i have recently re-built my pc, but it won't boot up?
It seems to power up ok, the hard drive light is on all the time and i am getting no picture on the screen, i have triple checked the graphic card connections and made sure everything else is plugged in properly. why am i getting nothing on screen?
Yes i have monitor light. The monitor was tried on other pc the other day to check it is ok, and it works fine.
i haven't checked the ram but i have some other memory sticks i can put in this week, i don't know how to check the processor but i am sure it is ok as it has been used recently in another pc.
Basically my gigabyte motherboard went down a month ago, so i replaced it with an Asus one that i had in another tower which worked fine, i plugged all the parts back into it after making sure that it was all compatible and now when i fire it up the hard drive runs full pelt ( red activity light on all the time even if i let it run for over an hour) and i get nothing on screen, it looks like it hasn't booted up. don't get it? thanks for any help you give.
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Temitope, Hard reset. Open computer, remove battery,hold power button down (((1 minute))), reinsert battery, reassemble laptop, push/hold power button a couple seconds.
2nd fix, try to boot laptop without hdd.(hard drive). Remove the hdd, then turn on the laptop.. then it can get into the bios.. reset the bios to the default setting, turn off the laptop, and then turn it on again with hdd reinstalled. This seems to be what works in the forums with this issue found in Asus laptops. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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First of all when you are in the BIOS and have set the DVD/CD drive as the first boot device make sure you save the settings before you restart the computer as it will not remember the changes if you don't.
Make sure that the lens on the CD/DVD drive is clean and also make sure the Windows 7 install disk is clean and free of any finger prints.
make sure that you keep tapping a key when the drive spins up as sometimes people miss the "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD" message.
If you still can't get the disk to boot then try the install disk in a working PC and see if that reads the disk. If it does then the optical drive could be faulty or does not support DVD format.
If the issue was the video card then there would be no display. If there was any display it would be discolored.
Try unplugging any removable media that's hooked up to the computer. After that try to boot it up.
If it still doesn't go anywhere then you most likely have a power supply issue on your hands. try unplugging an unnecessary components inside the computer such as any CD/DVD drives and removing any cards installed. Pretty much everything but the motherboard and the hard drive. If it still doesnt boot properly then you might either have to buy a new power supply or a new motherboard as long as you know your hard drive is good.
The thing si if it was an issue with the hard drive you would get an error message. If you seemed to have left out any error messages please post them.
Time to look for a new computer. That and take out your hard drive to copy your files over.
Sounds like motherboard problem. Probably not worth repair.
I've got an HP desktop with similar problems. It turned on one day just fine. The next day not. I don't even get the boot up screens. Disconnecting Hard Drive and CD/DVD components do not help. I should at least get some BIOS POST beeps and a Hard Drive Not Found or such. I do not. On occassion it will boot to a blank screen with white cursor in upper left. Most the time no screen at all. On rare occassion it comes right on and boots Windows. I guess it could be the power switch ... but I doubt that.
Yepp, its easy to solve that problem. Get in the bios and change the boot up seqvence, ist probly set to look for all kinds of bootble divices, change that to only boot from the hdd in your laptop, disable all other boot devices, when you done that, hit F10 to save the settings and restart your laptop.
I strongly suspect that you have a bad connection to the hard drive, since you were moving it in and out. Check power connector on HDD and make sure data cable sits in OK and that data cable is not reversed.