Question about PC Desktops

7 Answers

Computer wont turn on i tried to replace the hard drive but it wont turn on

Posted by on

7 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 41 Answers

Is it completely dead?If so,you probably need a power supply

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 81 Answers

If you turn on the pc and the power fan turn on but your pc did not. turn it off again and clean the memory and the memory socket maybe it is full of dust. blow the dust with air blower and place the memory back in place. try to test is again

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

Replace poer supply

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Do you have lights and or power to the motherboard?? do you get any beeps when you 1st turn pc on ?? is there no picture or signal . then it's your CPU

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 26 Answers

Totally computer black even u turn the power on? means u didnt see any messages on your windows?... do this tip for you dear,

check your connections, as what other solutions advice to you. connections such as, the plug of your computer at the back of it, make sure it is plug fit to the outlet, or if your using AVR check it. all connections of your PC - CPU - AVR strictly check it ALL. Better, unplug it then plug it again to the outlet, to make sure its connected better.

Hope it help you.
thank you.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Check the power connections and try with genuine drive

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Have you tried booting with a Live CD ? This would eliminate OS as the problem....do you get any sytem messages ????

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wont start emachine t3646


The hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this... Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.

Jun 28, 2014 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

My computer wont turn on


Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly


motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail

check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working


also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in

check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease

hope it helps

Apr 17, 2012 | Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My start up wont start the computer i keep getting a blue screen


have you tried booting in safe mode?if not try it first.
if you have successfully loged in safe mode. Try using the system restore to restore the system.
if you still have blue screens. do the following.

first try removing the video card and the memory card.
Clean the gold bars using a white eraser.
after cleaning put them back and make sure they are properly inserted in their slots.
Turn on the computer, if the problem still occurs try removing your cd rom drive.
Turn on the computer if the problem still occurs that means your operating system is corrupted or you have a broken harddisk.
Try reinstalling a new operating system. If you have so many important datas in your hard drive I suggest you use Windows 7 cause you can install without reformatting your hard drive.

Here is a video tutorial on how to install windows 7 without restarting.


If a problem occurs during installation it means you have a broken hard drive you have to replace it.

Goodluck, please give me updates if you have any success. THANKS.

Jun 29, 2011 | Dell Dimension E521 (D10E16) PC Desktop

1 Answer

My toshiba portege610ct, it says that the green on button is on, but it wont show anything on the monitor, its just all black.


Try using a live cd from linux to get in there. If that works then its probably your hard drive that failed.
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
If the Live cd works then take out the live cd. Turn on the computer and press F2 over and over right away to get into the bios. Try setting the bios to its default values. Then reboot your computer and if it works you are all set. If not then try replacing the hard drive.

Dec 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Windows wont start. dont know how it happened.


press F2 to go to the system setup, then press arrow down to highlight Standard CMOS feature, then press enter. Verify if the hard drive is detected, mostly it is installed in SATA 0 and you should see like a serial no of the Hard drive. If the hard drive is not detected, you might need to reseat the cables of the hard drive inside the computer. Make sure that all the cables at the back of computer is unplugged to be safe. After you reseat the hard drive cable, plug cables at the back of the computer then turn on computer and press F2, verify if the hard drive is detected, if still not, try to swap the connection of the hard drive and the dvd drive of the computer. Plug back the cables and turn on comp and press again F2, this time the the dvd drive should be on the SATA 0 and hard drive should be on the oter SATA port. If the hard drive is still not detected, you need to replace the hard drive, but if the hard drive is detected on the other SATA port and the dvd drive is not detected on SATA 0 then you need to replace the mother board.

Mar 16, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer...

1 Answer

MY PC WONT COME ON THE SCREEN IS BLACK


The mother board has a battery if thats the one you took out you reset the bios, Try pressing the delete simutanuosanly after turning on the computer then in the bios goto boot device priority and select your hard drive press f10 which is the save and exit. Try turning on your pc again and see if it boots off the hard drive make sure you give the computer time to re-boot itself after you change the setting in the bios.

Apr 08, 2009 | eMachines T3604 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer wont go past a blue error screen


Your hard drive may have quit(died). No good solution other than replace the hard drive. Do you have a restore disk for you computer, to use after replacign the HD? 

Here is the website for Acer PC 

Dec 19, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

1 Answer

Computer will turn on but wont boot


OK, have you tried checking the connections on your hard drive, afterwards try rebooting. If it still wont boot i suggest you back up data and boot the restore CD that came with your PC. If it still doesn't work , check your BIOS, most BIOS programs have a hard drive auto detection function so if it doesn't show, chances are the problem would be a defective hard drive.

Hope this helps:)

Oct 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have a external hard drive from WD Elements model number wd5000. The problem with the hard drive is that when I connect it to my desktop computer the computer recognizes that a usb has been plugged but...


Well you hard drive is on its way out the door it sound like it has a case of the "tick tick tick" and well not fixable but if you have info on your hd that you want there is a temp solution but I will not provide it due to its nature and last resort untill we know that it is 100% the issue at hand.

do you have a Air conditioner or any heavy appliances on the same circut as the computer ?

if so then its probably due to a surge in the power causeing the hard drive to fail. which is also very common with computers.

if you have a hard drive that you can use in replacement it would be great if you are able to open the external drive up and replace it.

also check the Western Digital website to see if your hard drive is still under warrenty and if it is great it wont take long for them to get you a replacement once your old one has been sent. I have had this happen many many times of the years and alot of the hard drive company's that I have delt with have been great about the RMA that I do with them.

Oct 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

223 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...