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Just doesn't work

When i go to turn on my machine it sometimes makes it as far as loading the xp screen but other times just refuses to aknowledge its even on, i have no idea what is causing this it will also sometimes attempt to start in safe mode then merely say 'no signal' and not respond to anything i have once seen an error message although it wasn't on screen for long enough before the screen went black and said no signal then the fan seems to run at a very high rate for no reason as it is not hot at all, i have changed screens and vga leads with no success, i have also put my hard drive into an identical pc which worked thus ruling that out as a basis for a fault, however i am no closer to resolving the problem, please help, thanks

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  • rich rich Dec 24, 2006

    thanks for your suggestion, i tried however my pc wont stay on or un-frozen for long enough and doesn't run the disc drive at all so i cant attempt a repair, also i di use my hard drive as a slave if that makes any difference in being able to help, and it ran fine with my friends hard drive as the master.



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I have the same computer as you and the same thing happened to me. On my computer it turned out that my motherboard crashed. you may need to buy a new one. If not then it might just be really dusty. If you have given it a good clean you should take it into a computer store to get it fixed. I know its abit late but meh.

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You say you put the hard drive in another pc and it worked. Did you put it in a slave, because windows XP will not boot on a different pc because of hardware changes and the need for different mobo drivers etc. If it did boot you were lucky as it checks processor serial numbers amongst other things. If it was a slave, it may work, but as a Windows C drive it won't work because it has probably lost the boot ini file or has a damaged HDD sector. or corrupted. You will have to boot up with your windows cd and press enter then 'R' for repair when asked to install or repair.

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2007

    It maybe then that your processor is faulty and failing as soon as it gets hot as it wouldn't take long to warm up, as after the cmos chip has checked settings, it's then upto the CPU to run the motherboard.


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