A couple of nights ago i found my pc had frozen. i pressed the reset button to find that my computer would not boot. my fans come on and it sounds as though the hdd does kick in, but i get nothing on the screen at all. no beeps or anything. i switched power supplies and same thing. changed mb's as well. then tried ram followed by cpu. what am i missing. i have nearly made a whole new pc. the only common parts are the case, hdd and opticals. can you assist?
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Re: Can not get any boot at all
First of all, your hard drive is what this computer needs to boot up. Try to see if you can POST, that is, only plug in power supply to motherboard with cpu and memory in there. Don't put any hard drive or other device into motherboard as yet. see if it reaches past post. If it does, then plug in hard drive and see if the problem occurs again. If it does, then the problem is the hard drive. But for now try reaching past post with only the bare necessary components for startup. Then let me know what happens.
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First try pressing down the power button for up to 10 seconds or until the laptop powers down. Wait a couple of minutes and see if the computer reboots properly. If it does, fine, if not power the laptop down again and again wait a couple of minutes, power on and press F8 whilst it is booting to get a menu up which should say on one of the entries something like "revert to last known good settings" Highlight this option using the keyboard arrow keys (mouse won't usually work here) and pressing return.
This should set your computer back to before the update that is causing the problem.
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Windows XP, right? Click on start, shutdown and then restart!
Is the laptop frozen? Hold down the power button for about 5-10 seconds until power shuts off. Just press the power on again to get it to start back up. Make sure you can NOT reset soft before cycling power on your laptop because you can lose/corrupt data during a cold boot.
I just had the same issue. Press the reset button. After pressing the reset button, plug it into your USB port on your PC. You should see it come back to life and shouldn't have to re-intall the firmware.