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By narnesandboble ·
I have a very big problem. i built my own comp. in about october of last year. no problems AT ALL...until now. i have never had these thing freeze, but on thursday it froze just as i was connecting to the internet, so i figured it was just a problem with the software. but it wouldnt reboot from ctl-alt-delete so i had to hardboot it. after i hardbooted it and wanted to start it up again, there was no start up noises except for the hard drive wind up and fans, so beeps. no screen display, and the menu on the monitor actually says "no signal". i took it all apart and tried different configs to see what was causing it, not the monitor, video card, cd-rom drives or hard drive. im scared its the processor or motherboard that just went bad. can anyone help me out, or had this same thing happen?

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by dmiles In reply to Big Problem

Trouble shooting the power suply to make sure it is starting up and the fans are spinning

Check the CPU,listen for the fan to start,open the case to inspect

Check the memory slpots to make sure they have not crept out,and are making good contact

Try using another video card to see if this is causing the problem

If all else uninstall all cards except the video card and boot the system,with no beep sounds coming from system it looks as though you have a motherboard problem

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by narnesandboble In reply to Big Problem

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by addison99 In reply to Big Problem

I would recommend that you take everything out your PC and just leave in the CPU, RAM and Graphics card.

You dont say what CPU you are using.

Try some different ram if you can. Faulty MODEMS can cause the PC not to boot.

If none of thesethings work I would suspect the mainboard. IS THE CPU FAN spinning OK

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by zlitocook In reply to Big Problem

It sounds like one of your devices is bad. Start with the cdrom, disconnect the cable (the data interface cable) and reboot. If that is not the problem try the hard drive cable next. This is caused buy the post, it checks all the system devices first and if one is not responding it halts the system. If you hear the the system start to come up, ie. fans, lights, memory and hard drive check but it stops there. You have a bad device.

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by tRippin In reply to Big Problem

try changing the slot for the graphic card...check for any loose connection in the cables... get some working pc's ram and test on your pc..last but not least get another bootable hardisk and use on your own set ... see which one is causing the problem..

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by smmurphy In reply to Big Problem

I don't know what OS you are using, but I ran into a similar problem with a client's computer. They were running WIN98SE and had a bad modem. The system would boot OK most of the time, but if they had any problems connecting with their modem (fax orinternet) the MB would freeze. We eneded up replacing both the modem and video cards to correct the problem.

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