computer won't boot

By singakane ·
Not too sure what info I should put here, but most of the time I don't get anything. No beep, a flash of the HD LED and that's it. Sometimes the power LED goes on as well but it freezes before it does much. I seem to get the power LED on only after it's been off and unplugged for a while. The CPU fan runs and I can open my CD Tray.

Some dumbass(me) cut the power while the computer was on, which I assume was the cause of the problem but no idea what exactly it would effect. I don't know if it was working prior to that though, in fact it was the computer freezing while booting from CD that 'caused me to unplug it.

I tried a different Power Supply and changing the RAM too.

Any ideas as to what may be wrong would be considerably appreciated, trying to learn this stuff too so detailed explanations would kick *** but anything is good. Any information needed I can check though in some instances I may not know where to look.

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Let me try

by sridhar_reddapani In reply to computer won't boot

does your CPU fan running?

It happened to me once, I just removed RAM and installed again. Just for fun try it. If you atleast see something on your screen then we can go further.

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Power Supply

by MyLittleMansAnIdiot In reply to computer won't boot

Tried replacing the power supply? That's the first thing I'd do, were I you.

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RAM/Power Supply

by singakane In reply to Power Supply

Sorry forgot to mention that the cpu fan runs and my CD Tray opens, I tried removing the RAM, got three long beeps with them removed and got nothing when I put them back in.

tried a different PS, same result

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Probably PS

by ctrservices In reply to RAM/Power Supply

Sounds like a power supply problem, but why not eliminate a memory problem by trying each of your RAM chips one at a time and rebooting. Be sure to install the single chips in the number 1 slot.

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by rahouseholder In reply to computer won't boot

Pull out everything except for what is required to boot the computer into BIOS. All you need is the CPU, memory, and a video card. Remove everything else, including all drives, cards, external devices... Just leave the keyboard plugged in... If it still will not boot, remove the video card and see if you get any beeps. If you do, try another video card. I would even try a different keyboard. If you can boot into the BIOS, start adding devices back in one at a time to see which is causing the problem. If you cannot boot into the BIOS at all, I would suspect that either your motherboard or your CPU was damaged...

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