PC does not boot up

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When I turn on my PC it seems to boot up normally but the screen goes blank when Windows XP should normally load. It displays the setup but then it just goes blank, I get no beep codes or error messages.
It was working fine just a few days ago. I even tried to reinstall Windows XP but the screen still goes blank after I see the setup screen. I can get into the setup in the bios but that’s it.
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what colour does the screen go when it wont boot? because if it goes blue your pc has most likly died.
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No, it is not blue, it's dark gray and I can see a little "snow"
What I mean by snow it’s kind of like when your TV is getting a bad reception.
It is blank, but it’s as if there is some type of reception.
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hmm....well i don't know wot cud be wrong i have never come across that problem before. have u tryed a system restore?
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Thanks for the quick response,
The problem is I can't even get it to boot from a Windows XP CD, it does the exact same thing; right after the BIOS screen, it goes blank.
So I don't know how to get to the system restore if it doesn’t show anything?
Any Ideas?
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It almost sounds like a RAM failure.

Do you get an accurate RAM count during the POST?

Also...If your mobo has onboard video chipset (and you're using a plugin graphics card), remove the card from the motherboard to force the use of the onboard graphics chip...if the system boots into default video mode, then you have your answer.
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could be. coz a pc wont boot without ram
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does your PC turns off or was it just the monitor that goes blank? try to boot up your pc using other monitor (if it is available). my suspecion (and is just a wild guessing coz of limited prognosis) is that u may have a problem with video card.

(go check, and be optimistic. in this forum there are really good guys who can fix your problem. i can attest you that.)
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I also have the same problem that when I turn on my computer it goes through the BIOS screen, and then it begins starting windows and then the screen goes blue. This started after I hooked up an external DVD burner, I had turned the system off plugged the drive into the USB port, started up the computer and now nothing. I NEED HELP PLEASE
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if the screen goes blue your pc has died mate. or atleast my old one did when the screeen went blue on it. have u tryed without the dvd burner? if so and it stil goes blue your pretty screwed mate soz.
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Hi, welcome to ozzu
this one interests me
remember I am working blind so bare with me
also if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it



when you put in an XP cd, do you get as far as the frist windows entry screen
if so
to restore missing boot files when the boot is corrupted

- check that boot sequence is set to cd
(ask if you don't understand)
- turn on the computer
- place XPcd in the computer
- turn off the computer
- turn on the computer again
- press: r
- press: enter
(black screen appear, recovery console)
- type: run "Attrib -H -R -S" on the C:\Boot.ini file
- press: enter
- type: delete C:\Boot.ini file
- press: enter
- type: run Bootcfg /rebuild
- press: enter
- type: run Fixboot
- press: enter
- type: exit
- press: enter
- restart your computer normally
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now, if you not getting to your frist screen
then the easiest would be to swap ram bar
(if you have two , use one then the other)
if not that then slave the harddrive elsewhere to see if it is alive
if don't know if this is a laptop so I will stop here
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dafunk wrote:
When I turn on my PC it seems to boot up normally but the screen goes blank when Windows XP should normally load. It displays the setup but then it just goes blank, I get no beep codes or error messages.
It was working fine just a few days ago. I even tried to reinstall Windows XP but the screen still goes blank after I see the setup screen. I can get into the setup in the bios but that’s it.
Thank you


I have this problem exactly, mine is now working about 50% of the time but still havet solved. Ive cleaned it the pc inside, reseated ram checked video card ad monitor all ok.

I do not get an accurate RAM reading (I have 1gb but reads as 256) but never have done since I upgraded the ram. Cud this b conected?

PS Blue screen means your pc is screwed, usually the mobo sorry m8. :(
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Hark, very quickly these problems can turn out to be different
and this thread then gets messy
please start a new thread
someone will reply shortly

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