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My pc doesnt startup

Discussion in 'Older Windows Versions' started by Jimbob69, May 8, 2005.

  1. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    hi
    my pc switches on as if it is working but the hard drive light is on constant and red also monitor looks as if it is on stand by, and the keyboard doesnt work anyone got any solution for me

    All answers most appreciated
    thanks Jim
     
  2. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    do you get any beeps when the pc starts ? is this the first time its played up ?
     
  3. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    no beeps no twice b4 left it off for a while then worked again but its not happening this time
     
  4. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    do you get any other symtoms?
     
  5. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    no other symtoms
     
  6. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    You should get at least 1 beep to let you know all's ok..is everything connected ok? have you (or anyone else) been inside the case?
    what make PC is it ?
     
  7. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    no beep, everything is connected, i looked inside today if there was any loose connections it is: I Patriot who made it got it out of dixons about 8 years ago not been used that often, there is a noise as if something is spinnig inside but not like the noise off the fans
     
  8. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    Is the spinning noise from the hard drive ?
     
  9. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    yeah i think so cause the cd-rom spins then u can here it stop and the other noise is still there
     
  10. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    have you tried a boot disk in your floppy or cd rom ? and see if it boots
     
  11. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    all i got was a mainboard support disk cd format tried that nothing happened
     
  12. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    what model is it ?
     
  13. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    just a standard model no dvd drive or cdrw drive
     
  14. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    It doesn't sound very good at all ...did you used to get beeps before at least one
     
  15. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    yeah then had the windows 98 logo up then it would just stay on that but nothing at all now
     
  16. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    sounds like your hard drives gone to meet its maker

    ps I liked your mini pic in your profile
     
  17. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    thanx for ur help
     
  18. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    so is there nothing i can do to sort it
     
  19. Dan Penny

    Dan Penny Staff Techie7 Moderator

    Download the hard disk manufacturers drive diagnostics, create a boot floppy with the downloaded file, and boot the machine with it. Run the full or extended diagnostics on the hard disk.
     
  20. Jimbob69

    Jimbob69 Techie7 New Member

    ok thank u will give that a try