Computer keeps freezing and won't turn on

By velvet123
Jul 24, 2006
  1. I been having problems with my computer, it's kind of old Windows XP. But it runs fine, and has Mcafee up to date and everything. But lately, its been freezing. That the mouse and keyboard don't work when it freezes. When I turn it off and turn on back, the monitor wont turn on at all. I tried both monitors that I have nothing worked. But I tested to see if it was the two monitors with this computer Im using right now, sense the other one keeps freezing. This one worked with the two monitors. I noticed that theres this yellow light where you put the disc, which I never noticed before.
  2. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Hi. So when you turn on the computer that was freezing, nothing happens? Do you just get a black screen? If so, have you tried to unplug the monitor while the freezing pc is turned on while the screen is black? If you unplug the monitor while it is plugged in, no matter if the screen is black or not, it should at least recognize that the monitor has been disconnected and give you a warning message. Try that. If you unplug the monitor while the freezing computer is on and you get that warning, at least you know it's probably not the video card.

    Do you get any text on the freezing computer at all when you power on?

    Had you recently installed any software of hardware?

    Did you ever get any Blue Screens with any Stop Errors?

    I would like some more specs on your computer like:

    Motherboard type

    Has this computer froze before this?
    Are you able to press F8 when you boot up to get into "Windows Advanced Options"

    You can also try resetting the CMOS jumpers

    Near the CMOS battery on the MOBO there are 3 PINS called jumpers.
    Two of them should be covered by a piece of rubber.
    If that rubber piece is on PINS 1 and 2 you would move it to PINS 2 and 3, leave it there for 5 seconds, and move it back to PINS 1 and 2.
    Do it the opposite if the rubber is already covering PINS 2 and 3.

    After you do that you should be able to turn on your computer and at least be able to tap F8 to get into "Windows Advanced Options" or "F1 or DEL" to get into your bios

    Anyways get back with me with some specs and try those things I said
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