computer wont post

By busta57
Jun 8, 2005
  1. hi, bit of a noob here, i need some help. my comp was working fine for the 3 months i've had it, then last night it wouldn't shut down so i turned it off at the wall, then i turned it on again a few seconds later and it just stayed in the first black screen with bios version at top and such, F8, tab, alt+F2, del buttons all do nothing, its just stuck there, cant get into bios or anything, have i killed it?? i have tried disconnecting drives to see if it will post but no joy.

    XP pro on
    P4 3.0ghz/ asus p4s800-mx
    160gb hdd

    if i was a girl i'd be crying.................busta :blackeye:
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Have you tried resetting cmos? You can do this via a jumper on the mobo(your mobo manual will tell you how to do this), or take the cmos battery out for a few minutes and then reinsert it.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. busta57

    busta57 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks howard

    i took battery out for a few minutes, then turned on, comp booted into bios and there was a message saying cpu speed had been changed and comp would boot in safe mode, i saved and exited but it went back to the first black screen again and did not boot at all. at least its something different?
    thanks for your help howard, its much appreciated

    cheers busta :confused:
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It`s hard to say what`s wrong, but it does sound major.

    Maybe your cpu or mobo has gone bad.

    Check all connections and cables. make sure everything is seated correctly.

    When you try to boot your system, do the fans spin up? Does the hdd spin?

    Regards Howard :cool:
  5. busta57

    busta57 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeh, it doesnt look good the cpu speed in bios is 200/33 that sound right?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I think we`re going to need your system specs.

    Go HERE and read my post.

    Regards Howard :cool:
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