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Computre stuck on boot screen

By mq8421
Jan 1, 2008
  1. right when i turn on my computer it goes to the usuall first boot screen that shows the processor, the memory and some of the drives. then it stays on that screena dn doesnt move at all. i have recently tried to change the video card and this is how it ended, so i pulled it out and put everything to how it was before. but it stills freezes on thte boot screen. i cant figure anything out plz help.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You may need to refer to your m/b manual on resetting the bios
    I'd also check all connections are secure on the m/b and devices (harddrive ; cdrom etc)
     
  3. mq8421

    mq8421 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dont have the motherboard manual. =(
     
  4. mq8421

    mq8421 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and it is stuck on the post screen.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You will need to go to your motherboard manufacturer website and download it (it's free)
     
  6. mq8421

    mq8421 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i took out some small battery oin the motherboard for 30mins like it said and unplugged everything eccept the harddrive and this time i was able to get to the setup screen but when i finished it restarted and it did the same thing. so im starting to think it might be a power supply thing because it originally started when i plugged up the new videoo card and didnt realize it but plugged in the power part of it while the system was stilll runing so do u know a way i can check that the power supply is still working?
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'd say video card
     
  8. mq8421

    mq8421 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what do u mean video card?
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Can you remove the video card and use the onboard video (if one exists)
     
  10. mq8421

    mq8421 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh yea i did that same thing, it seems that the longer i keep the computer offf the farther it gets. the farthest right now is that it got the an all black screen and on the top left corner of the screen it has a small blinking line. this is haveing everything unplugged except for the hardrive. im starting to get real frustrated with it.
     
  11. mq8421

    mq8421 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    got any ideas anyone?
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just to be clear
    At this stage

    The Video card is out
    It will not Start (power on self test)
    You cannot get to bios

    Can you also remove the harddrive from the motherboard
    And confirm the above
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,690   +1,879

    Could this be a thermal issue?
     
  14. mq8421

    mq8421 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes kimsland i put everything back how it was before i tried to intall the video card, but it still does the same thing and turns on but stays at the post screen and then becomes non responsive. and to captain cranky the cpu temp is at like 47c when i turn it on but the psu seems to ge treally hot reeally fast and i can hear a buzzing noise barely if i leave it on for a couple of mins
     
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Sounds like Power Supply
    Really at this stage could be lots of different hardware

    You may need someone with experience to start swapping out parts
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,690   +1,879

    Yeah.....What Kimsland Said.....

    The PSU is the prime and usual suspect and if it's failing, it will overheat sometimes. Something making a different noise than before sometimes amounts to a death rattle. Many Antec PSUs begin to make an annoying high frequency whine before going belly up.
    You should start by subbing the PSU. Don't worry, if it's a decent supply you're using for the substitution, it should have self protection measures against another component which could be bad. My next experiment would be the video card.
     
  17. mayday1991

    mayday1991 TS Rookie

    I have a question, I am working on a HP a1267c desktop model. The computer is stuck on the HP invent window. I will not let me into any thing. I have disconnected every thing on the PC. The only thing that is running is the cpu and ram. I have also tried to clear the cmos and reset it but no luck

    Can some one please help me figure this out. I have run out of options
     
  18. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,980   +11

    mq8421, sometimes a bad capacitor can cause this problem.

    Do you see any 'domed' capacitors on the motherboard ?
     
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