my pc went to crap...

By jpina
Jun 22, 2005
  1. guys, i need help.
    i unpluged my pc and everything from it and started cleaning my desk.
    after i was done i pluged everything back the way it was.
    when i booted up the pc i would hang in the windows logo screen.
    i tried it a couple of times and hangs right at the same part.
    -tried a xp recovery = nothing
    -tried formating the hd and clean install xp =nothing
    -removed cards-video/sound/nic= nothing
    memory removed them am use 1 by 1 = nothing
    last but not least i removed the cpu and it was hot!!!!,
    i waited til it cooled down and placed it back. now the pc doesnt boot up.
    one thing, also the pc when it was booting it detected both hd's but iwould not boot to any of them.
    i even tried instaling it on the 2nd hd but had the same problem.
    i also unplugged the dvd-rw and cd-rw
    my specs are as follows:

    abit mobo vt7
    p4 3.2 ghz cpu
    768mb ram
    120gb western digital hd
    60 gb western digital hd
    ati 9600 video card
    netgear nic card
    windows xp pro edition

    please help! i would really apreciate it!!!
  2. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Posts: 270


    Sounds like a heat issue and also could be that the CPU had no thermal paste on it. Did it? If not. this could be your problem. Try using another hard drive out of another computer and see if it boots.
  3. jpina

    jpina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did that. put some paste on the cpu and it booted. but i still hangs on the boot up screen, where the windows logo comes up.
    and i did swap hard drives and the same thing happens, dude im telling it's weird.
  4. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    You unplugged your computer. The lithium battery for CMOS backup might be bad. Try resetting BIOS and to replace configuration.
  5. jpina

    jpina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think that did the trick. i removed the battery and placed it back. also resetted the bios. now it boots. the scroll bar on the windows screen kinda slows down but now it doesnt gonna buy a new battery for the cmos tommorow and replace it.
    guys thanks a lot , saved me a lot of money and time.
    you guys are great.
  6. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    Since ATX, your battery is only used if the PC is unplugged. So if it happens to go bad, that's what happens.
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