power turns on, but wont load the bios

By tanglewood027
Jul 24, 2006
  1. the computer i am speaking of is running windows xp. when the power button is pushed the fan turns on and thats all that happens. it wont load anything. my uneducated guess is that the bios is the problem, but im sure it could possibly be anything else.....can somebody offer me some advice please.
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    We need more details, PC specs for a start. Did this just happen? Was the PC working before. Is this a brand new build? What country do you live in? (this helps us direct you to a good source for parts, if required.)

    No POST no BIOS load is most likely a CPU fried. Did you check that the CPU power cable is still plugged into the mobo (4 pin connector near the CPU)

  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Bad ram can cause the same problem. or ram that has been dislodged. make sure the ram is securely seated and the video card as well.
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