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Serious Startup Proplem! Please Help

By weslstan
Jul 10, 2007
  1. I dont know what has happened.
    I turned on my computer today and I got this screen as usual...

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    Which is usualy follow by the Windows Xp loading screen but all I got was a black screen with a white flashing line in the top left hand corner.

    I did put some new ram in before I turned it on and gave it a bit of a clean as it was dusty but I cant see how either of those things could have done this!

    It doesnt seem to be reading any hardware either, except the monitor, but its recieving no signal from the keyboard.

    Please help!

    Thanks,
    wes
     
  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Have you taken out the ram you just installed to see if the computer will boot? Are you using compatible ram with what you already had?
     
  3. weslstan

    weslstan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    Hello, Yes It is the right ram but I thought I better take it out and test it but I still recieved the same error.
    Any idea why its not reading any hardware? Should I check all connections are tight and secure?
    Or what about creating a windows xp startup floppy?
     
  4. xxdj

    xxdj TS Rookie

    Check It~xxdj~

    Remove the Ram! Place the old one. Then start again. If it works works your new ram have a problem. THen check again put you new ram without old. Check again.
     
  5. weslstan

    weslstan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I just said that xxdj, I removed the ram and kept the old one in and it still didnt work.... Please help..I cannot use my computer atall
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Pull the cmos battery for five minutes - power down, unplug, press power button, open case, pulll battery, wait, reverse actions.


    If you had a Sata setup (raid or ahci) you will need to set up your bios again - doesn't affect the hard drive or OS itelf.
     
  7. weslstan

    weslstan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    Hey cct I want to try this but what do you mean by pull the cmos battery for five minutes? LOL sorry.
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    You could also try to set the BIOS to either of the default settings - try fail-safe first and it the thing boots you are in the right area.
    Are you sure you did not disturb anything in the case when fitting/removing the memory or cleaning it out?
    cheers
     
  10. xxdj

    xxdj TS Rookie

    Check This Out!

    Well try this...Remove the Ram. Clean the contact with eraser,,, better the white eraser. Old tricks might be work.

    QUOTE=weslstan]I just said that xxdj, I removed the ram and kept the old one in and it still didnt work.... Please help..I cannot use my computer atall[/QUOTE]
     
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