Computer will not boot

By steamoss
Sep 6, 2010
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  1. hi all new here my problem is that after a power cut my computer refuses to boot up at i have tried rebooting in safe mode it got part way and hung now i can't get into safe mode or the bios screen running windows xp on an amd 2000 think the motherboard is ak7s8x and the bios p.190 also the cp id is06ao any help would be welcome relegated to pc at the libarary now so cant get to computer daily thanks in advance for any help steamoss
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Was your system protected by a power surge protector? It could be a number of things but two are worth considering: power supply is damaged or motherboard took a hit.
  3. steamoss

    steamoss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there was no surge protector and i have noticed that after the second beep a red light elashes briefly near the computer power switch to all intents and purposes apart from nothing happening it seems ok green light on pc and monitor before the crash it did seem to be running slowly and was going to fit some new memory this week thanks for your reply lets hope its not the m/b
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    First, get yourself a good power surge protector. Second, before buying new memory test your power supply. Do you or a friend have a multimeter?

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