Computer will not POST

By feelinhipp ยท 7 replies
Sep 26, 2004
  1. Hi everyone! Here is what happened. From my keyboard you can put the computer in sleep mode. Well, my computer was in sleep mode and I woke it up. As it was waking up I keep pressing the sleep mode button on my keyboard until it went back to sleep. The next time I woke my computer the fans, drives, and everything else turned on except the computer would not attempt to boot. The monitor doesn't even turn on. I have tried to clear the CMOS memory, take out all PCI cards but nothing seems to start my computer. I tried my HD in a friends computer and it worked! Please help me get my computer running again.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Can you boot into safe mode? Sounds to me like your hd might have become corrupted. If you can boot into safe mode might i suggest that you run a disk check. If this doesn`t help post back and I`ll try and think of what else it might be. Regards Howard:grinthumb
  3. feelinhipp

    feelinhipp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought that may have been the issue but I was able to take my HD out and run it in a friends computer. When I turn my computer on it does not even begin to POST. There are no beeps, and nothing shows on the monitor. Thanks again for your help!
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    reseat your ram, I've had this problem quite a few times before, and reseating ram fixed it. If that doesnt fix it, unhook all fans/lights, it could be a power problem too.
  5. feelinhipp

    feelinhipp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have tried moving the RAM into different slots. In addition to this, I have also disconnected EVERYTHING, i.e. fans, drives, CD Rom to see if any of them were conflicting somehow. Unfortunately, nothing fixed the current problem. I appreciate all the help, please keep bring the suggestions!

  6. Banditz71

    Banditz71 TS Rookie

    Having very same problem here..........:(
  7. bewbew

    bewbew TS Rookie

    Did you turn off all the BIOS power monitoring crap?
  8. JoboTheHobo1213

    JoboTheHobo1213 TS Rookie

    Yea Im having the same problem,would reseting the cmos help anything?
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