I need help my pc wont boot

By jpina ยท 12 replies
Jun 22, 2005
  1. guys, i need help.
    i unpluged my pc and everything from it and started cleaning my desk.
    after it was done i pluged everything back the way it was.
    when i booted up the pc it 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 formatting 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 it would 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. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Posts: 135

    Yeh the cpu would be hot but i doubt its the cpu, it could be but from my experience i would know.

    Have you got windows xp pro?

    if you do i can help
  3. jpina

    jpina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i got xp,somebody said it could be the power supply!
    i forgot to mention it but i also tried the windows xp repair thingy!!!
    thanks for the help.
  4. luv2playcs

    luv2playcs TS Member Posts: 59

    ok ok i 'understand it

    windows problem!

    if u cannot boot up,Is it first time boot up??if yes.is the Hard DIsk New?If old,it must be spoiled!i encounted the same error in WIn Xp Pro it could not boot up,i tested it on other PCs an tried to use windows xp startup disk

    Your Processor was Hot??????was the fan Moving??no??if the fan is not moving,if might be spoiled
  5. jpina

    jpina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no it was not the first time i booted up.also i used two different disks that i had inside the pc.(check out my specs).the cpu fan was moving.
    and do you think both disk might be spolied
    do you think it's the mother supply.i just dont wanna go out and start buying stuff that i dont need.
    thanks for the reply.
    j. pina
  6. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Posts: 135

    Yeh its quite hard to pin point the problem.

    Have you got Windows XP pro or home edition?

  7. jpina

    jpina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no, actually. the pc is booting but it wont pass the win xp logo screen, the one with the little blue scrolling bar. the bar stops dead in the center of the bar. and wont move.
    i've tried everything imaginable, from formating the hard drive to using the second hd in the pc to install xp but the thing won't go past logo screen.
    im about to throw in the lake.
  8. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Check CPU temp in bios

    Check what your cpu temp is in the bios. That way you will know if it is too hot. Acceptable max temp is 50 C
  9. luv2playcs

    luv2playcs TS Member Posts: 59

    Your BIOS

    In Bios select boot options.an try making it boot to Your Default Hd
  10. jpina

    jpina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried that already.im gonna go today and buy a new psu. and start from there.how many watts should i get it.
  11. jpina

    jpina TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what i meant to say was that i tried that already and still the same issue, stuck on the windows logo screen. can that be caused by a virus?
  12. luv2playcs

    luv2playcs TS Member Posts: 59


    400 watts isnit??i told yeah that the drive is spoiled!try your 60Gigs HD n Take OFF THE 120Gigs HD
  13. luv2playcs

    luv2playcs TS Member Posts: 59

    wah liu!

    virus wont cause windows to boot up,wat windows r u running?WIn Xp??Do u see blue screen??yes,then u need to reinstall or recover windows :slurp: :angel:
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