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My computer won't boot

By Jhong
Jul 16, 2010
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  1. I need help! My computer won't boot. I opened up the computer and I tried to reseat the RAM memory. Now the computer doesn't post. The fan turns on, and the power light comes on. I don't even get a bios setup screen. HELP ME!
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,102   +419

    The graphics card may have died or perhaps the power supply is failing. Can you post your PC specifications for us?
  3. Jhong

    Jhong TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    CPU : Intel® Celeron® Processor 4401
    (2.0GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
    Operating System : Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic with Service Pack 1
    Chipset : Intel® 945GC
    Memory : 1024MB 667MHz DDR2 dual-channel capable memory (1 × 1024MB)
    Expandable to 2GB
    2 DDR2 slots total, 1 DDR2 slot available
    Hard Drive : 160GB SATA II (7200rpm, 8MB cache)2
    Optical Drive : 18x DVD±R/RW Supermulti drive featuring Labelflash™ Technology3
    Up to 8.5GB with dual-layer media
    Write max: 18x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW
    Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 48x CD-ROM
    Media Reader : 15-in-1 high speed digital media card reader
    CompactFlash® I & II, IBM Microdrive™, Secure Digital™ (SD, Mini SD™4, SDHC™), Multi Media Card™ (MMC, MMC Plus, RS-MMC4, MMC Mobile4), Memory Stick™ (MS, MS Duo5, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo5), xD-Picture Card™, SmartMedia Card
    Video : Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Up to 224MB shared video memory
    PCI-Express® slot available for upgrade
    Sound : 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
    Communications : 56K ITU v.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
    10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
    Peripherals : Standard multifunction keyboard
    2-button wheel mouse (PS/2)
    Amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)
    Ports/Other : 6 - USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear)
    1 - VGA
    1 - Parallel port
    1 - Serial port
    2 - PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse)
    3 - Audio (rear): line-in/side (stereo), front/headphone (stereo), microphone
    2 - Audio (front): microphone, front/headphone (stereo)
    1 - RJ-45 Ethernet port
    1 - RJ-11 modem port

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