PC won't boot, post

By Nitrixtone · 39 replies
Jan 8, 2018
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  1. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +453

    Hi I think we can all agree that the problem has to be hardware or software. I can't say 100% that you can eliminate software issues with a boot-able Linux CD, But I think that's a great place to start. Here's a great link from one of my favorite resources. Read what HTG has to say about Linux and other rescue options.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31804/the-10-cleverest-ways-to-use-linux-to-fix-your-windows-pc/
    Here's a quote from the above link. If you don't agree, I would love to hear your thoughts.
    "There’s a number of ways that you can use Ubuntu to diagnose hardware problems, but the first is really obvious once you think about it—just boot off the Live CD, and start running some applications and test out all the hardware from a working Linux environment. If the system works fine in Linux, the problem is probably a Windows, virus, or driver issue."
     
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  2. My 2cents---
    If your computer gets really screwed up, restore to factory settings.
    Then, hopefully, you will have a Macrium Reflect system to restore to before your issues began.
    Don't be cheap.
    Buy factory recovery discs.
    You will thank yourself later.
    Can you make your own recovery discs ?
    Yes.
    But since you really screwed up your computer to start with you should admit your ignorance & go with the manufacturers recovery discs.
    Just my opinion.
     
  3. Montana

    Montana TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +15

    The purpose of the Linux Live Disk is too rule out hardware failure and to be able to download the update utility.
     
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  4. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +453

    Hi! Linux Live Disk has many great features, and it's a must have for all tech repairmen.
     
  5. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +453

  6. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Addict Posts: 650   +121

    It won't work trust me on this for once.
    We have already figured out today your mono is shot.
    While msi technical support number is on.
    Call them and see what they think. Trouble shooting computers is like trouble cars.
    Gotta know for sure which part is dead.
     
  7. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +453

    What won't work?
     
  8. Throw computer in trash.
    Take money to store & get new computer.
    With warrenty......
     
  9. Since you really screwed up your last computer please use Macrium Reflect to protect your new computer.
     
  10. Nitrixtone

    Nitrixtone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Im assuming the mobo is dead and hopefully the cpu is still good cause the sata ports and the io connections dont work/ respond.
     
  11. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +453

    How do you want me to respond? There's not a lot you can do with a dead MB.;)
     
  12. Nitrixtone

    Nitrixtone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I know... im just putting it out there so that way this thread wont continue for ever... thanks for the help guys/girls.

    Much appreciated :)
     
  13. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +453

    Thanks for your reply. This thread will probably continue as long as you keep responding. I hope you get your issue solved. Let us know what solved your issue. It will help other TS members.(y)
    PS it's nice to be appreciated. Thank you for that!
     
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  14. Nitrixtone

    Nitrixtone TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Will do
     
  15. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +453

    (y)You are appreciated.
     

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