pc wont boot

By focus_water
Aug 18, 2006
  1. i have just built a computer and when i turn the computer on it will start to load and just befor it gets to the screen with winxp on it a blue screen will quickly come up and then the computer will restart.
    i can load cd's and when i put the linux cd and load knoppix it will come up fine but the mouse jumps around then screen and clicks on everthing with out me touching it.
    when i change the memory card and put in another one and turn the computer on the power light will flash very fast and nothing will happen unless i put in the one i got with the motherboard.

    i dont know what is wrong with it. i think it couldnt have a virus in the motherboard somewhere.
  2. regilb

    regilb TS Rookie

    is this a newly bought hardware? i reckon this is a memory problem. ive seen things like this before. now since live linux cds only use memory the caching is just in the RAM processing aint much of a job going to the pagefile much. so it runs well. try checking your memory or the memory slot.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    reset the cmos
    all new installs with new hardware should reset cmos jumper
    then go to bios and reset your stuff
    then reboot
    check wher you have memory stick or sticks
    some boards are backwards 1 stick only may go on outside
    check the psu you may need more power
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