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Why Doesn't Make Computer Boot?

By FA SHO ยท 5 replies
Jan 18, 2005
  1. I was fortunate to have had an FDC failure and subsequently a chip on my motherboard starting smoking. Also at this stage I was unable to boot my computer up at all. I also then witnessed what can only be described as a flash bang. At this stage no power went through my computer.
    So I went out and bought a new motherboard, new floppy drive, new power supply. Yet my computer still does not boot and though there is power running through the computer (all three lights on the keyboard - num lock, scroll lock, caps lock - light up) there is still no action from anything else. The CPU fan sits idle and does not spin, the hard drive doesn't kick in. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH MY COMPUTER??
    Any advice or help would be much appreciated as the neighbours dog (pet, not wife) is becoming an attractive target for my anger.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I fear that your cpu may also be a victim.

    The only way to find out for sure is if you can test it in another system.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. FA SHO

    FA SHO TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have now changed over the CPU and cooler but still have the same problem. The lights on the keyboard are on indicating that power is running through the system but there is no other action from the machine. What else could be wrong?? Could there be a problem with the hard drive or any other IDE device?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It is possible that your HDD is dead.

    Before you decide to get another one I would suggest the you try it in another system first just to be sure.

    It may also be a good Idea to check your RAM as well.

    Regards Howard :suspiciou
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    y don't you give us your system info, burned and replacement parts.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    running a diagnostic hardware check
    if you don't get a screen start at all
    quistions: does this have on board video
    do you here the hard drive running
    did you replace memory sticks
    if you have a speaker in case hook it up to MB you may get the beeps that will lead you to the failure
    start machine with the min. of hardware needed
    sounds like your 1 step away from a new setup
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