Computer freezes on start up....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Codasmd, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    Hey,

    Here's the problem: Lately, when I turn on my computer, it will turn on and start the usual routine but after about 3 seconds, the hard drive light will remain red without any flickering and no signal being sent to monitor.

    After pulling plugs and putting them back in, it might give me a signal on the monitor up to the point where it says, "Press the del key to enter...", and then it will freeze there.

    I'm currently on the computer, only after about 10 attempts at turning it on.

    If you've ever heard of it or know what the problem might be, I would appreciate it.

    Ath 750
    Azza MB
    20 GB WD Hard drive
    GeForce MX 400 32MB
    28.32 Detonator's
    Integrated sound
     
  2. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    check your graphics card is seated in the agp slot securely, make sure that all your PCI/ISA cards are secure, check the case to see if any loose screws have shorted out the contacts on the MB, after that, make try shorting the jumper to re-set the cmos data, or remove the power cable from your PSU and take out the battery on the MB for about 5-10 mins, and re-start your PC, make sure the CPU fan is secured to the chip+it make sure it spins freely
     
  3. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    Cool. I took it outside last weekend and got all the dust and **** out of there last weekend, but didnt play a lot with the wires.
    I'll give it a go today.

    Thx
     
  4. Antallica

    Antallica w00t

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    Also make sure the RAM is right down too, I have had problems similar to this when I upgraded. Also does the PC speaker make any beeps?
     
  5. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    No...the pc speaker doenst get a chance to beep.....it freezes right before that.

    And the ram is the same ram i put in when i put it together. Havent added any. 512 MB pc-133.
     
  6. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    I made a small mistake regarding the start up. I'm getting the beep at the start and I'm getting the memory test screen and the next screen too. Which is the master, slave, etc.

    But it really hangs right there and then I lose the video signal and the hard drive light stays on.

    Is it possibe for a virus to do something like this?
     
  7. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    Can you get to the BIOS? if so, try lowering the memory bus to 100 from 133, and try that.. If that fails, have you tried resetting the CMOS data, just in case it's a dodgy BIOS setting that's stopping the system from booting.
     
  8. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Probably a loose or damaged IDE cable