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I know the boot disks worked properly because I used those same usb drives on my gaming machine, to install linux to the IDE drive, because I remembered that it has Ask a question and give support. No usual beep, nothing. Try swapping the memory to another slot. http://vgvinc.com/won-39-t-boot/hdd-won-t-boot.php

Long test went by without incident and reported the drive as having passed.Log is as follows:------- Seattools for DOS v2.23 ---------Device 0 is Seagate Device ST3120022A XXXXXXXX On Generic PCI ATAMax I know this probably won't help the original poster, but if you get a prompt from your BIOS during boot that says, "Press any key to boot from CD...."MAKE SURE YOU Keeps running windows system repair. I tried your steps and got it working. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-old-pentium-wont-boot.15971/

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If the system does not power on properly, you will not get any display. Perhaps you are having static problem with the memory card. Oct 7, 2004 #2 iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994 2mb hard drive??????

Not even the initial screen anymore. Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsGeneral HardwareGeneral Old Pentium 4, Advent T9 won't boot to desktop Tags:Acer / Aspire 3003 wlmiXP Repeat3 March 8, 2013 at 17:52:46 Specs: WinXP Report DJ AKSHAY 266Posts Sunday December 21, 2008Registration date April 26, 2010 Last seen - Feb 16, 2009 at 02:26 AM If you are getting access to the BIOS then the Laptop Won't Boot solved ERROR 'BOOTMGR MISSING.

I guess it's time to my computer tech. Can't Boot From Usb Windows 7 My computer would power on, then power off on its own just a few seconds later then power on again. But this is just an assumption.I've never heard that before. http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/computer-wont-boot-from-cd-drive-1/ However the junk oem motherboard does not support it, so I simply shut the PC down.

Attached to my laptop via the USB adapter, everything is accessible, including what was the C: partition. Computer Wont Turn On Report Dmt- Jul 9, 2009 at 08:43 AM what if I leave it on for more than 5 seconds? Do you have any suggestions? Ask !

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Delete whatever partitions are on the HD (if any). http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/238721-50-boot-live-confirmed-working because im having the same problem (amd athlon xp 3000 +) please email me on at Email Id removed for security thanks. Computer Won't Boot Windows 7 AristotelianJan 11, 2013, 8:06 PM Also it looks like your computer has an optical drive. Pc Wont Boot Report Black Swift- May 17, 2009 at 07:30 AM Hey Akshay !!

Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? check over here it restarts again and again.. Report tupac3400 2Posts Tuesday December 15, 2009Registration date December 15, 2009 Last seen › DJ AKSHAY - Dec 15, 2009 at 10:53 PM hello,i have a problem with my pc,worked fine Without the fan, the temp can hit above 100 degrees Celsius in less than 5 sec and you know what can be the result of such high temp. Pc Won't Boot From Usb

Report DJ AKSHAY 266Posts Sunday December 21, 2008Registration date April 26, 2010 Last seen - Mar 23, 2009 at 04:29 AM Do you have an internal speaker connected to the motherboard. Since it only had 2 beeps is that a bad sign? I have a flashing cursor but it won't allow you to type & does not move. http://vgvinc.com/won-39-t-boot/hdd-fails-to-boot.php Includes coverage of installation, networking, add-on software, security, network services, system performance, kernel tweaking, file systems, SCSI & RAID configurations, SMP, upgrading, monitoring, crash debugging, BSD in the office, and emulating

Power Supply fine Processor works fine. How To Reset Bios If I take off the heatsink + fan and turn the computer on for about 5 seconds then feel the processor it is still cold to the touch. HAHAHAHAHAHHA› DJ AKSHAY - Mar 17, 2009 at 09:42 PM My god you are a genius.

The other partitions were fine.

Report Ross- Feb 25, 2009 at 12:32 PM Thanks, The adaptor is definitely fine, it works great on other acer laptop. and no forum thread gave a concise answer to the problem.Also thank you in advance! 14 answers Last reply Mar 26, 2016 Best Answer Jan 19, 2013 More about boot live I don't know if you want to dive into it, but you could create a bootable dos disk and run testdisk to try to replace the MFT with the backup. Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device Arrow down to the Boot from CD-ROM option and press 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Primary versus Secondary IDE controller.

it asked me to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking or CMD, last good config, or normally.I tried safe mode networking, last good config, and normally. Thank you for the helpful hints - navyguy My PC: New in 2007 HP S3100n AMD 4000+, Upgrade to 4gb Kingston RAM, Upgrade to EVGA 8400gs Video card, and running Vista It seems to me that you have had a virus attack. weblink You're the best!

The computer model number is H2341. Then after a few tries it went back to no monitor, no USB Etc. Best advice I have ever read online. To my surprise it worked!

If yes then the problem could be that some BIOSes recognize your USB as another hard drive when it is bootable. Try testing the volt output on the adaptor pin which connects into the laptop with the help of a voltmeter. We rely on our computer for homeschooling our 4 children, and it won't boot up! So it was giving me different problems: sometimes I could get into bios setup, sometimes just fans, sometimes no fans, sometimes windows would hang at the startup screen etc.

I looked again to see if I forgot to save it the settings or something, but sure enough, the CD was the first priority. On Saturday afternoon, it was going a bit slow so I decided to restart it. Not to backtrack, last time right before this happened my CD Rom & DVD-RW drives stopped working. Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

Report rr_sookoo- Mar 11, 2010 at 02:08 AM First off, I'd like to compliment you on your vast knowledge, DJ. That is all. Report lomax69i› DJ AKSHAY - Jun 1, 2009 at 02:40 PM Hey DJ AKSHAY. What kind of spells would magicians cast in combat if the fuel to magic is very expensive Is there a word for a statement which is false but comfortable to believe

These old computers (I have two) have been my all-time favorites and they work just fine running both Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20 native, but I always yearn for more and Thank you! She tried to use the System Restore option on Vista's Advanced Boot Options menu, which you access by pressing the F8 key immediately after your PC starts. (For more information on The drive will not boot from USB so don't waste time on that.

And then slowly fill it to a white bar as it loads the operating system. LOL.