PC won't boot

  faintly curious 17:30 13 Jul 2004

Hi all!

I have a problem with a PC which had been working fine, but suddenly won't boot - not even a message on the monitor which remains completely blank (and yes the monitor is fine!). It checks the floppy disc drive, and that's as far as it gets. Repeatedly accessing the floppy drive as though looking for a disc, though when I tried putting in a boot disc this was not read. I tried a new floppy drive but the same thing happened. The PC just keeps on starting the boot sequence but gets no further than checking the floppy drive.

Any suggestions please?

  Indigo 1 17:31 13 Jul 2004

Does it beep at all ?

  bof:) 19:39 13 Jul 2004

have you downloaded anything new onto your PC lately? have you tried plugging monitor into another pc just to makesure its working?


  Totally-braindead 20:06 13 Jul 2004

It should at least show the motherboard screen, if it doesn't then I would be inclined to check the monitor first and then the graphics card. Make sure your internal speaker is connected cos as Indigo 1 has mentioned this can actually tell you what it is thats wrong.

  gudgulf 20:24 13 Jul 2004

Knowing the specification of your pc would be helpful ;o))

  Dorsai 20:53 13 Jul 2004

Has the PC been moved recently, E.G. from one room to another (and shaken something loose)?

Perhaps a cable has been shaken loose by over-zealous hoovering of the floor, ( i have seen it happen), that has banged the hoover into the PC once too often??

Suggestion only!

  PA28 20:56 13 Jul 2004

I've known this happen when the cable has been taken off the floppy and reconnected the wrong way round......

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