computer wont start

  kalstras 20:05 09 Mar 2010

following a CPU fan/heatsink replacement, my computer wont boot, instead it beeps at me. I do not know what to do.

my comp is an HP Pavilion Media Centre running 32bit Vista.

My motherboard is a Leonite GL8E

this is the thread I started
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and one at HP I am following

click here

  ashleycardwell94 21:39 09 Mar 2010

check the connection on the 3-4pin plug that connects the fan to the motherboard

  woodchip 21:43 09 Mar 2010

did you use thermal paste on top of cpu

  kalstras 21:49 09 Mar 2010

yes to thermal paste, and yes checking all connections now

the beeping stopped and it now display the blue lead in page offering f10 system info and f11 system restore but goes no further, and upon pressing these f keys I get nothing, at least the beeps stopped, and now checking the rest of the connections

  kalstras 22:04 09 Mar 2010

correction, <Esc=Boot Menu> <F10 =Setup> <F11 System Recovery>

  woodchip 19:12 10 Mar 2010

Try tapping F8 as computer is starting then from list choose last known good configuration

  kalstras 08:37 11 Mar 2010

thanks for all the replies...

After replacing the heatsink/CPU fan

After replacing the system fan

after rebooting to last known good configuration (which usually fails)

My computer has risen from the ashes like the Phoenix

I am so very grateful for everyone's help. Without this forum, I feel many of my seemingly impossible tasks would end up an hour phonecall to a tech help phone line and £50 charge at whatever the going rate is now.

Just when you think you know everything about your computer, something new pops up and takes you from an advanced user right back down to noob :O

Thank you all so much for the help.



  woodchip 16:37 11 Mar 2010

Good to see it fixed it

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