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  micky1432 16:51 13 Jun 2011

My desktop pc was working fine yesturday today i can get it power up then it stikes on the bootup screen and wont do anything not evern let me go into the bios etc any surgestions please

  chub_tor 17:04 13 Jun 2011

One of the first things in the boot up sequence is to check the available memory. Do you have more than one stick? Can you try booting it with alternate sticks? Can you beg/borrow a different one to try? That way you can rule out a memory problem.

  chub_tor 17:07 13 Jun 2011

You might also want to read the Boot Up Sequence which reminded me that an early check is on the video card, so check that too.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:48 13 Jun 2011

Op system?

  woodchip 20:06 13 Jun 2011

Fruit Bat /\0/\ its not getting that far, it may be a cpu heat problem or bad psu

  ams4127 20:09 13 Jun 2011

woodchip, You still want to know which Op system before you can decide what kind of repair can be done.

  woodchip 20:13 13 Jun 2011


It is not getting as far as loading windows if you look, so it does not matter what it is. He cannot get to BIOS

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:17 13 Jun 2011

Disconnect hard and optical drives and see it it boots to an error message.

  woodchip 20:24 13 Jun 2011

Fruit Bat /\0/\ Just about to post that, I am washing up, but it came to me that it will rule out the drives if they are disconnected and it will go to BIOS

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:45 13 Jun 2011

That's why I was asking Op system as a corrupted boot loader can cause the BIOS to freeze

  woodchip 20:54 13 Jun 2011

I was thinking of a Corrupt Drive

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