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Old 02-01-2006, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer not booting up

i try to turn on my computer and it doesn't boot up. it starts up a little but doesn't go to the welcome screen. It's just this black screen that shows my mouse. I've tried rebooting it but it doesn't work. i also went on sony's site (i bought this from sony) and it said to remove all peripherals and additional ram and restart it. i didn't have any external drives like a memory stick or usb cable and i never upgraded my RAM so what else could be the problem?

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Old 02-01-2006, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That sounds like the same problem i had. Try installing Windows 2000. That solved it for me.

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Old 02-01-2006, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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can you boot into safe mode. you do this by pressing f8 right after the computer starts up and select safe mode from the list.
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well i don't want 2000 on my computer; i'd rather my current OS, which is more up to date anyway. And uh no I don't think I can boot into safe mode. It's really strange; i got it to work a few times but i don't know what caused it to work. i just kept restarting and restarting and it seemed kind of random.
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Check your power supply.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what abnormality should i check for in the power supply? anything in particular?
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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loose wiring, black smoke, just the normal stuff.

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