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Old 10-08-2005, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi there friends, hope someone can help mem with my problem.
my computer, after sometimes shutting down unexpectadly for a few weeks, and now it won't boot further than the first screeens of tests etc, it now doesn't go to the win logo for exampll, when I try booting from cdrom, I have a win installation cd, it goes to the meny but then won't load the installation, both the hdd and the cdrom seems to be working, any clues?

thanks very much in advance, i really hope I can find answers to my problem here I would hate to have to give my baby, a shuttle xpl in to anyone to take apart, I have the skills to do the basic installations of hardware after working in a computer factory but fail the skills to find what the problem is when anything happens, cheers to you


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Old 10-09-2005, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does your BIOS detect the hd?

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Old 10-09-2005, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a win installation cd, it goes to the meny but then won't load the installation,
When you say that, what do you mean? Do you get an error message, or what?

Also Mr Wizard makes a good point. Have a look in your BIOS, to see if the hard drive is being detected.

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Old 10-10-2005, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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all good again, for now!

just for the record I shall tell you what happened. so, as I wrote about previously, my computer stopped booting after some time of suspect behaviour (virus?). it would just turn itself off without warning. then one day it just wouldn´t boot properly, it would stop at a blank screen after the line DMI-"whatever it sais". and when I tried to boot from a win installation disk it would go to the blank screen again just shortly after initialising the installation (probably because it was trying to access the hdd).

what I did was get some utilities and formatted my systems partition, then the win installation would run again, YEAH BABY!!!

i would still like to know what the problem might have been, was I infected with a maliscious virus? something wrong with my hdd or what was it?

thanks to all, cheers
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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problem sortof still there

hope anyone still checks out this thread

thing is, my computer now still restarts during startup, used to happen in the mornings, now this morning it happened again, after trying a couple of times rebooting it starts up fine.

I own a shuttle x with p4 3ghz with no extra anything inside, just an external soundcard that´s never given me any hussle before,
any ideas please?

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Old 10-12-2005, 09:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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try disconnecting the cd drive. see if it makes any difference. it is possible it's failing and causing problems. i'm only bringing this up because just today i fixed a computer that was suffering similarly from a failing cd-drive.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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BUT, could something like a bad CD drive, eventually make the computer not boot at all? If anyone knows, please tell!

Thank you, the answer is out there somewhere, come to me ...

PS. A friend said it might be my HD that's slowly dying. DS
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yea of course cd drive can't make it not to boot.
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Good to know! The story continues, my PC`s running well at the moment ...
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally posted by nuke
yea of course cd drive can't make it not to boot.
This is not true

because my old pc ..the cdrom didnt work at all and it booted fine

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