My computer won't start...please help! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27
Default My computer won't start...please help!

Hey guys, I'm having a problem with my system. I've had it for about 2 months now with no problems, but I tried to start today and it won't get past the black screen that boldy proclaims "DFI LANPARTY DARK SERIES." I restarted it multiple times with no success...any ideas?

I don't know if this is relavent, but right before this all happened the school's internet crashed, so I shut my computer down. This all started after I tried to start it after that. I unplugged the ethernet too, but that didn't help. Oddly enough, I hear the slightlest ticking noise coming from what sounds like the bottom front case fan...I've never noticed it before and it is very quiet.

Here's the build...maybe it can offer some insight.
DFI Lanparty mobo
4 gigs G Skill ram
640gb westers digital hd
radeon 4870 video
Intel Q660
Vista 64 bit

Thanks a ton guys! I need to use this thing to write a paper, so any help would really be appreciated!
__________________

Muffinking is offline  
Old 09-16-2008, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)

Triforcer
 
Baez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: My computer won't start...please help!

Can you get into BIOS at the startup screen?
__________________

__________________


Baez is offline  
Old 09-16-2008, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27
Default Re: My computer won't start...please help!

No I can't.
Muffinking is offline  
Old 09-16-2008, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)

Triforcer
 
Baez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: My computer won't start...please help!

Alright have you tried resetting your CMOS yet?
__________________


Baez is offline  
Old 09-16-2008, 10:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27
Default

I tried...at least I think. I don't have my manual up at school but I looked it up and it said to press the reset and power button at the same time. I did multiple times and it did nothing...thanks for the help by the way.

Okay nevermind... I figured out how to do it and it worked! I think I'm good to go. Thanks a ton for the help man! I really appreciate it.
Muffinking is offline  
Old 09-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #6 (permalink)

Triforcer
 
Baez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,987
Default Re: My computer won't start...please help!

Hehe no problem bud . Good of you to figure it out yourself.
__________________


Baez is offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 04:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27
Default Re: My computer won't start...please help!

Well it would appear victory is short-lived...
Resetting the CMOS works...at least until I turn the computer off. As soon as I try to turn it back on, it does the same thing! I've reset the CMOS about 6 times now and it's worked about 3, so it's not even a for sure fix anymore. Does anyone know why I have to do this every time I turn my computer on? Any help help is greatly appreciated and I'm not turning this thing off until I have an answer!

Thanks guys.
Muffinking is offline  
Old 09-19-2008, 12:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27
Default Re: My computer won't start...please help!

C'mon guys no ideas? I really need to figure this out! My friend said the CMOS chip might be bad...what sort of repair does that require? A whole new mobo? Please help me!

I'm at college and a working computer is quite the necessity...
__________________

Muffinking is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Internet connection sharing behind a router KSoD Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 8 03-01-2016 11:32 AM
Computer won't start up g2k556 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 06-13-2008 01:41 AM
Computer wont start, is it a crash? isuckatthis Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 01-16-2008 07:07 PM
Cant seem to fix this dang computer morrty Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 06-11-2007 11:09 PM
A Computer Building Guide.....by Elbatrop1 Elbatrop1 System Upgrades 31 04-07-2007 08:26 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.