Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: P4 computer won't boot

28 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
P4 computer won't boot

Hi, my old computer I use as a backup won't boot up. It's an old Pentium 4 with 32 bit
Windows 7 OS.

It won't even make the beeping sound to tell that it's booted up the bios, the monitor behaves as if the computer is off.

The pc fan and exhaust fans turn on blowing exhaust out the back, but I can't turn the PC off , restart it, or even open the CD-rom drive, so I can't even fix it or re-install windows. Any ideas? Perhaps hardware malfunction?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #2
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This sounds very much like a hardware problem. I would first check whether anything is loose inside. Then take out one Dimm, then the other, etc.
But if you do not even get a sign of the BIOS, the mobo might be on the blink.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like a bad power supply
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


28 Dec 2010   #4
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Sounds like a bad power supply
I first thought so too. But since the fans are running, it is maybe less likely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Sounds like a bad power supply
I first thought so too. But since the fans are running, it is maybe less likely.
The motherboard is grounding/or shorted the power good signal or else the power supply would remain off....but what makes me think power supply is the fact that the CD drives will not open....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #6

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I suspect power supply as well. Do you have a spare you could test?

I have had many a power supply able to power fans, but not a motherboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 P4 computer won't boot





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: P4 computer won't boot
Thread Forum
Computer will not boot BSOD Help and Support
Computer will not boot Backup and Restore
Computer won't boot to GUI General Discussion
Boot error, unknown origin, ideas to make this computer boot? General Discussion
Computer does not boot at all BSOD Help and Support
Computer does not boot up sometimes Installation & Setup
Help cannot boot computer. BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33