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Windows 7: Computer does not boot at all

14 Jul 2011   #1
Pinna

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Computer does not boot at all

Hello!

I have a minor problem in my computer, it wont boot up at all. Well, it will take power and start spinning the fans and make the dvd-drive crazy, but I cant see the logo of the computermaker or nothing.

I cant remember the specs from the top of my head completely, but here is some:
Windows 7 32bit (Ultimate, I think)
Ati Radeon HD 5770

I a have a very bad memory, couldn't remember the other ones, sorry!

So I have tried vaccuuming all the dust out of the computer, replacing the videocard with my old one, unplugging and plugging harddrives one at a time and both at a time, and taking out the processor and putting it back in.

When the computer starts, I can hear 3 klicks out of the usual 4, and then it just doesnt do anything. If I leave it just be I can sometimes hear a loud klick, but it doesnt seem to do anything.

I have already realised that that computer has 80% change of being dead, so now I am only looking for possible why:s and maybe possible even some miracle fix?

Thanks ahead, and please, feel free to ask if you need to get better details of something.


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14 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is this the noise your HD is making:
Normally you will not hear the HD.
‪Hard Drive Click of Death Explanation and Live Demonstration‬‏ - YouTube
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14 Jul 2011   #3
Pinna

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No, it is not, the clicks are more like "trr trr trr CLICK", and I could hear them every time when the computer started up normally. Now I can only hear the "trr trr trr", and then nothing. If I stay listening I can hear the computer try something, I have no idea what.

I just let the computer be for one to two hours trying to start, and it did. Well, kinda. It went to windows start up repair or whatever it is called in English, then it tried to return the computer to a previous point of it's life, but in the middle of that process, the computer "died". It did not shut off or anything, the power was on all the time, the screen just went black and the keyboard and mouse didn't have any notificators of life on them.

Before this not starting up problem, the computer just randomly restarted. If I let it be, it would randomly restart slower than if I would use it for like playing games.
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14 Jul 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you remove the HD, do you still get the [quote] "trr trr trr CLICK"[quote]
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14 Jul 2011   #5
Pinna

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Dang, I seriously havent tried without HD:s? Well, this seems to be the case, because when I removed both of my two HD:s from the computer, I didnt get the "trr trr CLICK!", only the "CLICK!" and the click wasnt like hour of waiting then CLICK, no, it came right away!

Now I am going to snatch a new harddrive from somewhere and try it.

E: Maybe, maybe, I can still hear some trr:s from in there. Not sure though.
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14 Jul 2011   #6
Pinna

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ok now I have tried booting up the computer with the old hard drives. It will do this, but it will say "Boot up failed because devices are missing" or something like that and give error code of 0xc0000e if I remember correctly.

Windows repair from the windows 7 CD didn't do anything, it tried to repair for about 10 seconds and then it stopped.
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