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Windows 7: Problem with everything

16 Jun 2011   #1
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Problem with everything

The title explains it all. First it was just the hard drives not being detected when booting up when the computer checks the connected components. Simply unplug the IDE connector and plug it back in. Starting last night that would not work either. Both hard drives which I know work flawlessly are currently not being detected. Then came the final blow which is now the GeForce 6200 Graphics card will not detect the monitor or the monitor will say "Unsupported Connection."
I personally think the motherboard itself gave-up, but I would like the thoughts of some people who know a heck of a lot more than myself.
So is there any way to save it, or has it done it's last BIOS check?

I'm doing this from my netbook, if the desktop cannot be saved the netbook will replace the system specs.


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16 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'd be inclined to agree with you that the motherboard is the culprit.

Check this link for some troubleshooting techniques: Motherboard Troubleshooting Procedures

More information here: http://www.techhandbook.com/hardware...es---Part.html
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16 Jun 2011   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Just for the heck of it, check your system files for any damage or corruption that might be preventing detection of your components. Unless you can't even boot your machine (you didn't say.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If SFC finds any problems, run the scan 3-4 times.
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16 Jun 2011   #4
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

@Marsmimar: I said the hard drives are not being detected, so I believe that made it clear that I cannot boot into Windows. . . And also I don't think the problem would be even close to being software related.

@Seavixen32: I tried everything on the page you sent me and the problems persist.
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16 Jun 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Is your computer a self-build?

If so, I'd just bite the bullet and go for a new motherboard.
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16 Jun 2011   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Sorry. My mistake. I read "Both hard drives which I know work flawlessly..." and my brain cell didn't process the rest of the sentence.
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16 Jun 2011   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Reset the BIOS to defaults with the motherboard jumper. Also take out the CMOS/BIOS motherboard battery, replace it if you have a spare. Its rare but sometimes a dead CMOS battery can stop a PC from posting. Your PC will boot up without it, it just won't retain any BIOS settings when you power it down.
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16 Jun 2011   #8
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

@Seavixen32: Yes, it is self-built from parts I pulled from a Chinese gaming box, basically a "Frankinputer." I'mactually thinking of asking my dad to help me buy a new system instead of continuing to build on top of this old thing.

@marsmimar: Hahah, that's understandable, "processors" do things wrong at times.

@Alphanumeric: I did reset the BIOS and flash the BIOS, when I (by some miracle) get it past the video card issue it does the bios check but doesn't detect the hard drive(s). So I doubt the issue lies there.
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16 Jun 2011   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Have you got a spare power supply?
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16 Jun 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

+1 ^^

It's worth a try.
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