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Windows 7: My computer won't boot up!!

08 Jun 2010   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

All you could do is try my last suggestion, a very long shot.


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08 Jun 2010   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Rich,

If you check the thread you posted , the OP clicked "Repair My Computer".

That is not on the ubuntu disc - it is on the Vista repair disc. He finally figured out how to burn the Vista iso to cd - and used that.
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08 Jun 2010   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That is odd.

The black screens and bios inability to display coincide with the one long two short meaning a video problem.

Also , you had a similar issue before - temporaraily fixed by reseating the video card.

Smells suspicious to me.



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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If that's an Award ( or IBM ) bios. The beeps mean a video error therefore BIOS cannot display anything.
My motherboard uses a slightly modified version of the American Megatrends AMIBIOS.
I look the AMIBIOS Support and they don't list the one long and two short beeps code.

So i am slightly lost here.

But thanks
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08 Jun 2010   #14
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

I tried reseating the video card and nothing....Before that, the computer logged in again and i tried login in with the last good known configuration but that option took me to the install windows option (the installation dvd is inside), As i don;t want to reinstall windows or do a install repair I cancelled this option, the computer tried to restart but the problem reappeard. No boot up....

What should I do next time I hit my pc power button and boots up??



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That is odd.

The black screens and bios inability to display coincide with the one long two short meaning a video problem.

Also , you had a similar issue before - temporaraily fixed by reseating the video card.

Smells suspicious to me.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If that's an Award ( or IBM ) bios. The beeps mean a video error therefore BIOS cannot display anything.
My motherboard uses a slightly modified version of the American Megatrends AMIBIOS.
I look the AMIBIOS Support and they don't list the one long and two short beeps code.

So i am slightly lost here.

But thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #15
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 
while logged in

Waited a couple of hours and i am now logged in.
While i am with my system running, i did a SFC scannow in case a have corrupted system files and I receive this as a result: windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
The CBS report has like 50mb of non-understandable gibberish. I did a search to find which files are corrupted but no results.

Would these corrupted files be the cause of my startup problem??
How can I know which files are these?

I am afraid to turn off my computer, I know it will not normally turn on again.
Also incase you need to know i did a repair install before all of these happened, that' was suppose to fix any corrupted system files.
Thanks a lot.
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09 Jun 2010   #16
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It seems clear, to me, that from your description your problem is on the hardware side, not the OS.

My AMI beep code table (printed!) shows 1 long + 2 short as a video error, as SIW2 pointed out. That means that the video card is not sending the "All OK" to the BIOS during boot. And if the video card is not working in BIOS it certainly will not work in the OS. So you need to work on the video hardware error.

Video hardware failure can be caused by:
  • Defective video card
  • Overheated video card (are the fan(s) working?)
  • Bad video card socket
  • No power, poor connection, bad power to the auxiliary power connector on the video card (if any).
  • Failing power supply
  • Faulty motherboard
Can you test your video card in another computer? Test another video card in your computer?
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09 Jun 2010   #17
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Could you give me a link to that Ami beep code table...
I don't have another video card, so i don't know how I am supposed to troubleshoot this.

Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It seems clear, to me, that from your description your problem is on the hardware side, not the OS.

My AMI beep code table (printed!) shows 1 long + 2 short as a video error, as SIW2 pointed out. That means that the video card is not sending the "All OK" to the BIOS during boot. And if the video card is not working in BIOS it certainly will not work in the OS. So you need to work on the video hardware error.

Video hardware failure can be caused by:
  • Defective video card
  • Overheated video card (are the fan(s) working?)
  • Bad video card socket
  • No power, poor connection, bad power to the auxiliary power connector on the video card (if any).
  • Failing power supply
  • Faulty motherboard
Can you test your video card in another computer? Test another video card in your computer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #18
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Hey Rich,
Sadly what you suggested did not work.
Computer is not able to boot up from usb flash memory or ubuntu bootable dvd.

thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
All you could do is try my last suggestion, a very long shot.
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09 Jun 2010   #19
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Here is the link to the AMI beep codes BiosCentral - AMI BIOS Beep Codes

You could try this as posted by Pebbly

1: remove card from laptop
2: remove the heatsink and backing plate by undoing the retaining screws and gently prising apart
3: remove all traces of thermal paste from gfx and ram chips using 99% rubbing alcohol
4: Place in a pre heated (150 degrees C) oven , on a stiff piece of card for 3 mins only per side ( 6 mins total)
5: turn oven off and leave oven door half open (or half closed) for 30 mins
6: refit heatsink, backing plate and thermal paste, i used as5 and replace in laptop

or this as posted by me taken from Computer Overclocker Site

1: remove heatsink and thermal paste
2: preheat oven to 385F to 400F( NO HIGHER!) ( gas mark 6)
3: lay foil over the oven rack
4: make 4 balls of foil, about 4cm high,
5: when the oven is heated to its correct temperature, put the graphics card on the 4 balls, one on each corner )
6: leave for around 6-10 mins, NO MORE THAN 12 OR IT WILL MELT
7: remove from oven and let cool on a stack of newspaper
8: once cooled, reapply thermal paste and heatsink then reinstall

If this works your video is the problem, if not, it points to the socket on the mobo or the power supply, best of luck.
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10 Jun 2010   #20
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

This thread is on pause due to system reparation by technician....
I'll give you all an update when done..
Thanks
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