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Windows 7: can a burnt vid card stop a startup boot?

12 Aug 2010   #11
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

if there is nothing and i mean nothing at all its a power supply issue , have you checked the fuse in the plug top? do you have fuses in plug tops in the USA??

It should do something , the cpu fan should at least spin. Does it "click" at all when you push the power button? does the cpu fan try to spin then stop?


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12 Aug 2010   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@ archie it all turns on just no boot or beep the cpu fan runs the hard drive trys to come on the green light then switch to orange no red and it just disappears the system would be on just no booting and hard drive spin

my cousin told me the night before it was working great and then now it didnt do anything he told me it boots slow but i waited 10 min nada so it is something else

I have a motherboard im going to test before i offer it to him see if it is still usable and if so i will give him that p4 3.2 ghz 2 gig ddr400 and it has a onboard vga

i still want to trouble shoot his current issue though cause this tottally makes no sense for it not to try a boot or not say anything when this happens i automaticly scratch the mainboard off cause usally if that goes everything else goes with it
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12 Aug 2010   #13
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

k , did you try booting without the gpu installed as requested? if the gpu is at fault the system will boot normally (you will be able to hear the hard drive activity) you just wont be able to see it
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12 Aug 2010   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

nope nothing with or without gpu nothingg powered no bootscreen bios ect
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13 Aug 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Honestly, considering his specs - it would be better to just let it go.

It would probably cost more to get it fixed (if taken to a shop+parts) than the thing is worth.

For the cost of repairs etc, your cousin could upgrade to something a little more current.
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13 Aug 2010   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yes i know this but yet he has a big familly to look after seriously he is trying hard not to let it go but yea your right
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13 Aug 2010   #17
smarteyeball

 
 

I can understand budget would be a big concern, but I'd hate for him to waste money replacing parts that may not be the cause. ie grabbing a replacement AGP GPU only to find it's something else.

The only real advantage to taking it to a repair shop would be that they would have the tools / spares to help eliminate potential components ie a multimeter to test the PSU, a spare AGP card etc

If you don't have a multimeter, or a spare PSU lying around - one time consuming (and an undesirable PITA method for you), yet cost free diagnostic - would be to use your current PSU in his machine.

If it comes to life (video card included) then you'll know his PSU has taken a dump. If it remains dead, you can at least rule out one component.
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13 Aug 2010   #18
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well pretty much smartey im going to test my old mb p4 3.2 ghz onboard vga adpater and ddr 400 if that works that is what im going to do for him if not then he'll be forced to buy the parts im pretty sure he doesnt need anything fancy and i can still salvage the hdd and disc drives so

If worse comes to worse well make a frys run and find him something special to put together which should be with in budget im prety much looking at a minimum 200 dollar spend mother board good stick of ram and a cpu im pretty sure i can score this for under 300-250.00 if less even better but he is looking for it to be done by this weekend so i'll have my work cut out for me

also i am going to use a spare psu and set it up on a wood board first im not going to take anything apart till i boot up on a table for testing purposes if i get the beep bios detection then i will put everything together but im sure his system is done these things are fragile and any little thing can make it a big thing
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14 Aug 2010   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok I basicly used my old p4 motherboard asrock cpu 3.2 ghz 2 gigs of ddr 400 dual channel and a 80 gig hdd and a 100 gig hdd no video card onboard vga and sound added extra 80 mm fan to his case and gave him a running unit his motherboard was trash

so it is safe to say that i just rebuilt his system using my old mainboard and ram cpu ect and his old part to build him atleast a better running machine also running vista but unfortunatly since i took my vid card from that board and sold it and he doesnt have one his wei went down to 1.0 from 4.0 but none the less he is back on board

thanks alot everyone for the ideas and soulutions ps i also told him in the future to save atleast 500 to build a decent system cause i doubt a p4 3.2 will work that good for too long
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