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Great support in here so far, this is great!

To me it sounds hardware related as well, just because of the symptoms.

I would go through each post, and try out each different thing, as tracking down hardware issues, it just sophisticated trial and error. I would go from the easiest to the hardest, in that order, and dont forget to check the little things (power connections and cables can be bad as well).

The only other thing that I would add, is to look for a short somewhere. This isn't hard, but it IS time consuming, because it usually involves taking the computer out of the case, and setting it up on something that isn't conductive (like cardboard).

Good luck
well i believe its between ram/heat/driver(apps).
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I gave up on the computer until yesterday where it turned on to my surprise. I reformatted immediately and everything was working perfectly fine until 10 minutes ago.
thus why i think it is something being installed.
Edited by noobdown - 12/17/08 at 10:49am
post #22 of 39
I wasn't bashing on you at all noobdown (dont want you to think that), I was saying that since it refused to boot back up, that it might be hardware.

I also believe that its in one of those areas... but since they had already been sufficiently covered, that I would add the only thing that I hadn't seen. Meaning, the thought that it might be a short.
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by logan View Post
I wasn't bashing on you at all noobdown (dont want you to think that), I was saying that since it refused to boot back up, that it might be hardware.

I also believe that its in one of those areas... but since they had already been sufficiently covered, that I would add the only thing that I hadn't seen. Meaning, the thought that it might be a short.
lol i didnt say that you were bashing me,. dont worry, that didnt cross my mind at all. i quoted you cause you gave some execllent advive on that post. sorry if it seemed liked some sorta retialiation post. my appoligies if it did.

now back to getting this pc up and running. i agree with logan, you should try everything and narrow down the problem(s).
post #24 of 39
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Well I think we can eliminate overheating because I played Call of Duty and other games for about an hour or two straight yesterday and everything was fine. I left the computer on overnight and when I went to use it in the morning, it seemed like it was off. I pressed the power button, and it said "resuming windows" so Idk what happened there. Everything was working fine, so I went into Call of Duty and within 5 minutes my keyboard went out. So I went to reboot and I haven't gotten a monitor response yet.

I left the computer sit for an hour or two and it didn't work after that, so I'm leaving it unplugged for a bit and I'm going to try it after that.

More about the beeps when I try to boot up. I get 2 lesser hum beeps and then a loud beep when my computer works fine, and now I only get 1 lesser hum beep when its not working. I'm not sure what that means.. I know startup beeps can diagnose problems (I have Phoenix Bios).

I know you guys have recommended a bunch of things like checking out the interior of my case, and I'll get to that soon - just thought I should give some more information.

What should be the first thing I do? Check those capacitors? Check the RAM sticks?
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I tried booting after leaving unplugged - same results. So I opened my case and the capacitors looked fine, everything looked like it was plugged into the right spot as well as secure as well as the RAM sticks.

So as previously suggested I'm going to leave the motherboard power connector unconnected as well until later tonight.
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I tried booting after leaving unplugged - same results. So I opened my case and the capacitors looked fine, everything looked like it was plugged into the right spot as well as secure as well as the RAM sticks.

So as previously suggested I'm going to leave the motherboard power connector unconnected as well until later tonight.
Noobd, did you get a chance to run a memory diagnostic with memtest? It would be nice to rule out your memory before we go any further. With memtest I typically like to run tests 5 and 8. Those seem to be a bit more stressful then the default tests.

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How am I supposed to run that test if I can't post?
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post #28 of 39
unplug pc,
take out cmos battery.
press and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds.
replace the battery and plug the pc in and boot.
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How am I supposed to run that test if I can't post?
Noobd, sorry about that. I read through the thread again to get brushed up on your situation. I noticed no one suggested trying a different power supply. Have you given that a shot yet? If you have a multimeter handy you could also check the rails to make sure they are within spec. Here is the guide that I usually follow for this type of procedure: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/guide...ing-guide.html. A failing/faulty power supply can lead to all kinds of problems.

Let us know

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post #30 of 39
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How am I supposed to run that test if I can't post?
You can always try checking the ram in another computer, if you have access to one.

Also, checking the PSU is a great idea, that can cause all sorts of problems.

One last thing... can you describe the beep codes that you get in a little more detail? You can try checking them yourself at BiosCentral.com. Because those beep codes can be very helpful, and will often lead us in the right direction. I looked for a few minutes to see if I could find what you were describing, but couldn't find anything. Perhaps you'll be more successful.

Good luck
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