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I accidentally tipped over my pc today. I knocked out the video card. So, I turned it off, plugged the video card back in, dusted it out, and set it back up. I plugged in all of the cables, and turned it on. It boots up, shows the Asus mobo screen, and then it just stays there. I can restart it, and if I immediately press Del, it acts like it's going into the Bios, and shows the computer stats, but it freezes there.

What's going on?
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Sounds like you may have messed up the hard drive.

got any others laying around that you can test.
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post #3 of 18
Reset the ram and unplug and plug back in all the cables and power connectors. Could have just moved a connection enough not to work.
post #4 of 18
turn it off, unplug it, open it up and disconnect the battery, wait 30 seconds, reconnect, start up, WIN! hope this helps


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Sounds like you may have messed up the hard drive.

got any others laying around that you can test.
no it doesnt it would say something like "cannot find boot device" if that was the case. knocking a video card out can mess up a bios's hardware mapping but reseting it will make it re-map
Edited by JY - 2/19/11 at 7:01pm
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post #5 of 18
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I tried resetting the CMMOS battery, it's still booted into the Mobo screen and wouldn't do anything else.

Could it be the RAM?
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post #6 of 18
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I tried resetting the CMMOS battery, it's still booted into the Mobo screen and wouldn't do anything else.

Could it be the RAM?
well... it could be but I doubt it, take your GPU out and use integrated and see what happens. did you definitely disconnect the power? I don't mean just switching it off
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post #7 of 18
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no it doesnt it would say something like "cannot find boot device" if that was the case.
Incorrect.
If your hard drive is physically damaged, the BIOS will occasionally hang as the drive goes through it's timeout cycle while trying to read from the platter. If you want to rule out the HDD, unplug it and try to boot. If your BIOS screen no longer hangs, the drive is toast.

I would point to the drive being the culprit strongly.
They do not handle external forces well, especially while powered on.
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Incorrect.
If your hard drive is physically damaged, the BIOS will occasionally hang as the drive goes through it's timeout cycle while trying to read from the platter. If you want to rule out the HDD, unplug it and try to boot. If your BIOS screen no longer hangs, the drive is toast.

I would point to the drive being the culprit strongly.
They do not handle external forces well, especially while powered on.
I still seriously doubt that's the issue. unless of course he tripped over it and it fell off of a 50ft cliff.
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post #9 of 18
If he tipped it over hard enough to make the card fall out I'd even put money on it.
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I still seriously doubt that's the issue. unless of course he tripped over it and it fell off of a 50ft cliff.
For this instance of an example we will call the PC the XBOX 360 and the hard drive being the CD tray and the disc inside the hard drive your XBOX 360 game.

Now if you turn your Xbox 360 upside down it will ruin your XBOX 360 disc.

Kind of like how if you shake a hard drive while it is running it will mess it up.
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