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Cannot run Windows after upgrading Ubuntu

Here is the scenario of my Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop: System configuration: P4 Dual core T3200 CPU 3GB RAM (1+2 in two slots) 500GB HDD Partition layout for HDD: 170GB Priamry - NTFS (for Windows ...
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Computer turns on but won't boot up

So here's the problem, my computer will turn on but it won't boot up. The monitor receives no input signal and once the computer is on and I cannot turn it back off by pressing the power button down ...
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Screen goes blank, after logging into Windows, or pc stops with long-short-short-short beep code

I have a ~5 year old computer, it runs Win7 64bit version. It had 4GB of dual RAM, (2x2GB stick), with an ASUS P5P43TD motherboard. Around a 1,5 months ago, my computer didn't start, it gave a ...
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1answer
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Graphics card issues? Green lines and distortion on my screens

I turned on my computer this morning and it had a bunch of vertical green artefacts and some horizontal distortions on text. You can see what it looks like I assume it's the graphics card but I'm ...
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0answers
27 views

Keyboard lights not coming on causing pc to not boot

Sometimes (it seems to happen mostly when i haven't booted my computer for a few days) when i turn on my computer everything starts up the monitor light and mouse light comes on, but sometimes the ...
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Desktop PC won't boot after power outage

My desktop PC won't boot into windows (stock after POST) after power outage although I am not working on the PC when this happens and it happens each time a power outage occurs. When I run windows ...
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2answers
80 views

Is my motherboard failing, or is there some other issue?

So, several months ago I put together my own desktop PC. I set up a dual boot to Windows and Ubuntu. Recently, without changing any settings or installing anything new, the wifi stopped working on ...
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PC doesn't make it to the BIOS, except when it was turned off for a really long time

I bought a new graphic-card and put a spare hard-drive in my old pc (got myself a new one). Then I installed freshly Windows 7 professional again and the PC worked fine for a few months. I don't ...
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1answer
614 views

HP laptop, “General system board failure”, what next?

I have an HP Pavilion DM1-3101ea laptop with an integrated AMD E-350 APU. Basically the same as DM1Z, if it is of any help. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The problem appeared as follows: i tried to send ...
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1answer
95 views

linux boots but windows doesn't

On my computer I have 3 OSs , Ubuntu, W7 and W8. Both Windows won't boot, won't boot into any rescue or safe mode (on W7 it stops after printing loading classpnp.sys, I think I tried every solution ...
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1answer
581 views

My Toshiba Laptop Won't Boot [closed]

My laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 recently stopped booting (no BIOS screen, nothing) after a few tries, it booted into a screen that said GNU Grub. Not knowing what this was, I restarted and now it won't ...
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1answer
254 views

MacBook Pro still boots slowly after installing SSD

I've recently exchanged the old HDD from my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, but the boot time didn't actually get faster. I've already selected the SSD as my boot volume, I've already ...
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1answer
80 views

Can a faulty CPU fan affect the screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite L650D laptop, which for some reason doesn't really want to work any more. Basically, if I start it up, the screen doesn't show squat. As far as I can tell it doesn't even ...
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62 views

Computer crashed for good

My one-year-old custom PC was crashing when I played Battlefield for 5 minutes or Counter-Strike for 20 minutes. Now it keeps crashing whenever I power it up. (It doesn't loop.) Debugging steps I ...
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1answer
44 views

BIOS troubleshooting - how it become corrupted?

Recently I was repairing two computers: 8+ years old core 2 duo, and 1 year old core i3. Both had problems with booting. First one: no video output, no beeps, leds & fans on, second one: no video ...
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1answer
186 views

Debugging a “Somewhat” Faulty PC Component

TL;DR: I have a component that fails very infrequently, preventing my computer from POSTing (I am suspicious that this may be a motherboard issue). Since I cannot reliably reproduce this error, what ...
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2answers
548 views

DELL PowerEdge - System fatal error during previous boot

My dedicated DELL R710 server (CentOS 6.4) is rebooting by itself and popping up with the following error. Does this mean the box cannot boot, or it kernel panicked during Linux boot up and the ...
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1answer
27 views

Persistent issue with PC that won't boot

My PC refuses to boot. The power switch lights up and the fans spins, but it doesn't boot. Usually this happens for long stretches of time and then sometimes it magically boots after a few restarts, ...
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1answer
530 views

Dell Latitude E6500 won't turn on

Laptop simply won't turn on. Power button is pressed, some HDD or cd-rom noises can be heard and it shuts down after a while. If anyone finds this useful, here is a movie (ignore the notification ...
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1answer
120 views

System Interrupts are killing my Laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 Laptop which had started overheating and shutting down. I had opened it up to clean it, which stopped the overheating. and after putting it back, 2 USB ports didn't work properly ...
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1answer
683 views

Computer restarts infinitely after Bios/Motherboard screen

Every morning I turn on my computer (which is relatively new) and I never had any issue with it until now. It starts booting, shows that very first screen which has some motherboard picture, then it ...
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2answers
101 views

Computer in Boot Loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem ...
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1answer
58 views

Hardware-Incompatible SSD?

I own an older 120gb INTEL 320-Series SSD. I have downloaded the SSD Toolbox, and have ensured that the drive has the most recent firmware. Here's what's weird: When I insert the drive into my HP ...
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1answer
122 views

Failure to Boot to bios and video failure

Ok... so let me start with some of the computers history... A year or two ago, the integrated video on the computer stopped showing anything on the monitor for some wired reason that is unknown. This ...
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2answers
189 views

Sudden hard diskn AHCI failure to initialize

My system has been running smoothly, with no changes for months, but this morning when I turned it on it hung on AHCI init. I narrowed it down to being some kind of issue with my second HDD (boot ...
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2answers
417 views

Laptop not starting up after trip - lights are on but it's dead

I have an eMachines E525 that I just brought when traveling by airplane. After arriving the computer won't start. The LEDs showing the computer has power light up when I turn it on. The fan operates ...
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2answers
236 views

Computer freezes during (or soon after) OS boot, regardless of which OS is being loaded

I've been struggling with a quite annoying issue on my personal computer . I run both Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 on this particular machine, and the issue I'll describe next presents itself exactly ...
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1answer
43 views

HDD doesn't properly work [duplicate]

Recently, while I was installing windows 7, I tried to re-partition my 750 gb hdd. There were following partitions inside my HDD: Swap Ubuntu Backtrack System reserved for Windows 7 Windows 7 I ...
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0answers
406 views

My desktop won't boot or turn off, and there's no output - is it an issue with the motherboard or the PSU?

I have a desktop that won't boot, and the monitor doesn't turn on. The weird thing is as soon as you plug the computer, it turns on and then you can't turn it off. There's no light on the board to ...
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0answers
44 views

PSU and motherboard power up failure [duplicate]

My girlfriend's computer is not booting any more. Here is a list of the hardware and the tests I've made so far: MB: Asus P5QL-E PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 600W First failure: the PC was off, ...
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1answer
255 views

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD in NDIS.sys, with MemTest passing - what's the cause?

I just got a Blue Screen of Death with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, in NDIS.sys. My hardware: Intel P4 Northwoord 2.4 GHz Intel D850EMV2 board 4 x 256 MB RDRAM other stuff Context: Computer was ...
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2answers
498 views

New build not powering up at all after connecting psu cables to hard drive

I recently decided to build myself a new, cheap(ish) rig mainly for HTPC use and I have now run into a BIG problem. The system simply refuses to show any signs of life. Problem: When I press the ...
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2answers
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dell inspirion 545 desktop will not power on. possible solutions?

for a few weeks now I've had an issue where I have to unplug the power lead for 30 seconds then plug it back in and hit the power button before the pc will turn on /come out of hibernation. Now this ...
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1answer
267 views

SSD is detected, but Computer doesn't boot from it anymore

Suddenly, without making any changes to my hardware, my notebook doesn't boot anymore. After the BIOS, the screen goes blank and the system just reboots with no error message. I have multiple OS ...
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2answers
191 views

New PSU New Issue, Fan, Hard drive, Disc Drive Start, Nothing Else

I've been in the chat for the past while and found nothing so I figured I'd come to the front page. For about 6-8 months I've had issues with my computer not starting when it was cold and even then ...
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1answer
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Computer does not BOOT, POST, show any image nor react to power button once turned on? [duplicate]

Well I have a Packard Bell Easy.. something, I don't know the model anymore, but it's a 6 years old Desktop and it worked pretty well until last night. The problem is that when I boot it on the ...
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Laptop doesn't boot up (not even to bios settings) and has corrupted partition table

My laptop fails to boot up. Since it fails even before I could enter bios settings, I thought it has to be a hardware failure. To rescue my data, I removed the hard disk and plugged it to another PC. ...
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1answer
37 views

Options on boot medium for NAS?

I have a NAS machine with an Atom motherboard that has only 4 SATA ports. The case has 4 hot swap bays, each with a 2TB disk. The machine runs CentOS and the hard disks are configured in Linux ...
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2answers
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Computer won't start up. Stuck on Lenovo splash screen. Help Diagnose

I have some (I'm not sure exactly what model) Lenovo 21" IdeaCentre. Honestly, the computer works off and on. I have had problems with it not being able to shutdown, which I fixed. The fan seems to be ...
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1answer
596 views

Fujitsu Siemens Laptop Problems

I've got a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop running XP and have had problems booting. At first the message was to do with corrupt registry files, System, Security etc. I replaced all of the files with ones ...
1
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1answer
123 views

Troubleshooting a failure to boot

I have a system that has been working fine for a long time, and has suddenly decided not to boot. By not booting, I mean nothing at all -- no post screen, no nothing. It powers up, the fans spin, ...
6
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1answer
6k views

Thinkpad T60 does not turn on

When I plug in the charge, the battery symbol and the charge symbol will light up green. Then, when I try to press the power button, the lights turn off and nothing happens. After this, the only ...
2
votes
1answer
913 views

Computer won't start (keeps restarting)

I have a computer with a MSI motherboard. I tried to put another hard-disk with a regular port using a cable wich has 2 regular outs because I have just one regular port on the motherboard but 4 sata ...
2
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3answers
546 views

Computer not POSTing “randomly”?

I have a custom built PC that is exhibiting some...odd... behavior, something I've never seen before. It was working fine one day, and the next day, it wouldn't start. Seeing as I wanted an upgrade ...
2
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1answer
226 views

Pinpointing hardware issue (green squares on boot)

In short, my question is: is the appearance of green squares for a second during the boot process (for a picture, scroll down) a symptom of a failure for a particular component? That is, can I, ...
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1answer
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How to Diagnose a Pre-Operating System Load or Hardware Issue

How can I find out if my problem is hardware based? If it is, how can I figure out what component is to blame How can I fix other pre-operating system issues? As an aside, what are all of these ...
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2answers
117 views

Computer booting for a few minutes then doing hard reset with no warning

Last summer I left for extended holidays and left my laptop in my desk for about 3 months. It wasn't plugged in but I didn't remove the battery and I might even have left it sleeping. When I got back, ...
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2answers
301 views

Hanging boot and cannot boot to disk

I'm having a very puzzling problem with my PC. Recently I have not been able to boot very consistently. The boot will hang during the Windows 7 splash screen and will not go further. The same thing ...
0
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1answer
117 views

PC frozen at startup, not booting

I am trying to fix my Gateway desktop. About 6 months ago it stopped working and since then I started using a laptop. But now I want to fix it since it's much more powerful than my laptop. The ...
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0answers
308 views

Cannot boot anymore, power supply broken?

My desktop computer is not able to boot anymore. Currently I have breadboarded my computer taking everything out of the case so the motherboard is only connected with: 500W power supply, connected ...