Power On Self Test, a routine that a device runs immediately after turning on.

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computer fails to boot during/after POST for five or six boots, then works

For the last few days, my computer has had issues booting. I've seen two different behaviors: The screen displays the graphics card information, then begins to list the RAM, hard drives, etc. At ...
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What do i do about this? Motherboard Error

Ok, I have this motherboard that is old and I dont even use. But I play around with it sometimes. I got it out today and found this...What do I do? This cord or wire thing (could you maybe inform ...
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no POST while booting. monitor not displaying anything

The monitor not displaying anything. I don't hear the POST signal as well. ( the beep while booting ) Things that I have tried. Connected MONITOR to laptop ( which I am using currently ), ...
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Why Asus Z68 deluxe wont boot/post (not even q-code led)

Here are the specs: Asus z68 deluxe gen3 rev1 (latest bios 0302) i7-2600K (no oc) + Noctua HSF G-Skill sniper 4GBx2 1600MHZ CL9 Sapphire Pure 1250W Gainward GTX460 The thing is my system won't ...
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HP Pavillion dv6 laptop - 15 beeps on startup and a black screen?

Usual story - girlfriend's step-brother's laptop is broken. I don't know a huge amount about what occurred before it broke, but I do know the following: When you try to turn the laptop on, it beeps ...
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boot delay on POST on Intel DG43GT board

My computer stays at POST for about 20 seconds. Normally this should be 2-3 seconds. Note I am talking about BIOS POST state. NOT Operating system booting state. After this 20 seconds Grub boot menu ...
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My computer doesn't turn on? Bad motherboard?

I have an Asus P8Z68-v LX motherboard, an Intel i5-2500K CPU, and a Corsair CX600 PSU hooked up for a test boot. However, when I short the 2 power pins on the motherboard, nothing happens. No fans ...
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RAM boot issues for a P8P67

I'm in the middle of my first computer build and have hit a brick wall. Having assembles (and re-assembled) all of the components, I'm still getting a POST error (a long beep followed by two short ...
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Computer won't start when connecting SATA HDD

I just bough a new HDD some time ago and recently i bought another SATA cable to have both HDDs connected at the same time, to transfer all the files from the older one to the newer. When i connected ...
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HP laptop boot loop & black screen

After loading a driver for an external usb wifi adapter, this laptop is having issues booting. Symptoms are: Boots up but loops after 15 seconds or so, don't know if it is actually posting Black ...
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Acer Aspire 5520G wont boot/show post.

I have Acer Aspire 5520G laptop. I turned it down yesterday and today when I wanted to turn it on it wont boot up. When I press power button it lights up ( green) there is some blinking of HDD led ...
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MSI laptop will only turn on once

I am working on an MSI A6200 MS-1681. When you press the power button the lights all flash. The fan comes on. The screen comes on and shows the POST screen for a second and then it dies. I have been ...
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Brand new ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 motherboard won't pass POST

I am staring at some brand-new kit that doesn't want to play with me: Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 CPU: Intel i7-2600K RAM: 1 stick only of Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600MHz (originally 4 sticks, ...
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Strange row of red Asian characters on boot

When Chrome OS boots, there is blank screen with a row of red Asian characters at the top. Here is a reference to it: After doing this the default splash shows up and then boots to a black ...
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PC often won't POST and freezes when it does

When I turn on my computer after leaving it to rest for 15+ minutes, it will POST and sometimes freeze while loading Windows. 50% of the time, it will freeze for a few minutes once it boots Windows. ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit complete system failure

I'm having a problem with Windows. Here are my system specs: i5-2500K Sandy Bridge ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 EVGA ...
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no display, no beep sounds, no keyboard or mouse lights [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Reasons Would A Computer Power Up But Not Boot? My pc is was working fine yesterday and today when i try to turn it on, the CPU powers up, all the fans spins but ...
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BIOS POST problem

I have an ASUS P5Q SE2 motherboard with 2x 2GB DDR2. I recently added 1x 1GB RAM which is when my problems started. I can hardly get my PC to boot. When I power it on, in most cases it restarts after ...
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Why are my video cards heating up when my machines won't boot or pass POST?

I have three machines with the exact same hardware and the exact same problem. After I push the power button, the CPU fan runs continuously at a high speed rather than spinning down to a low speed. ...
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HP Pavilion m8000 - No video or POST on boot

I was recently given this computer by a friend to fix. It was working fine until the other day when it abruptly stopped working overnight. When it receives power, everything in the system receives ...
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How do I fix a motherboard error 02 on an EVGA 123-yw-e175-a1?

I have a motherboard 123-yw-e750-a1. When I turn it on, it just hangs with a POST code of 02. I've tried removing different components, but it's still the same. I tried a new hard drive and it ...
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Laptop won't show anything on display

Yesterday I've tried fedora live 15, when I would leave fedora I made a restart, but instead of restart fedora turned off the laptop. I let my laptop in that way until today, but right now when I try ...
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USB devices slow or halt PC boot

On my self built machine, leaving certain USB devices in will cause strange boot problems. For example: If an older flash drive I have is plugged into the machine, the PC will hang at POST... ...
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PC booting and rebooting repeatedly without completing POST

I have a custom build PC: Corsair HX620 PSU Intel 6870 C2D Geforce 8800GT Asus P5Q-E I've recently moved from the UK to Canada, upon plugging my UK built PC into the wall socket it gets stuck in ...
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What are the possible causes of a not-booting motherboard with drdebug 00 code?

I have pursached a new Asrock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard with an i7 2600K and 2x4GB ADATA DDR3. My problem is that it doesn't boot or beep, and the onboard drdebug led constantly displays "00" - which ...
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Is my new Graphic Card cause for my PC hanging?

My Computer Specification My Motherboard specification My new Graphic Card Some days ago I bought a GeForce 8400 GS Graphic card. My computer satisfied all the minimum system requirements it ...
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Laptop won't boot after alcohol spill

So I just had a minor spill and let everything dry out. Now when I try to boot my laptop, I get one or two beeps on the BIOS splash screen before the laptop shuts down. I can't get to the post screen ...
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P.O.S.T issue and keyboard failure

I have bought an 4core1600twins-p35 motherboard a few month ago and am only testing it now. When i plugged it in, the keyboard light automatically turns on. and when i boot computer it freezes right ...
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Boot stuck at blinking cursor before GRUB - only works via BIOS boot menu

I have a new box running Debian Squeeze. Grub is installed on /dev/sda, but when booting up I just get a blinking cursor, before the Grub menu. I can only boot to grub successfully when I choose boot ...
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Why does pulling the power cord then pressing the power button fix a non-booting PC?

I've been working at this institution for about 6 years. One thing thing that I've always found curious is that sometimes—especially after a power outage—we find a PC that won't boot when the power ...
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Motherboard won't post after electrical storm

An electrical storm hit earlier and has taken out my phone line, router and a PC. Both PC and router were plugged into a surge protector. The PC no longer POSTs. I've swapped out the PSU to no ...
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Computer turns on, then off

I have an Emachines desktop. It turns on for about 3 seconds then off. All the fans turn on and the hard drives spin up. Theres no POST or any display signal. I removed all the RAM sticks but nothing ...
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ASUS P8P67-M - red RAM diode lighted and not passing POST

I received the following parts for a new desktop today: ASUS P8P67-M B3 iP67 ASUS PIC-e Radeon HD6950 2GB (reference model) 2x Corsair 2GB DDR3, PC10666 (1333MHz) (also other parts, but the problem ...
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pc hang at motherboard's splash screen

last night my pc was working normally. today when i power on my pc it just hang at motherboard's logo screen. keyboard was working slowly(when i press num lock key the light indicator work after 5 ...
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New laptop shuts down after seconds during POST, what can the cause be? [closed]

My laptop will no longer start up. It will shut down itself after a few seconds during POST (and it is not related to the operating system (Linux, Fedora 14) in any way since the problem occurs also ...
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Two Video Cards Cause Reboot but both work fine alone

I purchased a second video card for my machine so that I could setup a 3 monitor system but I am experiencing an issue where the machine will constantly reboot. I see the post screen for a second or ...
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No POST, No Display, Fans Spin, LEDs On

I have an Acer Aspire M5641 that won't boot. First, the onboard video stopped working; I bought a new compatible video card and connected it but it made no difference. I started some deeper analysis - ...
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Computer boots to first screen and freezes

Computer boots to first screen and freezes. I reseated the ram and it boots until I shut down. On next reboot it freezes. Have replaced with new ram and it is still freezing until I reseat the ram. ...
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eMachine W5243 won't POST; fans run but optical drive will not open

Symptoms are what is described in the title. The machine reacts to the power button being hit by spinning up the two fans: CPU and PSU. The hard drive (SATA) spins up as well. No other reaction. This ...
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Video card not detected in POST on initial boot

I have a minor problem with my desktop computer after cleaning it out for dust. When I first boot up the computer, the video card does not get detected so I can't see anything. In POST, I'm getting ...
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Post / boot takes an hour, works fine after loading Windows

It seriously takes an hour for my computer to get to Windows, but once it does, it works perfectly. This hasn't always happened, but I'm not real sure what's changed since. There is a video at the ...
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Beep codes - 2 short; 4 long [duplicate]

I'm getting these beep codes - (2 short, pause, 4 short, long pause) - repeating. I couldn't find the meaning of these codes on the internet, the PC model is Omron NSA-CPU01-E. Does anyone know what ...
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New build won't power up

I just finished putting together a new build, and nothing powers up (no power LED, no fans, nothing) , except for the STDBY LED on the motherboard. It is a micro-ATX motherboard. I tried the paper ...
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Harddrives aren't seen after POST, but OS still boots

I've been troubleshooting some issues with my desktop recently. I have Windows 7 installed but saw some strange behavior. I thought maybe it was because I had my 2 SATA harddrives plugged into the ...
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Intel Server Board S3420GP fails to boot with video connected

All, Building a new system using an Intel Server Board S3420GP motherboard and an Intel Xeon X3440 processor. Before installing this motherboard into the chassis we want to test that it will actually ...
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USB Keyboard won't work after Post but before OS loads

On my new build I just installed Windows 7 x64 and realized that I had put it on the wrong partition. I pop my OS CD back to re-install. My keyboard will work to access the BIOS but when the little ...
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PC won't post, black screen

I was formatting some old harddrives and toying with my desktop recently and now it wont post. When I turn it on the LEDs turn on, the DVD drive has power. The harddrives seem to have power to them as ...
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no display in my desktop

How do I fix my desktop if it has no display? I tried to connect the monitor in my laptop and it worked. I also checked the connection in the desktop but still doesn't work. Are there problems in the ...
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PC startup: 2 long beeps + 1 short beep; what does it mean?

It's a gigabyte motherboard. When I press the button, nothing comes on the screen and it beeps: *LONG BEEP* *LONG BEEP* *short beep* What does it mean?
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Dell Dimension l866r

I'm using an old Dell Dimension l866R desktop w/a floppy drive detected error upon boot. There is a floppy drive in the case but it's not connected to power supply nor motherboard. None of the keys ...