urned pc off while booting, dont go now - help

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by SS, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. SS

    SS Guest

    A friend of mine decided to switch the computer off from the mains
    powerpack switch (behind the box), while the computer was starting up.

    when he restarted the comp, funny characters came up on the screen and
    system halted. turned it off then restarted again. computer booted
    normally, so they decided to surf the net, then the comp died, it
    stopped, blank screen etc.

    tried restarting but nothing this time. im told that the fans are
    running on the power pack, cpu and another internal system fan. the
    monitor stays black (it doesnt respond when the machine is switched on).
    the gfx card fan does not spin.

    Any idea what couldve have blown? motherboard, power pack, a fuse
    somewhere? Any ideas would be great. its a fairly late model comp, about
    1.5 yrs old (2.4ghz).

    cheers Steve
     
    SS, Nov 10, 2004
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  2. SS

    Craig Sutton Guest

    "SS" <> wrote in message news:...
    > A friend of mine decided to switch the computer off from the mains
    > powerpack switch (behind the box), while the computer was starting up.
    >
    > when he restarted the comp, funny characters came up on the screen and
    > system halted. turned it off then restarted again. computer booted
    > normally, so they decided to surf the net, then the comp died, it
    > stopped, blank screen etc.
    >
    > tried restarting but nothing this time. im told that the fans are
    > running on the power pack, cpu and another internal system fan. the
    > monitor stays black (it doesnt respond when the machine is switched on).
    > the gfx card fan does not spin.
    >
    > Any idea what couldve have blown? motherboard, power pack, a fuse
    > somewhere? Any ideas would be great. its a fairly late model comp, about
    > 1.5 yrs old (2.4ghz).
    >
    > cheers Steve


    worth a try...pressing insert key to reset the bios? on booting
     
    Craig Sutton, Nov 10, 2004
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  3. On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 22:13:41 +1300, SS wrote:

    > A friend of mine decided to switch the computer off from the mains
    > powerpack switch (behind the box), while the computer was starting up.
    >
    > when he restarted the comp, funny characters came up on the screen and
    > system halted. turned it off then restarted again. computer booted
    > normally, so they decided to surf the net, then the comp died, it
    > stopped, blank screen etc.
    >
    > tried restarting but nothing this time. im told that the fans are
    > running on the power pack, cpu and another internal system fan. the
    > monitor stays black (it doesnt respond when the machine is switched on).
    > the gfx card fan does not spin.
    >
    > Any idea what couldve have blown? motherboard, power pack, a fuse
    > somewhere? Any ideas would be great. its a fairly late model comp, about
    > 1.5 yrs old (2.4ghz).
    >
    > cheers Steve


    Check yee capacitors on the motherboard ..they may be bulging/leaking...
     
    wogers nemesis, Nov 10, 2004
    #3
  4. SS

    Gurble Guest

    On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 22:13:41 +1300, SS <> had this to say:

    >A friend of mine decided to switch the computer off from the mains
    >powerpack switch (behind the box), while the computer was starting up.
    >
    >when he restarted the comp, funny characters came up on the screen and
    >system halted. turned it off then restarted again. computer booted
    >normally, so they decided to surf the net, then the comp died, it
    >stopped, blank screen etc.
    >
    >tried restarting but nothing this time. im told that the fans are
    >running on the power pack, cpu and another internal system fan. the
    >monitor stays black (it doesnt respond when the machine is switched on).
    >the gfx card fan does not spin.
    >
    >Any idea what couldve have blown? motherboard, power pack, a fuse
    >somewhere? Any ideas would be great. its a fairly late model comp, about
    >1.5 yrs old (2.4ghz).
    >


    Almost definately sounds like he's blown his motherboard. :-(
     
    Gurble, Nov 10, 2004
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  5. In article <> in nz.comp on Wed, 10 Nov 2004
    22:13:41 +1300, SS <> says...
    > A friend of mine decided to switch the computer off from the mains
    > powerpack switch (behind the box), while the computer was starting up.
    >
    > when he restarted the comp, funny characters came up on the screen and
    > system halted. turned it off then restarted again. computer booted
    > normally, so they decided to surf the net, then the comp died, it
    > stopped, blank screen etc.
    >
    > tried restarting but nothing this time. im told that the fans are
    > running on the power pack, cpu and another internal system fan. the
    > monitor stays black (it doesnt respond when the machine is switched on).
    > the gfx card fan does not spin.
    >
    > Any idea what couldve have blown? motherboard, power pack, a fuse
    > somewhere? Any ideas would be great. its a fairly late model comp, about
    > 1.5 yrs old (2.4ghz).


    Probably the graphics card is not working, this will cause the symptoms
    but you also have to prove that the rest of the system is booting up
    normally i.e. the HDD spins and then the normal pattern of disk activity
    occurs as Windows/other OS loads.

    Failure could be down to the card itself or the power feed to the
    graphics card could have failed - usually it has its own separate power
    connector.

    People like that should be shot - turning the power off or resetting
    while the HDD is being written can totally stuff up the directory
    structure which can only be fixed by reformatting and reinstalling
    Windows.
     
    Patrick Dunford, Nov 10, 2004
    #5
  6. SS wrote:
    > Any idea what couldve have blown? motherboard, power pack, a fuse
    > somewhere? Any ideas would be great. its a fairly late model comp, about
    > 1.5 yrs old (2.4ghz).


    vid card, motherboard, maybe PSU, maybe Hdd.

    I'd test them in that order.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Nov 10, 2004
    #6
  7. SS

    akiwi Guest

    On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 23:29:21 +1300, Patrick Dunford
    <> wrote:

    >In article <> in nz.comp on Wed, 10 Nov 2004
    >22:13:41 +1300, SS <> says...
    >> A friend of mine decided to switch the computer off from the mains
    >> powerpack switch (behind the box), while the computer was starting up.
    >>

    >
    >People like that should be shot - turning the power off or resetting
    >while the HDD is being written can totally stuff up the directory
    >structure which can only be fixed by reformatting and reinstalling
    >Windows.


    NTFS uses "transactional operations" which allows it to rollback an
    incompleted operation and supposedly means the file system will never
    be left in an inconsistent state, so the most you lose is the stuff
    you were trying to write at the time of interruption.
     
    akiwi, Nov 11, 2004
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