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« on: July 26, 2008, 09:39:00 PM »

screen is on but blank and black, I press the start button on the cpu and it sounds as though it will start up but nothing happens, it just goes beeep every 10 - 12 seconds and nothing shows on the screen. just so you know I run windows xp home edition pent 4 on a hp pavilion760c right out of the box (Costco) with no modifications. I changed the keyboard to a new one several days ago and ran the disc according to instructions provided with the keyboard. Everything ran fine until 3 days ago. I left the computer on and running while I stepped out for an hour and when I came back the screen was frozen, just as I had left it. Usually it goes into shut down if I leave it more than a 1/2 hour. The computer was unresponsive to any key function and I pressed the start button which I would also press to shut off and nothing happened. I cut the power off at that point. Call me dumb but I know little about computers but could someone help if at all. thanks
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 02:31:05 AM »

Hello and Welcome to the Forum

This could be a few things. Could be faulty ram, or a faulty video card. Check all your connections and make sure they are tightly fitted inside the case. You might want to reseat the video card. Also check the outside connections from the pc to the monitor.

Is the light on the monitor green or amber?

Try  Windows Memory Diagnostic Test
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp


The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and fast. On most configurations, you can download the diagnostic, read the documentation, run the test and complete the first test pass in less than 30 minutes.


Or you can try memtest
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 08:18:36 AM »

It may be that you power button is loosely connected to computer and it is not providing current supply , so please check the wires of power button accurately.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 06:32:08 AM »

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