My Operating system does not load !!!!!!!!!!

Posted: 06-03-2004, 02:52 PM
When I go to boot my computer I don't hear the POST beep
and the system does not load. I end up with a blank
screen and I reboot again. After about 5 reboots I then
hear the POST beep and I get an operating system
loading. Why is this? I am thinking of changing my C:\
for a new harddrive. I have currently 2 harddrives in my
system at the moment. My c: holds my OS and Program
files and my D: holds my music and videos. If I were to
put a new hardrive (C in how will I do it so I don't
lose all my Program files etc on the existing C:
Alternatively what could be the problem in regards to my
OS not loading. Please help me on this.

Thanks, Tim.



My Operating system does not load !!!!!!!!!!


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My Operating system does not load !!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 06-03-2004, 04:44 PM
well i had that same problem with a gigabyte ga7dxe
mother board and 450 watt powersupply with an amd xp cpu
2400. when i changed my power supple to 800 watts the
problem went away )i dont know maybe your motherboard
or graphics card, i know that graphics cards can cause a
big drain on power supplys and even though a 400w power
supply was recomended it was that which was causing the
problems
>-----Original Message-----
>When I go to boot my computer I don't hear the POST beep
>and the system does not load. I end up with a blank
>screen and I reboot again. After about 5 reboots I then
>hear the POST beep and I get an operating system
>loading. Why is this? I am thinking of changing my C:\
>for a new harddrive. I have currently 2 harddrives in
my
>system at the moment. My c: holds my OS and Program
>files and my D: holds my music and videos. If I were to
>put a new hardrive (C in how will I do it so I don't
>lose all my Program files etc on the existing C:
>Alternatively what could be the problem in regards to my
>OS not loading. Please help me on this.
>
>Thanks, Tim.
>
>
>
>.
>
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Re: My Operating system does not load !!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 06-03-2004, 09:22 PM
Tim:
Take a deep breath and think for a moment. What does "POST" mean?
"Power-On Self Test". The key words here are "Power-On" -- no power, no
self test.

You only need a bare MoBo (nothing else attached: no RAM, no video card, no
kb, no mouse) and a power supply to get a MoBo to POST. In this case, POST
will fail when it doens't find RAM (error beeps). Put a stick of RAM in and
POST will fail when it doesn't find video (error beeps). Put a video card in
and POST will fail when it doesn't find a KB (usually with the idiotic
visual error message to "press any key to continue").

If a system won't POST, there are two possiblities:
(1) Either the MoBo isn't getting power
(2) OR the MoBo isn't recognizing that power (e.g. it is dead)

Usually, if a MOBo won't POST, it is because the MoBo is dead. Since your
MoBo POSTs sometimes, I would consider the MoBo to be "not dead".

Assuming that you have an ATX MoBo, there are a couple of things to check:
(1) Does the Power Supply have sufficent power for your system
(2) Is the jumper wire from you on/off switch firmly plugged into the
MoBo
(3) Is the main power cable from the Power Supply to the MoBo firmly
plugged in

If the answer to those questions are "yes", try a new power supply.

steve



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> When I go to boot my computer I don't hear the POST beep
> and the system does not load. I end up with a blank
> screen and I reboot again. After about 5 reboots I then
> hear the POST beep and I get an operating system
> loading. Why is this? I am thinking of changing my C:\
> for a new harddrive. I have currently 2 harddrives in my
> system at the moment. My c: holds my OS and Program
> files and my D: holds my music and videos. If I were to
> put a new hardrive (C in how will I do it so I don't
> lose all my Program files etc on the existing C:
> Alternatively what could be the problem in regards to my
> OS not loading. Please help me on this.
>
> Thanks, Tim.
>
>
>

 
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