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August 14, 2013 1:19:26 PM

I Just wanted to start of by saying I'm Still New to this site. I have Visited Here a few times to search for solutions, But i can't seem to find a solution to My current problem.


OS Windows xp.
(I also have the Reset Button Used as Power Button[No Saudering iron to fix power button]). *I'm not sure if that was of any use)

The Problem
No Video Shows when i turn on the Computer.

What happened
While I Was trying to Register/Update Windows xp, The Screen Just Cut out on it's own (black).
(I was Assuming it was doing a Memmory Dump because of the New Ram i put in).
while waiting for it to Show the blue screen I Became impatient and turned it of using the switch on the back of the computer.(Can't hold Reset button to turn off). Now When i Start My Computer Nothing Shows up on screen.

I have two graphics cards,
0. Motherboard has no Standard VGA adapter.
1. ( ATI vision Tek 9200 256mb V/D/VO VT) (Red).
2. Nvidia ETNT-2 m64pci.


What I did.
Step 1. I had each Graphics-card in (Independently) and (Co-Dependently)
Result; Nothing Happened
Step 2. I took out Both Graphics Cards Ran the Computer
Result; (One Beep)
Step 3. I Inserted ATI Graphics Card.
Result; (One Beep)
*But Now The Computer Sounds like It is just constantly rebooting itself*
(Computer Does One Beep Every 2-5 Minutes)

Step 4.
Other Info
Computer Busy Light Stays on
CD/DVD Disk Drives (qty. 2)
CD Drive Hardware
1.(Bootable) Has a Disk (Not Bootable), and Light Stays On Busy
2. (Non-Bootable) Is Empty Light Flickers Every 5-10 Seconds Assuming busy

Thank You For Your Time,

Chillan

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August 14, 2013 2:54:58 PM

You may have damaged hardware.

Question:
Can you see anything when you go into the BIOS? (integrated graphics or card)

If you see nothing at all, even when going to BIOS it has nothing to do with Windows, it's probably a hardware issue.

If so, you basically need to SWAP parts:
1) Try a different monitor
2) Different PSU
3) Different motherboard.

*You put in NEW RAM just before this issue? Try putting the old RAM back in.
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August 14, 2013 3:57:57 PM

boosted1g said:
Does the motherboard have integrated graphics as well or is it a dedicated graphics only board?


Answer It Doesn't Have integrated graphics (If that means a destination on the motherboard for the vga to connect to.)

photonboy said:
You may have damaged hardware.

Question:
Can you see anything when you go into the BIOS? (integrated graphics or card)

If you see nothing at all, even when going to BIOS it has nothing to do with Windows, it's probably a hardware issue.

If so, you basically need to SWAP parts:
1) Try a different monitor
2) Different PSU
3) Different motherboard.

*You put in NEW RAM just before this issue? Try putting the old RAM back in.


Response
I Can't Even See the option to go into bios Monitor Stays in power save mode.
Also, I Don't Remember what ram was in there originaly(although i Did find 1, but I have 3 ram slots.

What I Did Inserted 1 Stick of RAM That I Could remember.and left the other two than were in previously.

Result;Still the same problem only difference is the "One Beep" Happens about 5 minutes after I turn it on.

question; I was using a magnetic screwdriver Even though I Was Told they aren't all that safe to use. and droped the screw onto the motherboard while I was Switching out graphic Cards. Do you think I May have fried the motherboard in anyway?
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August 14, 2013 6:41:15 PM

RAM:
Okay, just to be clear you have had this problem since INSTALLING NEW RAM?

Are you sure you are using the CORRECT SLOT? If you have three slots you can't just pick any one you want. Your MOTHERBOARD MANUAL tells you how you can set this up. You could also try them one at a time.

The same applies to two sticks since you suggest you didn't know how many sticks you installed.
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August 14, 2013 8:14:41 PM

photonboy said:
RAM:
Okay, just to be clear you have had this problem since INSTALLING NEW RAM?

Are you sure you are using the CORRECT SLOT? If you have three slots you can't just pick any one you want. Your MOTHERBOARD MANUAL tells you how you can set this up. You could also try them one at a time.

The same applies to two sticks since you suggest you didn't know how many sticks you installed.


In the begining I kept recieving a blue screen "Memmory Dump" While I was trying to insert the Windows key.
once I was able to see my Desktop it happened 1 more time, before The Screen went black.(Once the Screen Went Black It never Showed me anything Even During the Boot Sequence.

After a Few Failed attempts to see my screen, I then swaped out the RAM.
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August 16, 2013 5:37:13 PM

Chillan said:
photonboy said:
RAM:
Okay, just to be clear you have had this problem since INSTALLING NEW RAM?

Are you sure you are using the CORRECT SLOT? If you have three slots you can't just pick any one you want. Your MOTHERBOARD MANUAL tells you how you can set this up. You could also try them one at a time.

The same applies to two sticks since you suggest you didn't know how many sticks you installed.


In the begining I kept recieving a blue screen "Memmory Dump" While I was trying to insert the Windows key.
once I was able to see my Desktop it happened 1 more time, before The Screen went black.(Once the Screen Went Black It never Showed me anything Even During the Boot Sequence.

After a Few Failed attempts to see my screen, I then swaped out the RAM.


So it fails with DIFFERENT RAM?

I'm trying to help, but I can't quite figure out what you've done. You said "register/update" but now I'm not sure what you mean by that. Please clear this up:

1. Was it working fine at some point? (Windows installed completely)
2. If so, what CHANGED so that it wasn't working? (Did you change a component, or did it suddently fail?)

Thanks.

The more specific you can be the more helpful. Short, concise points (perhaps bulletpoint) are the best.
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August 18, 2013 10:41:53 PM

photonboy said:
Chillan said:
photonboy said:
RAM:
Okay, just to be clear you have had this problem since INSTALLING NEW RAM?

Are you sure you are using the CORRECT SLOT? If you have three slots you can't just pick any one you want. Your MOTHERBOARD MANUAL tells you how you can set this up. You could also try them one at a time.

The same applies to two sticks since you suggest you didn't know how many sticks you installed.


In the begining I kept recieving a blue screen "Memmory Dump" While I was trying to insert the Windows key.
once I was able to see my Desktop it happened 1 more time, before The Screen went black.(Once the Screen Went Black It never Showed me anything Even During the Boot Sequence.

After a Few Failed attempts to see my screen, I then swaped out the RAM.


So it fails with DIFFERENT RAM?

I'm trying to help, but I can't quite figure out what you've done. You said "register/update" but now I'm not sure what you mean by that. Please clear this up:

1. Was it working fine at some point? (Windows installed completely)
2. If so, what CHANGED so that it wasn't working? (Did you change a component, or did it suddently fail?)

Thanks.

The more specific you can be the more helpful. Short, concise points (perhaps bulletpoint) are the best.


When I First Powered the Computer I Had Ram In It But I'm Not Sure if it was the Original Ram. (I Swapped out the Ram Before i Boted the Computer.) At This Time I Just Needed To Insert A Genuine Windows Xp Key. While i was trying to insert the key I Would Get A Blue Screen For Memmory Dump. When i read it, it said a possible problem was because i Had New Hardware/Ram Instealled on my computer. After it completed the memmory Dump the Computer WOuld Restart. (It Took Me a While Just to get the key in.)

AfterMath; I Finally Put in the Key had Windows Up And Running. I Believe I Got the Blue Screen One more time, AFter that It Rebooted Itself. Once I Saw my Desktop I Began to Run Windows Updates. I was Having Some (Java I think) Related problems, because Internet explorer Wouldnt Actually Get the Updates to download.

While I was updating As I was Trying to Figure out why my Updates Would Not Go Through, The Screen Just Went BLack (I Didnt See The blue Screen Or Anything) So After A couple Seconds I Just Used the I/O Switch in the Back of the Computer to Turn it Off. So Ever Since Then When i Start Up My Computer I have been Having the Problem above. (From 2-3 Response that I Posted) When I Turn My Computer On My Screen Just Goes Straight to Power Save Mode, And I'm Not Able To Turn the NumberPad LIght On (Even Though All the Lights Blink From The First 2 Seconds from the intial Start up)

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