Alright so I built my dad a new computer about a week ago and its been working just fine, until today...I was trying to install a cd burning program on his computer and I put the disk in the drive but it wouldnt load. I went into My Computer and noticed that it didnt recognize his disk drive, it just wasnt there. When I went into Device manager it showed his disk drive with a yellow exclamation point next to it.
SO I just went ahead and restarted the computer. It bios loaded up and everything, the Start Windows normally and safe mode screen popped up and I hit "last known good configuration". Windows starts to boot up but then the little blue loading bar just stops at the end and the pc crashes and restarts.
I built him this computer because I was die-hard telling him never to buy another prebuilt but now that im running into problems its really begging to piss me off. Can someone please help me.
Dude....I just set this pc up like last week and I really would rather not reformat it. If it makes any difference, when I went to open the disk drive something made a beep. I dunno what it was, hasnt beeped since.
this is the problem of your other hardware drivers. First - uninstall your hardware drivers like sound driver , VGA driver, lan driver and others and reinstall all the drivers again. Give Proper driver copatible with Board.
Important:- After Driver uninstallation scan your hardware changes for your Disk Drive.
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Have you tried to boot into safe mode? safe mode with networking?
If you can get into safe mode the chances are that very likely there has been a driver conflict between the burning software and the DVD / CD? drive.
What operating system are you using?
What was the burning utility you tried to install?
If you can get into safe mode, uninstall the burning utility and then perform a system restore back to prior to the installation of the burning software.
You might even try to boot the pc up with the drive(s) temporarily disconnected... delete their drivers (via device manager).... shutdown the PC and unplug from power outlet.... reconnect the drive(s)... boot pc up and let it detect the drives again.
FYI: A single beep during boot-up is an indication that the POST (Power on self test) was successful.
Cant even boot into safe mode. I click safe mode and it loads all the things up then it just crashes. I just cannot get into windows at all. It shows the Windows XP loading screen for a little bit then it just crashes.
Of course you have posted in the XP forum... so this must be your OS.
There could be a hardware failure.
Try unplugging the PC from the power outlet.
Unplug all hardware peripherals. i.e. Disk drives, graphics card (if you have onboard use that instead), any extra HDD's aside from the one the OS is on, sound card and if you have more than 1 stick of RAM just have one installed (remove all, reseat only one).
Try then to see if you can achieve a successful boot.
Usually the motherboard will throw out error beep codes when there is hardware failure, but I'm assuming because you got the single beep earlier that you have a motherboard speaker.
Thanks for the help man, the repair worked at getting it to boot into windows. Still have some problems though, it doesnt recognize the disc drive. It shows it in device manager with a yellow exclamation point next to it and it doesnt show up in My computer at all.