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August 5, 2010 9:57:37 PM

my packard bell froze earlier tonight no response what so ever i was transferring files to it from my laptop so i ahd to hard reset, it then would not boot up after a few more attempts to boot up the power light became red lighting up a can symbol the it goes off, is it possible i maxed out the hhd and now it cant boot?

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August 5, 2010 10:07:24 PM

Did you get a prior warning from Windows that your hard disk was filling up? If not, I don't think your problem is that you filled up your HDD.
And even if you did - that should not keep the PC from booting.

Do you have a bootable CD you can try?
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August 5, 2010 10:11:28 PM

no warning from windows, i have a old xp disk but it shuts off before anything even appears on the screen
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August 5, 2010 10:12:40 PM

Can you get into BIOS settings? Set the PC to boot from CD first, then hard disk.
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August 5, 2010 10:19:01 PM

can;t get into anything, i press the power button a red comes on the power button and then goes off
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August 5, 2010 10:37:40 PM

ive removed cmos battery and put in another one also cleaned my ram and slots but to no avail also i plugged in another hhd(from a laptop which was suspect) stilll no luck, really need help i also tried PB website which is next to useless doesnt even tell you what a red light means
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August 5, 2010 10:45:54 PM

It probably means a failed POST - (power on self test).
You're not hearing any beep code?
Any of the cooling fans start running, then stop?
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August 5, 2010 10:58:16 PM

That's not the hard drive then. If the screen isn't even turning on, it's failing before or during the POST, which means that it is a fairly serious hardware error. Is there any flashing or beeping that occurs when you try to turn it on, and do the fans start?

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August 5, 2010 11:02:49 PM

the fan starts initially then shuts down, no beeps though
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August 5, 2010 11:05:20 PM

no flashing either just the red light on around the power button and the can symbol lit then nothing
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August 6, 2010 7:22:00 PM

You definitely have a failed part.
Without a beep code telling you where to look it's not easy to know how to find the problem.

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