Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ, USA
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Start-up failure

    Ah ain't nevvah seed nothin' like this b'fore. My wife called tech support this morning, "Hey, Daniel, why is the welcome thingie still going round and round after 5 minutes?" That was the last I saw of Windows (7 home).

    Further trouble shooting got me lots of trouble. When I pulled the data cable off the back-up drive, it failed to boot because of a "missing device" (it said). Then it just failed to boot and failed to open the CD drive tray. After I manually popped the drive tray to insert the boot CD, the tray was not closed electrically on start, I can no longer feel the lock lever with the paper clip and can't open the drawer with my finger nails.

    In all my years of messing with these things, i have never encountered this kind of behavior. This mobo is over 8 years old, maybe older.

    Thank CLiNT I just re-rigged her backup and wrote a copy of her bak file to a recently installed 3T drive in my box two days ago. I suspect her drives are OK but better to be safe.
    Dan Lynch
    The stonecherub

  2. Subscribe to our Windows Secrets Newsletter - It's Free!

    Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,545
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 225 Times in 213 Posts
    Does sound like a mobo or power supply issue - my money is on power as it's the most highly stressed, all those nasty voltages and spikes. Good luck with fixing such an ageing beast.

    cheers, Paul

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •