View Full Version : My computer died.

05-12-04, 22:30
My housemate tripped over the plug and pulled it out by accident, whilst the computer was on, but no programs were open it was just on. She then jammed the plug back in and then started the comp back up. She was online for about 5 mins and suddendly (she reckons) it flipped out and shut down. Now when we turn it on, Windows wont start up, and we get what my other housemate calls the blue screen of death. It wont start in Safe Mode or in Ultra Super Xtra High Performance Safe Mode either.

Can anyone give me any clues as to why exactly the comp is now ruined? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

05-12-04, 22:38
The computer most probably is not ruined, it is upset. ;)

Leave it off for at least half an hour, then try again to boot up. Btw, is it XP http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ?

06-12-04, 04:54
Yes it is XP, and we left it off for 24 hours and its still not working. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

06-12-04, 05:25
try reinstalling windows http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

06-12-04, 05:26
also check that every cable inside and outside of the computer is plugged in the right place http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

06-12-04, 13:48
Originally posted by TheEveningStar:
try reinstalling windows http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Impossible on a not working pc. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

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06-12-04, 17:02
Check to that your PCI/AGP cards are still seated correctly. Could be the sudden jar may have dislodged them.

06-12-04, 23:36
Uh... where would I find them? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

07-12-04, 03:03
tlr is talking about the inside of your pc's case, andromeda.
The graphic card (whether it is pci or agp) or the sound card, or whatever hardware part that may have come loose by the physical shock.
I would not recommend you to go in there with your hands if you do not absolutely know what you're doing.

Let someone who knows help you with that!