1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Total Crash during Windows Update.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bdodge59, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    While updating Windows via internet, the pc shut itself down. Now when power is turned on only the fans and drives are operating. The Power LED is on the HDD LED flashes once then stays off. No video signal.
    I have tried to reset the CMOS, removed all the drives, reinstalled the drives to no prevail. Also no Beeps from the Motherboard Speaker.

    Thank you,

    Brian, in Glendale Arizona
     
  2. Zer0ink

    Zer0ink Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    look closer

    look at the main board for popped capacitors and suck

    put your OS (XP) disk n the drive and see if at least it starts a visual process

    return with results
     
  3. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Nothing appears to be cracked. The CD-ROM light turns on then off. still nothing.
     
  4. nasayin

    nasayin Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Most likely, you will need a new power supply
     
  5. DoubleDwn

    DoubleDwn Regular member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Where did that thought come from? Seems a bit early to state that the PSU is faulty. Although, it should be checked to make sure it supplies enough power to run your equipment.

    How many watts on the PSU? What equip is in your rig?

    ~Rich
     
  6. nasayin

    nasayin Regular member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    @DoubleDwn,

    My cousin had similar problems. We tried resetting the Cmos, removed and installed the drives. No beeps from mobo. Brought a new power supply. Voila, system is back on.
     
  7. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Would all the Fans still run if the power supply is bad?
     
  8. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Where did that thought come from? Seems a bit early to state that the PSU is faulty. Although, it should be checked to make sure it supplies enough power to run your equipment.

    How many watts on the PSU? 450 Watts
    What equip is in your rig? MSI M/B, AMD 3.2, 1 Gig Ram, Windows Xp,
     
  9. cee43ja1

    cee43ja1 Regular member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    46
    what brand is the psu? if it's a cheap brand, then that's the problem.
     
  10. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I'm at work. I'm not sure what brand it is. What is a good PSU?
     
  11. cee43ja1

    cee43ja1 Regular member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    46
    antec, corsair, seasonic, thermaltake, are just a few of the top brands. well worth the money.
     
  12. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Thanks for the info.

    Would the Fans and Drives still work in the PSU was bad?
     
  13. morguex

    morguex Guest

    Yes, other parts in the computer can still work.

    Sometimes when PSU's blow, they might only blow one of the rails.

    But if I was you i would get a good quality new one, The golden rule rule for me is "Never ever cheap out on your psu" it can cost you a whole lot more in the long run.
    Good luck
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2007
  14. OhCrap

    OhCrap Guest

    My RAM went bad on me a few weeks ago. It wouldn't boot and the cpu fan would just run wide open with no beeps or anything. I pulled my ram out stick by stick and it finally booted. It was really weird, I even waited a few days and tried to reinstall it and had the same problem. It had been in there for around a year and a half with no problems. To find it I just disconnected everything one thing at a time including all the drives. Just my two cents. Good luck
     
  15. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    To add a bit to my situation - Just prior to the Outage, I installed the program for a Line6 Guitar processor. I hooked up the USB connection and Poof. Do you think with all the USB gear I have connected the PSU could not keep up?
     
  16. cee43ja1

    cee43ja1 Regular member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    46
    if the psu is not a well built unit, then yes. if you have a lot plugged into the computer, you want to make sure that the psu can supply stable power. you might want to step up to a 500w psu.
     
  17. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    What do you think about
    Apevia / Aspire ATX-AS500W-SV Silver Clear See-Through ATX 12V (Ver) 1.2(24P) 500W ATX Power Supply w/ 2x80mm fan, SATA : ATX-AS500W-SV (20/24 Pin, Retail)
     
  18. cee43ja1

    cee43ja1 Regular member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,135
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    46
    never go cheap on a psu. a seasonic unit like THIS or an antec unit like THIS will power everything, and leave room for more.
     
  19. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Thanks for the info. Off PSU shopping I go.

    You all have a great evening.
     
  20. bdodge59

    bdodge59 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Well, replacing the PSU had no affect. It must be the MotherBoard. The current MB is a MSI K9N SLI Platinum. I can't think of what else it could be.
    Any thoughts?
     

Share This Page