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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:55 PM

Start up my PC, it gives option which OS to use (vista or ubuntu), choose vista. It runs then beeps once, screen says no signal, then it does that again. Off then on, same point it turns off. Ive tried in safe mode and it doesnt switch off.

Done some googling for beep codes, some suggested it might be the power? But shouldnt this be true really if the pc didnt stay on if it was in safe mode?

The pc is around a year old (think just over that so no warranty i dont think, doh!). Any suggestions??

Thanks in advance

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:00 PM

what happens if you choose ubuntu?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:37 PM

I'd hazard a guess that some part of Windows is corrupt - possibly through spyware or a virus.

Have you got a recovery disk or a recovery partition? If so, see if you can run a repair through that to see if there's any problems.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:29 PM

http://cybertechhelp.com

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:49 AM

Thanks for the replies!

Not tried running ubuntu, will do that as soon as i up and get back to you.

Just looking for recovery disks and that is my next step really.

Thanks for the link for computer help! Gonna bookmark that, cheers!!

Thanks again,

Alan

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:27 PM

You can always try booting into safe mode, if that doesn't work I'd recommend using Windows recovery console. Then do a chkdsk /f /r and bootrec.exe /fixboot theres also a command to repair the bootsector but I don't remember it off the top of my head. If you manage to boot up check even viewer logs. Sounds like something malware-ish :)




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