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okay, here we go. I had WinXP on my CPU, but since it was a burned copy it fried the MBR resulting in a boot loop. I said screw XP and reinstalled 98SE. While doing this I noticed that the CPU would not always boot from cold (it would take about 20 tries and got increasing worse). But it warm boots no problem while installing 98SE. 98SE insatlled no problem. I thought this may solve my boot problems. Nope, this morning tried cold booting, nothing. Well something, this is what happens:
On pressing power button:
CD-R Green light flashes on and off repeatedly.
(But the DVD-ROM light does nothing)
Hard Drive Busy light stays on.
Power light stays on.
No signal sent to monitor.
HD/Floppy don't spin.
I assume its not POSTing cause the HD never spins.

What I tried doing already:
Reseating EVERYTHING (every IDE cord, power cord, every card, RAM)
Removing EVERYTHING (except RAM, Floppy)
Unpluggin the CD-R drive (cause that light was flashin)
Tried different power cords.
Different outlets.
The room is warm.

Is this the sign of a failing power supply? Cause thats my next solution. Then I am going to try the Motherboard.
If anyone has any suggestions before I replace these things please let me know.


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i am having the same problem

i am having the same problem. i turn the pc on and i get no response on the monitor. the computer sounds like it is booting up, but you can't tell by looking at the monitor. the mouse isn't lighting up either. any suggestions would be nice, solutions would be even better.....




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disregard my last post..

i hope thata you get ur prob fixed......disregard my post...... i just needed to clear the cmos to solve the problem.... now to install winxp on a new hd.....
 

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Cold Boot Problems

Greetings chaps,

Although I have not yet found a solution to these problems I have worked on a great deal of computers and in all but a few cases the motherboards have been the culprits. This is because when a cold boot is initiated it first has to power the motherboard and the then the sequence is the motherboard then begins it's post. The mother board is losing somewhere between power up and hand off to the chipset. This goes for Abit. Elements and another board I have worked on. I have never had cold boot problems with Asus motherboards and I use Asus extensivley now. The next thing to try is the 5v line of the power supply , if this is below 5, say 4.9 or less then the power supply could be to blame and needs replacing. I hope this gives some of you help.
 
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