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#898303 - 07/01/13 07:24 PM Hubby's pc
lindy236 Offline
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Whenever he starts up his pc you hear a bonk, bonk sound, but nothing shows up on the screen. So have no idea of what it is. I did add more ram and it was shortly after this that it started. The OS is XP. Sorry for such limited info. wave

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#898307 - 07/01/13 07:44 PM Re: Hubby's pc [Re: lindy236]
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Have you reopened your computer and made sure nothing is loose? Check all the connections ..the fan and such.... is what I would do. Sounds like you might have knocked something loose when you changed were in it last time.


Edited by Winfrey (07/01/13 07:46 PM)
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#898402 - 07/02/13 10:50 AM Re: Hubby's pc [Re: lindy236]
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I'd have to guess the hard drive has failed. They make a distinctive "click" sound when they fail to read the boot sector.

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#898409 - 07/02/13 11:47 AM Re: Hubby's pc [Re: InlandAZ]
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Yikes! I hope it isn't the hard drive. Windows loads and everything runs fine. I have to wait until after the 4th to do anything about it.
Thanks for the info. wave

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#898411 - 07/02/13 12:06 PM Re: Hubby's pc [Re: lindy236]
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Originally Posted By: lindy236
Yikes! I hope it isn't the hard drive. Windows loads and everything runs fine. I have to wait until after the 4th to do anything about it.
Thanks for the info. wave


It may be having issues at boot up then - I didn't realize you could actually boot to the desktop.

If it a clicking sound, I'd still suspect that the hard drive is failing.

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#898416 - 07/02/13 12:31 PM Re: Hubby's pc [Re: lindy236]
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I was going to suggest the same thing when you said nothing shows up on the screen. But the bonks or clicks still might be the hard drive. I would do a backup to be safe.
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