Solved PC started then died...

hroesemann

New Member
I created a new user name on my HP Pavillion PC and restarted it. A blue screen came with a lot of writing on it. The screen went black before I could even read some of it. At the top before the screen went dark, I caught some words that said file dump.
The PC is still running, I can see and hear the fans and the monitor is still on. Anyone know what might have happened?
Hard Drive failure?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 5000t
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w1907
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
    PSU
    460W
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Cooler Master CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    HP

hroesemann

New Member
I started the computer and this time the windows log in screen shows. I restarted again, this time the screen is just black.
HDD? Video card? Power supply? I don`t have another PSU to check with.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 5000t
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w1907
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
    PSU
    460W
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Cooler Master CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    HP

virtual6

Vista Pro
Are you able to consistently get into the BIOS screens?
I was thinking, being able to display the BIOS screens at least indicates basic functioning for everything except the HDD...so then it might be the HDD, or the PSU power tap for the HDD.
 

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hroesemann

New Member
Well, the PC is working fine now. It was the strangest thing. 3 times it was just a blank screen. I started it, went into the BIOS, looked around and checked connections. Everything looked fine. Took the PC back upstairs and re-connected everything for the third time. Now it is running fine. :huh::confused:
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 5000t
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w1907
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
    PSU
    460W
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Cooler Master CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    HP

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed
Well, the PC is working fine now. It was the strangest thing. 3 times it was just a blank screen. I started it, went into the BIOS, looked around and checked connections. Everything looked fine. Took the PC back upstairs and re-connected everything for the third time. Now it is running fine. :huh::confused:

Happens when after restarting it can go back to last known working configuration
 

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