Why computer is not booting?


For some reason my computer was working perfectly last night. When I turned it on the next day my computer would not boot up. The system turns on but the keyboard and mouse do not respond. The monitor works perfectly but it does not detect windows and acts as if nothing happened. The LCD's on the tower are on but none of the drives work. You can't restart it or do anything else. Since windows does not start up you can't do anything to the software. Please help.


This question was answered on February 4, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try the following:

1 Remove floppy diskif you have one in your floppy drive from floppy drive and restart your computer.

2 Ensure the keyboard and mouse are connected to your ports and restart your computer.

3 Ensure you connect the keyboard to the keyboard port and not the mouse port The color coding should able to help you.

Good luck!

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 4, 2004