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Computer Just Died


I was working on my computer when all of a sudden the blue screen of death appeared. It started doing a "memory dump" and i waited about 30 seconds and then i tried crtl, alt, del and nothing happened so i just held the power button until it turned itself off. When i turn it back on, the computer starts just like normal, the power light comes on and the fans start up, but the monitor stays in standby mode, nothing ever comes up on the monitor. I have a second computer connected to this monitor via a kvm switch, so i know the monitor is fine. Any ideas what is wrong or how i can diagnose what the problem is? I mean if you can't see the screen, what can you do? Is is the motherboard or what?

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I investigated and found:

1. Pushing the on button did nothing, no beeps or lights or anything. So i swapped the p/s from another computer, and . 2. The new p/s got it started as far as "suggested sdram is . " But it hung before detecting ide drives. It seems like no power was coming out of the m/b, as keyboard and mouse didn't light up, cpu fan didn't start, etc. So . 3. I put the p/s back into the other computer and moved my hard drive, and the hard drive still wouldn't boot, even in the new environment. At this point it will only work as a slave. Did my power supply blow and take the m/b with it? And why won't the hard drive boot?


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