Computer won't boot after running Knoppix
Posted 09 December 2004 - 03:51 AM
NTFS filesystem, the installed OS is XP. I did not mount the HD or make any attempt to access it though, so I did not expect any problems.
Posted 09 December 2004 - 04:23 AM
When you exited Knoppix, did you allow a normal shutdown, or just power off the computer?
When rebooting or turning on the system, do you get a post (bios messages) and any beeps? Can you hear the cpu fan spinning? And you did remove the Knoppix cdrom before re-booting?
If so, does Windows try to start, or do you just get a blank screen at this point?
Is the monitor power indicator on at boot?
Is the cdrom drive that you used to boot Knoppix an internal one, or external cdrom drive?
Posted 09 December 2004 - 05:01 AM
When I try to reboot, the tower powers on, but does not send the monitor any feed, nor does it make any beeps (this may be because it has no external speakers)The CPU fan spins up, but nothng else happens. Knoppix CD is out of the drive at this point. The monitor power light indicates power on, but no feed, and the sceen is blank.
The CD drive is internal.
In order to boot to the Knoppix CD, I had to select the CD from the boot options on powerup, but it's not even giving me that option at this point.
It's not my computer, and is, apparently, the second one to have been killed in this fashion in the last week.
Posted 19 December 2004 - 07:55 PM
Ran it from the CD just fine...
After I took out the cd and hit return-like it said...
Now it won't boot form CD or floppy or HD.... the power light comes on... the KB lights up for a sec and then dies... and there is no signal going to the display..
NOTHING.... any help?????
Posted 20 December 2004 - 05:09 AM
If you still have no video signal when you power up, power down and physically remove your video card (hopefully you're not using onboard video and have a card that can be removed). Power up with the card removed and power down again. Reinsert your video card and power up again.
Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:01 PM
Re-start the system and see if you get a post messages. If it boots, good. If not, get into the bios setup.
Look at the boot order when you get into the bios. Did you just change the first boot order to the cd, or do you have another entry for the hard drive, which should be hdd0, say the second boot device.
If not change the boot order to make sure the hard drive shows as a boot option. If it is there, save the changes and re-boot.
Post back the results, please.
What makes this difficult, is if you get no beeps during startup. Generally, bios beeps let you know if there is a hardware issue. Generally you get 1 or 2 beeps, which tells you that the hardware is ok. If there is no speaker in the system, this complicates troubleshooting a bit.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:28 AM