No beeps, black screen on start up

Posted on 2006-04-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I read some of the past threads on this, but my situation is a bit different I think as I can get it to boot via 'a trick'.

So the other week I installed my new slave HD and all was good.
Then the other day I get Kernal_Data_Inpage_Error blue screen of death
Not sure if that is related to my big problem now of, my PC won't boot up!
I turn on the power button, it whirs, the lights flash on the CD drives, but no beeps and nothing comes on the screen.
I figured out that if I put a CD in the CD drive and bang on the DEL key, I can get to the bios. Once I do that, I save and exit and Windows loads normally.
I did this first yesterday and it said I had an improper CPU setting.  I haven't touched my bios ever so what the heck?  BTW it was at 1150MHz.
I did the CD/DEL trick again today and I never got the the improper CPU setting message.
Once I get into Windows everything seems to work fine.

Any ideas guys?  Motherboard? Processor?
Question by:skeetley
    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    Try this:
    -open case
    -remove ram
    -put ram back
    -disconnect and reconnect psu.

    Same thing happened to me few times with various computers. Computer gives no signal to monitor but lights on mobo is flashing and fans are working

    Few times CPU and mobo needed to be replaced.
    LVL 69

    Expert Comment

    That message about improper CPU setting is an indication that the BIOS thinks you changed the CPU.  When the CMOS battery goes low, it exhibits the same symptoms, and it also loses your hard disk info, so try replacing the battery.  If everything runs fine after the system is up and running, this is probably the cause.
    LVL 5

    Expert Comment

    Don't discard the ever popular power supply. I had a MB telling me the CPU was overclocked and please change my settings..and this was AFTER clearing the CMOS. In fact I would get various results when powering up. After changing the motherboard it turned out the issue was a bad power supply. If you have a spare PC it's pretty easy to check.
    LVL 26

    Expert Comment

    When it gets random-weird, inspect the caps.

    Expert Comment

    I had this problem once on my computer.  I had to replace the motherboard and it worked fine.  But I would first check out this site to make sure its the motherboard  This site is great, the easy to follow charts help diagnose the exact problem.  I used it and it helped me diagnose the problem as the motherboard and quickly fix it.

    Author Comment

    I whipped out the ram, put it back in and haven't had a problem in the week since.

    Thanks to everyone for their suggestions

    Featured Post

    Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

    Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
    In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
    It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

    729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now