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    Exclamation Computer wont even turn monitor on.

    well heres the scoop... Football was on tv so I turned my other computer (backup) on because I was gona get on it. Oh and yes I used it every day and like 30 mins before that. Well I had it on and it was sitting in the logon screen and I was watching football for awhile. Now I went back and the computer monitor wasnt even on. I tried and tried rebooting, trying different monitor, different gfx cards; pretty much everything. I dont know WHAT happend, it just wanted to break down for some reason but yea right before I restarted the computer and watched football, I was in a game then all the sudden it gave me WinXP blue screen saying "Dumping memory" somewhere around those lines. I fiddled with the memory and that didnt do anythign. I also tried resetting my bios to. The only thing that happend so far was when it happend, I turned the computer off completely for like 10 mins came back and then turned it back on but then it was doing memory check and I have 512mb but it only went to 170 something and froze. I restarted again, went all the way to 512 and then it gave me some error couldnt remember but the computer wouldnt start still. Now everytime I turn it on, the monitor doesnt flicker or anything, it just stays black. My router notices the computer being turned on also if thats anything. Whats the problem?!!

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    Tried taking out the offending stick of memory if you have 2 (or running memtest on that stick in another pc if not and if possible)?

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    If you have been changing graphics cards, etc, then check your BIOS settings to make sure you have AGP or PCI selected correctly. Also check the onboard settings, turn on / off the motherboards own graphics processor.

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    I cant even get into bios... I only have 1 memory stick and its way to complicated for me to do mem test through cd's...

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    Have you tried a bios reset so as to clear it.

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    I once did this by putting the bios jumper on the wrong way round. are you sure you put it on the right way? I tried around 8 combinations on My Dell and then it finally worked and turned on

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    I did reset the bios.... That still didnt do anything but i'll try different combinations of the jumper. Any other thoughts?

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    Here and there I get problems with my computers... Here and there I get BIG problems with my computers... I come here seeking help yet knowing theres no gaurantee. Thanks to Hexus and EVERYONE here, Practically every serious//minor problems I had were resolved! THANK YOU SO MUCH HEXUS & FRIENDS!

    P.s. By the way alexander... I flipped my jumper around and now its working. Thanks man!

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