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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by 5Stars, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    i have no idea what happend overnight to my vista computer.

    While trying to boot up several times this morning, the little tiny light that normally tells me that the cpu is working only shows red not white like it's supposed to do.

    any ideas, or do i take it to the shop?

    :bang2:

    i'm on an old xp machine right now
  2. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Seriously upgrade to Windows 7
  3. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Either hard drive or power problems. Open it disconnect the HD for a few mins and plug it back. If that dont fix it your power supply is bad
  4. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    On a computer that doesn't boot up?
  5. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Its my default response to anything that has Windows Vista in it.

    :lmao2:
  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    well i went to best buy and bought a power supply and now the red light does not come on. I wonder if the battery is charging?
  7. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, that is what it was, the power supply. It started up just now on its own.

    Thanks everyone!

    Good luck Cowboys!!
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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  9. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Thanks, it was a $64.00 fix. Could you imagine if I just gave up this morning without coming here, and then just take it to a shop?!!!

    They might have charged me a couple hundred dollars!!

    It's so nice to get off that slow XP machine, but, I'm glad I keep it running/tuned up just for times like this.
  10. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I cannot find a place to download Windows 7. The official site is just trying to sell Windows 8.

    Is it just best to buy the disk? Download can be tricky.
  11. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend getting the disk. You can buy it on Amazon.com or Newegg.com.
  12. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Disc for sure.
  13. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    download and burn. i'd say find a proper win7 download location and if you want it on dvd, burn it.

    dvd's / cd's are dead.
  14. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    When it comes to operating systems...disc rarely fail.

    Downloads are hard to find and fail often when downloading.

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