My Sony has a problem

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  1. ASVU

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    I have a Sony PCV-RS430G Desktop computer. I’ve had it for a number of years running Windows XP OS. I know about know more support from MS after April 8, 2014. I would love to keep XP but my problem is my computer will not fully boot back up. All lights, fans, and other components appear to function but no beep. That’s the only way I know it will boot up completely, is when I hear the beep. It usually takes 7 to 12 or more restarts (pushing on/off button) to complete the operation.
    Can anyone help and assist me with this problem? I am no Geek, just an amateur in love with my Sony Vaio. I use it for my hobby of storing information about dvd movies and covers for my library and I need the use of the internet. I was thinking about using the Sony Vaio recovery program to put it back to factory specs if you all think this will help.

    Thanks in advance,
    ASVU
    (Amateur Sony Vaio User)
     
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    Welcome.



    I bet the inside of tower has dust stuck everywhere. I'd read up how to safely clean your tower. Yes there are wrong ways to do this.
     
  4. ASVU

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    Thanks for the quick reply but I have tried all the above except Safe Mode. But how can I do that if it will not boot up?
     
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    Thanks for the quick relply but I took case off and cleaned it. also used power supply tester and it checked good.
     
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    i did clean it and was pretty dirty but not now.
     
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    i even made a dumb mistake and paid a so called certified ms tech $300 and they could not fix it also. trying my best to get that money back now
     
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    I applaud your honesty in admitting your error in judgement.

    In the real world this basic decency & accountability is getting rarer.








    P.S. If you have additional funds or can recover enough to total ~$300. You can get a pretty decent new laptop if you research & NOT let a salesman "show" you a deal.
     
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    My money is on dying hard drive.
     
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    I agree with Wroll. My last computer exhibited similar behavior right before the hard disk died.
     
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    Thanks guys. If I am reading you right you are telling me my hard drive is about to die on me, right. Could there be a tool I could check my hard drive to be sure?
     
  12. pandlouk

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    You can check the smart status with speedfan http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
    If you suspect that your hd is "dying" do not use any tools for testing it's surface because you can never know when it will stop working. Instead backup everything important (prioritize and start from the most important staff and leave the less important last).

    An easy way to test, is to unplug the cables from the hdd and start the pc. If if it posts normally then either the hdd was misbehaving or the cables gone bad, or it could simply mean that the cables got loose somehow.

    Panagiotis
     
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