computer troubleshooting

The most important step in trying to resolve the issue with PCs is trying to find out, what is causing your PC acting up. Last change what happens on your PC?

This is very important to know for sure. Given, this will greatly facilitate the settlement to be done. Adjusted to the possibility of problems that occur. From here, allows to narrow the possibility of problems that occur with your PC.

01. PC No Reacting, The Pressured Power Button.
Problem: You press the power button to activate your PC, but PC does not show signs of life. What happened?

Solution: If this happens on your PC, there are several possibilities that must be examined one by one gradually.

Step 1: Check all electrical networks, from the AC outlet to the PSU (power supply unit) on your PC. Is it installed perfectly. Starting from the PSU to make sure the switch ON position, or if you use a UPS (uniterruptable power supply) and / or stabilizer, AVR (automated voltage regulators). Make sure all the ON position and in good working condition.

Step 2: If it is not the cause, then the next possibility of a new on your PC. Make sure all cables (especially power cables) and components properly installed. How to mebuka casing, then squeeze back component and the existing cable connectors. Sometimes this is because the connector is not connected properly. Note also ATX 12V, which can be found on most motherboards these past four years. Motherboard will not act, without the power portion of this connector.

Step 3: This would be quite troublesome. Perform checks of device one by one. What is meant is the CPU and motherboard. Make sure both are still functioning properly. Because let's say if the CPU is damaged, the system will not light at all. Likewise, if the motherboard is damaged. Especially for the supply business (MOSFETs, power lines on the PCB and so on). This will also cause the PC will not react at all.

02. Fan, hard drive spins sounds, but Remain Dark Screen Monitor.
Problem: PC react. There was the sound of fan rotation, and the signs of other life from the hard disk, optical drives, and others. However, the monitor remains dark.

Solution: Whew ... at least it was slightly better than the problem number 1. For this problem, should rely on a given signal the BIOS POST. Make sure the speakers are mounted well casing, so you can hear the POST beep sound is a combination that must be available on most motherboards. Or on some motherboards the new, buzzer is also available integrated on the motherboard.

Easier still, if the motherboard BIOS with the POST code display is two seven segment LED, which will display hexagesimal code. If you do not know the meaning of the code (either sound or light) or even lose the manual, once again no need to panic. You can try to open the site Bios Central (

Store various documents, favorite songs MP3 format, installation of 3D games (which measure up to gigabyte units), some even collect video download DivX format, or digital video master transfer from handycam results. It is not strange if the hard drive with full speed. Adding hard drive was, it did not
despite some problems that might arise.

03. System Not Recognize New Hard Disk.
Problem: new hard drive installed, not detected either in Windows or the BIOS though.

Solution: The point is installed and properly configuration disk. Harddisk not include a hard component in the installation process. However, there are several steps that must be ascertained is done, when installing hard drives.

Step 1: Make sure the disk is getting power supply from PSU. Trivial mistake like this could happen. Given the location of hard drive is usually on the front casing. Sometimes you connect with the branch of power from fan, who did not get power supply from the PSU. This could also be due to the lack of power connector from the PSU.

Step 2: Make sure the setting master and slave hard drive exactly as desired. Or if you want to use the cable select configuration, make sure to use the configuration on the second hard disk, your old and new.

Step 3: If you want to use cable select configuration, consider the installation of the IDE cable on the hard drive. Some of the latest cable, has given a special mark, to help determine which connectors will be regarded as a master, and connectors which would be considered a slave. If not available, the easiest way is by following the basic rules. Connectors are intended as a tip is a master. While the connector in the middle, will be treated as slave.

Step 4: If it can not solve the problem, then there is an alternative answer to the BIOS settings. In the main option Integrated Peripherals, usually there is a choice for the IDE controller. There is also the option of setting SATA hard disk controller. If you are experiencing a similar problem, when trying to add a new hard drive to SATA interface. Especially for SATA hard drive and Windows, do not forget to install a driver that is usually supplied by motherboard manufacturers. Or updates, depending on the motherboard chipset it uses.

04. Detected disk, but can not be operated.
Problem: The BIOS detects hard disk. But not so with Windows, and even DOS.

Solution: This is not a big problem. All you need do is create a partition, and then format the new disk. Because the new disk is not formatted in a file system that can recognize the Windows or DOS. There are several possibilities that can be done with the new hard drive.

Possibility 1: If you want to install the new hard disk with Windows 9x operating system, it can take some basic knowledge about the command FDISK. For this one, we strongly recommend to use a single command is accompanied by someone you've experienced.

Possibility 2: If you want to install the Windows 2000/XP or some of the latest Linux distributions nowadays, you do not have a headache again faced with FDISK command. They provide options during the installation process. Just follow the steps and the options provided. At least it's easier than using the FDISK command for most people.

Possible 3: If the new hard drive will be used as an additional hard disk for data storage, it will be easier. For example you have been using the Windows XP operating system. By using a user who has administrator rights you can do the following.

Simply by going to Disk Management. One of them by right clicking on My Computer, choose Manage.

Consider the left column. Then on Storage, select Disk Management. From here you can view and manage your new hard drive more easily.

Note: Be careful when using the facilities available in the Disk Management. Do not let the wrong disk. Because data on the hard disk or partition may be lost. Similarly, when using FDISK or a similar function available on the operating system installation process.

05. Installing a new hard drive Extra Large.
Problem: 200 GB hard drive is not detected either in the BIOS, let alone Windows. In fact, step on a tip to 03 and 04 has been started all.

Solution: Along with time and technological progress there, then the product large disk mass available in the market. With a fairly affordable price. The core problem is the method is to use LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is used. The problem for the above, usually caused by over-sized hard drive 137 GB, using 48-bit LBA method.

For that, the first should be to determine if the BIOS is used, already supports 48-bit LBA. For example here is to use 48-bit LBA Test Program for the Intel Application Accelerator ( Simply by running a simple application on the system 48lbachk.exe.

If you find that the BIOS do not support, it is necessary to update the BIOS. Note readme available on the BIOS update. Make sure that the update that will be used, can resolve compatibility issues 48 bit LBA hard drive.

Optical Drive
This one device may have become mainstay for long storage business. The following may be some problems that can occur.

06. Software Burner Not Functioning on the New Optical Drive.
Problems: For example, you had to say goodbye to the old CD-RW drive. And replace it with a new burner drive. But you just realize, that mainstay Nero burner software, can not be used with the new drive. Why?

Solution: In the early heyday of the CD-RW drive, most of the sales package comes with software burner. However, now many outstanding optical drives that are not accompanied by burner software.

Please note, the OEM license granted to the sales package. And devoted to dibundle products. And Nero has a protection, so that can only be used specifically for the drive. To continue to use it with a new burner drive, the most minimal cost is to upgradenya. Nero 6 Reloaded enggunakan Latest Upgrade Serial Number (, for U.S. $ 39.99). This is cheaper than the full version.

07. Write speed is not fast as Promised.
Problem: Specification does not promise 100% accordance with the existing reality. However, if the time required to write two times or more the time appointed, there must be something wrong. What causes it?

Solution: This may not be so much felt, even for CD-RW drive is the fastest though. However, if you've switched to a DVD burner drive, the difference will be felt. It could take more than 1 hour to complete writing data on DVD media capacity of 4.7 GB.

The need to ensure is that both hard drives or optical drives that are used, has worked on Ultra DMA mode (Direct Memory Access).

How to check, in Windows XP with respect to the Device Manager. Open the IDE controller on the tree. And look at the Advanced Settings tab. Note on the Current Transfer Mode. Check on each IDE controller in which the optical disk drive installed as well.

VGA and Display
Both are designed to pamper the eyes of users. With a more powerful VGA, you'll get the frame rate better. Whereas with a better display, you'll get a resolution and refresh rate that is not tiring the eyes. However, that does not mean both are free from problems.

08. Driver Video Card is not installed with the Perfect.
Problem: It seems the driver installation process went perfectly. But after restarting the system, there is a warning error box: "Application Error cli.exe. The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click OK to terminate the application. "What causes it and how do they cope?

Solution: Some users have video cards with ATI Radeon chipsets VPU never felt it. Especially if you never update the drivers and supporting applications using the ATI Catalyst. For information, ATI Catalyst that are specific to this Windows operating system, created by using Microsoft. NET Framework SDK.

Operating system needs to be added by installing the Microsoft. NET Framework. Which is now available is for version 1.1.

This will be useful if you are also going to install applications created by using Microsoft. NET Framework SDK. To overcome all problems, which led to the emergence of similar pop-up window.

09. Avoiding Error Messages When Installing the VGA Driver Update.
Problem: How should perform the update VGA driver. Because in some cases, common error message appears.

Solution: It's no special instructions included on the installer file update VGA driver, who suggested to uninstall the old drivers who had been installed. However, you'll want to clean your operating system from the old driver ever. Before menginstalasinya with the latest updates desired.

For VGA users with ATI Radeon chipsets, you can easily uninstall the old drivers, along with some supporting applications. Because ATI has also included ATI CATALYST Uninstaller, which is automatically included when installing the ATI CATALYST drivers.

For others, needs its own tricks. Quite a few alternatives to clean up the old drivers. You can use Driver Cleaner, which is now available Driver Cleaner 3.3, or variants Professional Edition (

10. Improving the view at the Monitor.
Problem: You have selected the best monitors. Say a TFT-LCD Monitor, or "just" the leading brand of CRT monitors, which often won hardware reviews. However, the resulting display is not satisfactory. What to do?
Solution: as good as anything any device, will not be optimal without the optimal configuration. So also for the monitor.

Most LCD monitors have a special button AUTO (or similar), for automatic configuration. In accordance with the data being communicated between the monitor with a video card with DDC. But sometimes not perfect. Most of the moiré interference is still felt. You can use a MONITOR Test, and try to mengalibrasikan minimal moiré interference.

For CRT monitors, most of the problem of contrast and brightness levels. Contrast to adjust the monitor power light. But if excessive tiring eyes. Brightness will memperterang. However, if too high, will lose black level. And in some cases will also disrupt the focus of the monitor display.


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