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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Need Compooter Help

My monitor is sporadically getting power from my comp when it turns on.
I'm getting this error report:

"load needed DLLs for HAL"

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 12:24 AM
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Bad video card?

Can you boot it in safe mode and install the latest video drivers?

Scanned for viruses and stuff?

www.trendmicro.com (go to online services and do the housecall online scan)

Checked the disk for errors?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't been able to get it to load up yet. My monitor is having trouble recognizing that the comp is turned on. When the monitor does come up, the screen froze when I tried to boot up in safe mode, will be trying again.

Thanks for the link.

I have not changed anything on the comp or loaded anything new. It worked fine before I went to work and 8 hours later it decides not to work. I blew the dust outside of the inside with a small hand pump.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I tested another monitor today and it's not the monitor.

The computer is not sending a signal/power to the monitor
when I turn the computer on, therefore I can't really do anything
because I'm not getting a display.

I'm going to remove and replace some of the components to see
if something is just loose. Still open to help and suggestions.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 05:09 PM
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try reseating the video card before you start replacing stuff...

and this problem could be caused by a number of different issues...processor, mobo, video card, ram could all cause the same symptoms...

that said, it's too hard to diagnose anything over the net...

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also, if you have any extra cards (wireless lan, etc) try taking all of them out and reinstall ONLY those that are required for the computer to function (video, etc). If it works then, reinstall each card one at a time and boot up after each. If it has the same symptoms after one of the cards, then pull it back out and keep going with the rest until you get it put back together. If the symptom consistently comes back after a certain card, then that card is bad or there is an interupt conflict.

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