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    Default PC repair, recommendation

    One of my PC broke down this morning, unable to detect harddisc, can't boot up.

    I'm not good at computer hardware, so can't DIY, also don't want to spend to much time on this.

    can recommend anyone able to do house call, location @ Punggol?

    or any particular shops in Sim Lim Square or any other places can recommend?

    Thanks for reading.
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    Default Re: PC repair, recommendation

    Fyi, today is April 1st, there are tons of virus coming out to attack today, some of these may have been hiding inside the computer till today (trojan horse).

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    Yes, perhaps is a virus attack, but don't think the virus will go away after today right?
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    no... once activated, u are dead...

    heard the conficker virus kinda powerful, yet to see its impact.
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    Default Re: PC repair, recommendation

    I see..

    ok, this morning start the computer, freeze at desktop,
    press reset, after boot up, the same thing happen,
    try again, black screen
    than open up, swap the RAM,
    no good, nothing happen
    swap back,
    no good, nothing happen,
    slot in one RAM,
    show bios, but stop halfway.
    slot in another RAM,
    show bios, need set up, chose safe setting,
    still can't boot up,
    pop in Window CD, chose repair,
    no good, still won't boot up,
    keep asking boot from CD
    reset, notice two HDD is not detectable. liao!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    I see..

    ok, this morning start the computer, freeze at desktop,
    press reset, after boot up, the same thing happen,
    try again, black screen
    than open up, swap the RAM,
    no good, nothing happen
    swap back,
    no good, nothing happen,
    slot in one RAM,
    show bios, but stop halfway.
    slot in another RAM,
    show bios, need set up, chose safe setting,
    still can't boot up,
    pop in Window CD, chose repair,
    no good, still won't boot up,
    keep asking boot from CD
    reset, notice two HDD is not detectable. liao!
    Not sure if you are willing to spend some time reformatting before getting help. Of course, if you have never back up your data, this will wept out everything. Did you manage to go into Safe Mode and do a scan? I doubt so looking at your process.

    It is high chance that your PC could be infected. Even if you manage to get back to norm, the virus inside can still be activated. So, reformatting could be the best way out. Very troublesome and time consuming, but the best possible way.

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    You can look for serviceman at http://forums.hardwarezone.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    I see..

    ok, this morning start the computer, freeze at desktop,
    press reset, after boot up, the same thing happen,
    try again, black screen
    than open up, swap the RAM,
    no good, nothing happen
    swap back,
    no good, nothing happen,
    slot in one RAM,
    show bios, but stop halfway.
    slot in another RAM,
    show bios, need set up, chose safe setting,
    still can't boot up,
    pop in Window CD, chose repair,
    no good, still won't boot up,
    keep asking boot from CD
    reset, notice two HDD is not detectable. liao!
    mobo dead...

    probably a deadly virus wipe out your bios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    I see..

    ok, this morning start the computer, freeze at desktop,
    press reset, after boot up, the same thing happen,
    try again, black screen
    than open up, swap the RAM,
    no good, nothing happen
    swap back,
    no good, nothing happen,
    slot in one RAM,
    show bios, but stop halfway.
    slot in another RAM,
    show bios, need set up, chose safe setting,
    still can't boot up,
    pop in Window CD, chose repair,
    no good, still won't boot up,
    keep asking boot from CD
    reset, notice two HDD is not detectable. liao!
    How old is the computer? Very familiar situation. What I did the last time was to change CMOS battery clock and everything went fine. Just bring down SLS man and see what they can do for you. Go to Cybermind tech guys for help.

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