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not booting please help

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May 10, 2002
hey, I wanted to move my computer in my room so i unhooked everything and precided to move the case etc. When i hooked everything up, and press the power button, all i see is a blinking "_" what the hell happened? I am not sure what you see if a short cicuit happens etc.. i am clueless as to what went wrong when i simply picked up the case and moved it. I have a p4 and a p4s533 mobo. thanks any ideas or help is appreciated, also this sytem is about a year old.


Nov 16, 2001
When I overclock too much on my asus board I get that sometimes.
I just have to keep restarting the comp or at worst reset the cmos.

Its happened to me a few times. Just keep trying to turn it on, maybe take out a mem chip or summit, anything to get it to boot into bios in safe mode.

The last time it happened it was telling me I failed the cpu test, then failed the mem test, then cpu test.....


Mar 5, 2003
Try checking all connections on mobo and drives. I had it happen to me. One of my drive connections worked loose due to vibration.