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Computer stuck in infinite boot loop

by nic949 / March 26, 2010 7:07 AM PDT

I restarted my computer yesterday and now it will not boot. As soon as I hit the power button it starts to boot and then immediately turns off and restarts. I can't get into the bios nor does anything even come up on the screen. I have uploaded a video to youtube to show what it is doing. Any help would be very much appreciated. Running Windows 7 btw.


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You want me to sign up with YouTube?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 26, 2010 7:09 AM PDT

That's where your link takes me.

Other than that, which you may want to look at again, I will have to pass and let the experts help you, as this seems more serious than my limited expertise can manage.

Good luck.


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by nic949 / March 26, 2010 7:13 AM PDT

Sorry, I accidentally had it on private. Try it now.

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(NT) Yep that's great. Again, I hope others can help.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 26, 2010 7:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry
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by kochdr / March 26, 2010 7:30 AM PDT

It appears there is a lot of dirt/dust on the large fans in the middle. While I doubt its the problem use some compressed air to clean all dust out of the case.

Are you getting anything on the display or is it shutting down to soon? It could be a power supply issue.

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Pretty sure it's not the dust
by nic949 / March 26, 2010 7:40 AM PDT
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I'm pretty sure it's not the dust on the fan, but i'll try that. The computer won't even post or show anything on screen. I was thinking it might be the power supply, but it is getting power as the fans, lights and HD come on, if only for a couple seconds.

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One thing I have seen others mention here
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 26, 2010 9:18 PM PDT

If a PSU is suspected, then remove, (disconnect), everything from the system that may draw power and is not needed, eg other hard drives, optical media, USB drives, etc, so that you just have a bare bones system.

Press the power up button and see if it lasts for longer. If so, that points to the PSU.


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(NT) I agree with PSU or maybe stuck reset switch
by Steven Haninger / March 26, 2010 9:21 PM PDT
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by Phil Crase / March 26, 2010 11:03 PM PDT

What manufacturer? Or is it a clone (home made). Things to try,on starting computer, tap F11 to see if you can bring up recovery mode, if you can you may be able to work with it from there. Second option, same scenario, on start, tap F8, see if it will boot to SAFE MODE. If you can get to one or either of those, keep us posted and we will go from there.

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