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Re:computer won't boot until you hit reset button
A flaky power supply would be the first place I would look to. How old a machine?
Re:computer won't boot until you hit reset button. Usually not the OS.
There is a rare issue with 2000 when one reboots on a dual-OS from 98 to 2000 (or was it 2000 to 98?), but your post is not about that. In fact another missing item is that if I read your post, this happened once. "this morning"...
If this is a rare occasion, then don't fix it.
If it does it everytime, you may not want to fix it due to the time and expense to find the bad part. It's most likely to be the motherboard, but you start with the cheaper power supply (make it a whopper!)
In closing, what will annoy everyone is that you can't tell which part it is until you change it and the issue vanishes.
I'd not fix this today.
Just an Idea. - Power Management
Could this be related to Power Management? Check the Power Management settings in the control panel. Try turning off suspend or hibernate or both and see if you problem still occurs.
Re:Just an Idea. - Power Management. Since the machine has not booted.
It's unlikely that this is it. So unlikely that I'll advise to NOT do this.
Re:Re:Just an Idea. - Power Management. Since the machine has not booted.
thanks friends. it's maybe the flaky power supply or the motherboard. the machine is three year old, built of best parts at the time. and it has had no hardware issues until this one--out of blue. my solution and also nonsolution is start the computer by pressing both power and reset at once. this works every time so far, though quite annoying when you think you knew everyting about your own computer.
Eyeball those motherboard capacitors.....
for leaks or bulging sides. This is a noted defect which can cause those same issues.
Re:Eyeball those motherboard capacitors.....
thanks; this is eye-opening. but can you repair or do anything to defective capacitors?
motherboard capacitors are replaceable, but ...
Unless you are skilled at this, a new board is how its done technician time far exceeds the cost of the board.
Just FYI, http://www.digikey.com was a source I used.
My computer wont turn on
I upgraded my memory and than when i went to turn the computer back on everything else turned on except the monitor. The monitor dose work
I think you shouls check the power management settings...did you try to do it??