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Computer wont start

Guys really need your help. My desktop computer wont boot. When I switch on the power and press the power button on the cabin it powers up. CPU fan starts working and the power indicator led on the motherboard glows. The monitor led blinks green. It just wont boot. Its not the hardisk problem because I cant even see the motherboard screen, plus I did the same by disconnecting the hardrive and its still the same. And yes one funny thing. It boots when I place the cabin flat on the table, ie motherboard parallel to the ground. Any light into this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Good clues but you didn't tell us much about PC...esp

if it's age (1 day, 1 week, 1 year or more) or if it's a clone or an off the shelf unit from Dell, Gateway, etc.

As the note says..."If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended".


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Sorry forgot about that

Well the PC is old. Atleast 6 years. Just the hardisk is new. OS: Windows 7 running at 1Gb. Intel D915 board.

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PC is old. Atleast 6 years

Seeing this tells me that you have installed 2 (new) pieces into a very old system; it could be that the hard-drive is not compatible with the motherboard, and/ or the rest of the system is in dire need of a good cleaning, etc.

Which did you do first; install Windows 7 or install the hard-drive, could be that 1 GB of RAM is not enough to boot into the new O/S.

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PC is old. Atleast 6 years

But I did a thorough clean up of the system like a month before I installed the hard drive. And also the old one and the new one is of the same rating. Just the capacity is different(160Gb -> 500Gb). And yeah any clue why it boots when I place the cabin parallel to the table? After I boot the system like that it works fine when I place it straight up.

Thank you for replying.

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beep code

check the beep code. look up reference to motherboard manufacture, may help

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