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Help! what is happening?

Greetings all...

I recently upgraded my computer because it was shutting down all the time (then completely lost all power) reason was the power supply connection and the motherboard. I replaced the lot...

I now have a AMD 64 3000, asus K8N deluxe M/B and 1 gig ram all in a new 500watt box. every thing was working wonderful until the other night and the problem has returned. i'm not happy! I have run the latest anti-virus and adware.

OS is win XP pro service pack 1

power supply is a clipper pro swithching power supply model atx 500 pentium 4 500 watt

Now the power supply won't start!!!!!!!!!

The LED on motherboard is lit but front power switch won't start supply to the M/B (I do hear a click coming from the power supply tho')

what can I do???? please please please help someone....


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(NT) (NT) If still under warrenty I'd contact Mfr. for support.

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A couple of untested items....

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would be the power switch and the power source. Test the source by powering into another outlet. Test the switch by disconnecting it from the power switch header on the board and shorting the two pins with a small screwdriver.

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thank you

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many thanks .... I'll try that tonight when I get home.


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no luck

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no luck it appears the psu is not supplying power to the hdd, cdrom or floppy as well as the psu fan and cpu fan!



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still having problems.. windows now!

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Hi There,

Thanks for all your suggestions... I really appreciate your help.

recently had a tech look at it and found the PSU faulty (now replaced) I took the computer home plugged it in and everything seemed to work fine then last night my boot process said unable to find boot.ini so booting from c:/windows (boot sequence a:, cd-rom then C: )

but then gets stuck in a loop where i can't get it to boot from any of the methods offered... sfae mode, last good config etc.

when i boot from floppy (ms-dos) it won't recognize c: because it's NTFS format.

I tried reinstall windows but... i can't find my licence number (recently moved and it's in one of 50 boxes in the garage).

before I rip cartons to shreds... is there any other way?



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A dual boot system....

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this appears to be? To regain control of the FAT32 partition (Win98?) on the (C drive?), you might rewrite the boot loader by typing "Sys C:" at an A:> prompt from a Win98 boot disk. Then you may try to Repair the XP partition (D?) with your XP cd and key code.

Note; the question marks are all unknown (by me) values.

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so it appears I will have to delve deep into the ressesses of my garage... many thanks

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