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my pc died....but then it came back to life!

by sectornine / July 29, 2006 2:50 PM PDT

this happened a few months ago, my old hp privillion broke completely, all i did was i push the power button once, and the system turns on then off then on then off RAPIDLY, after switch it off then turn it on again, all i hear from it was beeps, alot of beeps. everything was fried, it's broken.

afterwards i went and bought a brand new custom builted pc in hong kong, it came with a really bad power supply, but i didn't care.

on valantine's day, after i finish using my new pc, i decided to log out for a while.

i click on "log out" in windows xp, and my pc suddenly:

turns off-----then on---------then off-------then on again.

this continue for about 8 times before i pull the plug, then i turn it back on again, i soon relized, my pc is dead.

it beep at me, yes it was beeping at me, just like my old HP when it broke, all i see is a blank screen and lots of beeping, everything inside the pc is dead!

i cried in horror, the same thing that has happened again, i broke another computer within just a month.

i spend an hour crying and sobbing, i then proceed to turn my dead pc off, and continue with my weeping.

after i've settled down, i was staring blankly at my DEAD pc, i decided to turn it on for no reason, and so i did.

then something happened....

insted of beeping at me, my pc...

came back to life!

bios boot, hd boot, windows boot, my pc was alive again, it was like a miracle, everything was running smoothly, my system is alive, it's ALIVE!!!

now i would like to ask a question:

when my old hp died, it beep at me, no matter how many times i turn it on my old hp is still dead and beeping.

now when my new pc died, it too beep at me, and the whole system was dead, i was obviously there and saw everything with my own eyes, how come my dead new pc was able to come back to life? why? is that even possible?

also i would like to know how much damage do you think my pc has sustain during those rapid uncontrollable restarts?

please reply soon, and thanks for helping

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full scan
by lerkadoodle / July 29, 2006 4:42 PM PDT

Please go to this site - run a full scan and post the report link here - it will show all hardware/software information and will help finding the reason for your problem.

The report will show all software installed and will help me see what the problem is with your machine; I am using it all the time with my clients.

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The symptoms you describe generally...
by Edward ODaniel / July 29, 2006 10:10 PM PDT

indicate a HARDWARE problem.

Try shutting down the computer then opening it up and making cure ALL cables are correctly and snugly fitted together and also that all Memory is firmly seated (sometimes it is best to remove then re-insert the memory).

As hardware components heat up they expand and a tenuous connection is easily broken. When it cools down it shrinks back and the connection is re-gained.

By the way, could you try to only have ONE blank line between paragraphs as those large blank spaces make your posts difficult to read. Thanks.

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over heating problem
by satishkhode / July 30, 2006 3:27 AM PDT

Edward O'Daniel is right.

For your old HP pc, HP has designed some kind of ventilation system for CPU cooling. Your case seems CPU overheated, check your CPU fan, replace new one if it fails to perform it's duty. If your HP is using for a long time, the fans and heatsink may full of dust, try to clean it up. Also you can go to the BIOS during boot up, one sub-menu can show you the temperature of your CPU, it can give you a more clear picture wether some devices are overheated or not. If you just start your comptuer and BIOS shows that the CPU temperature around 80 degree in C, then there is problem on cooling.

For your new PC, the symptoms you mentioned will not happen for such a short period usage. As you stated that your power supply is bad (but still working). Move you hand close to the power supply's fan when start up the computer, usually the wind blows out is not hot or warm because you just start the power. If you imediately feel VERY WARM or HOT wind comes out from the power upply fan, replace it.

The period of beep represent different problem, far as I remember (may mixed up), as power on, long beeps means ram error or no ram, short beeps mean can not detect display interface. After computer strata up a certain time, head long beeps mean over heat on some devices or fan failure.


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I do believe
by ChuckT / July 30, 2006 1:24 PM PDT












I do believe you use too many line breaks.

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