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System Will Not Start

by gjwizard / February 22, 2004 5:32 PM PST

As if my problems weren't bad enough with the other system. It seems as if I have an epidemic forming. I have problems, when I start my system it begins to boot, the bios logo comes on, nvram checks, hit DEL to enter setup comes on and boom, the system shuts completly off. Not just power down, I mean OFF. Can't enter bios or nothing. I have removed the battery hoping to reset the cmos, I have also removed the ide cables and the cards, except memory. put it all back and boom the same thing. Can anyone tell me what the heck to do. short of throwing this thing as far as possible

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I'd suspect the power supply, but . .
by Cursorcowboy / February 22, 2004 8:53 PM PST
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disconnect all unnecessary peripherals and boot with an Emergency Startup Disk/EBD to see what happens.

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Re:System Will Not Start
by $drtar / February 22, 2004 10:52 PM PST
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It could be memory. I had a simalar problem on a P2 computer and it turned out to be a bad memory chip. Try pulling one memory stick at a time and then try booting up again.
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In addition to Power Supply
by Tom Aikman / February 22, 2004 11:00 PM PST
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An incorrectly mounted HEATSINK can cause this. Be careful, you may have alraedy damaged the CPU.

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Re:In addition to Power Supply
by gjwizard / February 22, 2004 11:47 PM PST

I suspected the PS as well. I switched the supply hoping this would be the cure but, no such luck. This one hs me baffeled.
Thanks for your suggestions my cyber friends:-)

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Put those fingers to work . .
by Cursorcowboy / February 23, 2004 12:17 AM PST
I have problems, when I start my system it begins to boot, the bios logo comes on, nvram checks, hit DEL to enter setup comes on and boom, the system shuts completly off.

I switched the supply hoping this would be the cure but, no such luck.

by describing everything about the turn-on which would include seeing lights, seeing and hearing fans turning, spin-up sound and vibration of peripherals, etc. What about disconnecting those unnecessary for boot. We cannot see your computer from here.

Bill Gaston
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