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Very Odd Problem - Computer Wont Boot in Vertical Position

by llamaslayer / January 12, 2010 5:48 AM PST

Hey there everyone!

I just bought a new computer and I ordered a graphics card seperatly.
One day, I truly can't remember why, I tilted my computer from the standing position to laying flat. Then, my computer froze, I couldn't even use my mouse so, I rebooted and now, when it's standing up straight, like a normal computer, it won't boot past the Windows XP loading bar.
The computer will boot normally laying down flat and I can not understand what's going on here!

Any help would be much appreciated!

My system is as follows:
AMD Dual Core 2.8ghz
4670 1GB
Generic IDE hard drive
450 watt PSU
2gb PC2 6400


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For years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 5:52 AM PST

That's been a sign. Which one? Some mounting error of the hardware or a loose nut, screw floating around the insides. Be thankful that it didn't fry but it is time to remove the power and go over the entire machine's mechanical build.

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hardware problem
by llamaslayer / January 12, 2010 5:56 AM PST
In reply to: For years.

What do you advise I do first?

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If it was mine
by Steven Haninger / January 12, 2010 6:16 AM PST
In reply to: hardware problem

I'd get a new drive and clone the old one to it with the machine lying in whatever position gets it to work.

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something differant
by llamaslayer / January 12, 2010 6:30 AM PST
In reply to: If it was mine

Oh, I just restarted it standing up and it compltely booted up to the desktop and then froze again...

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So you want to kill it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 6:43 AM PST
In reply to: something differant

Sadly this never ends well.

Shorts caused by bad assembly or loose metal parts like a lost screw will fry the machine if not properly fixed.

I wish you the best of luck!

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