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Pc will not start..

 
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Digital X



Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Pc will not start.. Reply with quote

My PC was working fine last night. But upon trying to turn it on this morning, It would not. It has Windows XP SP3 and Linux Ubuntu 9.10 as a dual boot option. I recently installed Spybot last night and ever since it has not turned on. But before when I had SpyBot it was fine. I'm on my stepdads PC at the moment.

PC Specs:

Manufacturer: To be filled by OEM. < What is this?
! Gigabyte of DDR2 RAM
ATI X700 SE Radeon graphics card
PCI Express FSB 800 motherboard

That's all I can remember, is that enough?
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Markb



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any signs of life? Or completely dead with no lights on when you press the button?
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Digital X



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only sign of life is when I turn on the on/off switch, there is a faint electricity sound coming out of the power supply unit inside the PC if you know what I mean. But it normally does that.

Also the Power on LED light at the front of the PC comes on, but that is the only sign of life it has.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like there is a hardware failure of some sort. Probably the power supply, but possibly the motherboard. If you are comfortable with going inside the PC, you should check all the connections, especially the power from the PSU to the motherboard.
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