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Computer will come on and will not get further than xp screen and then is shuts down.
Could be a couple of things, but at a guess, there's a problem with XP. Switch on and press the F8 key several times while its booting.
This should give you several boot options, choose "boot in safe mode".
Once active click on Start - All Programmes - Accessories - System tools - System recover. It will offer you a choice of dates to recover your system from, choose a date prior to your problems, then leave it to get on with it.
If that doesn't work. It could be a component failure. Does it let out a series of beeps as it closes down. If so check the beep code given by your PC against the beep code list on this site:-
It should point you in the right direction.
Finally, if you feel confident, take the case off and give it a clean out with a dry paint brush and hoover. Take care not to disturb any components or cables.
Posted on Feb 08, 2012
The most likely situation is a file error in the windows boot up process. Try booting the computer in safe mode (press the f8 key after the post screen, and selection menu will come up, sellect safe mode). If it does not boot this way, you could try a boot repair (since you did not list tthe brand model of computer, it is hard to direct you on this course). Most likely you will have to do a full restore to clear the error. This of course will remove all software, data that was not installed on the computer out of the box.
Posted on Feb 08, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
restart the system by pressing the power button for 5 to 7 sec and hit the del button to enter the setup and load default setup and run an dell diagonastics
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Check the jumper on the back of your drive. Chances are that the jumper is either on "slave" or "cable select". Change the jumper to master, and try rebooting.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
I if you haven't added any new hardware or software since this problem started check the following:
I would be thinking a heat problem. Check on the BIOS log looking for Thermal Events...check to see if the fan on your processor/sync. is tight and spinning. Check to see all fans are spinning and clean out dust. If you are satisfied that that is not the problem, look to your video card. Do a reinstall or update on the Vid drivers.
It should be one of these two things...if not memory would be my next concern.
Posted on May 10, 2009
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