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# 1,3,4 light up for about 2 seconds but pc doesnt boot

When i press the power button, i hear a click and only numbers 1,3,and 4 light up on the display. The pc then shuts downs by itself and then about 3 seconds after it starts up again with only the 3 numbers mentioned lighting up. The pc will not boot up. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Try a different monitor. If it does the same thing then the problem is with the computer. It could be a lot of things. I would first test the memory. Take out all of the memory sticks, re-insert one at a time and power up. If it boots with any one stick of memory then the problem lies with one of the other memory sticks. Also make sure the cooling fans are all working, especially the fan on the CPU. Some computers will not boot if this fan goes bad. These are a couple of easy things to test and beyond that it could be a lot of things: Power supply, graphics card, hard drive etc. You can find ways to test these things on these pages.

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Yor system file may be currupted due to the virus

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