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Computer turns on, but nothing happens

The computer turns on, but nothing happens after that. Everything is plugged in and the connections seem good. There are sounds, fans, and lights when the computer is turned on, and there are no unusual sounds. The monitor flashes a self-test message that the monitor is working and to check the pc and cable. Earlier I suspected a monitor problem and connected another monitor to the computer, and still nothing happened.
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    Everything comes on as normal until i try to log in and then it shuts down and starts again on its own

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Yeah as donald said, But first try to reseat or clean your ram module its edge connector with soft eraser. But do this when the unit is off and unplugged from power outlet. Or place it to another bank with the same slot. Or your memory are already gone.

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I had a similar problem with a Dell Computer. It turned out to be a bad memory card. If you have more than one memory card in the machine, take all of them out except for one. If that does not solve the problem, try swapping memory cards.

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