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When I press the start button, the PC starts to boot. Sometimes the PC shuts down in 1 second, but never boots for more than 1 minute.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Firstly please install Service pack 2, there are too any security problems with service pack one and power settings problems, this can be ordered free of charge from Microsoft or downloaded. When you say it boots up when you plug it in do you mean it comes out of Hibernation and returns to the desktop saying programmes are running or does it do a full boot up. Sounds as if you need to go into the bios to enable ACPI, see this post on how it's done. http://www.fixya.com/support/t121839-monitor_turns_off_automatically. Go into control panel>power options and click advanced tab to make sure the power button at bottom reads 'when i press the power button on my computer' 'SHUTDOWN' Then on the hibernation untick enable to see if it cures it.
Posted on Nov 07, 2006
This is phone's software problem and it will not be put right by formatting etc. It seems that are corruption in it's system files and needs reflashing. Technician with smart software repairing tools only can do this for you.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
SOURCE: Not Booting
Hi, This is an old board trying to run a hungry CPU. From the symptom you describe the poor thing may be wearing out right in front of you. Anyhow, - In order of likelihood your problem(s) are probably:
1 - Defective motherboard. PC chips is well known as a maker of cheap mobos. When run even a little hot they have a short lifespan. A 3Ghz Pentium Prescott needs a lot of power. A faulty part may not always kill a session but it can ruin your life. Try running the PC underclocked at ~2Ghz. See if the prob goes away. If so, better cooling the support chips may help. Best solution is replace this old warrior with a new mobo. You will also need a new PSU & CPU if this is the problem. Except for playing games, even slow dual core CPUs will perform better than a single core unit.
2 - Bad PSU. These also wear out, especially if run hot. Best solution is new PSU. If you do this, get a modern model that will handle a mobo upgrade should that also become necessary. Many options & prices here - be careful.
3 - Bad PCI card or RAM. If you already haven't - try removing all unnecessary hardware... then test for problem. Switch your DDR2 RAM in & out to test for defect.
4 - Bad CPU. Not likely but possible. try running the PC underclocked at ~2Ghz(if this mobo lets you). See if the prob goes away. If so, better cooling might be the hot tip
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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