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Pc won't restart automatically after power outage

Have set bios to reboot after power outage but it does not work. I have ups which shuts it down properly and then cuts power. When power is restored pc should reboot but does not

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Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
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Testing & replacing the PC's power supply
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbNxhvm0czs

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle of restarting or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.


Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards


Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.


Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r


Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.


If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.

Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.


Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.

Reseat the memory modules.

You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.

Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0Qd_3wFWM

There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
for internal hard drives

Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA

the leads from yourMOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVEmake sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty although very rare for sata lead to fail


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy (If Applicable) have secure connections and are not faulty.

or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
You might have a virus or malware.

Download at least one of these of course it will depend on your operating system.

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microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered

Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit
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  • Mark Webb
    Mark Webb Feb 18, 2014

    Thank you for your replies but it is evident from them that you do not understand my issue. The pc is working perfectly in every way. However when there is a power failure it does not restart automatically.

  • Mark Webb
    Mark Webb Feb 18, 2014

    The bios has setting to automatically restart after a power failure but this option does not work either after a power fail or after shutting down the pc. disconnecting and reconnecting the power.

  • Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan Feb 18, 2014

    Which operating system ?The BIOS information is typically found at or near the top of the POST screen for a very short time ALR PC non / PCI = CTRL+ALT+ESC ,AMD advanced micro devices=BIOS = DEL, Award BIOS = DEL ,Dtk Datatech Enterprises Co. BIOS = ESC , Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+S , Phoenix BIOS = CTRL+ALT+INS ,Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually Delete or F2 to enter setup this will differ depending on which bios you have Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS if you have changed any of the BIOS settings by mistake you can load failsafe or optimised defaults using the arrow keys you can after you make any changes in BIOS press Esc then press the F10 button save to cmos to restart CMOS is an on-board semiconductor chip powered by a CMOS battery inside computers that stores information such as the system time and date and the system hardware settings for your computer..this will reset your cmos

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