I have power to my PC and when I start it up the fan turns on and the hard disk starts booting up and in a matter of time (ranging from 30 seconds until the PC is completely booted up) the PC just shuts down.
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Re: The PC doesn't completely boot up
Check if the pc is shutting down in BIOS also....
if it doesn't, run an extended smart test on the hard drive and if it passes, reload the OS.....
if it shuts down even in BIOS, it could be a problem with the chipset and the comp needs to be serviced.
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I have seen these symptoms before when the hard disk drive has failed. It will hand on the POST screen (The part with the DELL logo) for slightly longer than usual due to fault with the drive, after that it will attempt to boot and error from the hard disk so quickly you see nothing but the laptop appear to cut out. Although the hard disk is the most likely thing to be at fault these issues could potentially be caused by any one of the parts within you laptop being broken.
If you are fairly tech savvy try downloading this utility "Seatools" http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/ burn it to a bootable CD. Put the bootable CD in you DELL laptop and boot off it, by pressing F12 and selecting to boot from CD/DVD drive. Then run a "Long test" once this test is complete the software will advise you whether the hard disk is faulty or not.
If you are not confident in trying this I would recommend taking the laptop to be diagnosed by your local computer repair business.
It could either be that the motherboard is fried or the Hard drive has just gotten slightly corrupted. If you have the Windows install disk that came with it you could boot that up and then go into repair mode (press R) and then run "chkdsk /r" this would fix a hard drive issue. However if your laptop will not turn on at all when you press the power button then it is likely dead.
2 choices turn the comp over un plug the battery leave about 2 minits. then plug back in and try again . If that doesn't work then when it starts 2 boot up press F8 several times it will ask normal start or select last known good configuration & select it . if that doesn't work have u aback up disk insert the 4 th disk and boot from that insert tha disck turn off comp and re start it will come up boot from disc press any key yes thats shold b it
1.Sounds as if the power supply is not working. 2.Needs replacement by qualified tech or if you know how to disassemble and replace. 3. hard drive not getting the +12/+5 volts needed to boot. 4. no power to the mother board.
Do you have an external CD or DVD drive to plug into it? If so, and if you have a Windows installation disk, you can boot from the disk and do a chkdsk scan on the drive to make sure the drive doesn't have errors. If the drive doesn't have errors, you'll need to do a rebuild of the operating system.
If the drive did have errors and chkdsk says it fixed them, try booting into windows again.
If it still won't boot, do the OS rebuild.
If it reports there is no hard drive, you've got bigger issues and will need to have the unit repaired.
Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power supply.
Remove the battery.
Remove the disk-drive.
Reconnect the AC power supply.
Turn the computer on.
Put any "data" disk into the CD-drive.
Does it display the CMOS boot-up display?
Can you hear the PC try to spin that "data" CD, i.e., trying to "boot" from it?
If it works "better" without the disk-drive attached, the disk-drive is the problem.
hard drive failure.. can u get into the bios upon boot up if so, try a boot disk if u have one an see if u can start from their.. if your hard drive is out when u try to go to c:/ after having succesfully booted from a boot disk you will get a prompt saying you are unable to connect to this drive.. if upon power up u are unable to get into the bios or the boot disk does not work you may have a mother board/prossessor out..
No, if it would have been it the pc would have stopped completely. Try booting without the hard disk - if it starts try booting from a Linux Live-CD and test the memory. If it doesn't try to boot using another memory .
This is just an easy problem... what you'll have to do is follow this steps
Step 1: If you have manual of your computer it is better.. restart your notebook, press and hold the key to boot in BIOS setup... try pressing this key F1, F2, Delete or F8, because some laptop and notebooks have different method of going to BIOS.. you will know if it is BIOS Configuration because it has a BIOS Settings at the Title of the screen.. now go to Power Management or Power Monitoring.. you can find the Fan option there.. because you change the fan of your notebook, it detects that the Fan that you installed is not standard with the note book.. go to step 2.
Step 2: Now when you find the fan option try to set to ignore the fan RPM and The Voltage that is uses... if there is... then save your settings by pressing F10 key and wait for the notebook to start normally.. if the notebook won't start normally, then go to step 3.
Step 3: In this step you'll have to Start in Safe Mode.Restart your notebook, while booting press the F8 key then a boot menu will show in your screen.. if there is drive selection, choose the hard disk drive.. if none then proceed in selecting the Safe Mode menu.. wait until its done booting your windows in safe mode.. after have complete run in safe mode.. properly restart your notebook by going to Start>Turn Off Computer> Restart, and it will boot in windows normally...