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I know you don't want to hear this, but first thing is to check that the computer is plugged in and the switch on the power supply (right next to where the power cord goes into the tower) is turned to the on position. Also be sure the outlet you are plugged into is in good shape, you might have blown a fuse in your house or something like that to make the outlet dead.
If this doesn't work then I need to know what kind of audio/video response the computer is making.
If there is no noise at all when you push the power button on the tower, then you more than likely have a dead power supply on your hands. You will need to buy a new one that is at LEAST as powerful (same KW rating) as the power supply you had in there previously, if you haven't upgraded the computer's hardware since you bought it.
If you have speakers on your desktop and you hear the windows boot-up sounds then you either have a problem with your monitor or with your video card. There are other problems on this website you can refer to in order to trouble-shoot your video card.
There are several other possibilities if your computer is making noise (fans spinning up) but not getting anywhere:
You can be hanging on the BIOS, you need to reflash the BIOS - contact an IT Professional or look around this forum for a solution.
The Boot Sector may be corrupted, contact an IT professional or look around this forum to perform a checkdisk externally on your drive to repair the MBR.
Please post back to let me know how this goes! Good luck.
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Posted on Jul 17, 2010


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