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Computer almost doesn't boot after suddenly being unplugged. Help?

Q: Computer almost doesn't boot after suddenly being unplugged. Help?

I am really worried about my computer. It booted normally this morning but then my cat ran past my feet and ended up unplugging it. I tried to turn it back on but no luck. Tried again 5 minutes later and still nothing. Decided to turn it on and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then it finally booted up. It's slow, but works. What should I check for? Any ideas how to fix this? I'm afraid to turn it off again.

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A: Computer almost doesn't boot after suddenly being unplugged. Help?

The most likely thing that happened was that the BIOS/UEFI reset itself to defaults. Some of those default settings could be different than the ones set before this happened.

A typical one is if the SATA mode is IDE as default but was set to AHCI to install Windows. But that change usually results in a bluescreen error. Do you know what your preferred BIOS setting were?

Also, System Specs would be nice. Just whether this is a laptop or desktop can make a difference.

In any event you will need to check and see if all is OK at some point. You will most likely need to restart to make any changes anyway.
Start by backing up your data, finishing any important work, and then restarting the PC from Windows Start Menu. If it restarts normally then shut it down and then start it back up.

I'm guessing you will be fine. If any hardware was damaged it can be replaced, but you've got to take the plunge at some point.

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Anyone have any ideas what to do?

Thanks

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A:Computer doesn't start if it is unplugged for some time

I'd suggest taking the side off and looking at the motherboard. Look at the capacitors (cylinders with silver tops) are any of them bulged/domed?

If not, I'd suggest replacing the power supply.

Can you supply more information about your computer, such as make/model or specifications?
 

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A:My computer won't turn on unless I have it unplugged for at least 10 hours before I can boot it up

Replace the power supply if the computer is a desktop computer
 

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A:[SOLVED] Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot

Was the PC on when you unplugged the replugged the monitors?
If so not a good idea as you now know.

Have a look in device manager for any yellow or red call outs.

To open "Device Manager", Hit Start type/paste device manager in the search box and hit enter in Device Manager, if you see any yellow question marks/Red callouts, right click on the device and select properties, on the Details tab select Hardware IDs copy the PCI/VEN and DEV numbers and post them on your next post.

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A:Computer turned off suddenly, now doesn't turn on

I hate to guess, but my initial reaction is Power Supply. But the UPS could be a complicating factor.

First, I would remove the UPS from the system and test.

Then, try another power supply in your system or try your power supply in another system. Do you have access to another PS you could test with?

Another thing you can try is to disconnect all external devices, all drives, and any other power draws that you can and see if the system will boot with just basic components: PS, MB/CPU, RAM, Graphics.

If we can eliminate the power supply as the cause (prove that it is good) then we can move on to the other potential causes.

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A:Computer suddenly won't boot

once ive taken a pc apart and put back togetrher because the same thing was happening to me
also try moving the ram to another slot or swaping with another dimm
 

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A:Computer suddenly won't boot

Disconnect all USB devices and try to boot a couple of times..

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Have you checked all connections to make sure they are really secure?
 

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First, did you actually try to reinstall the OS's? How far did you get into the reinstall because you may have wiped the data on the disk. Is there data on the disk you need to recover?

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A:Computer suddenly takes a long time to boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoz


It's stuck on the Windows Starting screen for about 30 seconds, usually it only takes a few seconds.

I'm on Windows 7 and was messing around with the fan settings in the BIOS. I don't think that's it since I changed to back default settings to make sure.

Any idea on what's going on?

Edit: Tried safe mode. It was stuck on loading files for a long time also.


1.Check start-up programs,they can increase the boot-up time. You might have to disable some of them...

2.Check your HDD, it defines the boot-up time.If the hard drive has any problem then that's it.
Damaged HDD often gets system load much slower.

3.Scan your PC for malwares. Infected system can be the answer to your question

Let me know if this helps

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A:My computer doesn't boot.

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

So you system was working before and suddenly has stopped? You have made no changes recently?

It sounds like your troubleshooting has been pretty thorough. However, as you are not getting the beep, the first thing I'd suspect is your ram.

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A:Computer Doesn't Always Boot

Let's try this for starters. Borrow a working keyboard and mouse. Plug those instead of your own. Reboot. Keep me posted. Change BIOS settings to default. Make sure you have a copy of your former settings.
 

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A:Computer Doesn't Boot up

I would suggest checking the website for the manufactor of your motherboard and find out what the post beeps mean. Also are you getting any video? I may be posible that you knocked something loose (like the video card) when you removed the RAM. Some more specs would help also like what kind of motherboard.

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A:HELP - Computer doesn't boot right

Let's see if 'VEW' shows anything relevant.... download VEW by Vino Rosso http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
and save it to your desktop
Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.
Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left
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A:Computer Doesn't Boot

is it reading from your hard drive at startup, Im assuming that you have no display on your monitor but from the sounds of it the computer is starting up but not displaying anything. Do you have any beep codes or anything of that sort? Also did you burn in your computer after it was built?
 

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A:Computer doesn't boot

"connect my pc to the light" can you explain what you mean by this?
 

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A:Computer doesn't boot

usually you get this msg if an input (mouse/keyboard etc.) is failed to be recognised through bios. See if you can find an option thats called plug and play and enable that. This usually works for me if the inputs are usb rather then ps/2.

It can also be caused by the computer picking up on a HDD thats on the way out

Hope this helps
 

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A:Computer Doesn't Boot

Start by checking your disks. Go to Start > Run, and type:

chkdsk X: /f

where X: is the drive letter of the drive you want to check. If the drive is in use, a message will appear and ask if you want the drive checked on the next boot. Answer "Y".

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Type: map to find out what drive letters are being used for what drives in the RC.

If you don't have an XP CD, download this NTFS Disk Check Floppy Image.
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A:Computer Turns On But Doesn't Boot Up

Hello Turco17

My name is Gagandeep and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
I regret that you are having problems with your system. I would be glad to assist you.
As mentioned earlier by you the system does not goes past windows xp.
Try booting the system in safe mode.
In safe mode go to msconfig and try disabling the services to check if the computer boots up in normal mode or not.
To go in msconfig:
Click Start and go to Run.
Type ‘’msconfig’’
Under msconfig go to the ‘’services’’ tab.
Please let me know the findings. Glad to help.
Thank you for choosing Dell.
Thanks & Regards
Dell_Gagandeep_k
Dell Social Media Responder
You can reach us at:
https://www.facebook.com/dell
http://en.community.dell.com/
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A:[SOLVED] Computer doesn't boot

Sounds like a hardware failure. You can open the case and try removing and then reseating all of the cards, RAM, and cables.

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A:My computer doesn't boot up to windowsxp

I think Power Supply
Even though you get power, the power supply may still be giving incorrect voltages

But do the voltage disperse thing first (as a hopeful test)

Pull out all the power
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You should -only- every buy RAM of the same exact type, size, everything. The more you change, the more it doesn't work. Any higher frequency will be changed to the lower one anyway automatically. Not a good idea o.0

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A:Computer turns on but doesn't boot up

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A:Computer power up, doesn't boot

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Re non booting, do you have any more detail, such as odd things which may have been happening prior to the pc failing to start. Also, confirm nothing is appearing at all on the screen - no post text. Has anything been changed prior to this happening.
 

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A:Computer doesn't boot anymore

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A:Why Doesn't Make Computer Boot?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I fear that your cpu may also be a victim.

The only way to find out for sure is if you can test it in another system.

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A:Computer doesn't boot from floppy

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A:Computer doesn't want to fully boot up.

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A:Computer randomly doesn't boot.

what power supply

make
model
wattage

when you say it does not boot,do you hear the single post beep or any series of beeps

what does the bios list for the voltages

the battery can cause all types of problems,replace it and see if that improves the problem

a common cause of failing to boot can be a problem usb connected

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d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

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A:Computer froze and now doesn't even boot.

Try reseating the video card/memory.

If that doesn't work:
I would try unplugging your machine from power, holding down the power button for a minute, then plugging it back in.

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A:Computer doesn't boot up properly

Welcome to TSF! Thanks for posting the Specs on your system. It appears to be a custom-built PC. Did you build it yourself then? Or buy it from a Computer Store?

In any case it's an XP-era computer, about 8 years old or so. You'll need to do some testing on the RAM, Hard Drive, and Motherboard. Here's my modified Troubleshooting Guide that you can use for this: So many problems
Please see POST #5, by BIGBEARJEDI.
[you'll notice this Guide is geared towards laptops, but works just as well for troubleshooting desktops. Simply ignore the test items on things such as the AC Adapter and the DC Power Jack.]

I also suggest you print a hardcopy of these instructions out on another working computer you have either at home, or on a computer that a friend/neighbor/co-worker/family-member has. It will be 7-8 pages.

None of the 3 reports you attached show the hard drive Make/Model, so you will need to find this out. If you view the SPECCY report you attached in full, it will show you the Hard Drive Make Model. You didn't attach the full report, only the Summary page. Of course unless you removed the Hard Drive.

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Run the tests, answer back our questions, and let us know how it goes.

Best of luck,
<<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>

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A:[SOLVED] My computer doesn't boot

To start out, please post the make and model of your laptop.

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A:computer doesn't boot after defragment

please help
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A:Computer powers up, but doesn't boot

Welcome to the board.

Does that motherboard support the latest Intel CPU's? I've seen some issues where the board doesn't support, for example, a prescott CPU and the same thing happens. A BIOS update can normally fix this.

Any beeps coming from the PC speaker? Everything seated properly?
 

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A:Solved: Installed new RAM, now computer doesn't boot. Not even with old RAM.

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A:HELP! I've replaced my mobo and PSU and my computer STILL! doesn't boot

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Jumper and diskette? Is this an old computer w/ a disk drive? With disk drive and DVD player connected with a flat wide ribbon cable (IDE)?
 

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A:Computer doesn't boot into hard drive(s)

When you say it hangs when trying to boot from your hard drives, do you get any kind of message? Or just a blinking cursor in the top left of your screen?

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A:Random characters, computer doesn't boot

Here's a bump, if needed.

What does HP say about the symptoms? What you relate as the response to F10 from the spash screen does not resemble the expected challenges asking to confirm your intentions to access the recovery partition. Yet you conclude that it boots normally.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Delta808


if I wanted to try to restore my ssd on the main partition how do indo that?


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A:Computer won't boot to Windows login, and now doesn't recognize HDD

avoidbears said:





I was listening to music when my computer froze up, so I rebooted and when I got to the Windows XP screen with the scrolling bar, it immedietly restarted again. I read about using the XP repair option, but when I put in the xp disc, that wasn't an option. SO when I rebooted the system again without the xp disc, I get, " Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media." So I put the xp disc back in, got to the windows setup, but now it tells me, "Setup did not find any HDDs installed in your computer. Make sure and HDDs are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that and disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied dianostic or setup program. Setup cannot continue. Press F3 to quit setup."

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Hopefully some more knowledgeable individual can tell you if this info is correct.
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Are these devices connected to a usb hub or directly to the mobo?

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A:Trying to restore to factory settings, now computer doesn't boot

what are you running
video card
cpu
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ram
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d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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A:Help! computer won't boot? Turns on, but doesn't go to login screen.

Hi ghostlander, welcome. We need more information about your computer. This will be a good start. http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

The only changes made yesterday was the installation of System tools. Would that screw my computer over?Click to expand...

Can you explain this in more detail please?
 

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A:Vista X64 Consrv: BSOD Computer doesn't boot

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PS if i get really annoyed and restart it afew times it starts but now i dont want to turn it off lol.
 

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A:Computer doesn't boot properly when USB device is conncected

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A:Won't boot unless unplugged for 30 mins

The ONLY way I can get my computer to turn on, is flip the master power switch in the back, unplug it from the wall, and leave it for 30+ minutesClick to expand...

Try power cord out
Push the ON button in for 30secs
Put the power cord back in
Turn on

Also this sounds like a faulty Power Supply
But you might want to blow out all internal dust (including inside the power supply by high preasue air)

Reseat the Ram, and even try Memtest for 7 Passes
It is also possible, that something (usually USB device) connected to your computer is causing this HardWare issue.
 

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