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Computer turns on but doesn't boot up

Q: Computer turns on but doesn't boot up

ok well i ll start by giving the type of computer i am messing with it is an HP pavilion turns Computer on doesn't but boot up A W and heres the problem a couple of days ago my girlfriends family came to me Computer turns on but doesn't boot up with a computer problem it turns out that her sister was rough handling the computer while Computer turns on but doesn't boot up it was plugged in and completly ruined the power supply the input on it was broken and knocked loose and they said when they turn it on it starts up the fans run for a second and then it cuts off so i brought it home with me switched out the power supply with an equal w Bestec power supply i booted the computer up fine numerous times with no problems at all Well they bring it home and plug it in only to run into the same problem it starts up the fans run and then it cuts off numerous times before i unplug it Now i am a little knowledgeable on computers ive built many of my own and i have never run into this problem I have even gone as far as unplugging the chasis fan the hard drive as well as the disc drive and any media ports on the front of the computer to see if wattage was the case and as far as im concerned it isnt Now the funny thing is the fans do seem to run a little weaker here than they do at my house Now it is a Pin mother board and i was messing around with it and when i bring it down to just Pin it runs about like it did at my house the fans dont seem to be running weak at all but it still wont boot up it just keeps running in a cycle it starts up runs for a couple seconds and dies with no screen at all Yes ive unplugged everything before putting in the new PS i mean ive even went as far as putting in a new CPU any suggestions I knew i hated HP for a reason as well as any OEM computers and this is why i build my own nbsp

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A: Computer turns on but doesn't boot up

Bestec power supplies are not good at all. The original supply could have taken out the motherboard with it. The CPU is probably ok
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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 Social Media Responder
You can reach us at:!/dellcares
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Hi ghostlander, welcome. We need more information about your computer. This will be a good start.

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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OK, first of all no one [other than you] has any idea what we are attempting to fix/troubleshoot. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card [if used] exact pw supply, etc, etc. Note do not post 8gig of ram; post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.

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Maybe this is the problem?
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A:Computer turns on but will not boot

Try this helpful post: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
Sounds like it may be something quite simple
Good luck, and ideally reply with the results of any found and fixed issues
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A:Computer turns on but does not boot.

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

check the mouse batteries
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is it making any beeps at all
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A:Computer turns on but will not boot

Have you got the keyboard in the correct port? Often people swear blind that they have and in reality they have plugged it in the mouse socket... Have a look and report back to the forum.
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Can it boot to safemode?
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A:Computer turns on..then off. Unable to boot.

shootingmypc said:

When I turn on the computer it boots to the part of the windows XP screen where the little bars are going across the screen then it stops. Its stops as in the power cuts off.

This may help but when it cuts off i can't press the power button to turn it on again. I have to unplug the cord from the outlet. Replug it. Then i can use the power button to turn it on.

Thinking it was a Windows thing i tryed booting off a Knoppix CD. It still would cut off before it finished booting.

I haven't tryed safe mode for Windows but i dont think that is going to help much.

So do I need a new power supply? I've tryed different cords, and that doesn't work. I have tryed the cord in different outlets. I have even went as far to unpluging the USB/Firewire/two moniters thinking they were taking a lot of power.

My computer is about 4 years old so could of the power supply just died?

Windows XP
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Random motherboard.

I went to freetechsupport (website chat) and asked that question. They said it was most likey the power supply.

Help Click to expand...

Yep most likely power supply
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A:Computer turns on but will not boot past bios

The first thing that springs to mind that you have not mentioned is the PSU
You don't mention the make or if it is new,
I have had new psu's fail within the first couple of months of building a new system, this is why I always use Thermaltake or Antec
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Hi ShikariAtryao. Welcome to TSF!

This could be a number of issues. Bad PSU, intermittent RAM module(s), bad device in your system, etc. If you have more than one RAM module, try removing all of them except for one and try booting again. Make sure that the one module you use is in the correct slot as well. Step through that process exchanging RAM modules until you've tried them all and see if you're able to boot.

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

chkdsk X: /f

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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?

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I fear that your cpu may also be a victim.

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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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please help
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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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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
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