Computer needs 2-3 power ups before booting

By nico1606
Jul 6, 2004
  1. So here's the scenario.

    1. I go to turn on the computer
    2. Fans power up, HD power up, Processor spins.
    3. Monitor doesn't register, stays yellow. Doesn't seem like anything else is going as well (HD doesn't make the right if it's just stagnant).
    4. I reboot and try again, everything works fine.

    At first I thought it was the power supply, replaced it with a brand new one and the problem seemed to have left...Until a week or two ago. Don't think it's the Mobo either as I used it in my machine for awhile until I put it in a new box.

    This problem has plagued me for quite some time...still haven't found a solution and it's more of a nusiance than anything. Anyone else ever have a problem like this? Cause I have yet to talk to someone that does..
  2. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Can you please fill in your profile with your
    computer specifications?

    It would be easier for everyone to have a crack at your problem.
  3. nico1606

    nico1606 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Yea I suppose it would.
    Sorry about that.

    Here are the specs.

    Chip- AMD Athlon 1.0 Ghz
    Mobo- Epox 8k7A
    Hard Drive- Maxtor 51536U3 12 GB
    Video Card- Geforce 3 TI200
    RAM- Kingston 256 DDR PC 2100
    OS- Windows XP SP1
  4. nico1606

    nico1606 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29


  5. STK

    STK TS Rookie Posts: 102

    Is it the one with 200 FSB?
  6. nico1606

    nico1606 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Yep Bus Speed is 200.
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    Can you borrow a friends PSU to try that. Usually with a cold boot problem its a PSU issue.
  8. nico1606

    nico1606 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Nah not the PSU bought a brand new one and tested it to make sure it works.
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