Computer will not boot.

By Makian
Apr 10, 2006
  1. I have a custom built computer that i have had for about a year and a half now. It is an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ with an ASRock motherboard. (It was cheap and my parents thought it would be cool to go ahead and buy a motherboard without me there) I have a 350W PSU. I run Windows XP Pro and have a 9800XT graphics card. (If that is needed)

    Times in the past my computer would not boot up I usually just flipped the on/off switch on the PSU or unplugged it then it would boot up. Well this time I was sleeping and I woke up to find it had gone off durning the night (which sometimes has happened) and thought the same measures would fix it again. Well they havent and I am now on my old 800 mhz computer ^_^. If anyone has any ideas about what would be the main problem please reply.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I suspect the psu has failed.

    Take a look at this PSU wattage calculator. Add a further 30% to whatever figure it gives you for a safety margin.

    Also look at this article. The psu thread.

    If changing the psu doesn`t help. It`s probably your mobo that`s died.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Makian

    Makian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright I will try changing the PSU. My friend has one from his last computer that he replaced recently. Ill try it.
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