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computer will run then stop

By rip
Dec 28, 2006
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  1. HELLO EVERYONE




    My computer i just built will run good for awhile then it freeze up crash then when i go to turn it back on it will start up for about 3 secs then turn off?????? i switched power supplys checked processor just visual, all fans are working, new hard drive? any suggestions?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Hi there, and welcome to techspot!

    Please click on the link in my signature for random crashes. It is a troubleshooting guide to help find what is causing your problems. Follow the steps in there and post back here what you find.

    Good luck!
  3. rip

    rip Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    WIN XP PRO
    1.8 Amd Athlon
    256 Pc2700 Ddr Ram
    S746fx Mb
    400 Watt Psu
    80 Gig Western Digital Hd
    Fx5200 Video With Latest Drivers

    Cant Get To Boot To Do Anything Else Right Now It Ran Fine From Yesterday Till About 4:30 Today Now It Starts For About 3 Sec Then Shuts Down. LET ME ADD, THAT THE POWER SWITCH ON THE CASE IS BAD SO IVE BEEN TURNING ON THROUGH THE POWER SUPPLY SWITCH.
  4. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 Newcomer, in training Posts: 351

    That may be the problem, when you switch a computer on with the switch on the PSU it may start up for a few seconds to do some sort of diagnostic and then shut off. I think that the problem is that it's not really trying to boot at all. You should just fix the power switch going to the motherboard.
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