I have to turn my computer on and off 4 times for it to work

By RedDancer
Dec 4, 2014
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  1. When I turn on my computer once, nothing will happen, my mouse, keyboard, nor monitor will turn on. However, after restarting it 4 times using the power button, it works. It's not a huge problem, but I would just like to know if anyone has a solution or a possible solution? Note: It has not always done this, but has been for the past couple months.

    AMD A6-5400k Dual Core
    Nvidia GTX 750 1GB ACX
    FM2A75M-DGS ASRock motherboard
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    4GB Corsair RAM (Unknown clock speed)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    May be a power supply issue. Change it out...
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    How old is that box? There's an OLD issue called Stiction
    where the hd head 'sticks' to the platter. Minute droplets of of bearing oil contributes to holding the head in-place.

    Consequently, the hd doesn't spin-up and there's no boot. Don't remember if it's possible to access BIOS under this condition . . .
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Stiction in hard drives hasn't really been an issue since the introduction of 51/4 hard drives that were first introduced in the late '70's. It is highly possible that the drive isn't spinning up every time, and a failing power supply can aggravate this symptom
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    Yes, I agree and that's why I hedged :)
    Tmagic650 likes this.

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