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PC will not boot when I turn it on

By Atham
Sep 23, 2011
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  1. Hello,

    when I press the power button on my case, my computer starts, the blue light shines but my monitor doesn't show anything.

    After many resets and taking out the power cable the PC eventually switches on and boots. My power supply is not the best. It was part of my case. Is the PSU a problem?

    Here is my PSU:

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    Thanks
     
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I'd say its related to something else.

    Maybe a glitch, but that sounds like the GPU, or motherboard issue.
     
  3. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    I have an IGP. So it might be the motherboard.
    Is there a way to fix this?

    BTW, back when I had 32 bit windows I installed some drivers for the mobo. Then when I clean installed windows 7 64 bit I installed some mobo drivers. Everything was successful.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    How many times has this happened now? Is it every time you turn it on, or has it just done it this once and been fine since?

    Yes, it could be the motherboard. Its unlikely the PSU, as your system isn't going to be drawing considerable wattage or amperage from it, and the issue sounds more like the computer wasn't POST'ing.
     
  5. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    It is every time. Sometimes I get on. What can be done?
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Well have you made any changes, or touched any of the hardware recently? Or upgraded or altered any drivers or other critical software?

    If the answer is no, then first step (as its easiest) would be to replace the PSU with a known-to-be-good one, to confirm it isn't related to the PSU.

    Next step would be to confirm the RAM isn't the issue. Remove all but one stick, and then try booting.

    It could be the motherboard, but it seems odd that it occasionally works, but doesn't others. Usually it works, or it doesn't work.
     
  7. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    I don't have that many PSUs. I did upgrade the AMD 11.8 catalyst driver, that is all.

    Usually it doesn't work.
     
  8. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    It works now, so far. I took out the RAM and put it back in. So far it works. I will see if it works tomorrow.
     

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