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computer does not start up

By chinatown ยท 6 replies
Jun 1, 2007
  1. Hello there,

    I didnt turn off my computer for 5 days.
    After this, i woke up and it died (it hang up).
    Then i took out the power and tried to restart
    but it didnt worked. It just made weird sounds (i think
    from the graphical card).

    Then i cleaned the ventilation but it didnt made any diffrence
    after this.

    Now when i try to start it up it just blink for one second then it dies again.

    Does any one have any suggestions what that could be??

    Many thanks for ur help.

  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Please post your computer specs. Anything changed recently, such as new downloads. Is your AV and firewall up to date etc.

    Welcome to Techspot btw!!! :D
  3. chinatown

    chinatown TS Rookie Topic Starter



    Its a Intel Pentium 4
    3.2 ghz
    2gb ram
    its a raidon graphical card (donno exactly which one)

    Do u need more information??

    I downloaded lots of movies, music etc (as usal)
    but nothing unusal... :)

    Firewall and AV is actually always aupdated.

    can anybody help me further???
  4. chinatown

    chinatown TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can anybody help me further??
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    What power supply do you have?

    And for more info on your pc do this: Start>run>dxdiag
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I would say your PSU kicked the bucket.
  7. Triona

    Triona TS Rookie

    HELP!!!....im having a similar problem...i got a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC for christmas this year from my parents. i havent had it on for two days and today when i put it on after ten mins it shut down without a warning. it wasnt overheated or anything. when i try and put it on nothing happens and a light under the lightning bolt flickers then goes off. theres no sound of anything happening. My dad will go ape if he finds out its not working any help???!! iv got exam stuff on it so urgent!

    all i know is since iv got the comp its taken 16mins to allow me to fully use the internet or play music after switching it on otherwise it freezes. iv good virus protection so i dont think iv a prob with that.... whats going on...(in simple terms?!) and importantly WHAT DO I DO?

    .....freaking out here!! :S
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