computer shuts down after post

By jakern76
Jul 18, 2006
  1. hi strange predicament for my non gaming pc...its only internet and other office type apps use
    this morning my son was on it and it was totally frozen, hes 5, he still learning the ropes, so i had to reset it, to boot again

    well now it wont stay along long enough to even post or enter the bios, it tends to shut itself down at random moments between starting up and before windows loads..

    i tried to apply a new coat of thermal compound, switch out the power supplies, but that did nothing, it still wont stay on past where it detects the harddrives and irq and bios, somewhere before the windows loading screen, it just turns off

    its a 2.4ghz p4
    512mb ram
    ati 9550 256
    160gb seagate harddrive
    msi mobo
    500w ultra PS

    never seen this problem, any ideas??
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Assuming that it's XP make sure the bios is set to boot off of the cd, put the XP cd in and go into the recovery console. Once there run a chkdsk /r and see if that takes care of the issue. If not, next run fixmbr then try to start the computer normally.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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