Computer takes multiple tries to start up

By lindsayxlovex
Dec 27, 2008
  1. Every time I try to start my computer I have to restart it multiple times before it will actually start all the way. The lights all come on and then it just sits there and does nothing so I have to restart it and then after about four times of doing that it will finally start up. Sometimes if I take my battery out it starts up faster and with less tries.

    Any advice on what it might be?

    Thanks Lindsay
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    It's either:

    a) a faulty PSU, failing to send the power good signal on the first try

    b) blown or bulging capacitors on the motherboard

    c) some wonky BIOS thing going on.

    That's ranked in order of likelihood.
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