Help Computer Will Not Boot

By souton
Oct 21, 2005
  1. I've had my computer for about 3 years and no problems. 2 weeks ago my computer cut off all together and would not reboot. i bought a new atx 550w power supply and my computer worked for 2 days and cut off again. whats goin on? plz dont say motherboard

    AMD Athlon XP 2600+ [2.13Ghz QuantiSpeed] 333FSB
    MSI KT4VL VIA-KT400 DDR400 w/ 10/100 LAN, USB 2.0 + 8x AGP
    Corsair 1.50GB DDR-400 PC3200 Mhz
    MSI nVidia GeForce 6800 GT 256mb
    Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1 X-Gamer
    Western Digital 80 GB 7200 RPM ULTRA ATA-100 8MB cache buffer
  2. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    have you considered the possibility of power surge?
  3. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    if you are asking if i have a surge protector, i do.
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Can you give more details about what is happening when you try and turn your computer on? Do you get ANY action, or just 100% dead?

    Are you able to boot up sometimes?

    Run for a couple hours to rule out memory problems to start.

    Also run a diagnostic on your hard drive to rule out any problems there. You'll find some wester digital diagnostic programs HERE

    Also, take a good look at your motherbaords capacitors (the small round tower shaped parts) and see if any of them are oozing anything out (blown).
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