Puter will not start

By Tyke1
Apr 11, 2017
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  1. I have a zoostorm that came with windows 8.1. then I upgraded to windows 10. after a year it started playing up so using the supplied disc I reformatted back to windows 8.1. Once running it works perfectly but to get it running I have to go through turning it off pressing the cd player auto eject put in the format disc and start pressing F7, 8&11,12 repeatedly. This sometimes works or I press the Delete button repeatedly , this also sometimes works If it dosent I repeat the process till it does Sometimes takes 30 minutes Any ideas Please
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,022   +662

    Lots of ideas - possibly too many:
    - do you have the system/motherboard manual?
    - is computer clean inside or filled with dust bunnies?
    - can you reach BIOS/system setup?
    - does the HDD appear correctly?
    - is the SMART status of the HDD "good"
    - do all the fans turn when you power up?
    - do you have beep codes indicating error condition?

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