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cannot start the PC

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Pompei, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. Pompei

    Pompei Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2013
    It happens every time I start the Computer
    Something very unusual is happening to my computer.Refuses to start and when it does sometime I receive a White window and now I receive a yellow window.While restarting the E tray opens.Restart again until the Tower emits a loud sound and a black windows tell me to ask for Support.I believe this is a window command:Windows failed at Checkpoint PnP4. There are too many info that I don't have the time to read all.Then I have a black window that ask me to choose between a windows Professional and a windows 2000.My windows is windows XP home edition.After the desktop is loaded, sometime the computer hangs and I have to start all over again.All the wires are connected and secure.The only thing that I believe is not normal is the ON-OFF Switch.The computer turn on even if I don't fully depress the switch.I own this computer for 7 years and never I did experience anything like this.
    Windows xp sp3 home edition Dell 3000 desktop
    I have Norton and I have used Microsoft Safety scanner,Malwares bites,with no virus found.
    Thank you
  2. BigTobster


    Feb 26, 2011
    This sounds like a power supply issue. Power issues provide all sorts of weird and wonderful errors.

    Try ordering a replacement cable from Amazon (cheap and simple) or - better still - just grab one from another PC that you know works OK.

    After that you will need to consider replacing PSU completely. If you want help with that you should ask in Hardware.

    Have fun
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