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Computer shutting off and now will not start at all

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by myplaidshorts, Jun 21, 2007.

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  1. myplaidshorts

    myplaidshorts Thread Starter

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    Yesterday, my computer kept shutting off randomly for no apparent reason. I had to turn the power off for a while for it to start again.

    Now today, it won't even start up at all. It turns on for 2 seconds and then turns off.

    Oh and before for about half a year, my computer would freeze at random times. To fix that, I had to turn off the power for a few hours and then it would work for about a month and happen again.

    Help?
     
  2. gdi1942

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    definatly a hardware problem, either the ram or power supply i'm guessing. You have another power supply you can try?
     
  3. myplaidshorts

    myplaidshorts Thread Starter

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    No I don't :(
     
  4. gdi1942

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    do you have more than one ram stick in the PC? If so try removing one then booting and seeing if it starts, if it doesn't put it back in and try the next one. If one time it starts, theres your problem.
     
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