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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lavzy, Aug 25, 2005.

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  1. lavzy

    lavzy Thread Starter

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    i have a PC which i have been using 2 years roughly. It was a great PC with amd athlon 2000+ and 256 DDr RAM.. however it started showing blue screens often and i upgraded (bought a new one).. However, i need this computer as a secondary computer is needed and wonder how to fix this error.. However, when i switch the PC on, it goes on for 5 seconds, then reboots after a one second pause. Nothing shows up on the monitor.. Any ideas?
     
  2. buddythedog

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    With those 5 seconds how far do you get? Are you starting to boot into Windows or does it reboot before that?
     
  3. lavzy

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    it reboots before that.. the monitor doesn't even turn on to show the bios .. thats how quick it restarts :S..
     
  4. prunejuice

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    I had a motherboard with bad capacitors that did the exact same thing. Visually inspect the capacitors for bulging or "leaking".
     
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