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aloe_luv

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Can anyone help me, My computer which has windows 98 started playing up this afternoon. It started switching itself on even and then running through the set up, then switching itself off again. I tryed to switch it on myself to see if it would work and it only powers itself for between 5-15 secs before turning off again. It did this around 7-10 times and now doesn't respond at all, i have tried leaving it unplugged for a few hours but it still isn't working. Any suggestions on what might be wrong with it - i have had it for a few years and never had a problem like this before ??, Thanks
 
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Do you have a boot disk ? If so boot the pc with it and when you get to the a:> prompt type c: and click enter which should change the command prompt to c:> ....From here type scanreg /restore (note the space before the /)...Then you will be given a list of dates, be sure to choose a date that is before the troubles and click enter. remove the bootdisk and reboot the pc..
 

aloe_luv

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i don't have a boot disk- but i dont think this is the problem- it seem more like some sort of power failure, although i'm not sure what is the problem. I can't get the pc to start now
 
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Have you tried opening the case at all ? It may be bad ram or video card if you have one. If you have more than one stick of ram then try one at a time and as for the video card if you have one try removing it if you have onboard(integrated) as well.
 
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