Solved: Computer doesn't turn on after format

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glizda101

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Hello.

I have a strange problem and i'm not even completely sure it's hardware related.

I formatted my PC's hard drive and installed XP. I didn't have any troubles with that and it wasn't unusual in any way. Unfortunatelly after that my PC has problems turning on. It restarted a few times during system instalation, updating and installing other programs (which is normal), but after I turned it off for the night, the START button doesn't seem to work properly. For the first and second time I've managed to turn it on eventually (I've unplugged the power cord and plugged it again, I played with the ON/OFF switch, I waited). But the problem didn't vanish. Now it doesn't respond at all. Maybe it will turn on after a while (like two last times), but I'd prefer the problem to disappear completely.

I found this article - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/547 - but I really would like to avoid opening the guts of my PC. Is it possible that the problem is software related? It appeared only AFTER the format and has never existed before.
 
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