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Computer Won't Post When Rebooted


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#1 El_Kabong

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:44 PM

I have no idea what is wrong w/ my computer....first it started by freezing up every now and then...then it went to pretty much the first few times i started it and opened internet explorer it would freeze, i would have to reboot a few times before i could actually browse. now it freezes and when i reboot or do a cold boot when it starts back up it doesn't post at all! the inactive light goes on the monitor, i can hear the fan running inside and i opened the case and i can see the lights on the video card and network card but it just won't post. the only way i can get it to post is by turning off the surge protector then back on again (only to have it freeze when i am in the middle of something)

what could it be?

i tried using via hardware monitor but it locked up as soon as it opens. it did give abalarn about the system and cpu hysteresis were lower than the current temps, what does that mean??

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:20 PM

I would first run a memory test, to rule out a bad RAM module.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:17 PM

it won't let me download them, when i try it says ie was unable to open the site

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:35 PM

Also look for bad caps on the motherboard, and there is the outside chance that you have a failing PSU.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:38 PM

Also look for bad caps on the motherboard, and there is the outside chance that you have a failing PSU.



what would a bad cap look like?

it's wierd, i try to open a page and as soon as it starts to load it will freeze...then i have to turn off and on until it posts and then i can get to a page but as soon as i click on a link it will freeze all over again!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:55 PM

Also look for bad caps on the motherboard, and there is the outside chance that you have a failing PSU.



what would a bad cap look like?

it's wierd, i try to open a page and as soon as it starts to load it will freeze...then i have to turn off and on until it posts and then i can get to a page but as soon as i click on a link it will freeze all over again!



http://www.badcaps.net/pages.php?vid=5

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 12:16 PM

Thanks a lot! I'll have to check later, but the description certainly sounds like my problems. I hope this is what it is so I can fix it quickly

Edited by El_Kabong, 09 August 2007 - 12:16 PM.





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