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Computer Has To Be Turned On 8 -10 Times To Start


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#1 TheManInTheCUBE

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:32 PM

computer has to be turned on 8 -10 times to start


windows xp professional os


works fine then.

unless I need to re-start for some reason.

then 8-10 attempts , all powering back down,

then a start




any ideas appreciated..

thanks

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:53 PM

Power supply...switch?

Why are you doing manual shutdowns?

The XP shutdown routine is not working properly?

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:58 PM

computer has to be turned on 8 -10 times to start

What does happen when you push the button? Do the fans turn on? any activity at all?
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:52 PM

computer has to be turned on 8 -10 times to start

What does happen when you push the button? Do the fans turn on? any activity at all?


Fan comes on.
Power light is on.

screen starts prelimianry opening.

all shuts off.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:03 PM

It powers on, so it's not the switch. If the CPU fan is turning, I would tend to rule out overheating for the moment. Sounds like it's not running long enough to overheat. My first choice would be the power supply. Before it shuts down, do you here a single Beep from the computer?

Edited by garmanma, 23 April 2008 - 01:05 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:07 PM

have a look in http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/news/art...i968108,00.html

from http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&s...ure&spell=1

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:46 PM

It powers on, so it's not the switch. If the CPU fan is turning, I would tend to rule out overheating for the moment. Sounds like it's not running long enough to overheat. My first choice would be the power supply. Before it shuts down, do you here a single Beep from the computer?



No Beep. just the 'click' of the power dying

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:04 AM

While garmanma advises you on hardware problems you may start with some steps, if it is due software problems:

It may be many thing, an application not loading at startup because of a file corruption or a missing or broken registry, or even windows failure to initialize because of corrupted system files. It is hard to say what it is and you have to step by step rule every possibility out, like:

1. I would start with this: as far as you can do it within the applications, configure the applications (except for your AV) not to start with windows. For those you can't do it within the application, use System Configuration Utility. If you have Spybot S&D it does a good job in this case.

2. Before you shutdown close applications you have used manually.

3. Then run the windows defragmentation utility.

If the problem exist let us know . Then we move on to the next step.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:56 AM

my other thought on this was/ is
to try to eliminate program conflict.....................................
which is your antivirus program ( or have you more than one on board?) and when did this 'staying alive' problem first become apparent ? have you been able to update the Windows from the microsoft site with no problems?

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:01 AM

1. The first step should cover the elimination of program conflict.

2. But it would be good to know if there are more than one AV or firewall installed or running at the same time on the system.

3. And indeed if you can remember when the problem started to show up, perhaps after installing or updating a software.

Edited by farbar, 24 April 2008 - 07:01 AM.





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