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Hard to boot up computer

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#1 cowboyway52


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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:23 PM

I have read some other posts about this and I am completely confused. I have a HP Pavilion that is about 5 years old. It has Win 98 running. When I try to turn it on, it starts most of the time but then shuts down after 1-2 seconds and won't load. Sometimes when I push the button, nothing happens. After repeatedly pushing button, it usually starts and runs fine until the next time it freezes up and has to be turned off. I read that this might be a power supply problem but I am a complete idiot when it comes to these things and I don't know what a power supply is. Can someone help me in VERY simple terms? I know I will need to have it repaired but would like to have an idea how much it might cost as money is tight.(2 Kids in college)

Thanks in advance. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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#2 unrepper


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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:43 PM

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#3 junkdk


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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:05 AM

Hey Cowboy,

When is the last time you cleaned your computer?

Your computer could just need a cleaning and re-seating.

It's easy and we can walk you through it. :thumbsup:

Let us know if you see any dust inside your computer?

And we will go from there.

No Problem,

junkdk :flowers:
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